Main Street Resiliency

  • Main street of NH city

The Heart of the Community

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

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An innovative assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communities to learn about their downtown’s assets and opportunities for improvement.

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outdoor kiosk and sculptures

Main Street Academy

We discuss, analyze and consider strategies for downtown revitalization.

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Downtown view of NH city

Resiliency Academy

Offered in partnership with NH Small Business Development Center, Resiliency Academy brings together small businesses and community leaders to work towards a resilient future. 

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Downtown view of NH city


Resiliency Academy, a partnership between NH SBDC and UNH Cooperative Extension, begins May 25 with a virtual educational session, continues June 1 wi... Learn More
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
For centuries, communities across New England and New Hampshire have undergone dramatic changes resulting from a slate of forces, from the introductio... Learn More


The pandemic has disrupted the economy, employment, and community vibrancy. Small towns and main streets have been especially hard hit by the impact t... Learn More
A downtown assessment collects data and information to provide a deeper understanding of the situation to help determine where to focus efforts to str... Learn More
Main street has been impacted by the pandemic: small, local businesses shuttered, community activity and vibrancy lost abruptly and on a large scale. ... Learn More