Chip Norton

  • Chip Norton
    Chip Norton President

    Franklin Realty Advisors LLC

    “The WBDC has been instrumental in many of the major development efforts in Central Massachusetts, for over 55 years. Franklin Realty Advisors LLC has partnered successfully with the WBDC for over 30 of those years.   Their efforts over many of those years has resulted in an enormous economic impact in the area of positive economic development for greater Worcester. Our company has collaborated successfully with the WBDC on the transformation of Mercantile Center in downtown Worcester and the Southbridge Innovation Center in Southbridge, Massachusetts.


    Their vision, collaborative leadership, and economic knowledge of the resources in Central Massachusetts make them a critical partner in any new development initiative.  Partnering with the WBDC enables a company to immediately develop the strategies inherently needed to navigate the permitting, development, construction, and government arena.  The WBDC guidance enables the economic progression of a project to become streamlined, and therefore ultimately delivers an economic and civic success.”