Rivers and Economic Development Research Brief

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Throughout history, rivers have been drivers of economic development. Many communities have rivers running through their downtowns and when rivers are thoughtfully connected and integrated into Main Streets and Central Business districts, towns can go from being a former Mill Town to a thriving River Town. Our new research brief highlights how five communities in New Hampshire are using their rivers for economic development and provides lessons that are transferrable to many other communities across the State and Region.


Associate Extension Professor
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Extension State Specialist/Professor
Phone: (603) 862-5171
Office: Cooperative Extension, Nesmith Hall, Durham, NH 03824