Downtown Framingham Business Coalition
The Downtown Framingham Business Coalition is a gathering of local business leaders who are dedicated to the advocacy, networking, support, and development of local and small businesses in downtown Framingham. The Downtown Framingham Business Coalition is led and overseen by Downtown Framingham, Inc. (DFI) and its Board of Directors. The Coalition will create and sustain a resilient, business-ready culture in downtown Framingham, which is already home to an array of multi-ethnic businesses. Through the Coalition, downtown Framingham will deliver experiences and services that consistently instill a memorable, engaging experience that reflects the area’s growing quality of life and inclusive, cultural character.
The Coalition addresses:
marketing and branding,
workforce training and capacity building,
regulated parking for customers, employees and residents,
outdoor sidewalk usage,
comprehensive waste management, and
collaborative events which ultimately shape an environment that supports overall businesses success in our downtown.
Individual Business Consultations
Downtown businesses who complete our surveys or are DFI business members will be selected for further research and receive Individual Business Consultations.
Each consultation includes:
Market analysis research and respective SWOT analysis by the DFI executive team
Preliminary interview with an assistant manager
Review by a DFI Board Director
Final presentation to the business owner or general manager
Goals of consultations:
Define the vision and values for each business
Gauge quality of customer service
Identify management and maintenance needs
Opportunities to improve employee skills
Opportunities for expansion