Regions | Northeast

NorthEastThe 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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Business Resources:

Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council

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.

Merrimack Valley Means Business

Merrimack Valley Means Business is a regional marketing and development initiative website that highlights featured development projects and provides quick links to key municipal officials as well as community profiles, zoning information and community organizations. It allows you to search for commercial and industrial properties for lease or for sale within the communities of Amesbury, Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Newburyport, and Salisbury and indicates if the properties are located within a state, regional or local priority development area. An individual may submit a personalized, confidential search form to MVPC’s Economic Development Coordinator here as well. Finally, the website contains an information center where you can find announcements for federal and state grants and related economic development news; and contains updated demographics and data.

Northern Middlesex Council of Governments

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.

Massachusetts Office of Business Development

Northeastern Regional Office P: 978-970-1193