Economic Development

A walk with John Christ and Joe Perez
In January 2024, Lyla Boyajian, met with John Christ and Joseph (Joe) Perez. John is the Chair of the Plymouth New Hampshire Planning Board and anothe... Learn More
Mountain biking economic analysis supports community decision making and engages students
Mountain biking is an increasingly popular outdoor recreation activity in New Hampshire and beyond. Communities recognize mountain biking's economic o... Learn More
Danica Melone is Peterborough’s Director of Planning and Building, and she told me that Peterborough has decided to pursue ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Un... Learn More
Practical Strategies for Community Organizations with Limited Evaluation Resources
Many community-serving organizations struggle to capture the impacts of their work. Reasons include the lack of a formal system or structure by which ... Learn More
Market System Development is a sector-focused approach, aiming to grow targeted industries by addressing the challenges that the industry is facing. E... Learn More
An Interview with Jen Hunter of the Plymouth Family Resource Center
Municipalities are often on the front lines. Over the past year, we have heard that one of the most difficult challenges for towns is to meet the need... Learn More
Many communities in New Hampshire have traditional downtowns or village centers; places that are the heart of the city or town. These areas are define... Learn More
With the increasing need for quality housing, conversations about whether, and how, to permit short-term rentals tend to be challenging. Short-term re... Learn More
UNH Cooperative Extension is pleased to welcome Matt Marzolo to the Community and Economic Development program team. Matt recently started his role as... Learn More
ADUs (accessory dwelling units) have long been heralded as part of the solution to the housing shortage, and both the NH State Legislature and the Ver... Learn More