A regional marketing and development initiative that highlights priority development projects and provides quick links to key municipal officials, zoning information, and community organizations.

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  • Great highway accessibility along I-495
  • 30 min from airports in Boston and Manchester, NH
  • Several well-recognized educational institutions
  • Regional workforce of 169,000 offering a wide range of skill sets
  • The region’s newest & most advanced water treatment plant, with nearly 16 million gallons capacity per day

Featured Development Sites

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Located in vibrant downtown Lawrence, Everett Mills promotes Advancement, Innovation and Production through a diverse business community. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with educational institutions, non-profit and social service providers, and creative cluster manufacturers including National Fiber Technology and 99 Degrees Custom. Everett Mills provides easy access to I-495, I-93, and I-95; is accessible to a Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority bus stop; and is a short walk from the Lawrence MBTA Commuter Rail Station. The Mills’ South Building features 25,000 square feet of office space for single users or subdivided areas from 1,200 to 6,000 square feet. The North Building is well-suited for manufacturing and flex businesses, totaling 50,000 square feet for single users as well as subdivisions starting at 1,200 square feet. These spaces boast large windows, finished hardwood floors and exposed brick for that true mill experience. The building also includes two acres of solar power atop the roof! The Mills are conveniently located next to diverse restaurants, government services, and art and cultural resources. Ready to check it out? Visit today at

Downtown Lawrence Growth District

With the completion of the City’s Gateway entrance from I-495 into Downtown Lawrence, our mill district and surrounding commercial district is deemed a Priority Development Area. This designation will help to expand Lawrence General Hospital and welcome the addition of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, bringing thousands of potential customers to the heart of Lawrence every day.

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“In assessing the value of being in Lawrence with its inexpensive commercial space and regional accessibility, I cannot think of a reason not to move, and build your business in Lawrence.”
   – Jeffrey Burbank, NxStage, CEO



Economic Development in Lawrence

CroppedImage638425-ExteriorRiverwlkNxStageDID YOU KNOW?  The 2016 Boston Business Journal’s Book of Who’s Who recognized the following fun facts about companies in Lawrence:

  • Imajine That at 354 Merrimack Street was ranked #17 as the Fastest Growing Private Company in Massachusetts
  • NxStage Medical Inc at 350 Merrimack Street was ranked #13 as one of the Largest Medical Device Firms in Massachusetts
  • The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce at 264 Essex Street was ranked #7 as The Largest Chamber of Commerce in Massachusetts
  • Yaskawa-Solectria Solar at 350 Merrimack Street was ranked #6 as The Largest Clean Energy Company in Massachusetts

Riverwalk Properties Keeps Expanding!  Riverwalk Properties is a 43D Expedited Permitting Location, and a Priority Development Site, located right off Route 495. Sal Lupoli works closely with City Officials and his tenants to guide them through the permitting process. The below video is an example of a developer, business owner, city officials and chamber of commerce members working together to make business happen in Lawrence! Lawrence is located in a HUB Zone, Economic Target Area, Economically Distressed Area, is a BioReady Community, a Gateway City, and is designated as a Growth District Community. Lawrence is home to Lawrence General Hospital, which serves the entire region.  Try dining at the Terra Luna Cafe, or the ThreeDogzDiner , Cafe Azteca, The Claddagh Pub, Inaka, Tripoli Pizza and Bakery, the Yokohama-Japanese Steakhouse, or  Salvatore’s Restaurant just to name a few.  Click HERE for a description on what all these economic business incentives mean for doing business in the City of Lawrence.