Community & Economic Development


The Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) supports economic activity, opportunity, and resident’s quality of life. 

The CEDO works collaboratively with residents and businesses, as well as municipal departments and commissions, to plan for Clinton. The CEDO develops projects that further community goals, and then secures funding and administers these projects, including downtown revitalization, infrastructure improvements, open space acquisition, brownfields remediation, and social services. The CEDO maintains constructive relationships with regional and statewide entities that support communities and economic vitality. It is a point of contact within the community for existing and emerging businesses.

Your business

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Growing Your Business in Clinton

Planning to open or expand your business? The Community & Economic Development Office can assist you in many ways, including:

  • Connecting you with resources that will help you create a business plan, to learn the basics of operating a small business, and to become part of our local business community
  • Connecting you with lenders and other financial resources for new and small businesses
  • Referring you to local real estate brokers and property owners
  • Assisting you with local permitting and licensing


Business Guide Book cover page

Our Opening Your Business in Clinton: A How-To-Guide is designed for new and small businesses. In it, you will find a wealth of information, resources, and links to help you!

Opportunity Zones

The 2017 federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act enabled the creation of Opportunity Zones, areas in which certain investments in businesses, property, and real estate may qualify for meaningful tax benefits. In April, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated two of Clinton's three census tracts as qualified Opportunity Zones. 

Information on the Opportunity Zone Program may be found here.

Boundary map of Clinton's Opportunity Zones may be found here.

Your Community

Clinton Housing Improvement Program

The Clinton Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) assists income-qualifying owners who wish to make needed repairs to their properties. There are eligibility requirements, but if you are a property owner who wishes to know more, please download a pre-application form (PDF). You may also contact the Phil Duffy in the Community and Economic Development Office at  978-365-4113, or email for more information.

The Clinton Housing Improvement Program is made possible by funding from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.