Economic Development Commission

The mission of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) is to coordinate and promote industrial and commercial projects. The commission serves as a point of contact for entrepreneurs and land owners seeking to maintain and develop businesses in Holden.

The EDC works with the Overall Economic Development Program administered by the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission and the Worcester Office of Planning and Community Development. The EDC supports methods of streamlining the review and permit process.


The Holden Economic Development Committee (EDC), in coordination with participating businesses, presents Halloween in Holden, a community trick or treating event, on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00-4:00. Trick or treat at participating businesses up and down Main Street. Visit them and be eligible for a prize!

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Board Members

Name Title
Jessica Milliken Chair
Kathy Diehl Vice Chairman
Adam Gerhart Member
Andrea Figueroa Member
Ben Figueroa Member
Christina Andreoli Member
Stephen Yerdon Member
Chiara Barnes Board of Selectmen Representative
Jennifer Stanovich Wachusett Regional Chamber of Commerce Representative