Economic Development & Planning

Business Support Programs and Incentives 

Haverhill’s success in maintaining that solid economic base stems from a combination of strategies. The city offers a broad range of economic development resources, from Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program, Economic Opportunity Area (EOA), Abandoned Building Renovation Tax Deduction (ABRTD), Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP), Haverhill's own North Eastern MA Career Center and Workforce Investment Board, Gateway Community Status, and more.

The City of Haverhill is a business-friendly community as proven by its customer service efforts and technical support to occupying companies. We provide assistance to our employers through a collaborative effort of local agencies, state offices, and municipal services.

A few of the Technical Support Services for business:

  • Chamber of Commerce 
  • Workforce Investment Board
  • North Eastern MA Career Center
  • MA Office of Business Development
  • MA Development

Gateway Community Status

Being a Gateway Community, the City of Haverhill actively participates with the State of MA to utilize the EDIP (Economic Development Incentive Program) in providing local and state tax abatements. Of the 351 towns and cities in MA, there are only 26 Gateway Communities. 

Gateway status combined with tax incentives is an additional bonus for choosing Haverhill as your company’s home-base.

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