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North Shore Commercial Priority Sites for Development Part III 

December 1, 2021 8:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the roles of the North Shore Alliance is to support economic development initiatives across 30 towns along the northeast region of Massachusetts. Not only do we encourage and support growing companies and their leaders, but we also bolster new businesses by providing information about commercial development opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a new business or current business owners...


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Where We Stand: Covid Economic Response in MA

November 16, 2021 8:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For many of us, time may feel like it is standing still in some sort of bizarre suspended animation for the past year or more, as we deal with the covid outbreak.  Thankfully, many organizations including our healthcare sector, manufacturing industry, and government entities have been hard at work helping us deal not only with the day-to-day impacts of the...


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The Economic Pulse: A Spotlight on Newburyport, Massachusetts

November 11, 2021 7:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The North Shore Alliance, or the “Alliance,” prides itself on supporting economic development initiatives across the 30 communities and four Gateway Cities of the North Shore of Massachusetts. Each month we will be conducting a community highlight. We will be taking a look at some of these communities, where they stand economically, and highlight commercial development sites that may be...


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How the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is Helping the Commonwealth Lead the Way 

November 9, 2021 8:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For decades Massachusetts has been a leader in science, technology, and innovation. National accolades and awards include: #1 in Bloomberg’s State Innovation Index for 2015 & 2016; the top tech state for eight consecutive editions of the Milken Institute’s State Tech and Science Index; and named the Center for Data Innovation’s top state for 2017.  It makes sense that during...


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Scam Alerts From the Office of Consumer Affairs 

November 4, 2021 7:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

No one likes to be scammed, duped, or taken advantage of at any time, let alone during a time of a global pandemic. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has been working hard to stay ahead of the numerous covid-19 scams through scam alerts both on a national and local level.  During a North Shore Happenings radio interview...


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Gain College Credit through the Northeast Regional Prior Learning Assessment Consortium (NRPLAC) 

November 2, 2021 8:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  Do you have life or work experience that could be turned into college credit? Now may be a great time to find out if your experiences could help further your career and degree, saving you both time and money.  We recently had a chance to speak with two leaders of the Northeast Regional Prior Learning Assessment Consortium (NRPLAC), Heather...


North Shore Commercial Sites for Development 

October 27, 2021 10:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the roles of the North Shore Alliance is to support economic development initiatives across 30 towns along the northeast region of Massachusetts. Not only do we encourage and support growing companies and their leaders, but we also bolster new businesses by providing information about commercial development opportunities for entrepreneurs to start a new business or current business owners...


Economic Pulse: Spotlight on Lynn, Massachusetts 

October 20, 2021 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The North Shore Alliance, or the “Alliance,” prides itself on supporting economic development initiatives across the 30 communities and four Gateway Cities of the North Shore of Massachusetts. Each month we will be conducting a community highlight. We will be taking a look at some of these communities, where they stand economically, and highlight commercial development sites that may be...


North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau: A Conversation with Ann Marie Casey 

October 13, 2021 10:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are 34 fascinating and uniquely different cities and towns across Essex County. The region is well-known for its hospitality and travel and tourism sector. Unfortunately, the pandemic has hit our region hard. Part of our mission at the North Shore Alliance is to put visitors, businesses, and local residents in touch with other organizations that can help revitalize and...


Salem Main Streets: Revitalizing the Downtown District 

October 6, 2021 7:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The first thing that comes to mind when someone thinks about Salem, Massachusetts is probably the historic period known as the Witch Trials of 1692. Or, maybe Salem conjures up thoughts of the month of October and Halloween.  Salem is so much more than these two things however, and is the perfect place to visit, live, and work. Salem Main...


The Future of Peabody: A Conversation with Mayor Bettencourt 

October 1, 2021 9:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  When home buyers begin their search for real estate that will give them “a little more bang for their buck,” they look for zip codes that allow for more space, an easy commute, and access to amenities. Peabody, Massachusetts fits that description accurately, according to an August 2021 study published in USA Today. According to Realtor.com’s annual list of...


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Impact of Covid-19 on the Massachusetts Economy 

September 29, 2021 12:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This last year-and-a-half has been a roller coaster for many families and business leaders across the Commonwealth and the nation. The initial worry about the spread of the potentially fatal virus quickly expanded into worry about closing businesses, loss of employment, and a major downturn for our local and national economy. Where does Massachusetts economy stand right now in terms...