Economic Development & Planning

Economic Development Links

Partner Links


Economic Development Administration
Environmental Protection Agency – Region 1 (New England)
National Association of Development Organizations
National Association of Regional Councils
International Economic Development Council
International City/County Management Association
Northeastern Economic Developers Association
New England Economic Partnership
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties – MA Chapter


Massachusetts Office of Business Development
MassDOT’s Searchable List of Transportation Projects
Massachusetts Economic Development Council
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council
MassNetComms (Network Communications Council)

Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, Inc.
Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board
Valley Works Career Center
Northern Essex Community College: Institute for Community & Workforce Development
Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce
Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce
Salisbury Chamber of Commerce
Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation
Lawrence CommunityWorks
Groundwork Lawrence
Lawrence Partnership


U.S. Census Bureau
Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
MassBenchmarks – State Data Center
Massachusetts Community Healthy Information Profile
National Bureau of Economic Research


Northeastern University – Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Harvard Business School: Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness
Massachusetts Municipal Association
MassInc – Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
American Planning Association
Governing Magazine


When it comes to economic development, we plan locally, promote regionally, and develop economically. Whether gathering critical business data or creating the region’s only Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, we ensure the region is prepared for smart growth.

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