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Resource Organizations

From local chambers of commerce to statewide trade groups, Connecticut is full of organizations that can assist your business. Find the professionals who can enhance your company with everything from grants to networking opportunities.
  • CTNext is Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem, like an incubator helping entrepreneurs validate their ideas
  • For entrepreneurs, CTNext has unique mentor programs, seminars and onsite workspaces
  • CTNext is a support system that steps in with customized help right when entrepreneurs need it most

A one-stop location where NH businesses that export or are considering exporting can access the information necessary to effectively explore, develop and penetrate the foreign marketplace. Offers the business community several programs and services including one-on-one counseling, automated trade leads, worldwide marketing promotion, international trade resource library, export finance assistance, market research and education and training seminars.

Created in 1991 by the Legislature to increase collaboration, technology development and innovation between NH businesses and universities. Businesses match their project awards to fund research, which often leads to new products and processes. Program goals include increased competitiveness and profitability for businesses, an increase in the tax base and in local jobs, federal funding of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards and additional funding from venture capitalists.

An affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, the council’s mission is to aid in the advancement of the Human Resources profession within New Hampshire by providing leadership and structure as well as partnering with the Legislature to obtain a voice in the state government.

Nonprofit trade organization representing nursing homes, retirement centers and retirement communities. Provides httptrade advocacy and public information.

New Hampshire’s center for business retention and expansion. Its goal is to stimulate local economic growth by assisting businesses that are already in operation and by helping out-of-state businesses expand or relocate here. Staff members can link businesses with a variety of financial, technological, business planning, marketing and job training resources. Best of all, this assistance is free and strict confidentiality is assured.

The Community Loan Fund is a statewide nonprofit charitable organization that turns investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives.

State authority that was created by legislation to assist communities with economic development and housing programs through association with nonprofit organizations. The CDFA has financed economic development and housing projects statewide through the use of tax credits, direct loans and grants.

Created in 1992, it offers several loan programs to foster economic development and create employment in NH, with an emphasis on small business assistance. One initiative is the Capital Access Program, which provides incentives to banks to make loans to small businesses considered to have more than conventional risk.

New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, representing members in a variety of industries. Through advocacy with state and federal legislators and regulators, the BIA works to promote a healthy business climate and robust economic future for New Hampshire.

The Market Accelerator” is a startup incubator & co-working space with two physical locations on “Market Street” in Historic Downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire and “Tech Square” near MIT in Kendall Square Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts educates, motivates, and recognizes business support of and participation in the arts. The NHBCA advocates for the value of the arts in economic, social and community development, and the NHBCA facilitates people and projects that enhance engagement in the arts.

The Nashua Innovation Center is a community for entrepreneurs that fosters learning from mentors, advisors, investors and fellow entrepreneurs and supports startups seeking to grow scalable businesses that advance innovation.

Alpha Loft, an initiative of the NH Tech Alliance, supports and provides resources to entrepreneurs in NH.

The Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship serves Dartmouth students, faculty and alumni along the path from entrepreneurial thinking to entrepreneurial doing. We provide co-curricular education and experiences, funding opportunities, and connection to our world-class alumni network.

ROC USA® was launched in May 2008 by national and regional nonprofits that joined together to serve one mission: To make quality resident ownership viable nationwide and to expand economic opportunities for homeowners in manufactured (mobile) home communities.

The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization designed to advance and promote the commercial, industrial, service, professional, tourism and retail interests of the Winnipesaukee, Squam and Newfound Regions of Central New Hampshire.

The Falls Chamber of Commerce serves the “Falls” area, including Somersworth, Berwick, North Berwick, South Berwick, and Rollinsford. We strive to promote business through member services, educational programs, cooperative partnerships, and legislative advocacy.

With a strong sense of community, Bethlehem offers old-fashioned festivals, outdoor concerts, ongoing art shows and live musical performances, amazing antique shopping, and beautiful inns and bed and breakfasts all nestled within our quaint downtown village in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire.