The Northeast Economic Developers Association has awarded its Best of Class Literature and Promotion Award to "Merrimack Valley: The Crossroads of New England on CD-ROM." The CD-ROM combines a narrated video with an extraordinary amount of detail for developers and businesses interested in the region. As a planning tool, it includes local demographic and economic profiles, REMI economic model forecasts, labor market information, a detailed industrial site inventory and regional development links.
The award was made to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) at NEDA's 2001 conference in Killington, VT. Economic Development Research Group served as contractor to MVPC and prepared the economic forecast analysis section of the CD-ROM. EDR Group also prepared the regional economic development strategy report for the Merrimack Valley Region.