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Why Greenfield? See for yourself

Town to stream videos on website luring residents, businesses

A view of Greenfield from Poet's Seat Tower. The town is planning to stream videos on their website highlighting attractions and landmarks in Greenfield in an attempt to attract residents and businesses. Recorder file photo

A view of Greenfield from Poet's Seat Tower. The town is planning to stream videos on their website highlighting attractions and landmarks in Greenfield in an attempt to attract residents and businesses. Recorder file photo

GREENFIELD — Residents, visitors, developers and those considering moving to Greenfield will soon be able to watch videos on the town’s website of some of its parks, its downtown, local farms, Greenfield Community College, some of its businesses and some famous landmarks, like Poet’s Seat Tower.

According to Eric Twarog, the town’s director of planning and development, Greenfield hired CGI Communications to produce a series of streaming online videos of Greenfield as a way to promote the town to prospective residents, businesses and developers who may want to build there.

“CGI worked with the town to shoot the videos and is now doing the editing of those videos,” said Twarog. “We should have something on the website shortly after the first of the year.”

He said the mayor will review the videos before they are posted.

“This is good for businesses, the town and its residents,” said Twarog. “We’ll be highlighting potential areas for development and places people might like to visit. We’ll really be promoting the town. Many towns and cities are doing this.”

The town has a three-year agreement with CGI, which will cost Greenfield nothing, according to Mayor William Martin.

The town’s Planning Department said instead, CGI will sell advertising on the town site.

CGI has been working with the town on the videos for a little more than a year and will update them as needed.

Twarog said CGI is a leader in online marketing and has worked with thousands of communities and businesses nationwide.

The town’s videos will also be featured on the Community Video Network (CVN), Relocate.org’s national platform for community videos.

To view the videos when they are posted after the first of the year, visit: www.greenfield-ma.gov.

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