Groups Plan Haverhill Economic Forum Thursday

Mayor with Harbor Place drawing

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini admires architect's rendering of Haverhill Place.

Haverhill city leaders and local organizations are holding a public forum Thursday on growing the local economy.

The forum, sponsored by something called “Haverhill Means Business” ostensibly takes place in cooperation with the mayor’s office, the city’s Economic Development and Planning Department and the Greater Haverhill Foundation. It takes place from 5 to 6:15 p.m., Thursday, at Pentucket Bank, 1 Merrimack St., according to Mayor James J. Fiorentini and Creative Haverhill. The forum focuses on “developing strategies to foster economic growth in Haverhill.”

“Participants will be asked to consider the strengths and weaknesses of Haverhill as a business location and offer ideas that could become part of job growth strategies,” a statement said.

The Creative Haverhill website lists the organizer as the Greater Haverhill Foundation, one of the developers of the planned Harbor Place project on Merrimack Street. It is not known whether “Haverhill Means Business”—a name first associated with a website listing available commercial properties—is being repurposed.

Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce President Stacey Bruzzese told WHAV she plans to attend the forum, to be held in the community room at the downtown Pentucket Bank.

WHAV has placed calls to Haverhill Economic Development and Planning Director William Pillsbury Jr. and Greater Haverhill Foundation Managing Director Ronald Trombley, but they were not immediately available for comment.

Those interested in attending are asked to e-mail the Greater Haverhill Foundation at [email protected] to register.

One thought on “Groups Plan Haverhill Economic Forum Thursday