Welcome to Peabody

Peabody, MA

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Resources

Getting Started

What every successful business needs to do.

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Contacts Directory

The ultimate useful guide to find important contact information in Peabody.

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Licensing & Permitting

All you need to know about starting your business in Peabody.

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Financing

The City of Peabody’s collaborative approach to financing.

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Meetings

Meeting schedules for City Boards and Commissions.

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News & Announcements

What’s going on in the City of Peabody?

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A Message from the Mayor

Welcome to Peabody.  We value your business and want to do everything we can to help you succeed.  This website is designed to answer your questions and help walk you through the permitting process so you can spend more time running your business and less time at City Hall. In Peabody, we share pride in our beginnings as a farming community, followed by our growth as an industrial center of New England’s leather industry and now in our evolution as a driving force of the region’s economy in the 21st century.  By partnering with businesses like yours, the possibilities and opportunities are endless.  Here’s to your success!

Warmest regards,

Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.,
Mayor, City of Peabody

A Message from the Mayor

Welcome to Peabody.  We value your business and want to do everything we can to help you succeed.  This webpage is designed to answer your questions and help walk you through the permitting process so you can spend more time running your business and less time at City Hall. In Peabody, we share pride in our beginnings as a farming community, followed by our growth as an industrial center of New England’s leather industry and now in our evolution as a driving force of the region’s economy in the 21st century.  By partnering with businesses like yours, the possibilities and opportunities are endless.  Here’s to your success!

Warmest regards,

Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr.,
Mayor, City of Peabody

Why Peabody?

Low Taxes and Utilities

  • Consistently one of lowest tax rates in Essex County
  • Consistently one of the lowest water rates in Essex County
  • Peabody Municipal Light Plant has the lowest and most reliable electric rates in the state

Convenient Location

  • 25 miles north of Boston
  • Junction of Interstate 95, MA Route 128, MA Route 114 and U.S. Route 1
  • Transportation – MBTA Bus service, Peabody Logan Express, minutes from Salem Train Station, Project Mobility, The Ride

Community Profile

  • Population: 51,474 (2018)
  • Size: 16.21 square miles
  • Median Age: 44.7 (2016)
  • Median Family Income: $64,071 (2016)
  • Median Home Value: $423, 405 (2018)
  • Education Levels: 30.1% have a bachelor degree or higher (2016)

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Strong Collaborations

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Business Destination

  • Centennial Park
  • Northshore Mall
  • Medical Hub – Lahey Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Sports Medicine North
  • Revitalized Downtown
  • Breweries

Attractions and Events

Lots to do in Peabody!

  • Brooksby Farm
  • Concert Series
  • Pop-up Pubs
  • Crystal Lake
  • Salem Country Club

…AND MORE!

Businesses love Peabody…

"We love the support from the local community..."

“We love the support from the local community – from the City, the schools and the community members.”

Anita Gokey
Karl’s Sausage Kitchen
One Bourbon Street, Peabody MA

"A shared vision and collaboration..."

“Our relationship with the City of Peabody dates back to 1986…A shared vision and collaboration resulted in the development of over 340,000 SF of 1st Class commercial real estate…Today our relationship with the City’s dedicated team remains strong…We strongly encourage anyone interested in opening or expanding a business on the North Shore to reach out to the City’s talented team…

Greg Regazzini, SVP
Combined Properties, Inc.

Centennial Park, Peabody, MA

"Downtown Peabody was a great place to start my business..."

“Downtown Peabody was a great place to start my business 8 years ago and it has allowed my business to grow along with the City.  We will be doubling in size and I look forward to many more years here!”

Ngo Nguyen
Maki Sushi Bar Inc.

43 Main Street, Peabody MA

 

Business Liaison

 

24 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960

978-532-3000

City Hall

978-538-5775

Office of Business Liaison