Economic Development & Planning


The Haverhill Economic Development & Planning Department promotes the town's economic development and enhances the quality of life for all of Haverhill's residents. Whether your looking to expand a business that is currently here or start a new business, Haverhill is uniquely suited to your needs. Haverhill is an advantaged city in terms of assets that contribute to economic growth and part of the most dynamic regional economy in the world - the greater Boston region.

Advantages of Haverhill
    • Affordability
    • Highway access (I-495)
    • Commuter rail service (two stops)
    • Workforce availability
    • Strong downtown district
    • Established high-performing industry clusters
    • Business/Industrial Parks with availability
    • Higher education/training assets
    • Sound municipal fiscal footing
    • Merrimack River access
We are prepared to meet your needs for purchasing or leasing space and assisting you to become operational as quickly as possible with our expedited approach to permitting. Time is money and we know that, so we are organized to get you up and running in the City in the fastest timeframe possible. 
The City of Haverhill is committed to 
    • Expanding the regional economic base through sustained economic development efforts.
    • Secure new businesses and industries for Haverhill with an emphasis on meaningful job creation and significant advancement of the commercial and industrial tax base.
    • Plan for the growth opportunities for the future in order to ensure the quality of life envisioned for the City of Haverhill.
    • Haverhill: 21st Century Renaissance
    • City of Haverhill Master Plan 2005

Please send an E-Mail to:  or call 978-374-2330 with any questions you have about doing business in Haverhill. 

William Pillsbury
Economic Development and Planning Director

Please reach out with any questions
Telephone: 978-374-2330
Fax: 978-374-2315
Economic Development
William Pillsbury
Planning Director: William Pillsbury
Staff: Lori Woodsum
(Planning Board)
Sandra Palmer
(Board of Appeals)
Address: Economic Development
and Planning
City Hall, Room 201
4 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Planning Board
2nd Wed of the Month
at 7:00 PM

Board of appeals Meetings

3rd Wed of the month 

at 7:00 PM

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