Local & Other Information

Enterprise Center at Salem State University


The Enterprise Center at Salem State University welcomes entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals of all ages and experience levels to come in and learn something new. As an advocate and voice for the North Shore small business community, the Enterprise Center is a leader in helping business start and grow in this region.

North Shore Alliance for Economic Development


The North Shore Alliance for Economic Development works to help start-ups and existing businesses alike find the resources they need to thrive on the North Shore. The Alliance advocates for business, solves problems, and makes connections. In person, through this website, or through the Enterprise Center, the Alliance connects you to the resources and people you need.

Economic Development Recovery and Revitalization Task Force

The Economic Development Recovery and Revitalization (EDRR) Task Force was formed to support local businesses during and after the COVID-19 crisis. The group meets twice a week to identify business needs and strategize ways in which to assist in recovery.  Please see results from the Task Force’s recent Coronavirus Impact Survey here.

Economic Development Recovery and Revitalization Task Force Partners

  • Tom Daniel, City of Salem
  • Kate Newhall-Smith, City of Salem
  • Christine Madore, Salem City Counselor
  • John Andrews, Creative Collective
  • Kate Fox, Destination Salem
  • Laura Swanson, Enterprise Center at Salem State University
  • Rinus Oosthoek, Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • Kylie Sullivan, Salem Main Streets
  • Beth Debski, Salem Partnership

Chambers of Commerce

Membership in a local chamber offers many benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within their community and local marketplace.  During this Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, chambers provide valuable information to their members and the community at large.  Below is a listing and links of our area chambers.

Essex County Community Foundation


Essex County Community Foundation inspires philanthropy that strengthens the communities of Essex County by managing charitable assets, strengthening and supporting nonprofits, and engaging in strategic community leadership initiatives.  Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life in the 34 towns and cities of Essex County.

Beverly Main Streets


Beverly Main Streets was started in 2002 by a small group of downtown business and property owners.  The Main Street approach is centered around following a focused, deliberate path to revitalizing or strengthening a downtown, leveraging the district’s unique cultural, educational and historic assets to set it apart.

Salem Main Streets


Salem Main Streets’ mission is the continued revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business retention, recruitment, and promotion of the downtown district.

Creative Collective COVID-19 Resource and Info Page


Creative Collective is a business program that provides opportunities for small businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profits, organizations and individuals that are looking for a more modern and creative approach to business growth and brand awareness. Their COVID-19 Resource includes resources for arts, cultural, and creative individuals and organizations.

North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau


The North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. (NBCVB) was created in 1955 by legislation as one of 16 regional tourism councils in Massachusetts.  It is a private, nonprofit, membership based agency that creates and executes marketing initiatives to increase travel and tourism in the Commonwealth.

How to Support Small Businesses in North of Boston, Massachusetts


This site contains a list of cities and towns North of Boston and changes in the operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Workforce Resources

Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporation


Massachusetts Municipal Association


The MMA is a private, nonprofit organization comprised of city and town leaders in Massachusetts to increase the effectiveness in the municipalities.

The Salem Partnership


The Salem Partnership focuses on key long-range economic development projects with regard to Courts, Ports and Transportation and quality of life in Salem and surrounding region.

SCORE Northeast Massachusetts


As a partner of the Small Business Association, SCORE is an organization of retired professionals who provide free mentoring and learning opportunities to business owners.

Center for Women & Enterprise


The Center for Women & Enterprise assists business owners throughout New England in starting and growing their businesses

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City of Salem


City of Peabody


City of Gloucester



Destination Salem – Local Virtual Activities


Updated list of virtual happenings in the area

Destination Salem – On-line Shopping Guide


Information on Salem businesses selling merchandise on-line

Educational Institutions