Business & Economic Development


West Boylston offers a number of competitive benefits for businesses

  • Single Tax Rate
  • Low Utility Costs
  • Great Highway Access
  • Tax Incentives
  • Streamlined Permit Process

The town is located in the heart of southern New England with excellent highway access to major cities. It is less than 10 minutes from Worcester - the second largest city in New England and a thriving center of business and industry - and just 45 minutes from Boston.  West Boylston has the advantage of close proximity to nearby urban areas plus better business tax rates.  The town also has a wealth of retail and industrial real estate available for new businesses or companies looking to relocate.

West Boylston's Economic Development Task Force (EDTF) was established in 2005 and is committed to improve the business climate in town.

Businesses enjoy a friendly and streamlined permitting process with the help of Town government.  The Town Administrator coordinates a Project Roundtable Process with the EDTF. This informal discussion includes represetatives from various Board and Departments to review applications involving multiple departments.  It allows an initial look at the plans, a chance for officials to ask questions, and relay to the applicant an expectation of what is to come and what needs to be done in a timely fashion.

West Boylston is currently seeking to join an Economic Target Area.  Once that occurs, the town will be eligible to offer TIFs (Tax Increment Financing) to new or existing businesses.

Commercial and Industrial Opportunites

The Hartwell Street Industrial District offers opportunities for traditional industrial activities that complement regional economic strengths. map

The Worcester Corporate Center provides opportunities for high value office, R&D, and light industrial uses.  This industrial part has one remaining site available and offers a prestigious location for a major technology company. map

The Route 12 Commercial District is appropriate for restaurants, multi-tenant buildings, retail stores and service businesses that can provide conveniences for West Boylston residents and draw regional shoppers. map

The Town Center has the potential to become a pedestrian-oriented shopping district.  The Town encourages high-end retail shops and small professional offices, such as doctors, lawyers, and dentists to explore available

The new Commercial/Limited Industrial zone is adjacent to Exit 5 of Route 190. This area offers 100 acres for development. map


"We really didn’t know what to expect or assess how we would integrate into the fabric of the Town, being a non-native. But we were immediately welcomed in Town, developed a positive relationship with the Town Manager, Building Inspector and other municipal officials we interacted with and developed a level of mutual trust that we embrace to this day. All personnel were pleasant, treated us fairly and welcomed our arrival to Town, of which CEA was the first major environmental company to open shop here in West Boylston. CEA can now lay claim to the fact that it is the LARGEST locally owned and operated environmental management company in Central New England and our corporate headquarters are right here in scenic West Boylston. We think that our location, our interaction with the community and our ability to attract and retain key professionals are some of the secrets to CEA’s growth and success. Just the savings in our taxes and insurance costs was a major windfall to our bottom line."

Steven M. Migridichian