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MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative Welcomes Thomas

Misha Thomas

Taunton, MA – MassDevelopment announced the hiring of a new Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) fellow, Misha Thomas, who will work full-time in the Taunton TDI district for the next two years. Thomas joins an existing cohort of TDI fellows who currently work in TDI districts in Attleboro, Barnstable (Hyannis), Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Revere, Springfield, and Worcester.

“Misha Thomas will serve as MassDevelopment’s point-person for Taunton, providing expertise and collaborative leadership to help local stakeholders implement their vision for economic growth in the city’s Whittenton neighborhood,” said MassDevelopment president and CEO, Dan Rivera. “Misha’s prior experience advancing business growth and inclusive community development positions her for success in this new role.”

Formerly, Thomas served as director of business development at CommonWealth Kitchen, where she bolstered opportunities for small BIPOC food entrepreneurs, helping generate over $200,000 in total sales revenue in her initial year.