The Northeastern region borders New Hampshire to the north, Boston to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the East. Proximity to Greater Boston and New Hampshire gives industries in this region the advantage of being close to extensive markets, suppliers, and research facilities. The region's largest business centers, Lowell and Lawrence, are located only 25 miles from downtown Boston's financial district. The Merrimack River, birthplace to the country's Industrial Revolution, has served as an important industrial river and continues to be a valuable resource for the region. The historic North Shore region includes several of Massachusetts' oldest port communities including Salem, Gloucester, and Newburyport and is a center for the fishing and tourism industries. The communities of Andover, Beverly, Danvers, and Peabody are home to several major high technology companies including: Analogic, Philips Medical Systems, Raytheon, and Wyeth.
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The Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, Inc. was created to advance the economic interests of the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts. The Council encourages greater communication between the public and private sectors and fosters collaborative efforts between and among communities, leading to sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all.
The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) is a regional planning agency providing professional planning services to fifteen communities in Northeastern Massachusetts.
The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG) works with the communities of the Greater Lowell region to support and enhance a wide range of land use planning objectives.
Northeastern Regional Office P: 978-970-1193