Economic Development & Planning


Welcome to the City of Haverhill's Economic Development portal!

The City of Haverhill is uniquely suited for your business location or expansion. We are prepared to meet your needs for purchasing or leasing space and assisting you to become operational as quickly as possible with our expedited approach to permitting. Time is money and we know that, so we are organized to get you up and running in the City in the fastest timeframe possible. You will find links here to workforce information, demographics, financing tool and much more but of first importance is available facilities for your business. Below you will find a variety of industrial and office/retail properties available in the city for lease or sale. Please take a look at what we have and then allow the City to prepare a customized response to your business. Contact information, available property listings and other links are listed below. Reach out and let us work for you!

William Pillsbury
Economic Development and Planning Director

Please reach out with any questions


City of Haverhill Master Plan 2005

After reviewing property listings, Please send an E-Mail to:  or call 978-374-2330 with your requirements and we will provide you with that information.  

General Goals:

  • Expand the regional economic base through sustained economic development efforts.
  • Secure new businesses and industries for Haverhill with an emphasis on meaningful job creation and significant advancement of the commercial and industrial tax base.
  • Plan for the growth opportunities for the future in order to ensure the quality of life envisioned for the City of Haverhill.
  • Haverhill: 21st Century Renaissance

The City of Haverhill's Economic Development and Planning Office will provide the framework, leadership and action plan for this effort. Our primary objectives will be the proper implementation of the master plan as it relates to land use policies and zoning bylaws, to support the work of industrial and economic development task forces and commissions and to strengthen efforts to bolster and promote tourism. This outline represents a basic blueprint to match differing challenges in economic development to various needs that can be met by applying resources available to the City of Haverhill.

Special attention will be given to the solicitation and coordination of Federal and State grants. The direction set by the Economic Development and Planning Office will be essential in cultivating intergovernmental and regional cooperation, providing technical assistance in the areas of finance, development, capital planning, and transportation, creating new recreational opportunities, promoting our public schools and assisting new businesses through a streamlined permitting process.

Telephone: 978-374-2330
Fax: 978-374-2315
Economic Development
William Pillsbury
Planning Director: William Pillsbury
Staff: Lori Woodsum
(Planning Board)
Sandra Palmer
(Board of Appeals)
Address: Economic Development
and Planning
City Hall, Room 201
4 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Planning Board
2nd Wed of the Month
at 7:00 PM

Board of appeals Meetings

3rd Wed of the month 

at 7:00 PM

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