Economic Development Office

What Can We Do For You and Your Business?


The ultimate goal of the Town’s Office of Economic Development is to be a one-stop for information and programs that service and satisfy the needs of Ayer’s current business community and to leverage that visibility and assistance to successfully solicit the interest of other companies to locate or expand here in Ayer.  

Development Partner Assets


Ayer Regional Business Directory

AOCED Events

AOECD Annual Report

AOCED Referral Connectivity



Demographic Research


Local Business Attraction & Retention

Site Selection

Buildings & Sites

Available Buildings & Sites

GIS Interactive Map Tool

Land For Sale/Lease or Building For Sale/Lease or Land & Building For Sale/Lease

Qualified Sites

Site Program

Site Analysis

Phase I Environmental Report

Phase II Environmental Report

GIS Maps

Conservation Permitting

Available Grants or Funding Sources

Title Exam

Top Industries

Top Industries

Company Name

HQ City




Regional Labor Data

Largest Regional Industries/Companies

Highest Paying Regional Industries/Companies

Fastest Growing Regional Industries/Companies

Highest Industry Location Quotient

Workforce Profile

Labor Shed

Commuter Shed


Industrial Development Finance Authority (IDFA)

The Ayer Industrial Development Financing Authority (IDFA), a five member board of local Ayer business men, promotes a healthy local economy and strong employment levels through the creation, retention and expansion of industrial and commercial businesses in Ayer. To achieve these goals the IDFA oversees a $1.5 million revolving fund primarily utilized for gap financing to assist business development in the community. The IDFA also finances worthy community-based projects that create or retain jobs and invests in needed infrastructure improvements to strengthen local business districts. See IDFA sheet link to view entire program.