Holyoke has a vibrant business ecosystem.

Business support and development can be found through the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, EforAll Holyoke, and local workforce training resources at Holyoke Community College and MassHire Holyoke. Holyoke has a local vision for a renewed economy.

Holyoke can offer support for your business

Holyoke has several programs to help you launch and maintain your business in Holyoke.

Learn more about how the city can help your business succeed here. 

Holyoke has Low Utility Rates

Holyoke has a municipal Gas & Electric Company (www.hged.com), which owns the dam off the Connecticut River, the downtown canal system, solar energy and other non-carbon entitlements. Taken together, Holyoke offers the lowest industrial energy rates in Massachusetts and one of the lowest in all of New England. Holyoke Gas & Electric also offers up to 20% discounts for the first three years of service to any new business locating in Holyoke. We also own 5 water reservoirs that provide millions of gallons of excess water capacity every day.

Holyoke offers the most space at the lowest cost for your business.

On average, companies in Holyoke pay 40% in electrical costs than their competitors in Springfield, 35% less in commercial rent than in Worcester, and 95% less on industrial acquisition costs than in Boston, all while enjoying the highest location quotient (.10) of skilled manufacturing labor of the three cities. Looking for a place to start?  

Find available commercial properties. 

Holyoke has online guidance for City permits.

Want some guidance with City permits? Take our quick permit survey to start out!

Holyoke has the expertise and environment for your marijuana business.

Holyoke is a community that offers the best competitive advantage to the cannabis grow and manufacturing business in the state. We’ve enthusiastically embraced the industry as an economic engine and offer a low-cost profile for operations.

Learn more about the benefits of operating in Holyoke and the cannabis licensing and permitting process.