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City Hall - 25 West Street
Leominster, Ma 01453

Phone - 978-534-7525
Fax - 978-537-8112 (Plan & Dev)
Fax - 978-534-7575 (CDBG)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Staff & Email:
Kate Griffin-Brooks, Director
Ellen Racine, Secretary for Planning and Development
Joseph P. Cataldo, Housing Rehab.
Dee Curran, CDBG Administration
Sandie Chacon, Small Bus. Coordinator
Lisa Vallee, Economic Development

Economic Development  |  Overview

Let me wish you a warm welcome to the Plastics Capital of the World and birthplace of Johnny Appleseed. The City of Leominster is located at the geographical center of the state and benefits from its proximity to several major highways. Although our population continues to grow we have worked hard to maintain that small town appeal.

The City of Leominster’s stature in the manufacturing of plastics is legendary, with over 120 plastics companies currently located within the city. The first comb factories in the United States were located here, which originally earned Leominster the moniker “Comb Capital of the World.” We are proud to be home of the National Plastics Center and Museum, which is nationally known for its perspectives on the development of the plastics industry and its impact on modern society.

In addition to our plastics manufacturers, the City of Leominster has a strong retail and industrial base with over 1.2 million square feet of industrial space added in the past several years. Our low, single tax rate and Economic Development Incentive Programs continue to attract industry to this area.

Leominster is also home to the Mall at Whitney Field, which currently boast more than 150 stores. In addition, our Historic Downtown Retail are continues to thrive with specialty shops and services.

The City of Leominster is committed to the preservation of our appealing natural and historic assets as well. The City has preserved over 3,000 acres of open space over the past 10 years, including the preservation of the 169 acre Sholan Farms on Upper Pleasant Street.

We believe the City of Leominster has something for everyone and encourage you to come and take a look at why we are proud to call Leominster our home. Once you do, I am sure you will agree that Leominster is a blend of all that is desirable.


Dean J. Mazzarella

Lisa Vallee

City of Leominster
25 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453
978-534-7525 phone ext. 257