At the EDC Board meeting yesterday morning, I announced my plan to retire from my position as President and CEO of the EDC on December 31, 2014. I have often said that leading the EDC is the best job in Western Massachusetts for someone committed to economic development. The fact that the EDC has flourished and evolved is a testament to the foresight of its founders who understood the need for us to think and act regionally in order to compete.
I have had the honor and privilege of working for the past 18 years with the leaders of our business community as we built this unique platform for regional economic growth. It has also been a privilege to work in collaboration with our region’s mayors, our legislative delegation and state and federal officials on some of the most important projects affecting our region.