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Economic Development Resources

Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Bedford
Bedford Economic Development Corp.
Contact: Keith Hickey, Director of Finance...View details

Belknap
Belknap County Economic Development Council (BCEDC)
BCEDC provides municipalities and the business community with complimentary technical assistance services in Business Planning, financing referrals, workforce development, site and facility location,...View details

Berlin
Business Enterprise Development Corporation (BEDCO)
Contact: William J. Andreas, Executive Director BEDCO efforts focus on diversifying and expanding the North Country economy through the provision of credit for the expansion and retention...View details

Bethlehem
Business Information Center
Provides regional planning and community development assistance to the northern 51 communities in New Hampshire. North Country Council serves as the regional planning commission and provides...View details

Bristol
Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC)
Serving 39 communities in Grafton County to facilitate the creation and retention of high quality employment opportunities and assist with community economic growth in a manner desired by its...View details

Campton
Campton Economic Development Committee
Serving the Campton community through assisting with relocation, work and recreational issues....View details

Claremont
City of Claremont Development Authority
Offers assistance facilitating borrowing opportunities ...View details

Claremont
City of Claremont Planning & Development

Colebrook
Colebrook Development Corporation
Colebrook Development Corp is a non-profit, 501c3 corporation dedicated to creating economic opportunities in the Colebrook, New Hampshire area. Services include volunteer business counseling...View details

Concord
Capital Region Loan Fund
A targeted loan pool, organized by local banks and the CRDC, designed to enhance economic opportunity in the region by assisting small businesses which will provide opportunities for employment...View details

Concord
Capital Regional Development Council (CRDC)
CRDC promotes economic development encouraging new business start-ups, relocations to the area, and business expansions in support new jobs and tax based growth. Activities include land development,...View details

Concord
City of Concord Community Development Department
Contact: Kenneth Lurvey, CED - Business Development Coordinator...View details

Concord
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) is a Federally mandated program headed by the US Department of Transportation. The purpose of...View details

Concord
NH Business Resource Center (NHBRC)
NHBRC offers comprehensive business and community assistance services for those interested in starting, relocating, expanding or enhancing their business in New Hampshire. Assistance includes...View details

Concord
NH Community Loan Fund
The Community Loan Fund turns investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives across New Hampshire. We collaborate with a wide range of donors and lenders, and...View details

Concord
Small Business Administration (SBA) New Hampshire District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Concord
State of NH, Executive Department Office of Energy and Planning (OEP)
OEP provides information, data and guidance to assist decision makers on issues pertaining to development, land protection, energy use and community planning. Guides the state's future growth...View details

Conway
Business Information Center
Promotes responsible economic growth and opportunities and strives for sustainability through facilitating job retention, supporting and initiating a better transportation system, promoting a...View details

Derry
Derry Development and Preservation Corp.
Contact: Ronald C. Hilfiker, Executive Director...View details

Derry
Derry Economic Development Corp.

Dover
Dover Community Development Office Dover Economic Loan Program
Contact: Rick Jones, Community Development Coordinator...View details

Dover
Dover Economic Development Corp. (DEDC)
Contact: Daniel J. Barufaldi, Economic Development Director...View details

Dover
Southeast Economic Development Corp. (SEDC)
Serving Strafford County and Manchester area as a subordinate lender, gap financier and direct lender to businesses requiring loans in excess of banking parameters, or for projects creating or...View details

Dover
Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC)
The SRPC includes 17 eastern NH communities and addresses a wide range of community and regional planning issues such as transportation, land use, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and others. ...View details

Durham
NH Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) State Director's Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Exeter
Exeter Development Commission
Contact: Peter Dow, Planning Director...View details

Exeter
Rockingham Economic Development Corp. (REDC)
Promotes responsible, sustainable economic development activities in the 37 communities of Rockingham County by creating jobs for low to moderate income people and by accessing alternative financing...View details

Franklin
Franklin Business and Industrial Development Corp. (FBIDC)
Promotes economic expansion in the Greater Franklin area by providing business planning assistance, grant writing and administration, training programs and courses, financial and loan programs...View details

Holderness
Northern Community Investment Corp. (NCIC)
Serving the business and communities of Vermont?s Northeast Kingdom (Essex, Orleans and Caledonia counties) and the North Country of New Hampshire (Coos, Carroll and Grafton counties) by assisting...View details

Keene
NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Keene State College
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Keene
South West Regional Planning Commission
Works in partnership with the communities of NH's Southwest Region to promote sound decision-making for the conservation and effective management of natural, cultural and economic resources. ...View details

Lancaster
Coos Economic Development Corporation (CEDC)
CEDC promotes economic development in Coos County by working to create jobs for individuals with low to moderate income, by working with new and existing businesses and by fostering overall community...View details

Lancaster
Northern Community Investment Corp. (NCIC)
Serving the business and communities of Vermont?s Northeast Kingdom (Essex, Orleans and Caledonia counties) and the North Country of New Hampshire (Coos, Carroll and Grafton counties) by assisting...View details

Lebanon
City of Lebanon Planning Office
Contact: Ken Niemczyk, City Planner...View details

