The historic strengths of the city have been its location and its people. From its founding in 1700, Framingham has supported a variety of industries.

The mills and factories that flourished in Framingham encouraged the growth of the Saxonville and Nobscot areas of the town as well as the area known as Downtown Framingham.

Primary Industry

Currently, the major city employers are primarily non-manufacturing, including:
  • Medical
  • Retail
  • Educational
  • Office
  • Biotechnical

Major Employers