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.
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.
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.