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

Iris, the newest Habitat for Humanity homeowner in Nashua, New Hampshire shares her experience and insight with Lyla Boyajian, MPP Fellow and Housing ... Learn More
During a weekend in mid-March, over 2,000 people flowed into the Thomas F. Sullivan Ice Arena at St. Anselm College in Goffstown. This wasn’t a hockey... Learn More
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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

Events

Resources

A vibrant community relies on several key components, including economic vitality, community health, natural resources and recreation, community engag... Learn More
Many communities have trails in close proximity to their downtowns/village centers/business districts. We share the opportunities and challenges of wo... Learn More
Over a series of months, we worked with the Hopkinton, New Hampshire community on how to better connect its trails with its business center, the Villa... Learn More
The town of Antrim, New Hampshire conducted a two-day community visioning session on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 2023. The forum utilized... Learn More
Cultivating Farm Experiences is a four-part Zoom webinar series that examines agritourism. Each session focuses on the different aspects of incorporat... Learn More