COVID-19 Regional Economic Development Recovery Plan

 

Featured Resource - New Hampshire Small Business Development Center

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NH 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 nhsbdc.org.

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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About This Project 

NRPC has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) to undertake a comprehensive economic development recovery plan for the 13-community greater Nashua region. The plan will address the impacts of COVID-19 on the region’s economy including job losses, business closures, workforce challenges and the disparate impact of recent economic dislocations on traditionally disadvantaged and underserved businesses. 

Key components of the project will include:

  • Data collection and mapping of vacant parcels in targeted areas and key commercial corridors.
  • Identification of key development sites in the region.
  • Conduct surveys and focus groups.
  • Strategies to leverage Nashua’s two Opportunity Zones, New Markets Tax Credit Eligible Census Tracts, Economic Revitalization Zones, and other Target Areas.
  • Strategies to foster and increase support for entrepreneurship programs.
  • Targeted revitalization strategies for key restaurant and retail corridors.
  • Workforce development, attraction and recruitment
  • Selecting a consultant to develop practices for stimulating retail, service, and hospitality establishments, enhancing businesses online presence, and develop marketing strategies relative to business investment, particularly targeting national and regional retail and restaurant establishments.

 Completion Date – February 2022

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Project questions can be sent to:

Camille Pattison
Special Projects Manager
(603) 417 - 6570 x6577

 

Success Stories

New Businesses on Main Street in Wilton

Merrimack's Development Boom

Hudson's Hot Market

Case Study - Bright Ideas Preschool

Case Study - OakCraft Pizza

Maps

Economic Revitalization Zones

New Market Tax Credit Eligibility

Opportunity Zones

Vacancy Rate in Key Areas

Development Opportunity Maps

Amherst

Merrimack

Milford

Nashua

Pelham

Wilton

Resources

General

StayWorkPlay's Insider's Guide to Greater Nashua

NRPC Traffic Count Viewer

Living Wage Calculator for Manchester-Nashua

Fourth Economy Community Index

Why Choose NH - General Resources

Entrepreneurship

Existing Entrepreneur Support Services

NH Small Development Center Info

Regional Economic Development Center (REDC)

Visual Entrepreneurship Center

Finance

Tax Incentives 

Woman and Minority Owned Businesses

Program Overview (NHDOT)

Nashua DBE Site 

Nashua Transit System DBE Certification

New Hampshire Center for Women and Enterprise

NAACP Grants

Chambers

Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce

Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce

Greater Merrimack Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce

Organizations & Opportunities

Stay Work Play New Hampshire

New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association

NH Business Review

Business & Industry Association New Hampshire

New Hampshire Housing and Finance Authority

Alternative Lending

Lend Local NH

Kiva

NH New Americans Loan Fund

 

Data & Reports

SPARK Recommendations

Demographic and Economic Snapshot

UNH Business Resiliency Survey - Phase 2 for Greater Nashua Area

NRPC Survey Results on Workforce, Retail/Restaurant, & Entrepreneurship

2021 Housing Market Snapshot (from NHHFA)

Steering Committee

Steering Committee Contact List

 

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date
Minutes
&
Documents
February 15, 2022

Minutes

December 15, 2021 (NRPC Commission Meeting) Presentation
December 15, 2021

Minutes
Presentation:
Survey Results and Key Findings

November 9, 2021 Minutes
Presentations:
NHHFA
Colliers
Case Studies
October 12, 2021

Minutes
Presentation

September 14, 2021 Minutes
Presentation
August 10, 2021

Minutes
Slidedeck

June 8, 2021

Minutes