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The Westmass Area Development Corporation (Westmass) is western Massachusetts' leading industrial and business park developer, located at the cross roads of New England in the heart of the Knowledge Corridor.

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.

Development Sites
and Buildings

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

  • Flexible lot Sizes
  • Expedited Permitting
  • Appropriate zoning and development restrictions
  • All utilities available
  • Excellent interstate highway access and visibility (I-90, I-91, I-291)

Ludlow Mills Complex

Space Available for Lease

  • Customizable office, manufacturing, and warehouse space
  • Short- and long-term leases
  • Designated U.S. Treasury Opportunity Zone
  • Historic mill complex on Chicopee River
  • Federal and State tax credit eligible

Ludlow Mills Complex

Pre-Permitted Future Building Sites Available

  • Mixed use: office to manufacturing
  • Expedited permitting
  • Adjacent to historic mill complex on Chicopee River
  • Designated U.S. Treasury Opportunity Zone

The Westmass

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.