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Services - Economic Development
A fundamental purpose of economic development is to create jobs. Community economic development incorporates its values and desires of the community in its job creation process. In recent years, LRPC has increased its role and partnership with area economic development agencies and key state providers.

LRPC was a founding member of the Belknap Economic Development Council. LRPC also participates with Grafton County EDC, Wentworth EDC, as well as Main Street programs and Franklin Business and Industrial Development Corporation. We routinely interact with state agencies such as NHCDFA and DRED, as well as local chamber of commerce.

Our primary economic development services currently include the following: strategic planning, policy development, grant writing and administration, and special projects.


CEDS - Lakes Region CEDS vision Statement
Recognizing the critical importance of maintaining and nurturing our natural environment and diverse culture heritage, the Lakes Region Community will strive to improve the quality of life of its cities and towns through the increased capacity and prosperity of its businesses, civic, social, and education institutions, and its citizens. All our efforts will be characterized by respect, communication, cooperation and integration with others and will exhibit stewardship toward our magnificent natural resources. Visit the CEDS website.

On-going projects include:

Broadband Expansion Study for the Lakes Region
Brownfields Environmental Site Assessment Program
Belknap County CDBG Administration


Past projects include:

Lakes Region Farm Tour


Noteworthy Information:

Employment projections for New Hampshire's nine planning regions by industry and occupation for 2014 through 2024 are now available!

You can find this information by visiting the NH Employment Security Website or through NHetwork, the Economic and Labor Market Bureau's information data system.