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Strengthening NH’s Visitor Economy

New Hampshire’s iconic natural beauty, local culture and recreational offerings draw more than 10 million visitors annually. These strengths also have the power to revitalize communities, incentivize investment, and attract new residents and workforce talent. Extension is committed to supporting tourism development that sustains and improves the quality of life for residents and protects our cultural and natural resources.

Agritourism Development & Education

From hosting farm stays and events to growing crops for pick-your-own, an increasing number of farms in New Hampshire are finding creative ways to welcome visitors to their properties. Agritourism can be a fun and rewarding way to diversify income but can also lead to new business challenges. UNH Cooperative Extension offers a variety of resources to help farmers, business owners, and destination communities create safe, enjoyable, and memorable farm-based experiences for visitors.

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Destination Development

Destination development involves stakeholder identification and engagement; asset maps and inventories, brand and marketing planning; organizational development, regional collaboration strategies; long-term vision planning; visitor services and product development plan.

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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’s Community and Economic Development team supports communities through a broad range of programs and offerings. One of our s... Learn More
UNH-led interdisciplinary research team receives $15,000 grant to understand the role of the state’s Nature Economy in New Hampshire’s sustainable economic development as Covid-19 continues to shape how the state grows.
UNH-led interdisciplinary research team receives $15,000 grant to understand the role of the state’s Nature Economy in New Hampshire’s sustainable eco... Learn More


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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