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Resources to Grow Your Business

MEDC will work with you to understand your business and growth needs, then provide connections to resources most relevant to your success.  The Monadnock region is home to a range of business growth-supporting activities.  MEDC can leverage its relationships to provide you with access to the right resource, at the right time.

Business Assistance

  • Hannah Grimes Center (HGC).  Located in downtown Keene, the HCG provides the space, tools and connections entrepreneurs need to build strong businesses, thriving local economies, and vibrant communities in the Monadnock region.
  • NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).  This organization helps manufacturers become more competitive and profitable through a range of training and services related to operations, technology, quality management, workforce development, and growth strategy.

Site Selection.  MEDC is ready to work with you, in-region communities, and our network – on an anonymous basis – to develop site options that are most relevant to your project’s growth needs. 

Permitting & Licensing.  MEDC is ready to help you navigate local and state government, to engage with relevant officials who can define and coordinate requirements.  Our introductions will save valuable time and help add predictability to permitting process.  .

Financing.  MEDC can help you find financing that can complement conventional commercial credit.  MEDC’s in-house options include: 

  • MEDC Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).  MEDC’s RLF provides greater flexibility to support new investment and job creation opportunities.  MEDC an deploy these limited resources to support unique opportunities or unique needs.

MEDC can provide  connections to external sources, such as:

  • NH Community Loan Fund.   This non-profit provides loans, capital, and technical assistance, to enable underserved people participate more fully in New Hampshire’s economy.

Growth Incentives

  • Property Tax relief – Chapter 79E program.   Through this program, communities encourage investment and redevelopment in designated areas.  Under the law, communities can, for approved projects, maintain a project’s  pre-rehabilitation value for a period of up to five years.

Workforce Development

  • Antioch University of New England (AUNE).  Located in Keene and established in 1964, AUNE provides continuing education, certificate, graduate, and doctoral–level studies in Education, Environmental Studies, Management, Counseling & Therapy, and Clinical Psychology.  Education is offered in online, on campus, and low residency formats.
  • River View Community College (RVCC).  Founded in 1968, RVCC offers degrees and certificates in Arts, Humanities and Design, Business, Health Sciences, Social/Behavioral Science, and STEM/Advanced Manufacturing.   RVCC also provides customized training for business and WorkReadyNH, a tuition-free course providing improved workplace skills – soft skills, as well as  workplace math, reading and graphic literacy.  

Business and Industry Groups, for Networking & Resources