CRDC is a strong supporter of SNHPC and is eager to help promote their current projects. CRDC shares the same mission of enhancing the region's economic development and the quality of life by identifying and promoting projects for funding that strengthen the regional economy and lead to job creation.
Central New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission are working together with 21 municipalities in Merrimack County, including the City of Concord and 4 municipalities in Hillsborough County - the towns of Bedford, Goffstown, New Boston and Weare to develop for the first time a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for this area. A CEDS is a US Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded economic development planning process designed to coordinate economic development efforts and identify local and regional economic development needs and priorities.
Currently, a CEDS Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from these municipalities including the private sector is distributing a project solicitation letter seeking information from public officials and private businesses what they view as the most important economic development and infrastructure projects for their communities and this area. These projects will then be prioritized and included in a CEDS report for the area and by inclusion will be eligible for future EDA funding. Bankers, investors and businesses can participate in the process by identifying those projects they believe are of important local and regional significance. For more information contact: Mike Tardiff, Executive Director, Central RPC at firstname.lastname@example.org David Preece, Executive Director at Southern NH Planning Commission at: Dpreece@snhpc.org