The Horsley Witten Group, Inc. (HW) is under contract with MassDevelopment to lead the town center study, in partnership with the Town of Shrewsbury's Planning & Economic Development staff. HW is a full-service planning, environmental science, and engineering firm with offices located in Providence, Rhode Island; Boston and Sandwich, Massachusetts; and Exeter, New Hampshire. HW recently assisted Shrewsbury with the Town's Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan.

HW is a recognized leader in the planning field and has established long-term relationships with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), the American Planning Association (APA), and numerous state and local governments where they provide expert advice and consultation.