Chicopee, MA – MassDevelopment has hired a Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) fellow who will work in Chicopee. Andrea Monson will work full-time in the city’s newly designated TDI district for two years to provide economic development expertise and collaborative leadership.
In July 2019, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the expansion of the TDI, which included the selection of new districts in Chicopee and Fall River and the creation of a pilot regional fellow that will work across three Gateway Cities in southeastern Massachusetts, Attleboro, Barnstable, and Brockton.
In Chicopee, Monson will help to revitalize the West End/Live/Work/Play district, which the city is developing as a fun and diverse place to work, live, and study with retail and dining options.
MassDevelopment has also hired Jim McKeag, former New Bedford TDI fellow, to serve as TDI fellow in Fall River and George Durante, former Brockton TDI fellow, to serve as the pilot regional fellow for southeastern Massachusetts.