Northern Middlesex Council of Governments  






Economic Development

Serving the communities of Greater Lowell Massachusetts.

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Links of Interest


Greater Lowell CEDS Update Report 2010-2013

Executive Summary for the Woburn Street Corridor Study Report

Greater Lowell CEDS 2009-2013 Narrative

Greater Lowell CEDS 2009-2013 Appendices

Annual CEDS Update for 2008

Drum Hill Master Plan: Updated Recommendations and Next Steps

Tyngsborough Economic Development Plan

Billerica Smart Growth Technical Assistance

Mixed Use Zoning Study

Northern Middlesex Area Largest Employers

Largest Employers by Community











NMCOG serves as the economic development partner of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Greater Lowell region.  As part of this partnership arrangement, NMCOG develops the Five-Year and Annual Updates for the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and provides staff support for the Greater Lowell CEDS Committee.  NMCOG maintains the ongoing “grass-roots” CEDS planning process, supports local economic development initiatives and promotes regional economic development projects that create well-paying jobs for the region.

Documents Available:

Greater Lowell Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2010-2013 Update

Greater Lowell Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2009-2013 Narrative

Annual CEDS Update for 2008 

Any comments or question can be emailed to Jay Donovan, NMCOG Assistant Director.


A Draft Copy of the Executive Summary for the Woburn Street Corridor Study is now available.  The reports examines land use, transportation, and economic development issues along the corridor with an eye toward addressing any land use conflicts that might exist and identifying opportunities where the communities of Billerica, Lowell, and Tewksbury can work together to promote the corridor and to plan for the future.