Who is the EDC?
Meet Your EDC
We are a volunteer resident committee with one part-time staff person.
Ian Hart (Chair)
Steven Whitley (for the Select Board)
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Anna Wells, Economic Development Director
What do we do?
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The mission of the Town of Hopkinton’s Economic Development Committee is to enhance the many attributes that the Town of Hopkinton has to offer.
We believe that community vibrancy and livability enhance quality of life for residents and visitors AND help grow businesses.
Livability is both a driver and an outcome of business success + vitality; it’s a feedback loop.
More about the Committee:
At the local level, the Economic Development Committee (EDC) is working to understand and support community and economic growth in our small town. The past few years have brought significant upheaval in economic, labor, and real estate markets in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and other national and global factors. The EDC therefore stays flexible and adaptable to take advantage of funding opportunities as they arise, while at the same time maintaining the long view toward a cohesive, comprehensive strategy for growth and development.
About the Economic Development Director:
The Economic Development Director position was established in March of 2021 and the role was initially filled by a consultant. Anna Wells began in this role in February of 2022. Anna lives on a small farm Hopkinton with her husband and two kids. Her husband was born and raised in Hopkinton and his parents still live here more than 50 years later. They explored elsewhere in New England for a couple decades, then moved back to Hopkinton to raise their children in 2017. She was appointed to the Economic Development Committee in 2018, then was elected to the Select Board in 2019. She stepped down just before her term ended in 2022 to accept this position as Economic Development Director.