Robert Ross, Board of Directors and Past President Florence Civic and Business Association
Alexander Simon, Chief Marketing Officer Logic Trail Strategic Marketing Initiative
Suzanne Beck, Executive Director Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce
Steve Vogel, Founder Faces Inc.
Andrew Crystal, LEED AP Vice President, O'Connell Development Group
Jim Neill, Marketing Director Iron House Entertainment Group
Dr. Robert Fazzi, President Fazzi Associates
Marleen Marrocco, Vice President Global Sales, InRESONANCE
Patrick Phillip, Vice President Phillips Enterprises, Inc.
Laurie Fenlason,Vice President Public Affairs, Smith College
Julie Cowan, Vice President TD Bank
Joseph Blumenthal Boards of Directors, Northampton Business Improvement District
To advise the Mayor on economic development policies and strategies guided by the Sustainable Northampton Comprehensive Plan that will expand the tax base, create employment, create a supportive and competitive business environment, market Northampton, and enhance communication with the business community.
Specifically, the mayor’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) will advise on:
Business retention, expansion, and attraction
Identifying and promoting industry sectors or businesses compatible with Northampton
Attracting and supporting new business start-ups and entrepreneurs
Marketing and tourism
Identifying workforce needs and programs
Identifying barriers to business development and recommend solutions
Identifying resources and partnerships to support economic development
Identifying regional economic development opportunities
Other matters as identified or referred to the EDAC for study