Let’s create an economy that works for all of us.
Our Economy is an initiative to foster common understanding about the current state of the regional economy in Southwest NH, to develop a broadly-shared vision of future prosperity, and to chart a course towards achieving that vision. It is a process and a plan intended to guide regional economic development activities on an ongoing basis.
Although competition is a driving force in our market-based economy, Our Economy takes the view that collaboration is equally important. In order to ensure that the Southwest NH evolves as a thriving place to do business, visit, study, and call home, we’ll need to work together. It will take the joint efforts of the private sector, non-profit organizations, and public entities to address our current economic challenges. We’ll need to cooperate across town boundaries in order to remain regionally competitive in an increasingly globalized era.
Multi-sector, multi-jurisdictional collaboration of this kind requires building relationships, trust, and an improved sense of what each of us—as individuals and organizations—can contribute towards the realization of common goals. Our Economy is a process for building this collective stock of social capital.
Our Economy is a project under active development. Content on this website will expand as the project proceeds.
Monadnock Future Economy is an initiative led by Southwest Region Planning Commission in close coordination with multiple partners.
Project Steering Committee
The role of the Project Steering Committee is to provide ongoing guidance throughout the development of Monadnock Future Economy and to take a leadership role in its implementation.
The Strategy Committee serves as a broader group of community stakeholders that informs plan development and helps ensure that the project reflects a diverse range of perspectives. SWRPC’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) acts as the Strategy’s Committee’s core membership with other partners and members of the public welcome to participate. The EDAC typically meets on a quarterly basis.
Our Economy serves as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Southwest New Hampshire, supported in part by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.