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

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
The UNH President’s Embrace NH Tour included a stop in Franklin to feature the positive impacts of engaging the community. In 2015, Extension CED bega... Learn More
This position is based at Extension's Sullivan County office in Newport, N.H.
The Sullivan County Community and Economic Development field specialist, based in Newport, New Hampshire, will provide educational outreach, technical... Learn More

Events

Resources

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
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations efficiently. In order to make your meeting as productive as possible, ... Learn More
New Hampshire is fortunate to have many natural assets that support our quality of life and economic vibrancy. In a new info brief we share eight spec... Learn More
Nature and access to natural assets can be important components of a downtown economy. In this new brief from the Nature Economy Collaborative, we det... Learn More