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Grafton RDC would like to thank everyone that was able to attend this year’s annual meeting. This years event, held on Tuesday, October 24th at the Common Man in Plymouth, hosted nearly 50 individuals, making it one of our best attended annual meetings. Attendees included Municipal Leaders from around Grafton County, County Commissioners, Local Business Leaders, and other Political and State representatives. The program was highlighted by Ed King, General Manager of the Littleton Food Coop
Earlier this month, the Community Photo Club of Plymouth unveiled their new display at the Enterprise Center in Plymouth (ECP). The event drew dozens of people to the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. The installation covers all 3 floors at the ECP and the main stairwell. Attendees were encouraged to explore the entire building and the artists were on hand to answer any questions they had. Live music for the evening was provided by Uncle Steve who is also a contributing artist to the display. The C
The Grafton Regional Economic Development Corporation (GRDC) has named Anne Duncan Cooley as Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Duncan Cooley will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organization, including the management of all loans, workforce programs, and oversight of two business incubators, the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center and the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. She began her new post on April 3rd. Click Here for the Full Press Release:
On Monday, March 6th the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) kicked off their first class for the newly-created APEX Accelerator program. Fifteen companies were selected from the Central New Hampshire region to take part in the first APEX Accelerator program offered through the ECP. The accelerator program will focus on assisting participating entrepreneurs and established business owners accelerate their businesses’ growth through weekly educational sessions, direct mentorship from experien
We are proud to announce that The Enterprise Center at Plymouth will be launching a new business accelerator program in March, APEX Accelerator. This 8 week program is designed to assist New Hampshire entrepreneurs and small businesses owners accelerate their businesses’ growth through weekly educational sessions, direct mentorship from experienced industry professionals and networking opportunities. To learn more about the program click on the link below for the full press release or visit t
The Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), in partnership with the Grafton Regional Development Corporation (Grafton RDC), will be kicking off the 2016-2017 ECP Small Business Seminar Series on August 30th with a workshop on, “Hiring, Training, and Retaining Employees”. This series is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank and delivers no-cost educational and professional skills workshops at various locations throughout central and northern NH, from Laconia to Littleton. Read more…
Last year, the Grafton Regional Development Corp. received a modest Photo courtesy of NH’s Division of Economic Development grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission; $45,000 to construct a second story pedestrian bridge to link the two separate incubator buildings with the North Country Council, in partnership with the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer at Dartmouth College. In the absence of this connector, engineers and scientists, to access equipment in the
Twelve New Hampshire projects will receive grants, totaling over $1.5 million, from the Northern Border Regional Commission to spur economic and community development in the North Country and Upper Valley. Read more at the NH Economic Development blog…
“The impact of the Enterprise Center is felt throughout Grafton County, beyond the companies who are tenants,” says Chris Wellington, CEO of the Grafton Regional Development Corporation, which oversees the Enterprise Center. “Right now, we have 12 companies within the Enterprise Center, but we serve over 100 companies a year, through the programming and workshops and the one-on-one mentoring we provide through counselors we have on staff. Even though you may not physically be in the Enterp
The Enterprise Center at Plymouth was designed to provide local entrepreneurs with resources and services to start and grow their business. This was just the case with Plymouth State University graduate Spirit Seeker who recently moved his accounting firm out of the center and into an office in downtown Ashland. Seeker is the owner of Affirm Community Accounting, LLC, which is a community oriented accounting firm that serves businesses from southern New Hampshire up to Rumney. The company opened
The Grafton County Economic Development Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting innovation and business growth in Grafton County and one of 10 regional development corporations in the state of New Hampshire, announced today that the organization will begin operating under a new name, Grafton Regional Development Corporation (Grafton RDC). This rebrand reflects a broader commitment to economic advancement in the region and includes the unveiling of a new logo and redesigned websi
“Riverwalk is a huge and welcome investment,” says Chris Wellington, the CEO of the Grafton County Economic Development Council, which lent the project about $475,000. “It offers kind of a new opportunity for people looking to purchase condominiums whether it is year round or on a stay.” Read more at NHPR…
LaClair, Guilbeault & Associates, dba TotalScope Marketing has successfully graduated from the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) and will continue doing business in Grafton County at a new location in downtown Plymouth. A joint effort by Plymouth State University and Grafton County Economic Development Council, the ECP is a mixed-use business incubator serving central New Hampshire. Read more…
With the help of Grafton County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) and Lake Sunapee Bank, J & B Autoworx received the funds to purchase a commercial property to expand its family-owned and operated auto repair center serving the Enfield, Canaan and Upper Valley areas. In support, GCEDC provided $90,000 in partial financing to Robert Labine, the owner of J & B Autoworx, who was awarded a total of $360,000 to fund the purchase of a commercial property located on Route 4 in Enfield, NH.