City Of Lawrence

 

Top Reasons to do Business in Lawrence

Accessibility and Infrastructure
  • Direct highway access via Route 495 and Route 93
  • 30 Minutes from Boston, MA and Manchester, NH
  • Great supply of water and modern Water and Sewage Treatment Facility with capacity to process 16 millions gallons a day.
  • Direct public transit access to Boston through the MBTA Commuter Rail
  • Lawrence Airport - City owned regional airport http://www.lawrencemunicipalairport.com
 
 
 
 
Workforce
  • Workforce of approximately 34,000 people
  • Regionally positioned to access broad base of skills and professional experience in surrounding communities
  • Proximity to institutions of higher learning in the Greater Boston Area
  • Willing workforce development partners in Northern Essex Community College and Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board
 
 
 

Space For Commerce
 
 
 
Administrative
  • City officials are ready to welcome the business community and provide the necessary support
  • Streamline Permitting

Other advantages and incentives

  • About 75% of Lawrence is located in a U.S. Small Business Administration's HUBzone which allows for loan guarantee programs as well as bid-differentials on federal contracts. http://www.sba.gov/HUBzone
  • State incentive programs available for investments that create jobs.  These state programs can be paired with local incentives for added value.  http://www.mass.gov/hed/business/incentives/edip/
For contact information please visit the Economic Development Department or
 

Abel Vargas
Business and Economic Development Director
978-620-3015
avargas@cityoflawrence.com 

Theresa Park
Planning Director
978-620-3501
tpark@CITYOFLAWRENCE.COM 

James Barnes
Community Development Director
978-620-3011
jbarnes@CITYOFLAWRENCE.COM