Economic Development and the Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool (EDSAT)

Over the past 6 months Reading has been working with the Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center on assessing Reading’s economic strengths and weaknesses. The EDSAT is a tool developed by the Dukakis Center that evaluates Reading on several levels and categories that relates back to how well positioned Reading is to attract new businesses and retain existing businesses.


The final EDSAT report can be found here: 

Reading EDSAT Report


To build off this work, the Town of Reading will be engaging the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on the development of an Economic Development Action Plan. We are at the very early stages of this project and more details will be released over the next few months. For more information, please contact Jessie Wilson, Community Development Administrator at 781-942-6648 or