Economic Development

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  • Low Tax Rates
  • Low Utility Rates

Located just 12 miles north of Boston and boasting desirable quality of life factors such as award-winning schools and outstanding Town services, Reading has always been known as a great place to live but it’s also an excellent place to do business.  Situated between two major highway systems ( I-93 and I-95/Route 128) and along a major MBTA commuter rail route, Reading offers great access to the region and to Boston.

In the Town of Reading, our approach to Economic Development includes: 1) keeping downtown vital; 2) preserving what's important; 3) being queued up for opportunities. We are committed to promoting private investment by supporting existing businesses and attracting new ones.  With streamlined permitting, flexible zoning options and a team of economic development professionals by your side, Reading is prepared to welcome your business and ensure its success within the community.

For more information regarding moving to or expanding in Reading, please contact Erin Schaeffer, Economic Development Director at

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Julie Mercier Community Development Director (781) 942-6648
Jean Delios (781) 942-6612
Erin Schaeffer Economic Development Director (781) 942-6791