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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.192J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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The Merrimack Valley: Challenges, Assets, and Potential for Growth 11.481 Final Report 1
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Research Question 2 Given the Commonwealth’s limited resources, and the unique challenges faced by Lawrence, what are priorities for economic revitalization in the Merrimack Valley? Courtesy of Debmalya Guha. Used with permission.
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Product Cycle Clustering beneficial in early stages of product development, typically around large urban areas Mature product less dependent on cluster, more dependent on economies of scale Standardized production enables relocation to lower cost locations 3 Sources: Dawkins, C. J. (2003). Regional Development Theory: Conceptual Foundations, Classic Works, and Recent Developments . Journal of Planning Literature , Vol. 18, No. 2 (November), pp. 131 153.
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The Merrimack Valley Region A cluster of cities and towns around the Merrimack River, defined by the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) as: Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury Assumptions: Jurisdictional differences between MA and NH MVPC boundaries are an agreed upon grouping of places tied together by spatial proximity and common interests/activities/issues. 4 Newbury Newburyport Salisbury Amesbury Merrimac Haverhill Georgetown Rowley Groveland Boxford North Andover Andover Lawrence Methuen Merrimack River Merrimack Valley Region Towns Essex Country 0 2.5 5 10 Miles 0 25 50 100 Miles N West Newbury Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare.
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History of the Region 5 Cities were built around the river to take advantage of water power Economic growth of the region coincided with 19 th century’s growth in the textile industry Decline of the region induced by lower cost locations and capital disinvestment, which continued through the 1970s Photograph of Lawrence removed due to copyright restrictions.
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similar and improving development trajectory; Lawrence was the exception. 6
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