Community & Economic Development

Community & Economic Development
Newmarket, NH river side businesses

Building Local Strengths


Our team helps New Hampshire communities, like yours, learn how to assess community needs, engage residents and businesses, make informed decisions, develop effective strategies and take action. The results, which include vibrant downtowns, a greater pride of place among residents and increased tourism, are creating a stronger New Hampshire for everyone.

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Community Leadership


Helping citizen groups stay focused, work together and take action that benefits their communities.

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Economic Development


Working communities to strengthen local businesses, promote entrepreneurship, build local leadership and a skilled workforce, and improve quality of life for all in ways that are sustainable and promote resiliency.

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Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Nature Economy


We work with communities to leverage their natural and cultural resources to create resilient and sustainable economies that highlight the state's diverse natural resources and unique quality of life.  

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Community & Economic Development Newsletter

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Articles

This event was an opportunity for farmers who are looking to sell their products to meet local food buyers, and for food businesses seeking local prod... Learn More
UNH Cooperative Extension is pleased to welcome Nate Bernitz to the Community and Economic Development (CED) team. On January 9th, Nate started his ro... Learn More
Extension’s report will help strengthen trail stewardship in New Hampshire’s northernmost region
To address concerns stemming from increased usage of trails in Coös County during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH ... Learn More

Events

Resources

The Nature Economy Collaborative, supported by UNH Collaborative Research Excellence, is pleased to share a brand-new information brief on the communi... Learn More
As a result of increasing interest in craft breweries for community revitalization in New Hampshire, the Community and Economic Development team has p... Learn More
We aim to help communities connect the environment and natural resources with community goals to create vibrant economies and high quality of life for... Learn More
This report studies possible solutions to trail stewardship challenges in Coos County New Hampshire. Learn More
Population out-migration in New Hampshire has generated efforts focused on retaining and recruiting young adults. This population is essential to the ... Learn More