Economic Development and Planning

Plan Locally, Promote Regionally, Develop Economically

A cornerstone of good stewardship of the region is the livelihoods of the people in it. Central to livelihood are housing, wealth, and work. MVPC’s Community and Economic Development mission it to cultivate those essential ingredients to livelihood and help our communities thrive.

Our Services

Land Use and Housing Plans

Provide communities with comprehensive land use planning services, as well as, existing housing and housing production planning.

Site Selection and Analysis

We are well positioned to identify key parcels that can accommodate new development and growth.

Priority Development Area Identification and Promotion

Work with our municipalities on identifying and promoting key areas that can accommodate growth and add value to the region.

Zoning Analysis and Recommendations

Provide comprehensive land use and existing zoning analysis and making recommendations based on land use best-practices.

Business Development/Marketing Efforts

Clearinghouse for business support services, financing, and other programs available in the region. Capable of marketing and branding the regions unique assets.

Communities provide something for everybody when everybody is included in their creation.

Small Business Loan Programs

Provide gap financing for businesses that are creating jobs and adding value to the region.

General Technical Assistance

Deliver a range of assistance on municipal issues.

Cultural Planning and Asset Mapping

Working with regional stakeholders to identify and organize the arts and cultural ecosystems within the Merrimack Valley.

Permitting Guide Development

Demonstrated history of permitting analysis and making recommendations on permit systems and streamlining.

Market/Demographic Data Development and Analysis

Capable of gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing vast quantities of real estate, business, demographic, and housing data into presentable and compelling forms.

Development Coordination

Provide management and coordination services for commercial, industrial, residential, and mixed use developments.

Citizen Planner Training Collaborative Engagement

History of educating interested people in the ethics, legal frameworks, and functions of Planning Departments and relevant governing boards.

Contact us with questions or comments about how we can better serve the Merrimack Valley.

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