First Impressions

  • Downtown Laconia at dusk

A Place to Visit, Work and Live


Downtowns are the heart of New Hampshire's communities. First Impressions is 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. Most important, the program provides local residents and business owners the skills to make their community a vibrant place to live, work and visit.


Articles

UNH alumni pursue careers that strengthen communities and economies
UNH alumni pursue careers that strengthen communities and economies Learn More
By Tyler Quinn Smith, Community & Environmental Planning Major, UNH 2018 Last week marked the pinnacle of the First Impressions project as the ... Learn More
Does your downtown impress, or does it fall short? A new program called First Impressions seeks to improve and revitalize downtowns by using feedback ... Learn More

Resources

First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... Learn More


The look and feel of the downtown can influence the decisions of potential residents, visitors, and businesses. A vibrant downtown ser... Learn More
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... Learn More
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... Learn More
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... Learn More
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping communit... Learn More