5 Reasons Why You Can’t Compromise the Location in Relocation

Today, choosing the correct location can be the key to your success, which is why more and more businesses are considering the positive benefits of moving. Still, relocating a business requires extensive research and thorough planning, starting with your choice of community.

Mansfield, MA is one of the most sought after communities in which to live and work within the Commonwealth. Ideally located within minutes of I-95, I-495, Rt. 140, and Rt. 123, Mansfield has been recognized amongst the Best Places for Young Professionals in Massachusetts and is in the top 25% of Best Places to Live in the United States.

In building your business, location absolutely cannot be compromised. Here are five attributes you should consider in selecting a community:

  • Strong Infrastructure:

Even the most successful businesses need room to grow, with access to local infrastructure and resources. On-the-grid connectivity is essential to fuel growth to succeed.

The Town of Mansfield has invested millions of dollars into the development of a strong, robust infrastructure to thoroughly support its business residents. In fact, the Town owned and operated Mansfield Municipal Electric Department offers energy rates that are well below their private competitors.

Combined with the Town’s ample water and sewer capacity, fast and reliable fiber optic network, and optimum connectivity, it’s no surprise that the second largest campus-style industrial business park in Massachusetts, the Cabot Business Park, was built in Mansfield. With over 850 acres supported by the Town’s rock-solid infrastructure, the Park counts some of the nation’s top brands amongst its tenants.

  • Public Transportation:

Communities that invest in public transportation offer access to an easier commute for local businesses and their workforces, in addition to generating 5x economic returns, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Located just 35 miles from Boston, MA, and only 25 miles from Providence, RI, Mansfield is conveniently connected to both capital cities via public transportation, which can significantly ease commuting challenges. The MBTA Commuter Rail station in Mansfield sits on the popular Providence-Stoughton line, which carries roughly 2,000 passengers every day.

For those traveling in and out of Boston Logan International Airport, daily bus service is also available from Mansfield, linking local commuters with direct access to New England’s largest and busiest international airport.

  • Safety:

Safety comes first in Mansfield, which is ranked amongst the top 25% of the Safest Cities in the U.S., according to LendEDU. A multimillion dollar Mansfield Public Safety Building opened its doors in late 2019, as a new, state-of-the-art municipal complex to house the town’s police, fire, and public works departments, with an ideal location to help decrease emergency response times.

  • Local Attractions:

Work-life balance is important. When relocating your business, consider what will make your team happy both on the job and off the job, to help make the move a positive one.

Not only does Downtown Mansfield feature tree-lined sidewalks, glowing streetlamps, manicured landscapes, and ample parking, but this thriving marketplace also offers unique local shops and boutiques, exceptional restaurants, and an open invitation for everyone in Mansfield to come together as a community.

The Town of Mansfield is bustling with something for everyone. Local attractions include open air retail shopping at Mansfield Crossing, concerts and entertainment at the Xfinity Center, performances at the Mass Arts Center, and hiking trails to explore at the scenic Great Woods Conservation Area. This is in addition to nearby attractions such as Gillette Stadium, the TPC Boston Championship Golf Course, Plainridge Park Casino, and much more.

  • Business-Friendly Town Support:

Choosing to relocate to a business-friendly community means your business’ success is truly supported by municipal leaders and officials, adding extraordinary value to your new location.

The Town of Mansfield is 100% committed to creating successful, efficient business partnerships. In fact, the Mansfield Industrial Development Commission (IDC) was created to promote and advocate for business development, complimenting the Town’s growth goals and welcoming strong business-municipal relationships.

Mansfield’s business-friendly team – which consists of Town Manager Kevin Dumas, Economic Development Director Christopher McDermott, the Town Planning and Building Departments, IDC members, and essential stakeholders – works closely with employers to successfully navigate permitting processes, fueling the business community’s continued growth.

Whether you’re just starting to consider relocating your business or are ready to take next steps, the Town of Mansfield can help to support your success. If you’re interested in doing business in Mansfield, please contact the Town’s Economic Development Director Christopher McDermott at (508) 851-6410 or . We look forward to welcoming your business to Mansfield.