• Concord, N.H.’s reconstructed main street is impressive for its design, infrastructural components and its economic results. In reconstructing main street, the New Hampshire capital (pop. 43,000) sought to make its eight-block main street corridor more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly and to increase downtown market-rate housing.

  • In this age of digital communication and the sometimes impersonal approach to building business relationships, is there still room for the human touch? The answer is a resounding YES! People want to do business with people they know. And as we all learned in Psych 101, body language is critical in communicating and establishing trust relationships. Getting out there, shaking hands and showing people your products and services is an essential part of doing business.

  • Economic Development is essential in ensuring our economic future. We need to preserve and grow our tax base by retaining and attracting new businesses to the region and retaining and attracting a talented workforce with relevant skills for current and future employers. So how do we work as a City to do this? Well we are already off to a good start by offering a good quality of life and creating a sense of place.