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Division of Economic Development

The Division of Economic Development (DED) is charged with ensuring the strength of the New Hampshire economy and is the single point of contact for businesses of all sizes and sectors looking to grow and prosper.

The framework for the state’s long-term economic success is its Economic Recovery and Expansion Strategy, which builds and strengthens a resilient economy, while protecting the business advantages setting the state apart from the rest of New England and beyond

The experienced staff works daily with companies on many levels, from workforce retention and job training to international trade, government contracting, and expansion in, or relocation to, New Hampshire. To further enhance the state’s pro-business climate, DED and its partners work to develop solutions to the challenges of affordable housing and broadband expansion.

Growing businesses can tap DED’s many resources for advice and expertise, including:

  • DED’s business resource team work with companies on their plans to retain employees, expand, or relocate their businesses to New Hampshire.
  • DED’s business development team assists companies with their expansion plans within the state. Out-of-state and international businesses seeking to expand or relocate to New Hampshire work with the team on all facets of relocation, from site selection and permitting, to finding a workforce trained in key industries, ready to meet the demands of their customers. Customized, confidential assistance is a hallmark of DED.
  • The Office of International Commerce, which works with businesses to help them discover, and expand into, global markets. Exporting is worth more than $5 billion in New Hampshire across key sectors of the economy.
  • The New Hampshire APEX Accelerator, which helps companies find, bid on, and win, government contracts, and navigate the process to completion. Last year, government contracts awarded to New Hampshire businesses totaled over $4 billion.
  • The Office of Broadband Initiatives is dedicated to expanding reliable broadband services in every corner of the state, working with municipalities, communication districts and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
  • InvestNH Housing coordinates the state’s $100 million allocation of Fiscal Recovery Funds to assist communities in developing affordable housing, which is critical to healthy economic growth.