NRPC staff has launched Spark, our Economic Development initiative that aims to provide assistance to member communities in a variety of ways from conducting economic development assessments and strategic planning to providing guidance and suggestions about incentives, marketing, and grant writing and administration.  In addition, the local business community will also benefit from our resources page, marketing materials, data, and networking opportunities.

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News of Interest
U.S. Economic Development Biden-Harris Administration’s Tech Hubs Program Awards Approximately $44 Million to ReGen Valley Tech Hub in New Hampshire to Strengthen the Region’s Capacity as a Global Leader in Biofabrication, January 30, 2024:  Lift Off For Autonomous Helicopter in Nashua, December 11, 2023: BAE Systems, Inc. & U.S. Department of Commerce announce first CHIPS and Science Act Funding To Modernize Microelectronics Facility
Timberline, December 5, 2023: TCI Continues Presence in New Hampshire, Expanding With Timberline Construction
Business NH Magazine, May 29, 2023: Business of the Year: Alene Candles
Union Leader, March 21, 2023: Hudson golf club property sold for $122M; Target Corp. to build distribution center
Union Leader, February 1, 2023: Life is Good to consolidate operations to new Hudson building
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, December 27, 2022: Mason woodcarver Tom LeComte leaves desk job to set out on artistic career
Union Leader, December 19, 2022: Dallas developer secures $32.6M in financing for Merrimack logistics center
November 2022: New grant program for local restaurants
NHMA Town & City Magazine, November/December 2022: Economic Resiliency Planning
NH Business Review, September 23, 2022: NH may reap big benefits from new federal law
September 7, 2022: Wilton Mill Worx purchases historic mill on banks of Souhegan River
Union Leader, August 8, 2022: Commerce Chief, CEO to attend ribbon cutting of silicon carbide factory in Hudson

Featured Resources
For a complete list of available economic development resources, see the Resources section.

​REDC is a nonprofit alternative lender that provides advising, funding, and support to new and existing companies that have challenges accessing traditional financing in New Hampshire.   Business financing is available to new, growing, and challenged businesses who need a lending partner, assistance with restructuring, or finance and expansion.  They also provide no-cost business advising for entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in New Hampshire, including business plan development, financial planning, and marketing an design planning.
CEDS 2023_Website Version 1A CEDS is a plan that outlines a region's economic development needs and goals. It emerges from a continuous planning process developed with a broad based and diverse community participation that addresses the economic potential of an area. The strategy should promote sustainable economic development and opportunity, foster effective transportation systems, enhance and protect the environment and balance resources through sound management of development. REDC has been the keeper of the region's CEDS since 2000.
Click on the image above to review the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2023 Update.
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SBDCLogoNH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is the state’s leading resource for business advising and education. SBDC works with small businesses to help them start, grow, create jobs, and be resilient. Their team of certified business advisors provides highly individualized, confidential advising at no cost to the business. They guide clients on issues that impact their businesses, such as financing, marketing, improving operations, best practices, or bringing new products to market. SBDC also offers relevant eCourses and webinars at  Request advising here and add Nashua Regional Planning Commission in the “Referred by” question, and SBDC will respond to you promptly.

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Jay Minkarah, Executive Director Kate Lafond, Assistant Director
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