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Business in Westfield
The City of Westfield values it vibrant business community and recognizes the contribution that businesses, from small retailers to multi-million dollar corporations, make to the character and economic vitality in our city. Powered by the city advancement office, the City of Westfield, together with all of its business community, are ready to advance to the next level.

Known as the "whip city", Westfield has a long tradition of innovative businesses that began in the 19th century with the manufacturing of bricks, whips, and cigars that became economically important. At one point in the 1800s, Westfield was a prominent center of the buggy whip industry, and the city is still known as the "whip city".

Other firms produced bicycles, paper products, pipe organs, boilers and radiators, textile machinery, abrasives, wood products, and precision tools. Westfield transformed itself from an agricultural town into a thriving industrial city in the 19th century. Today, Westfield is known for its prominent position in the precision manufacturing industry.

Westfield’s friendly and supportive business climate provides sustainable growth opportunities not only helping local firms expand and prosper but also in attracting new business. Our city’s large industrial zone, excellent highway / rail / air access, fast track permitting, economic incentive program, proximity to the regions knowledge corridor of higher learning educational facilities, and highly skilled labor force contribute towards the success of any business.

The city’s local business community is powered by the City Advancement Office. 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 you. Joe Mitchell, the City Advancement Officer, hosts a local cable show called Working in Westfield. This show spotlights different aspects of working within the city, as well as interviews various companies currently calling the City of Westfield their home. For more information and to view the series, please visit Working in Westfield.

Contact Us
Joe Mitchell
City Advancement Officer

City Hall - 3rd Floor
59 Court Street
Westfield, MA 01085

Ph: (413) 642-9028

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.