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

Creative Economy

  • "As I travel across this country, I have found one thing to be true in state after state: art works. The National Governors’ Association has laid out five strategies currently employed by states to use the arts to help strengthen local economies and drive innovation."
    Rocco LandesmanNational Endowment for the Arts Chairman

While art, theater and musical performance may be the most visible signs of a healthy North Shore creative economy, this sector is fueled as well by hundreds of businesses for that provide creative services or create and promote intellectual property. They include product designers and web designers, chefs, architects and marketing companies, consultants and engineers.

Why here? Research shows that creative business tend to luster where there is a good pool of creative thinkers, access to big city energy and recognition of the importance of life style amenities. Boston’s North Shore has it all.

These businesses use creative thinking to solve problems, help other businesses to become more competitive, and support economic development. The help create a more capable work force. They bring tourists and encourage recreational spending. They also enrich are communities and contribute to the quality of life that draws people and businesses to the North Shore.


  • More than 2600 businesses are part of our regional creative economy, nearly all (87 percent) are sole proprietors.
  • The creative economy in Essex County employs more than 13,600 people and has reported annual revenues of more than $1.2 billion.
  • More than 10 percent of private sector employment on the North Shore can be attributed to part of the creative economy (Seidman, 2008).


  • The Massachusetts Creative Economy Council was created in 2008 specifically to encourage growth of the sector, which also has a strong advocacy group in MassCreative.
  • Montserrat College of Art is the designated North Shore Regional Leader of the Creative Economy Network for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • CEANS – the Creative Economy of the North Shore—provides networking and support services to the sector.


Montserrat College of Art | North Shore Music Theatre