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In the Merrimack Valley, we are really looking forward to celebrating National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6th. NSBW is an annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to celebrate and recognize the country’s small businesses, entrepreneurs, and small business advocates and champions. Stay tuned next week on MVPC’s Facebook page and Twitter feed to see […]

Looking to relocate or expand your business? Check out this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Haverhill, MA with over 90,000 SF of space for lease! Located directly off of I-495 at exit 49, the building includes 79,000 SF of Class A Industrial/Manufacturing space, 12,550 SF of office space, air conditioning, and expansion opportunities on the 20.93 acre site. This site is […]

In August 2016, Massachusetts passed the ACT TO PROMOTE ENERGY DIVERSITY, which established a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program. C-PACE is an assessment-based financing mechanism for energy improvements, such as energy efficiency upgrades, renewable energy, and extensions of existing natural gas distribution to a property. To finance improvements, a property owner agrees to a betterment […]

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and DOER are seeking proposals from Massachusetts cities and towns to demonstrate local interest and engagement in participating in the 2017 Solarize Massachusetts program and 2017 Solarize Mass Plus multiple technology pilot program. This program will drive community adoption of solar electricity projects through a partnership focused on localized marketing and […]

Santa just posted some amazing new and revised properties for sale and lease throughout the Merrimack Valley including: Amesbury, Lawrence, North Andover, and Methuen. Here is the newest one in Amesbury: 31,000+ square feet of an industrial manufacturing building is for sale off of Elm Street in historic Amesbury. The LeBaron Bonney Company Complex is […]

Are you curious what the real estate forecast is for 2017? What will be the emerging trends? How can you adapt to embrace those trends? Find out in the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate®. Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is one of the most highly regarded and widely read forecast report in […]

Check out the overhauled list of properties on! Over the past week we have freshened up the list of for-lease and for-sale options for office, warehouse, food production, and retail uses. New space listed for Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence,  and North Andover, but there are numerous options up and down the Merrimack Valley! Explore the […]

Check out the Lawrence Venture Fund! This program, administered by Mill City Community Investments (MCCI), is designed to add value and diversity to the Lawrence business community by making low-cost financing available to assist new and growing businesses. Priority is given to the commercial and mill districts in and around downtown Lawrence. The Venture Fund is made […]

Join the NADO advocacy team on November 16 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET for a webinar on the outcome of the 2016 elections.  The webinar will provide comprehensive analysis of the results of the 2016 Presidential, House, and Senate elections, key leadership and congressional committee changes for the 115th Congress, and gubernatorial and state […]

The City of Lawrence is going to shine a little brighter soon. Two businesses at the Lupoli Development’s Riverwalk complex are installing a 1MW solar array on one of the large converted mill buildings on the site. Scheduled for completion in December, this will be the City’s largest solar array. Read the full article for more details.

The Merrimack Valley experienced another dip in the unemployment rate, going from 4.2% in August to 3.8% in September! This is just above the State average (3.6%) but below the National average of 5.0%. Every community in the Lower Merrimack Valley Region WDA experienced a decline in unemployment rates, including Lawrence, which is at 6.4% […]

Unemployment in the Merrimack Valley is at its lowest rate since the beginning of 2016, at 4.2%! That is a great improvement over January 2016, when it was at 5.4%. Most of the communities in the region experienced a decrease in their jobless rates, with the biggest declines in the Town of Newbury and City of […]

Have a public improvement project that needs funding? Empty lot that needs improvement? Alley-way or building façade that needs a facelift? Well Commonwealth Places is here to fund to it! Commonwealth Places is a crowdgranting challenge program created by MassDevelopment to activate new or distressed public places & community spaces. The program is open to municipalities and non-profits […]

The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Tuesday that median household income increased to $56,516 in 2015, a jump of 5.2% from the 2014 median income of $53,718 and the first increase since 2007. However, real median household income in 2015 was 1.6 percent lower than in 2007, the year before the Great Recession, and 2.4 […]

The Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board just released the July 2016 unemployment numbers. We are pleased to report that the Merrimack Valley unemployment rates are down! In addition to being below the National rate (4.9% vs. 4.4% for the Lower Merrimack Valley), the Region significantly improved over July 2015 rates. Great news all around!