Economic Development

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Strengthening Local and Regional Communities


Cooperative Extension helps to strengthen local and regional economies by providing communities and organizations with programs and educational resources aimed at growing and sustaining existing businesses, cultivating an entrepreneurial ecosystem, enhancing Main Street, supporting diverse housing, enhancing the quality of life, and building community vibrancy. 


Business Engagement and Retention

Building the local economy by identifying and addressing the needs, challenges and opportunities of business.

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Business and Entrepreneurship

Bringing best practices and guidance for steps that communities can take to become friendly to entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Main Street Revitalization & Resiliency

Innovative programs for local leadership to look at assets, create a vision and focus on strengthening place. 

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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
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
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations easily. However, it is important for meeting hosts and participants to... Learn More

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
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations efficiently. In order to make your meeting as productive as possible, ... Learn More