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.