Our history is as rich as the Merrimack Valley itself
Built upon the principles of history, industry and technology, MVMB is the result of a collaboration between like-minded organizations. In 2004, the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) was approached by the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce to develop a site to promote Haverhill. The project was launched as Haverhill Means Business (HMB). This initial project (now part of MVMB), led to recreating the same project for the Merrimack Valley Chamber in 2006. Merrimack Valley Means Business (MVMB) was then created to support the entire Merrimack Valley region, which now includes the original HMB site. This region-wide project resulted in an award-winning, technologically advanced website at the time.
MVMB fosters community growth and economic development by supporting the relocation of new and expansion of existing businesses in the Merrimack Valley region through the streamlining of local information.
Staffing and administration of Merrimack Valley Means Business is made possible through an annual grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), under the U.S. Department of Commerce. As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, EDA plays a critical role in fostering regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States. MVPC is proud to work with EDA to support existing and attract new businesses to the Merrimack Valley.