COVID-19 Regional Economic Development Recovery Plan


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 Intended for all businesses, especially those with workforce challenges. Intended for start-ups and any other businesses established in the last 3 years  Intended for those in the hospitality, retail, and food service industries 


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


Project questions can be sent to:

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



Economic Revitalization Zones

New Market Tax Credit Eligibility

Opportunity Zones

Vacancy Rate in Key Areas


StayWorkPlay's Insider's Guide to Greater Nashua

Existing Entrepreneur Support Services

Tax Incentives 

NRPC Traffic Count Viewer

Living Wage Calculator for Manchester-Nashua

Fourth Economy Community Index

Data & Reports

Demographic and Economic Snapshot

UNH Business Resiliency Survey - Phase 2 for Greater Nashua Area

Steering Committee

Steering Committee Contact List


Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date
 February 8, 2022


 January 11, 2022


 December 14, 2021  
 November 9, 2021  
 October 12, 2021  
 September 14, 2021 Minutes
 August 10, 2021


 June 8, 2021