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 with New Hampshire's 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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Newsletter


Monthly newsletter about New Hampshire community and economic development programs, workshops, events and resources.

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Articles

Bringing community members into the housing discussion will lead to a supported vision and solutions.
New Hampshire communities are feeling the housing crunch and are poised to start considering solutions. We can increase housing one unit at a time and... Learn More
UNH Extension’s Downtowns & Trails program helps communities utilize the natural and built world
NH Extension Community and Economic Development staff are available to help communities understand areas of improvement through the Downtowns & Trails... Learn More
It is with mixed emotions that we share with our community development partners that Penelope Whitman will be moving on from Extension to an exciting ... Learn More

Events

  • October 6th, 2022
    9:00am - 11:00am, We welcome community volunteers, professionals, and students of all types to join us for an interactive panel and walking tour to explore how access to
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Resources

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
Over the past two years, interrupted but not deterred by the ongoing pandemic, we worked adaptively and creatively with the Ossipee Economic Developme... Learn More
Over six months, from Sept. 2021-March 2022, we worked with the City of Keene on how to better connect two rail trails with their downtown businesses.... Learn More
An entrepreneurial community is a community that intentionally acts to cultivate and support entrepreneurs. Focusing on building business and economic... Learn More