Economic Target Area Map: Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Hull, Hingham, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Stoughton, Milton and Weymouth

The ETA is an economic leader and a bridge

between traditional businesses and an innovative future

Healthcare and Technology

Over 12,500 businesses with a predominant focus on Healthcare and Technology

68 Colleges and Universities

Surrounded by 68 Colleges and Universities with over 250,000 students

At a Crossroads of Major Transportation Corridors

including highway, water, rail and air

A Rich History, a Diverse Culture and a Beautiful Environment

creating a wonderful work-life balance

The Quincy Regional Collaborative
Economic Target Area

An Exceptional Place to Work, Live and Innovate


Quincy Regional Collaborative (QRC)

The Quincy Regional Collaborative (QRC) is an economic development alliance of eleven cities and towns contiguously located to the south and west of Boston providing economic incentives to encourage the development of commercial and industrial properties. Through the designation of an Economic Target Area (ETA), member communities have everything required to stimulate business development: a strong, diverse commercial and industrial base, excellent transportation infrastructure, and an attractive living and recreational environment.

A key strength of the region is the physical geography and existing infrastructure, which creates a foundation conducive to economic growth. The region has a robust business environment with more than 12,000 business establishments representing a diverse set of industries, many of which complement each other. Although the largest employers are focused on healthcare and retail, smaller companies create a supportive network of professional services, finance, technology and more. Perhaps most importantly, there is room to grow, and most communities have land available for commercial development. The region is well-positioned to serve as a bridge between the technology centers to the west and life sciences industries to the north.

In addition to supporting business, the region is a desirable place to live and play. The region has a significant number of cultural and historic assets, and its proximity to Boston makes for great day trips for residents and visitors alike. Diverse housing options and an abundance of open space with access to the natural environment make it an attractive place to live and work. Companies looking for a new location will be attracted to the economic environment, residential attributes, and recreational environment that promotes walkability and healthy lifestyles.

  • 185 square miles
  • Over 350,000 residents
  • Over 12,500 businesses with a predominant focus on Healthcare and Technology
  • Surrounded by 68 Colleges and Universities with over 250,000 students
  • At a crossroads of Major Transportation Corridors including highway, water, rail and air
  • Rich history, culturally diverse and beautiful environments create a wonderful work-life balance
  • High achieving and competitively ranked Public School Systems

The ETA is an economic leader and a bridge between traditional businesses and an innovative future.