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Consider the Economic Development Office as the ideal location to begin all your inquiries dealing with businesses or commercial land use.

The overall mission of economic development in Fitchburg is to strengthen and expand the city’s commercial sector through support of existing businesses and attraction of new ones. Broad goals include enhancing jobs creation and retention opportunities, fostering growth in the commercial tax base, and promoting Fitchburg as an advantageous spot to locate a business or pursue a career.
A variety of business programs, initiatives and activities exist locally to position Fitchburg competitively within the North Central Massachusetts region. Unique attributes that our city enjoys include: Commuter rail service into Boston, Fitchburg State University, the Nashua River, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg Airport, and an array of recreational areas.

The Economic Development division of the 
Department of Community Development is the main point of contact for all inquiries regarding the city's commercial sector. The staff specializes in business assistance programs and other initiatives aimed at commercial tax base growth and both the creation and retention of jobs locally.  Consider this office as your best resource for guidance when doing business in the city.