Key components of this vision are to build awareness of,
and collaborate with, 
top local industries and education partners to generate workforce development
programming and to help 
entrepreneurs access
technical, financing, and marketing resources
necessary to growth and success.

Belknap EDC is committed to building a sustainable economic future for Belknap County.

Education & Industry
Workforce Development
Business Development Resources

Providing Financing & Technical Assistance

The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers one-on-one, confidential business advising, training programs, educational programs and workshops, and access to information referrals. Locally, a SBDC Business Advisor works with small businesses help them grow and succeed in the Lakes Region.

Belknap EDC helps business access capital to expand and create jobs. A dedicated Loan Officer is available to assist small businesses with questions regarding financing options, programs, and other resources.

Workforce Development: 200x2020

Belknap EDC collaborates with partners to create opportunities for students to discover career opportunities, thus building our region’s future workforce.

The 200 by 2020 workforce development initiative leverages its relationships within the business community to create opportunities for our young people to learn about the exciting careers and good-paying jobs for them in the Lakes Region. We want them to feel valued and confident, and to give them a chance to apply what they learn in school out in the real world.

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Top 5 Industries of the Lakes Region

85 Companies

$61,200 Average Earnings

2000+ Jobs


292 Companies

$22,100 Average Earnings 4000+ Jobs


150 Companies

$54,400 Average Earnings

3600+ Jobs


208 Companies

$50,000 Average Earnings

2900+ Jobs


70 Companies

$64,530 Average Earnings

550+ Jobs

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Belknap Economic Development Council

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