RECREATION

Westfield has numerous unique parks for the enjoyment of our residents and visitors. They are owned and operated by several different entities — non-profits, city and state.   Information regarding these parks can be found here:

LIVING

As a matter of fact, yes and yes!  A new program, Buy Westfield Now can be found here: www.buywestfieldnow.net Additionally, you may find these links helpful:

Yes.  The Westfield News is a daily newspaper published Monday through Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings in Westfield, Massachusetts, United States, covering “Westfield, Southwick and the Hill Towns” of western Hampden County, Massachusetts.  It is available in print and on-line at http://thewestfieldnews.com/

WSKB (89.5 FM) is our own community radio station licensed to serve Westfield State University and the Greater Westfield, Massachusetts area.  Local events and a wide variety of programming can be found here. For more details, please follow this link: http://www.westfield.ma.edu/wskb/

Yes!  Westfield on Weekends (WOW) hosts MusicFEST on the third Thursday of the month from June through August.  Details can be found here: http://www.westfieldonweekends.com/westfield-musicfest-2018.html.  Additionally, WOW hosts PumpkinFEST in the fall and Dickens Days as the holiday season approaches.  More details on these events and other Westfield on Weekends activities can be found here: http://www.westfieldonweekends.com/

Absolutely!  Whip City Fiber is a high-speed internet service delivered across a fiber optic network directly to your home.  Their fiber optic technology provides upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second—that’s 1,000 Mbps, ten times faster than the best residential service currently available.  Whip City Fiber is powered by Westfield Gas + Electric and more information can be found here: http://www.whipcityfiber.com/

Dining options in and around Westfield are ever-expanding. Many restaurants are situated within our very walkable downtown.  The cuisine is very diverse from Vietnamese to Italian; Homestyle to wings; Pancakes to pizza. There are special boutique offerings throughout the city that include cupcakes, coffee, craft beer and burritos.  More information can be found on TripAdvisor.com

BUSINESS

Yes there is.  The City Advancement Office stands ready to assist your business to locate to or expand within our unique mix of developed and undeveloped areas.  Whether your need is specialized financing, demographic data, or access to attractive tax incentive programs and other means of assistance, the City Advancement Office is ready to serve your company.  The website of the City Advancement Office can be found here: http://www.westfielddevelopment.com/

Yes!  Whip City Fiber is a high-speed internet service delivered across a fiber optic network directly to your business.  Their fiber optic technology provides upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second—that’s 1,000 Mbps, ten times faster than most services currently available.  Whip City Fiber is powered by Westfield Gas + Electric. For more information, please follow this link: http://www.whipcityfiber.com/

Westfield is the 3rd largest municipality (geographically) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and boasts of having 549 acres of developable land that is zoned Industrial A (our most permissive zone).  Just some of the “Green Field” opportunities can be found here: http://www.loopnet.com/for-sale/westfield-ma/land/?e=u

Yes.  The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce is very active and they stand ready to develop and foster a prosperous business environment in the City of Westfield.  Learn more about the Chamber here: http://www.westfieldbiz.org/

The City of Westfield works actively with developers and is an aggressive participant in the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), a tax incentive program in which eligible companies may receive state and local tax incentives in exchange for job creation and private investment commitments.  More information about EDIP can be found here: http://www.mass.gov/service-details/economic-development-incentive-program-edip and by contacting Westfield’s City Advancement Office at 413-642-9028.  The website for the City Advancement Office is located here: http://www.westfielddevelopment.com/

Yes!  Westfield’s Round Table program is a meeting of various City department representatives intended to address a wide range of private development/business projects and other interdepartmental concerns. It serves to highlight any City issues (zoning, licensing, permitting, code requirements, utilities) that a business endeavor is likely to encounter.  Working through issues and streamlining processes are the primary goals of Westfield’s highly-successful Round Table program. Learn more here: http://www.cityofwestfield.org/640/Spotlight—Round-Table

Westfield’s large industrial zone, excellent highway/rail/air access, fast track permitting, economic incentive program, proximity to the region’s knowledge corridor of higher learning educational facilities, and highly skilled labor force contribute towards the success of any business.

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