Business & Entrepreneurship

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Our economic development work focuses on promoting solutions for New Hampshire's communities. The end goals are to strengthen local businesses, build local leadership and improve quality of life, all of which support a sustainable and resilient future for our state and citizens like you.


Business Engagement and Retention Program

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

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Economic Profiles

 Allows communities to identify local and regional economic assets and opportunities.

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Economic Development 101

Helps leaders prioritize the needs and implement effective strategies to strengthen a community’s economic base.

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Economic Development Academy

Provides practitioners and community leaders with the skills to retain and grow our NH economy.

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Articles

We have been teaching about community economic resilience as a response to the disruption of the pandemic. This includes resources for small business ... Learn More
An Interview with Karen Bassett of the New England Coffee Festival
Stepping Up the Granite examines the intersection of tourism, community development, and quality of life through interviews with New Hampshire people ... Learn More
The University of New Hampshire is advancing sustainable and affordable energy technologies and facilitating knowledge and technology transfer that wi... Learn More
Research shows that rural communities in New Hampshire are innovating
Extension specialists have contributed to a new book called Building Rural Community Resilience Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Learn More
A Conversation with Mark Hayes of Highland Mountain Bike Park and the Foothills Foundation
Stepping Up the Granite examines the intersection of tourism, community development, and quality of life through interviews with New Hampshire people ... Learn More
Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of our local communities and economies. They start new businesses, create jobs, provide essential ... Learn More

Resources

An entrepreneurial community is a community that intentionally acts to cultivate and support entrepreneurs. Focusing on building business and economic... Learn More
An Introduction to Fiscal Impact Analysis Learn More