The Merrimack Valley in New England is something extraordinary to behold. From quaint farm country to vibrant urban neighborhoods to quintessential seacoast towns, this region offers something for everyone. Diversity is our specialty, and our region is comprised of fifteen unique, proud communities all tied together by a commitment to collaboration and a common, natural thread—the Merrimack River.

Our four key Program Areas include initiatives that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our member communities, to help municipal officials and staff do what they do better.

Economic Development & Planning

Our work in the region is dedicated to cultivating a prosperous, inclusive, and thriving region through a diverse and sustainable economy.



We work with our communities and concerned citizens to protect the region’s natural resources and bring development and preservation balance to the Merrimack Valley.


GIS & Information Technology

In a dynamic and evolving technical landscape, we bridge the gap between technology and solutions that help our communities.



Collaborating with our communities and partners to ensure that the Merrimack Valley has a dynamic multi-modal transportation network that works for all people.


Established in 1959 with a mission to promote the orderly growth and preservation of the region, what we do is simple: we plan, innovate and promote.

MVPC in Action – keep up with our involvement throughout the Merrimack Valley region

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