The Merrimack Valley Chamber of
Commerce is your one stop economic development business
assistance center-working with local, state and federal
officials and agencies, the Chamber can assist you with
financing opportunities, site and building space location,
permit information, marketing, free business counseling, etc..
We invite you
to bring your business to a thriving center of business and
industry just 25 miles north of Boston. Here, at the crossroads,
of major interstates 93 and 495, proactive city and town
governments work hand - in- hand with business interests to
foster economic growth.
Discover our area's impressive
advantages in education, health-care, recreation, and quality of
life. As you consider the distinctive merits of working and
living in the central Merrimack Valley, we welcome your
inquiries and urge you to plan a visit soon.
WHERE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
To look at this area's Main Streets and lush parklands, you'd
never guess that Fortune 500 corporations are nestled in back
roads just a few miles off. The fact is, hundreds of businesses
call Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, or North Andover home. Many are
transplanted or new businesses choosing to locate here over the
past several years.
They come for many of the same
- Accessibility and convenience
of transportation via Logan International Airport, Lawrence
Municipal Airport, I-93 and I-495
- Low cost land
- Lease and rental rates well
below urban areas
- Supportive, business-friendly
city and town governments
- Availability of public and
- A diverse, adaptable, and
- A cooperative, welcoming
atmosphere among local government
- Training and development
"Our strength is our people, and
we couldn't ask for a more loyal, hardworking, and adaptable
From the Industrial Revolution to
the computer age, the Merrimack Valley area has played a key
role in the development of Massachusetts' economy. As the home
of several leaders in the emerging industries of the next
century, we expect this region to make significant contributions
to the next wave of economic growth. It is a prime spot for any
company interested in relocation or expansion."
The Central Merrimack Valley supports major industry clusters in
fields such a biomed/biotech, telecommunications, textiles
apparel, and high technology-world leaders in their product
fields. Each cluster attracts and supports its own business
network, from specialized suppliers to providers of professional
services such as law and finance. Many other startup,
spin-off, and non-traditional industries flourish here alongside
Corporate giants under highly favorable growth conditions.
JOIN THE BOOM
Find out why so many world-class business and industries choose
to locate here. Low-cost land, affordable lease and rental
space, and hardworking, highly trainable workforce are just a
few of the many compelling reasons.
An outstanding place to live and
Leonard Bernstein, Robert Frost,
Jay Leno, Robert Goulet- they have all called the central
Merrimack Valley home. Why Not You?