Southgate Business Park

Leominster, MA - Commercial, Office, High Tech, and Manufacturing Land/Space. Purchase, Lease, Build to suit.

Leominster & North Central Massachusetts

People
  • Leominster is home to a highly-educated workforce of professionals in science, technology, and management with 25% lower salary expectations than Boston/Cambridge
  • 68% of local city residents are currently employed in a type of professional office use.
  • Craig C. Mello – Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine conducts his award- winning research in nearby Worcester, less than 20 minutes from the Southgate Business Park.
  • Rich pool of highly educated professionals and assistants to help accelerate ideas and innovations in the life sciences, professional office and industrial/manufacturing fields.
  • Continuum of training in Leominster & Worcester: WPI partnership with K-12 programs, Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science at WPI, new Worcester Technical High School (entire Academy focused on life sciences), and world-class colleges such as the College of the Holy Cross, The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Clark University, Assumption College and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. There are also many other private, state and community colleges such as Becker College, Atlantic Union, University of Phoenix, Anna Maria College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State University and Worcester State University that all help educate the workforce in North Central Massachusetts.
  • Affordable, high quality of life and lower housing costs
  • 20 cultural attractions in close proximity: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Harvard Fruitlands Museum, National Plastics Center & Museum, Shirley Historical Society Museum, The Worcester Historical Society and the Worcester Art Museum

Location

  • Leominster is the second largest city in Worcester County with a population of 40,759 according to the 2010 census.
  • A speedy commute from the South to Leominster, traveling North in the morning and south in the evenings, resulting in a minimal travel time of only 20 minutes from Downtown Worcester, and less than 45 minutes into Boston.
  • Located at the intersection of Route 190 and Route 12 – proximity to Umass Medical (presence in Leominster), Fort Devens research facilities and Downtown Worcester.
  • Highly accessible airports:
- Worceter Regional: 20 minutes away
- Manchester Regional (Manchester, NH): 40 minutes away
- Logan International (Boston, MA): 45 minutes away
- TF Green International (Providence, RI): 60 Minutes away
- Bradley International (Hartford, CT): 75 minutes away

  • New York City - 3 hours away (by car)

North/Central Massachusetts

North / Central Massachusetts has been identified as one of the few areas in the United States with the resources to emerge as a bio/life sciences industry leader, according to Milken Institute Research Report. Massachusetts continues to make major investments in Central Massachusetts as a life sciences and bioengineering center. Recent investments include: 
  • UMass Medical School (1980)
  • Worcester Biotech Park (1990)
  • Gateway Park (2005)
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb (2006)
  • BMC - Bio-manufacturing Initiative (2006)
  • $1 billion Life Science Initiative (2007)


Here are some more links to get to know the area!

For Business

State of MA www.mass.gov

Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) – offering tax savings from local and state levels in relation to job creation and job retention http://www.mass.gov/hed/business/incentives/edip/edip-program-information.html
This program also includes abandoned building tax incentive and investment tax credits

From the State’s web site – www.mass.gov

Labor and Workforce Development Information can be found at http://www.mass.gov/lwd/economic-data/ There are many reports you can create through this link for statistics on median income, demographics, types of industry, etc.

MA Office of Business Development http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/bd/agencies/mobd/
Providing technical assistance for networking information for governmental and non-governmental programs that help grow Massachusetts businesses

   
MA Development www.massdevelopment.com
As part of the Commonwealth of MA, offering financing programs for business in public, private, industrial, residential, non-profit sectors  

MA Life Sciences www.masslifesciences.com
Quasi-public agency focusing on scientific development with economic strategy and investment in local business

Associated Industries in Massachusetts www.aimnet.org
Membership is shared vision for improving economic climate of MA, advocating fair and equitable public policy, providing relevant and reliable info and services

Worcester SCORE www.worcester.score.org Service Core of Retired Executives
Associated with the U.S. Small Business Association providing entrepreneurial guidance by retired successful executives

The North Central MA Career Center www.ccncm.com is located on Erdman Way in Leominster. Offering hiring incentives, training classroom, workforce training grants, etc.

Workforce Investment Board www.ncmwib.org
Strategic development of the north central MA region for job training, job creation, youth school-to-career pathways, career services, etc.

The Chamber of Commerce www.northcentralmass.com
Business services and networking connections throughout the central MA region

Local Access Television www.leominster.tv and www.fatv.org

Local Government, Education, and Community Information

The Leominster High School includes Center for Technical Education, 12 vocations of industry studies, student services for internships and apprenticeships http://cte.lhs.leominster.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?gid=2300225&sessionid=68e8eda3ee2927b574b040b1ed68db93

Nypro University http://www.nypro.com/People/University.htm
Any employee from any company can attend certificate courses and classes for manufacturing related training and administrative training

City of Leominster – Mayor’s Monthly Newsletter and Regular Updates on Information
Submit your request to the Mayor’s Assistant mnadeau@leominster-ma.gov

For Residents and Leominster Amenities

www.leominsterreadyforyou.com Learn more about the community of Leominster

www.leominster-ma.gov City of Leominster’s web-site

www.appleseed.org Family fun and visitation info

www.sholanfarms.com planted by Johnny Appleseed, owned by City of Leominster 170 acres of farm (5,000 apple trees) and recreation

www.spanishamericancenter.org providing programs and services with focused effort on Hispanic community

www.leominsterlibrary.org on-line resources, events, family entertainment, sign up for their newsletter

www.leominsterchamp.com free weekly and local newspaper

www.leominsterartcenter.com all artists welcome, all volunteer operated, downtown Leominster

www.fitchburgartmuseum.rog museum exhibits, events, student art classes, farmers market, and more

www.mrta.us local public bus transportation, Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner, offer senior and handicapped services

www.mbta.org MA Bay Trans. Authority train depot in Leominster

http://www.leominster-ma.gov/recreation_department_index.htm Leominster Recreation, playgrounds, hiking, maps, program info

http://www.leominster-ma.gov/veterans_department_index.htm Leominster Veteran’s services

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