Doing Business in Northampton

Please take advantage of the many local and regional resources available to help you succeed in business and work in Northampton.

Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce
The Northampton Chamber of Commerce can help you market your business, connect you to business resources and networks, and advocate for your business needs. The Chamber publishes a monthly newsletter and an annual business directory of its members.

Franklin Hampshire Career Center

The Franklin Hampshire Career Center offers both job seeker and employer services to workers and businesses in Hampshire and Franklin Counties of Western Massachusetts. Learn more about employer and workforce recruitment and workforce training programs.

Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council
The Economic Development Council is the regional economic development agency for Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties of Western Massachusetts. The EDC's purpose is to increase the region's standard of living by attracting and retaining quality jobs, increasing investment, assisting firms in locating commercial real estate, and attracting visitors.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Business Resources

The Massachusetts Office of Housing and Economic Development offers an array of business resources including business development and location assistance, financing, and financial incentives. The Business Resources Team through the Massachusetts Office of Business Development can help find the right state program for your needs.

Regional Technology Corporation
The mission of the Regional Technology Corporation (RTC) is to be the market driven catalyst for growth and development of technology-based industries in Western Massachusetts and the Knowledge Corridor. In affiliation with the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, the RTC serves to coordinate and manage the region's technology economic development strategy as it relates to business development, attraction and creation. RTC offers three business networks - technology, materials and manufacturing, and biotechnology.


Hidden-Tech is a network of small mostly home-based businesses in the Pioneer Valley.

The Construction Institute
The Construction Institute / University of Hartford is a non-profit, non-partisan association of diverse professionals working to improve the construction industry by sharing experiences and knowledge, advancing relationships, and developing business leaders. The Institute offers educational seminars, conferences, and networking opportunities. Affiliated with the Springfield-Hartford Economic Partnership.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Procurement Technical Assistance Center is part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. PTAC helps businesses identify and capture federal and state contractual opportunities.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    227 Isenberg School of Management
    Room 205, 121 Presidents Drive
    Amherst, MA 01003
  • Grace Otto, Program Manager
  • Ph: 413-545-6303
Northampton Area Young Professionals
The goal of the Northampton Area Young Professionals organization is to develop and enhance opportunities for the next generation of the Northampton area's business leaders. We strive to provide opportunities for people to grow personally, professionally, socially, and philanthropically. Monthly networking gatherings.

Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield
The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield is the brainchild of a group of individuals, representing regional corporate, non-profit, and cultural interests, focused on engaging an under 40 demographic is several distinct areas. The group is concentrating efforts on business and career development and networking; social and cultural involvement; and community activism through nonprofit organizations and volunteerism. Monthly networking and business meetings. Make Your Move Video