Economic and Business Development

Welcome to Beverly! 

The City of Beverly is a spectacular location to live, work, play, learn and grow your business. Explore our economic development web page to learn more about Beverly’s vibrant economy, many amenities, natural beauty and welcoming neighborhoods.  Please get in touch with Denise Deschamps via email at ddeschamps@beverlyma.gov or by phone at 978-605-2356 if you have questions about Beverly, the permitting process, retail/commercial space for lease, and more. If you want to see where these properties are located in Beverly and discover other facts use our robust GIS system.

ARE YOU THINKING OF STARTING A BUSINESS OR HAVE YOU ALREADY TAKEN THE LEAP BUT HAVE MORE QUESTIONS NOW THAN WHEN YOU BEGAN THE PROCESS?  This is the time of year when many local/area organizations offer a number of seminars to help answer those questions.  Several suggestions:  Check out The Enterprise Center located in Salem Massachusetts, the Center for Women and Enterprise in Boston, Massachusetts and SCORE in Beverly, Massachusetts.

REMEMBER TO “KEEP IT LOCAL” AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!

IMPORTANT RESOURCES:  MASSECON, a private, not for profit entity helps businesses locate sites and incentive programs.  Most of the incentive programs are administered by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD).

THE US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HAS VALUABLE GUIDANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS.  CLICK HERE FOR THEIR WEBSITE.

Click here to learn more about the Beverly Harbor-Waterfront Planning Process and many other long -range planning projects undertaken by the Planning and Development Department.

CITY of BEVERLY has a designated OPPORTUNITY ZONE. 


 Essex Heritage Scenic Byway Kiosk

Thanks to an initiative by Essex Heritage and input from many local groups the Essex Heritage Scenic Byway Kiosk was introduced to downtown Beverly in late 2018.  It presents an exciting opportunity to acquaint visitors and residents alike with the many passive and active recreational activities and events taking place in beautiful Beverly and along the coast North of Boston.  Many thanks to all!  The kiosk is located on Cabot Street next Beverly City Hall (191 Cabot Street).


SPECIAL PROJECT:  UNVEILING OF THE VIETNAM VETERAN MEMORIAL IN DOWNTOWN BEVERLY

Honoring those who served, teaching history, creating public art and making a place you want to visit.

Click here to learn more about the memorial and the revitalization of Vietnam Veteran Memorial Plaza at One Ellis Square.  To view the videos describing the lives and sacrifices of the eleven local men killed in action during the Vietnam War follow this link

Artist:  Jane DeDecker


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BEVERLY BUSINESSES IN THE NEWS!

Tartine Kitchen and Eatery Expands to include Wine Bar

This elegant eatery with a Belgian flair, located at 192 Cabot Street, expanded recently and now includes a wine bar.  Read more!


New Micro Hotel Finds the Perfect Niche in Downtown Beverly.

Live theatre and entertainment venues, restaurants and retail shops will soon be joined by a “micro” hotel in the heart of downtown Beverly.  Micro hotels cater to travelers who favor the convenience of spending time in a compact area that is chock full of amenities and are less concerned with the square footage of their hotel room.  Click here for more of the story.

WCVB’s [Channel 5] Made in Massachusetts segment highlights KROHNEClick here to see the video.

Beverly’s Life Science and Tech Boom is in the news!  Click here for article in BISNOW.

The Salem News recently profiled KROHNE which just held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of its new  Advanced Manufacturing Facility and International Headquarters in Beverly!  In the midst of this excitement they also received honors from MassEcon receiving an Economic Impact Award. Winners of this prestigious award will be officially announced during a ceremony on November 20.

Communications and Power Industries, Device Technologies and Parlee Cycles Each Receive Grant from Commonwealth of MA in Collaboration with the Smaller Business Association of New England. Click here to learn more.

Art by Alyssa Featured on Chronicle (WCVB-TV)

Yes, our very own Alyssa Waters and her beautiful creations were featured on Chronicle last night(November 29).  Click here to see the piece detailing Alyssa’s perspective on creating art along with some of her work.

Mary G. Puma, President and CEO of Axcelis Technologies of Beverly recognized by The Commonwealth Institute and The Globe Magazine as one of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts in 2017.

Boston Business Journal recognizes Gentile Brewing as one of the exciting new breweries in MA.

New England Journal of Real Estate names construction of HighRes Biosolutions’ headquarters  in Beverly (with Connolly Brothers of Beverly as the developer) their PROJECT OF THE MONTH!

Read more by clicking here.

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Above: Rendering of HighRes Biosolutions’ new headquarters

New England Real Estate Journal’s October 6th, 2017 issue names another Beverly project as its “Project of the Month.”  This time it is KROHNE’s new advanced manufacturing facility and international training headquarters located at Cherry Hill Park. Click here for more details.

People are talking… yet again about Beverly’s North Shore InnoVENTURES.  Leading  accelerator for cleantech and biotech startups with supportive eco-system embedded.  Read more in Travis McCready’s (Mass. Life Science Center) blog:  “…you do not have to locate in Kendall Square to be successful.”

MOVIES ARE BEING MADE in BEVERLY-Photos of film crew setting up in downtown Beverly

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Development Showcase 2016

Map Highlighting Commercial and Industrial Zones and Points of Interest (click on the map to view a larger version)

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