Open For Business

Accessibility & 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
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  • 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

Commerce Space


  • 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.
    • State incentive programs available for investments that create jobs. These state programs can be paired with local incentives for added value.