Why invest in Grafton County,
Grafton County businesses benefit
from immediate access to three
interstate highways, two
a skilled workforce,
and an amazing
quality of life for
We are a regional
New Hampshire and its 39 municipalities.
By collaborating with a wide variety of public and private partners, we act as a catalyst for economic growth and change in Grafton County.
Workshops & Seminars
In the News...
Grand Opening Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd
October 16, 2013
Excitement and promise of economic development attracted a crowd of more than 150 area business leaders and residents to the Grand Opening of central New Hampshire's newest business incubator: the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. The Center represents a partnership between the GCEDC and Plymouth State University for entrepreneurial development, business education, and corporate assistance.
Center Executive Director Michael Tentnowski confirmed that all spaces available for lease were taken by growing, entrepreneurial firms.
Governor Maggie Hassan, on hand to celebrate, announced a successful Northern Border Regional Commission grant so that the GCEDC can complete the fit up of all interior spaces.
Enterprise Center Celebration Set
September 6, 2013
With over four years of fund raising from eleven different funding sources, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth business incubator is nearing its opening day! The project partners, Plymouth State University and GCEDC, will celebrate the occasion on October 15th with tours and a reception.
Tours are from 4-5pm and from 6:30-7:30pm
5pm Reception and Remarks at the nearby PSU Silver Center for the Arts.
To RSVP, please contact Pat Bahr at email@example.com
100% of available space has been leased. Get ready to "Live Free and Start"!
GCEDC Awarded Tax Credits to Sell
July 17, 2013
Thanks to a recent vote of the NH Community Development Finance Authority Board of Directors, the GCEDC has tax credits to sell! Proceeds from the sale of NH Tax Credits will be used for construction expenses at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth incubator project. The GCEDC has $40,000 to sell by August 30, 2013 and $70,000 to sell by June 30, 2014. Contact the GCEDC for more information on this innovative and popular way of supporting economic development.
UPDATE August 16, 2013 - The GCEDC recently sold the remaining tax credits for fiscal year 2013 to the following civic-minded businesses: Bank of New Hampshire, Freudenberg, Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Union Bank, Rockywold-Deep Haven, Resource Management Inc., Community Guaranty Savings Bank, A&M Donuts, The Cellar Pub, Northway Bank, and MegaPrint.
GCEDC-PSU Partnership Awarded Grant
May 20, 2013
The GCEDC and Plymouth State University were awarded a $76,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to assist micro-enterprise business owners in central New Hampshire. The funds will support assistance workshops and seminars, help small businesses better position themselves for debt financing, and provide one-on-one counseling for micro-enterprises.
Last year, over 200 businesses attended workshops and seminars with over 40 receiving counseling and assistance.
The grant is provided to the partners from the NH Community Development Finance Authority.
American Beauty: Cannon Mountain within Franconia State Park
International Scope: New England Wire Technologies in Lisbon
World Class: Hypertherm, Inc. with locations in Lebanon & Hanover
Wouldn't you love to live here? The Cannon Mountain Tram
2010 Grafton Co. Business of the Year: Littleton Coin Company
Nationally Respected: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon
Never a Dull Moment: Plymouth State University's Hockey Team
Vibrant Villages: Littleton's Main Street
Precision Manufacturing: Harmony Metal Products in Holderness
Great housing choices: New development, Squam River Landing
The Brick Store, Bath: Oldest continuous general store in the US
Emphasis on Training: White Mountains Community College
Local Opportunities: Innovative School to Work Partnership
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