One of the largest and most successful business parks in New England, Myles Standish is a vital economic engine for the region. Though it is largely built-out – with nearly 6 million s.f. of development and over 7,000 jobs – the park still presents infill/expansion and redevelopment opportunities.
Critical Regional Economic Development Sites
The SRPEDD region continues to support new growth. Critical Economic Development Sites represent areas in the region that are vacant, available for redevelopment, or poised for remediation.
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The following map provides a snapshot of available sites in the region that have been identified in the region's CEDS as catalysts for economic growth and development. If you are interested in any of these areas we recommend you contact the local municipality and include SRPEDD staff in the conversation to tap into funding resources to advance development.
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Myles Standish Industrial Park
Located in the northern portion of Fall River are the Public Industrial Park, Commerce Park, and the South Coast Life Science and Technology Park, which covers approximately 900 acres. This area represents a major regional employment center hosting more than 120 industries providing some 7,000 to 8,000 existing jobs serving the Greater Fall River area and the region. Further development is currently constrained by water and sewer capacity limitations.
Blue Star Business Park
Located in Norton, off Route 495, the Blue Star Memorial Highway covers 190 acres. Active uses in the park include warehouses, flex space, high-bay warehouse, and ancillary retail space. Phase II of development is in progress with availability for ground up development.
Located at the intersection of Routes 44 & 24, Raynham Woods Commerce Center is served by both town water and sewer. Raynham Woods was designed to accommodate 2 million s.f. of retail, office, and manufacturing space on 330 acres. Current occupants include FedEx, Wal-Mart, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott, Amica Insurance, and Preferred Freezer Services.
Plainville Commerce Park
The Plainville Commerce Park is located off South Street (Route IA) just 1.6 miles from I-495. Sited upon 45 acre, approximately 500,000 square feet of commercial/industrial/distribution uses are permitted. All utilities, including sewer, are in the ground available to service 11 pad-ready building sites. Thermo Fisher opened the life sciences facility in 2022 to focus on cell and gene therapy, and currently employs 200 workers.
The only industrial park in Mattapoisett, Industrial Drive covers 100 acres. Recent improvements funded by EDA will directly support new development and expansion opportunities within the park. The infrastructure improvements will enable additional private investment and further development of 350,000-425,000 s.f. of new and expanded light manufacturing, assembly, warehouse, distribution, and office uses.
Economic development goes beyond creating jobs - though it is very important! Community development is the intersection of housing and "soft" economic development principles that create public spaces for events, art, and cultural activities.