Awards

Concord has been recognized by multiple regional and national organizations as a leader in quality of life initiatives and best municipal practices. Considered a "dreamtown" for its balance of rural and urban lifestyles with a multiple award-winning Main Street, Concord embraces initiatives that foster investment in infrastructure, people, and overall quality of life.

Everyone Is Talking About Concord...

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5 best state capitals

Concord has been cited by SmartAsset as one of the five best State Capitals to live nationwide.

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7th best state capital

Concord has been ranked the Seventh Best United States Capital City in which to live by Wallethub.

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2017 Gold Winner

Concord’s Main Street Complete Street Design was named as a Gold Winner of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards.

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American city & County's Crown Community Award

American City & County chose Concord as one of only six communities nationwide to receive its annual Crown Community Award for its new, impactful and innovative public projects – the Main Street Project.

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Recession Proof

Forbes Magazine listed Concord as the 7th most recession proof economy among smaller cities.

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#1 transportation project

The American Public Works Association listed the redesign of Main Street as the #1 Transportation Project in its category.

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2017 Project of the Year

The Concord Downtown Complete Streets Improvement Project was ranked #1 by the NH Planners Association.

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2017 preservation award

NH Preservation Alliance awarded Concord for its Outstanding Rehabilitation and Revitalization of Concord’s Main Street.