Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 3, Issue 3

103 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3 AMESBURY, MASSACHUSETTS Make History Here T he city of Amesbury, Massachusetts has found its brand. “Make History Here”– the city’s newly adopted tagline – perfectly encapsulates the city’s entrepreneurial spirit and historic legacy. “What we have seen over time, what’s withstood time, is that we are a community of makers,” says Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove. “We want to celebrate the history of those innovators and creators and all the things that were made, whether that was carriages or boats or nails or textiles. Today, people make a variety of things including surf boards, air dehumidifiers and cannabis.” Founded in 1668, Amesbury has a deep history as a manufacturing community, starting as a mill town producing textiles. The city continued adapting to the needs of the time, soon producing nails, carriages, and eventually automobile bodies. In recent years, Amesbury has rediscovered that history. Efforts have been made to preserve its historic architecture, Photo Courtesy of Caitlin Thayer