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


That tourism and recreation comprise a major industry speaks clearly to the attractions of Boston’s North Shore. Americans and international visitors alike want to see where America began, and we have the historic sites and attractions to show them.

We also have the ocean… and its miles of salt marshes and scenic coastline dotted with quaint towns and historic cities. Our beaches, museums, restaurants and festivals bring day-trippers from Boston and points west. For visitors from Europe or Asia, accustomed to train travel, easy access to the North Shore is a major inducement to explore beyond Boston. Their longer stays and vacation shopping are welcome boosts to our regional economy.

Businesses that cater to visitors, from accommodations to souvenir shops, are prospering and looking forward to the future. So, too, are recreational businesses whose market also includes or focuses on North Shore residents. After all, our North Shore and all of its attractions exist nowhere else. This industry can’t be outsourced.


  • When one counts organizations from hotels and restaurants to whale watching and museums, thousands are employed in tourism and recreation. It is estimated that this cluster has added 2,000 new jobs since 2008, predominantly in accommodation and food service.
  • Nearly 400 restaurants and bars have reported revenues exceeding $250,000
  • A 2014 Essex National Heritage Area report indicates that tourism and recreation generate $153.8 million in economic impact, support 1,832 jobs, and generate $14.3 million in tax revenue…all not including the hundreds of restaurants on the North Shore.
  • Endicott College now offers a degree in Hospitality Management.


  • The Essex Coast Scenic Byway stretches 90 miles from Lynn to Salisbury, linking the scenic views, historic sites and architecture, recreational opportunities of 14 coastal communities.
  • Essex Heritage is working to create a 28-mile Border to Boston bike trail
  • Endicott College now offers programs in both hospitality and hotel management.
  • As many as 100 million Chinese may visit Boston—and many want to visit Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum—as a result of new direct flights to Boston from Hong Kong and Beijing.
  • Essex County boasts nearly 10,000 properties on the National Register of Historic Place; 12 are historic landmarks.


Audubon Society | Cape Ann Museum | Destination Salem | Essex National Heritage | Gloucester Cruiseport | Historic New England | Huse of the Seven Gables | Massachusetts State Parks | North Shore Music Theatre | Peabody Essex Museum | Shalin Liu Performance Center | Wylie Center at Endicott College |and untold restaurants and cafés.