The Town of Middleborough and the Middleborough Business Resource Center (https://www.mbresourcenter.org/) has named Providence resident Paul DiGiuseppe the town’s new Director of Economic and Community Development.
DiGiuseppe’s duties will include helping to expand the town’s public-private partnership, the Middleborough Business Resource Center, a unique program created to support existing and startup businesses and encourage new business to come to the town.
DiGiuseppe comes to Middleborough from a similar position in the town of Norton, MA, where he was Director of Planning and Economic Development. While there, he played a key role in initiating and implementing the town’s Master Plan in 2021, and secured a developer for one of the town’s dilapidated old mills to redevelop and transform the building into a community asset.
His work experience also includes work with the City of Austin, Texas as a planner, where he played a key role in the “Imagine Austin” comprehensive plan, looking at areas of economic development, land use and housing.
After earning his undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College, he went on to earn his master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida State University. He also holds accreditation from the Congress for New Urbanism.
“I am very much looking forward to my work here,” he said. “There are well-established programs here, and I look forward to working with the Middleborough Business Resource Center, the Downtown Improvement Committee, and other projects. This is a great community and I look forward to my work here.”
The Middleborough Business Resource Center is a division of the Middleborough Office of Economic and Community Development. It is partnering with private businesses, who will provide advisory services through the MBRC to businesses that are already in town or which may be thinking of opening or relocating to Middleborough.
To incentivize and support businesses, the MBRC is developing and expanding a list of professional business advisors and service providers across a wide range of industries, who will each support every qualifying business by providing up to three hours of expertise at no cost to the business owner – and with no commitment required beyond that three-hour period required.
This public-private partnership, which carries a value to each business owner of more than $1,000, is believed to be the first of its kind in the region.
The MBRC will pair successful applicants to the program with advisors who will offer these business owners up to three hours of professional advice at no cost.
In addition, the Middleborough Business Resource Center offers access to and information about national, state, regional and local business programs, all put in place to improve local economies by helping small businesses locate grants, special financing programs, training and business support.
For more information, visit https://www.mbresourcenter.org