Resources

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Eight Ways Nature Supports New Hampshire's Economy
New Hampshire is fortunate to have many natural assets that support our quality of life and economic vibrancy. In a new info brief we share eight…
Location: Durham Campus
Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Nature Economy Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Nature Supports a Vibrant Downtown Economy
Nature and access to natural assets can be important components of a downtown economy. In this new brief from the Nature Economy Collaborative, we…
Location: Durham Campus
Economic Development, Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Nature Economy Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Strengthening Connections: Downtowns & Trails - Ossipee, NH 2022
Over the past two years, interrupted but not deterred by the ongoing pandemic, we worked adaptively and creatively with the Ossipee Economic…
Community & Economic Development Research Report
Strengthening Connections: Downtowns & Trails - Keene, NH 2022
Over six months, from Sept. 2021-March 2022, we worked with the City of Keene on how to better connect two rail trails with their downtown businesses…
Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Nature Economy Community & Economic Development Research Report
Fourteen Tips for Cultivating your Entrepreneurial Community
An entrepreneurial community is a community that intentionally acts to cultivate and support entrepreneurs. Focusing on building business and…
Location: Durham Campus
Economic Development Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
How to Conduct a Community Assessment
Why Conduct a Community Assessment? A community assessment gathers data from community members to assess the current situation in a city or town. As…
Location: Durham Campus
Economic Development Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Communities and Small Business Working on Resilience
The pandemic has disrupted the economy, employment, and community vibrancy. Small towns and main streets have been especially hard hit by the impact…
Location: Durham Campus
Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Impacts of COVID-19 on Nature and Economy in Northern New Hampshire
During the summer of 2020, we interviewed 20 economic development and conservation volunteers about the impact of the pandemic in Northern NH…
Location: Durham Campus
Community & Economic Development
Community Engagement Report: Hood Park, Derry NH 2020
In the summer of 2020, the Town of Derry began the process of engaging the community to determine the future of Hood Park. Goals included creating a…
Community Leadership Community & Economic Development Research Report
Community and Economic Development 2020 Impacts
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Location: Durham Campus
Community & Economic Development
Characteristics of a Vibrant Downtown
A downtown assessment collects data and information to provide a deeper understanding of the situation to help determine where to focus efforts to…
Location: Durham Campus
Economic Development Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Outdoor Dining Spaces during COVID-19
On May 1, 2020, Governor Sununu issued Executive Order #40 (also referred to as “Stay at Home 2.0”), which extends the Stay at Home order to May 31,…
Location: Durham Campus
Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Getting Started with Grant Writing
Grants are an essential piece of taking a project from idea to implementation but the process can often be intimidating and overwhelming. Grants can…
Location: Durham Campus
Community & Economic Development
Nature Economy Fact Sheet #3: Economic Impact Analysis
Economic impact analysis is an important tool for community and regional decision making. However, it is a tool that is sometimes not fully…
Location: Durham Campus
Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Nature Economy Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Tips and Tools for Virtual Meetings
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations easily. However, it is important for meeting hosts and participants…
Location: Durham Campus
Community Leadership Community & Economic Development
Best Practices: Hosting a Virtual Meeting
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations efficiently. In order to make your meeting as productive as possible…
Location: Durham Campus
Community Leadership Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Best Practices: Participating in a Virtual Meeting
Virtual meetings provide an opportunity to gather people in different locations efficiently. In order to make your meeting as productive as possible…
Location: Durham Campus
Community Leadership Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
First Impressions: Derry NH 2019
First Impressions is an assessment program that examines a downtown through the eyes of potential residents, visitors and businesses, helping…
Community & Economic Development Research Report
Nature Economy Fact Sheet #2: Values of Freshwater Recreation in NH
New Hampshire’s freshwater resources provide numerous values to both residents and visitors. New Hampshire has over 1,000 Lakes and 10,000 miles of…
Location: Durham Campus
Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Nature Economy Community & Economic Development Fact Sheet
Rivers and Economic Development Research Brief
Throughout history, rivers have been drivers of economic development. Many communities have rivers running through their downtowns and when rivers…
Location: Durham Campus
Tourism, Outdoor Recreation & Nature Economy Community & Economic Development Research Report