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NCIC’s Economic Development Team provides leadership and infrastructure management initiatives that enable our communities and region to compete in a national and worldwide economy.

Initiatives:

Business Infrastructure

Cathy Conway, PE
VP Econ. Development
603-788-2700 x2141
1 Middle St, Suite 201
Lancaster, NH 03584
Areas of expertise:
Business Infrastructure
Community Development
NCIC continues to expand:

  • Telecommunications
    NCIC works to increase wireless broadband, fiber optics and cellular coverage across our region. These improvements help to make current and potential businesses within the region more competitive on a national and international scale, improving employment opportunities. Quality of life for residents also improves as a result. In recent years Wireless LINC Internet Service has been introduced providing residential and commercial broadband service. To learn more about NCIC’s infrastructure initiatives contact Cathy Conway.
  • Energy
  • NCIC consistently seeks modern solutions for high energy costs that challenge the businesses and residents of the region.  We believe our region has an opportunity to utilize low cost, clean and abundant energy delivered through solutions such as the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, biofuel, solar and other avenues. Evolving technology and opportunities are constantly analyzed and evaluated to provide solutions.

  • Community Development
    NCIC supports community leaders with job-based solutions, from the earliest stages of thought through to project completion. NCIC assists in identifying ideal funding mechanisms, solutions and partners to solve problems. To learn more about NCIC’s community development initiatives in NH contact Cathy Conway, in VT contact Mike Welch.
  • Mike Welch
    Senior Project Manager
    CONTACT:
    802-748-5101 x2025
    51 Depot Sq., Suite #2
    St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
    Areas of expertise:
    Business Infrastructure
    Community Development

    Energy
    NCIC consistently seeks modern solutions for high energy costs that challenge the businesses and residents of the region.  We believe our region has an opportunity to utilize low cost, clean and abundant energy delivered through solutions such as the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System, biofuel, solar and other avenues. Evolving technology and opportunities are constantly analyzed and evaluated to provide solutions.

  • Community Development
    NCIC supports community leaders with job-based solutions, from the earliest stages of thought through to project completion. NCIC assists in identifying ideal funding mechanisms, solutions and partners to solve problems. To learn more about NCIC’s community development initiatives in NH contact Cathy Conway, in VT contact Mike Welch.






Agriculture

Katelyn Robinson
Project Manager
CONTACT:
603-788-2700 x2140
1 Middle St, Suite 201
Lancaster, NH 03584
Areas of expertise:
Agriculture
Community Partnership
Local Foods
Agriculture has consistently been a staple of the economy in rural communities of northern New England. NCIC recently released the report Creating Job Growth in Agriculture and Food Production: Opportunities and Realities. The report was designed to benefit a diverse audience of farmers, food producers and processors, community leaders and citizens, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The report includes analysis and recommendations about existing and potential new products and markets. NCIC also coordinates resources for those within the agricultural community. To learn more about NCIC’s agricultural initiatives contact Katelyn Robinson.











Tourism


Katelyn White
Marketing Manager
CONTACT:
kwhite@ncic.org
Office: 603-788-2700 x2143

1 Middle St, Suite 201
Lancaster, NH 03584
Areas of expertise:
Tourism/Marketing
In 2009 NCIC unveiled NH Grand to promote tourism in Coos County and northern NH. NCIC also has partnered with Ride the Wilds, New England’s largest network of inter-connected ATV trails to help market their trail network.

Recently, the North Country Economic Index which gauges the performance of the economy in northern New Hampshire has shown that the only part of the economy to increase was more travelers coming to the region and spending more money. Spending at lodging properties also rose for the eighth straight quarter. This is crucial to the economic vitality of the region, tourism provides direct benefits to business and, in turn, helps all residents in Coos County succeed.