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Falmouth Station Grand Re-Opening Celebration Set for July 27

FALMOUTH, MA, July 15, 2017 — Falmouth Economic Development & Industrial Corporation (EDIC) announced today the Grand Re-Opening of the renovated Falmouth Station will take place on Thursday, July 27 at 12:30pm at 59 Depot Avenue, Falmouth, MA. State and local officials will attend and the community is invited to join the celebration.

The Station – initially named the Falmouth Railroad Station – was placed in service in 1872 when the Old Colony Railroad inaugurated service on the Woods Hole Branch. In 1912 the original Falmouth Railroad Station was sold to the Swift family who moved the wood depot across the tracks. In its place the New Haven Railroad built a replacement brick depot which stands to this day.

Rail service ended in 1989. Since then the former Falmouth Railroad Station has been renamed as the Falmouth Station and is used as a bus depot by the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Most of the rail line that once carried trains to the station has been converted into a 10.7-mile bike path known as the Shining Sea Bikeway which extends from Woods Hole to North Falmouth. The Falmouth Station is located next to the bikeway near the 3.5 mile marker.

In 2015 Falmouth EDIC acquired a 99-year lease from Massachusetts Department of Transportation in conjunction with a grant to renovate the Station. The EDIC’s goal was to restore the appearance of the 1912 building and repurpose it as the Town’s Transit Center. Future improvements will include a café and historic rail cars.

“Our local representatives, local business leaders, MassDOT and others have been an important part of the vision for this project,” says Michael Galasso, Chairman of the Falmouth EDIC. “We’d like to thank them for their support, and invite the community to join in celebrating this wonderfully restored building. We hope it will serve as a welcoming place for residents and visitors for years to come.”

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Investor-Ready Boot Camp

On Thursday June 8th, the Investor Ready Boot Camp will be offered by the Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA. Noted entrepreneur Tracy Silva Barbosa, who was a student of last year’s cohort: “If I hadn’t gone to the Investor Ready Boot Camp, I wouldn’t have gotten my investor.”

This full-day event is ideal for entrepreneurs who are considering approaching Venture Capitalists or Angel Investors for funding and follows the very successful boot camp that was held last year. Topics covered in this full day event include:

  • What Investors are Looking For
  • Knowing Your Market
  • Understanding and Negotiating the Term Sheet
  • Perfecting Your Pitch to Investors

Our panel of experts will share their experiences and expertise to help your company position itself for investment.  The day will include interactive discussion and hands-on activities to improve your funding chances.

Experts include:

  • Annette Reynolds, 128 Innovation Capital Group
  • David Fogel, TiEAngels, Beacon Angels, Swifton CFOs LLC
  • Charles Hipwood of MassVentures
  • Neil McLaughlin,  Founder and Head of M & A of TCF Law Group PLLC
  • Steve Collins,  Founder of 1024 Technology Marketing
  • Jeanne Union, Founder of Union Sales Presentation Coaching
  • Melinda Ailes, Sr. Business Advisor Mass Small Business Development Center, and SNEEF

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  The fee for the day is $100.00 per person, or $75.00 if you are a member of SNEEF or the 128 Innovation Capital Group.  Space is limited, please register by visiting http://www.sneef.org/event-2502542.


EDIC Hires Administrative Assistant

Nov 11, 2016   |   By Brittany Feldott     |     The Falmouth Enterprise

During a meeting on Tuesday morning, November 8, the Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation hired Alexandra Caine of Teaticket as an administrative assistant, to help better manage corporation projects.

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EDIC Discusses Neighbor Relations

Nov 11, 2016   |   By Brittany Feldott   |   The Falmouth Enterprise

Tensions were high at a meeting of the Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation on Tuesday morning, November 8, when board members debated whether to allow members of the Falmouth Elks Lodge to use a parking lot attached to the bus station property on Depot Avenue.

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EDIC Pursues Land for Third Solar Array

Nov 4, 2016   |   By Brittany Feldott   |   The Falmouth Enterprise

The Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation will likely request permission from the town to re-zone a town-owned parcel of land abutting the capped town landfill for use as a solar field.

At a meeting of the Falmouth Planning Board on Tuesday night last week, November 1, chairman and EDIC member James E. Fox said that the corporation was hoping to re-zone the land to Light Industrial C, which allows for installation of ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays.

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Bike Path Picnic Area in the Works Near Bus Station

Oct 14, 2016   |   By Brittany Feldott   |   The Falmouth Enterprise

A deck walkway and picnic area connecting the Falmouth bus station on Depot Avenue to the Shining Sea Bikeway could be completed by next fall.

During a meeting of the Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation on Tuesday morning, October 11, board member Christopher R. Simmler presented preliminary plans for the project, which is part of larger renovations to the “Falmouth Station.”

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EDIC Meeting Notes: New Housing Consultant Considered

Oct 14, 2016   |   By Brittany Feldott   |   The Falmouth Enterprise

The Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation is considering hiring a new consultant to undertake a housing demand study.

The housing study is a continuation of work completed in 2014 by consultant Judith A. Barrett of RKG Associates, Inc., and will use updated census data to forecast specific housing needs in Falmouth.

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EDIC Might Sell Solar to Another Town in the State

Oct 14, 2016   |   By Brittany Feldott   |   The Falmouth Enterprise

The Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation will consider selling energy from its solar array project to other towns in the state, following stagnant conversations with the Town of Falmouth.

The corporation began construction of a four-megawatt solar array project on the capped town landfill last spring, slated to be finished in December of this year.

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Groundbreaking for Station Renovation on the Horizon

Sep 18, 2016   |   By Brittany Feldott   |   The Falmouth Enterprise

Subcontractor bids for renovations to the dilapidated Falmouth bus station were announced on Wednesday, September 14, meaning a groundbreaking at the site on Depot Avenue is just weeks away.

The EDIC entered into a 99-year lease with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in May in order to complete renovations to the bus station. The DOT has promised $1.4 million in reimbursements to restore the bus station to its historical condition.

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