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"A healthy business climate is paramount to Taunton's future success." - Mayor Tom Hoye 

Since taking office, Mayor Hoye has...
  • Fostered partnerships between municipal officials, the Taunton Development Corporation, and Mass Development to act as liaisons between the city and potential business partners.
  • Updated the tax status protocol to streamline the business opening process.
  • Welcomed more than 60 new businesses to the city, including larger partners such as Martignetti Companies, Sullivan Tire, and the Boston Globe.
  • Revitalized the downtown are through initiatives like parking kiosks, new sidewalks, other infrastructure improvements, and the rent rebate program which he implemented with the help of Taunton's Municipal Council.
  • Reached a $500,000 deal with the U.S. Army Reserve to purchase the former E. Pole School.
  • Drastically decreased the number of blighted properties in the city, including the Star Theater on Main Street, a 15-acre site on Tremont Street, and two properties on High Street Extension, making business and property owners more confident that Taunton is the city for them.
  • Gained recognition for the city from the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy, an independent and privately funded research organization based in Boston, due to the significant drop in the city's unemployment rate.

In the coming years, Mayor Hoye will continue to...
  • Make Taunton an attractive corporate partner for a wide variety of businesses.
  • Integrate local businesses with the city's secondary and higher education programs, easing the transition between school and employment and helping students gain valuable experience in the fields that they're passionate about.
  • Expedite the permitting process.
  • Invest in neighborhood and small business development by supporting local entrepreneurs and continuing to build the downtown area into a safe and enjoyable area to conduct business.
  • Market the city and actively seek out new business partners, rather than wait for them to reach out to him. 

"My administration is committed to the renaissance of downtown Taunton." - Mayor Tom Hoye via Taunton Gazette

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