COVID-19 • Preventative measures are necessary to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 Virus and will have an impact on our programming. Specifically, any program with 25 or more participants will need to be postponed until after April 15, 2020.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Impact Survey

These are exceptionally difficult times for businesses experiencing the impact and uncertainty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We would like to assist our business community by conducting this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Impact Survey. The impact data that you can provide is valuable to federal, state, and local leaders as they make resource response decisions. We will share this data with them.

Working together, we can help those who are helping us. Please complete this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey and share the link with other businesses and networks. It will be available to be taken until Wednesday, April 1, 2020.


Estos son tiempos excepcionalmente difíciles para las empresas que experimentan el impacto y la incertidumbre del Coronavirus (COVID-19). Nos gustaría ayudar a nuestra comunidad negociante mediante la realización de esta Encuesta de Impacto Comercial de Coronavirus (COVID-19). Los datos de esta, llegarán a los líderes federales, estatales y locales a medida que tomarán decisiones importantes sobre recursos en su comunidad y negocio. Compartiremos estos datos con ellos.

Tu cooperacion con esta encuesta nos ayudará a proveer mejor recursos. Complete esta encuesta de Coronavirus (COVID-19) y comparta el la encuesta con otras empresas y redes. Estará disponible hasta el miércoles 1ro de Abril del 2020.

Laura Swanson, Directora ejecutiva
The Enterprise Center

Haga clic aquí para completar nuestra encuesta


Natives peopled the North Shore for eons, drawn by the excellent fishing and, we can only surmise, by the beauty of the land as well. An early 17th century epidemic, probably smallpox, decimated our local tribes, facilitating the ability of English colonists to establish a foothold on Cape Ann, beginning in Gloucester in 1623.

The original settlers were Puritan, drawn by the promise of religious freedom, their presence most visibly noted in the infamous Salem Witch Trials, which actually inspired fear as far north as modern Maine.

But waves of other immigrants defined the North Shore as well.  Portuguese and Italians made Gloucester synonymous with fishing, French Canadians and Poles arrived in the 19th and early 20th centuries to work in world famous textile mills and shoe factories.

History is still visible today in countless historic sites like the Saugus Iron Works, museum collections, historic societies, even our shopping districts residential neighborhoods.
The grand captains’ houses of Newburyport’s High Street or Salem’s Chestnut Street speak to the wealth derived from the Asian trade, while many North Shore estates stand as monuments to 19th and early 20th century captains of industry.

Innovation by the ocean
Three historic firsts
Marblehead and Beverly share honors as the birthplace of the U.S. Navy. Salem is considered the birthplace of the National Guard, and, in 1938, the Salem Maritime National Historic Site became the first of the National Park Service’s historic sites.