Economic Development / Community Development Director
Donald R. Sullivan is SRPEDD’s Director of Community and Economic Development and has been with the agency for nearly thirty years. Don is responsible for securing tens of millions in federal and state funds for planning and project development in support economic development including private investment and job creation throughout the region. As the federally designated Economic Development District (EDD) for SE Massachusetts, Don is the point of contact and liaison to the Economic Development Administration (EDA) under the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
Don has numerous successful projects including development and expansion of the Myles Standish Industrial Park, Phases II, III, IV and V in Taunton; development and expansion New Bedford Business Park including John Vertente Blvd. extension, Castaldi Way and Flaherty Drive projects; Fall River Commerce Park and Attleboro Business Park development projects is as well as redevelopment plans, downtown revitalization, corridor studies, brownfield redevelopment, infrastructure projects, feasibility studies, development strategies and incentive planning. In addition, Don has extensive implementation and project management expertise.
Don resides in Sandwich with his wife and family, and his dog Buckley (“Buck”).