The Westmass Advantage
The Westmass Area Development Corporation – Westmass – is a full-service, private, not-for-profit industrial and business development corporation. With over 50 years of successfully developing industrial and business park resources in the region, we are the most experienced and knowledgeable team in Western Massachusetts.
In addition to our full site services, Westmass offers an inventory of master-planned, industrially zoned and pre-permitted land resources, as well as adaptive reuse historic mill buildings for sale or lease.
Whether you are currently in the Pioneer Valley and need new space or you are relocating to the region, Westmass is ready to help with just one call.
All Westmass sites are fully serviced with roads, water, sewer, electric, natural gas, and telecommunications. All state and local permit reviews are complete, ensuring an expedited approval process.
Chicopee River Business Park
New Construction Opportunities
Ludlow Mills Complex
Space Available for Lease
Westmass provides the expertise and support it takes to get your project from that first call to your expedited closing and groundbreaking ceremony.
➔ Conceptual Site Planning
Talk with us, we are experts at listening. Tell us what is important to the success of your business.
Our staff takes the information you provide and uses it to identify specific sites within our parks for your evaluation. We develop detailed conceptual layout plans for each of the sites being considered. You decide which of the sites most fits your needs.
➔ Financing & Tax Incentives
The successful rehabilitation of historic mill complexes and buildings requires a combination of state and federal tax credits. Our staff will assist in the tax incentive application process and documentation.
Westmass will also connect you to the appropriate contacts at several regional lending institutions who can assist in developing a financing portfolio to fit your specific needs.
➔ Permit Management
Unlike other experiences you may have had in the past, your company will not have to "go it alone." Westmass has pre-permitted many of our sites so you experience an expedited permitting process, and we work with you and your contractor to get the remaining permits needed. We schedule the necessary meetings and attend those meetings to get your permits in the shortest time possible.
➔ Closing Requirements
As Westmass and your company proceed toward closing, you will be working with the contractor of your choice to prepare and finalize all necessary plans. Our staff works with your team to ensure your ideas, concepts, and requirements become reality.
➔ Construction & Occupancy
With you all way to opening day, Westmass staff works with your team to complete a final punch list for your project and assists you in completing final regulatory reviews such as occupancy filing, last minute utility hook ups, and inspections.
Mike Kennealy, new secretary of Housing and Economic Development, tours Ludlow Mills project
LUDLOW — The ongoing $138.7 million redevelopment of the 1.1-million-square-foot Ludlow Mills complex needs federal and state money to move forward — and developers would like to have that money a little more quickly. That was their message Wednesday to Mike Kennealy, the state’s new secretary of housing and economic development, who kicked off a…
$400K tax credit to aid Ludlow Mills Clock Tower development
LUDLOW — State Rep. Thomas Petrolati, D-Ludlow, has announced $400,000 in tax credits to aid a mixed-use development at the former Ludlow Mills Clock Tower site. The credits, authorized by Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin via his chairmanship of the state Historical Commission, can be accessed once the project is completed. Galvin made the award in a Dec. 21…
House OKs $3.5M for road construction at Ludlow Mills
LUDLOW — The state House of Representatives has approved $3.5 million for ongoing redevelopment efforts at the 170-acre Ludlow Mills property, state Rep. Thomas Petrolati, D-Ludlow, said this week. Petrolati said the money would be used to build a nearly one-mile road to allow access to 68 acres of the property, helping to lure additional private…