Lebanon
NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Upper Valley Advising Center
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Lebanon
Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC)
The purpose of the UVLSRPC is to promote coordinated development of 30 towns located in New Hampshire and Vermont, through the provision of technical planning assistance to member communities...View details

Littleton
Littleton Economic Development Task Force
Robert Copenhaver, Chairman...View details

Littleton
Littleton Industrial Development Corp.
Paul McGoldrick, President...View details

Littleton
NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) North Country Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Londonderry
Londonderry Economic Development

Manchester
City of Manchester Economic Development Office
Under City of Manchester Revolving Loan Fund, offers business loans of up to $50,000 for working capital, or $100,000 for fixed assets for companies unable to access traditional financing venues...View details

Manchester
Manchester Planning and Community Development
Robert MacKenzie, Planning Director...View details

Manchester
NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Manchester Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Manchester
Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC)
The SNHPC's main purpose is to increase communication, cooperation and coordination among the local governments in 13 communities including the City of Manchester and 12 surrounding communities....View details

Meredith
Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC)
The LRPC mission is to provide a quality environment, to increase economic opportunity and to encourage cultural development by supporting local efforts with education, technical assistance,...View details

Milford
Milford Downtown Ongoing Improvement Team (DO-IT)
DO-IT is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote prosperity and vitality in downtown Milford. Contact: Jessica Hejtmanek...View details

Milford
Milford Industrial Development Corp.
Local group working on economic development issues in Milford. Contact: Bill Parker, Planner Contact: Al Hicks, President - 603-673-7964 ...View details

Nashua
City of Nashua, Office of Economic Development
Offers a wide range of information and resources for those starting, running or growing their business....View details

Nashua
Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC)
NRPC provides technical planning services to 12 communities in southern New Hampshire, including reporting services, data products, transportation opportunities and alternatives and more. ...View details

Nashua
Nashua Revolving Loan Fund, Department of Economic Development
Targeted for permanent working capital and fixed asset financing for start-up and existing businesses in the greater Nashua area including Nashua, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield,...View details

Nashua
NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Nashua Office
This office covers the Nashua and Salem regions. The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to...View details

Nashua Region
Gateway Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC)
Promotes economic development by offering financing for acquisition of land and buildings, construction of commercial buildings, and purchase of machinery and equipment. Contact: Douglas Brown Contact:...View details

North Country
North Country Council
Provides information, regional advocacy, technical assistance, community education, and direct service to the region, its organizations, and political subdivisions for the purpose of encouraging...View details

North Hampton
Coastal Economic Development Corporation (CEDC)
Private, non-profit serving Seacoast region including Portsmouth, Newington, New Castle, Greenland, Rye, North Hampton, Hampton, Seabrook, Kensington, Hampton Falls, and South Hampton. Provides...View details

Pembroke
Pembroke Economic Development Committee
Laura Scott, Director of Planning and Development...View details

Peterborough
Peterborough Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Office of Community Development
The mission of the Peterborough EDA is to foster economic and industrial development in the town of Peterborough. The Business Development Office focuses on creating jobs, expanding the tax base,...View details

Portsmouth
City of Portsmouth, Economic Development
Acts as the City's liaison to Portsmouth businesses offering assistance to businesses and individuals interested in starting, expanding operations, or relocating to Portsmouth. Services include...View details

Portsmouth
Pease Development Authority (PDA)
Works to initiate economic opportunity and create private sector employment by capitalizing on the unique facilities available at Pease while perserving the seacoast's quality of life and environment. George...View details

Portsmouth
Portsmouth Community Development Dept.
Cindy Hayden, Director...View details

Rochester
NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Seacoast Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Rochester
Rochester Economic Development Commission
Kenn Ortmann, Director-Planning and Development...View details

Somersworth
Somersworth Department of Development Services
Assists business and industry in expansion and relocation plans as well as planning and development, such as site acquisition, planning and zoning, building permitting, and assessment. Recommends...View details

St. Johnsbury
Northern Community Investment Corp. (NCIC)
Serving the business and communities of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom (Essex, Orleans and Caledonia counties) and the North Country of New Hampshire (Coos, Carroll and Grafton counties) by assisting...View details

Wolfeboro
Wentworth Economic Development Corp. (WEDCO)
WEDCO promotes and supports the retention of existing businesses, the relocation of environmentally friendly businesses, and the establishment of new ventures for the creation of career opportunities...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
A private not-for-profit organization providing economic development leadership in the Keene and Peterborough regions. Its purpose is to enhance industrial and business activities to improve...View details

Statewide
NH Dept. of Resources & Economic Development (DRED)
DRED consists of four divisions; Forest and Lands, Parks and Recreation, Division of Travel and Tourism Development and Economic Development. Services available to businesses looking to relocate,...View details

Statewide
NH Rural Development Council
Address a wide variety of issues and concerns relating to strengthening rural communities. Nancy P. DuBosque, Executive Director...View details

Statewide
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH)
Works in partnership with the state's Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) and regional and local organizations to help bring new businesses to the state and enable existing...View details

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