Economic Development

The Economic Development Committee (EDC) works to ensure that there will be a professional and open level of communication, support, and trust between our business community members and our town government. 

Supporting Existing & New Business Leaders

In addition, we will support existing and new business leaders in defining the process of managing and/or relocating their businesses in our town. These will ensure a vibrant business community which is essential to maintaining a financially balanced mix of tax revenue flow to the town. We will work to ensure that Canton maintains its preeminent position as a leading corporate headquarters site in Eastern Massachusetts. 

Additional Responsibilities

In addition, the EDC is responsible for interviewing applicants and making recommendations to the Board of Selectman in the TIF application process.

Expedited Permitting

In an effort to promote economic development and provide a fast and predictable permitting process, the Town has adopted MGL Chapter 43D, Expedited Permitting.   For program information please visit the following website