Please contact the SBID office via email or call 413-781-1591 with questions about commercial real estate, leasing information, or Springfield at large.
Did you know? If you are relocating from an MGM acquired property into the BID, you are eligible for additional compensation.
Downtown Springfield is growing at a rapid pace and is considered by many companies to be a strategically viable place to locate your business. We are home to the corporate headquarters of MassMutual Financial Group, Peter Pan Bus Lines, Smith and Wesson, Performance Food Group, The Dennis Group, and the nationally-recognized Baystate Health Systems.
As well some exciting projects on the way… Changchun Railway of China, the largest rail car manufacturer in the world, has chosen Springfield as their newest manufacturing site. And MGM Springfield has broken ground and begun site work in the South End of Springfield to develop a $600 million resort casino tied into the streetscape of Downtown Springfield. This street-facing development is the first of its kind and promises to attract visitors from near and far, while providing economic opportunities for those already here. MGM Springfield aims to complete construction by 2017.
And it’s not just the big business entities calling Springfield home. Small business and tech start-ups are also part of the business landscape. Waterdog Technologies, Tech Foundry, HitPoint Studios, and Piddx are just a sampling of new and upcoming businesses that have planted roots in the city. MassMutual has invested $6.5 million in creating an Innovation Center run by Valley Venture Mentors right in Downtown, promising to bring even more tech and creative arts initiatives to Springfield.
In partnership with MassDevelopment we are in the process of rehabilitating 8-12 Stearns Square, a property we consider to be the cornerstone of the Downtown Dining District. Upon completion this property will offer up to 3 restaurant spaces, outdoor dining and an additional rooftop patio.
To maximize the success of any operator we are able to offer many incentives including: discounted market rents, tenant improvement funds, a $200,000 low-interest HUD 108 fund, Storefront Improvement Grant and the SBID’s own restaurant gift certificate incentive program. In addition, we also have corporate and private investors interested in supporting the property’s development of a restaurant in this area.
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Please contact the SBID office with questions about commercial real estate opportunities, leasing information, or Springfield at large here or call at 413.781.1591.