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Since 1975, NCIC’s direct and leveraged investments in businesses and communities in
Northeastern Vermont and Northern New Hampshire have totaled more than $540,000,000
representing 2,000 investments and the creation or preservation of more than 20,000 jobs.

How Can NCIC Help?

NCIC works with
businesses and
entrepreneurs, large
and small, helping
them thrive and grow.


NCIC helps to
preserve & create
jobs in the Northeast
Kingdom of Vermont & North
Country of New Hampshire.

Professional Assistance

NCIC brings
together the partners,
money, and professional
expertise projects
need to succeed.

Community Development


NCIC offers strategic, adaptive, and creative solutions to overcome economic challenges and meet the changing needs of the people, communities, and employers in our region. The team of professionals at NCIC have years of experience in small business development, community economic development, management, and financing.

Service Area

NCIC was founded to serve businesses and communities in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom (Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties) and New Hampshire’s North Country (Carroll, Coös, and Grafton Counties). This two-state, six-county area, reaching from the Canadian border south to the middle of New Hampshire is decidedly rural. Fewer than 240,000 people live in an area larger than the entire state of Connecticut with approximately 10% of that population designated as living below the US national poverty standards.

While this area and its economic challenges remain our focus, some of NCIC’s services are now available statewide in both Vermont and New Hampshire. Please contact us to determine if services are available in your area, as program geographic limits are subject to change.

NCIC Service Area Map


We are pleased to share some of our successes and especially to highlight the businesses and communities NCIC has served.
NCIC is here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Notch Climbing Gym

Reach New Heights! 
There’s a new climbing gym coming to the Upper Valley! The Notch Climbing Gym will be located in Lebanon, NH with plans to be open in 2022. They will be a full-service modern indoor facility providing 13,000 square feet of modern bouldering, lead, and top rope climbing. NCIC provided assistance with a technical assistance grant for design plans for the gym.

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Weeks Medical Center

Reducing our carbon footprint!
NCIC assisted the hospital with grant writing and management of a $180,010 USDA Distance Learning and Tele-medicine grant and a $250,000 Northern Border Regional Commission Grant.

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Town of Littleton, New Hampshire

Creative solutions to draw people into the community!
NCIC assisted the Town in applying for and managing a $12,000 Community Development Block Grant which was used to hire a professional architectural firm to complete a programming analysis and preliminary engineering plans for the Cultural Arts Center. NCIC assisted with the grant writing and management of a $5,000 Eversource Grant, a $23,230 USDA Community Facilities Grant and a $20,000 Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund grant to support upgraded sound and lighting systems.

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NCIC Staff

Thrive in VT’s Northeast Kingdom

The perfect balance of work and play!

The Northeast Kingdom is a place where you can enjoy life on and off the clock. Families, young adults, and people of all ages find Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom an excellent place to call home. It takes a lifetime to experience all that the Kingdom has to offer – why wait to start your adventure? It’s time to create a life where you can thrive in the Northeast Kingdom!

Phlume Media was instrumental in making Adaptive Motorsports and Wellness aware of the Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC) support and services. Adaptive Motorsports and Wellness signature product,, needed a web site and filming in order to share a visual of the benefits of our unique product and services. NCIC Business Programs Administrator Aimee Quimby worked with us to secure needed funding to share the best kept secret from the Great North Woods to a growing Global Market … during the pandemic no-less.

Adaptive Motor Sports

NCIC funding has helped us immensely over the last year and a half. With their support, we were able to rebrand, redesign and refresh our print collateral, design custom items for our gift shop and hire professional consultancy during phases of strategic planning and other development initiatives. Now our organization proudly boasts a new look which properly reflects our new momentum as well as the development support to see us through this phase of exciting growth!

Old Stone House Museum

Without this assistance Reklis Brewing Company would not have been able to purchase a property for our business that is going to allow us to grow beyond our current footprint. Our business has had a tremendous economic impact on our local community, and this assistance will expand that impact.

Just thank you, Aaron was great and very responsive. We look forward to working with NCIC in the near future.

Reklis Brewing Company


NCIC offered Jasper Hill Farm a new financing instrument to help support our growth. As new market opportunities arose we had access to an equipment line of credit to allow us to meet increased customer demand. The process was quick and easy allowing us to pivot quickly, meet our timelines and beat our annual revenue projections.

Jasper Hill Farm

NCIC’s expertise and talents are critical to the success of Newport City’s transformation to an attractive and exciting outdoor destination. NCIC professionals have real experience in managing large projects and organizations so they understand multidimensional complexities, which makes working with them super easy. They are our ‘go to’ for technical assistance, grant writing, strategic thinking, and implementation as a direct result of their professionalism and reliability. I actively seek out opportunities to work with NCIC because the quality of their work is exceptional.

Newport, Vermont

As a government administrator, I often struggle to balance high demands created by limited availability of funding and resources with proactive planning and implementation measures of community and economic development, infrastructure preservation and general public services (water, waste water, roads, public safety, recreation, energy, parking, long term care, incarcerated populations, buildings and grounds etc.). NCIC has been a vital partner not only in alternative resource acquisition, but also project management. Their work helps take government projects from vision to discussion to enaction. Simply put, they help us do a lot with a little.

Former Littleton Town Manager and Grafton County Administrator