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CRDC Hires Business Development Officer
Stephen Heavener, CRDC’s Executive Director is pleased to announce Chris Wellington will join CRDC this month as the organization’s new Business Development/Project Management

Stephen Heavener, CRDC’s Executive Director is pleased to announce Chris Wellington will join CRDC this month as the organization’s new Business Development/Project Management Officer. 

“Chris has extensive experience in economic development, most recently as the CEO at the Grafton Regional Development Corporation (GRDC),” said Stephen Heavener, CRDC’s Executive Director.  “He brings his extensive knowledge of creating financing solutions for small businesses through his relationships with New Hampshire Banks. Chris’ role at CRDC will be to identify small business lending and real estate development opportunities throughout CRDC’s territory with a focus on seeking impactful projects in communities such as; Franklin, Newport and Claremont. He will make a great addition to our team,” said Heavener.

“This is an exciting time to be joining CRDC and I look forward to working with CRDC staff, business and community leaders, and CRDC’s many partners to continue making impactful investments in local businesses and development projects that enhance our community’s ability to create jobs and increase their tax base,” said Chris Wellington.

In addition to serving as CEO at GRDC, Chris previously worked for the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development as a Business Resource Specialist and the City of Manchester’s Economic Development Office, where he led the city’s business retention, recruitment and marketing efforts.

Chris officially joins CRDC on June 19, and can be reached at cwellington@crdc-nh.com or by phone at 603.228.1872.



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