Economic Development

  • Embrace creative ideasFor example, food trucks in our office parks should have been allowed years ago.


  • Work collaboratively with institutional partners. Develop and foster internship, externship, and entrepreneurship programs and utilize research capabilities with our high schools, colleges and institutions.


  • Move forward with zoning reform. Companies are leaving Newton for nearby towns like Waltham because our business zoning is a huge hassle. We need   clear zoning regulations – including eliminating the special permit requirement – with fast turnaround.


  • Outreach to local, national, and international businesses, industry organizations and leaders to get and keep jobs by eliminating pain points.


  • Make the commitment to our business community that the City is willing to assist and help make the necessary investments to help each other prosper.