Belknap EDC


Belknap EDC is committed in its leadership efforts to leverage new resources, build strong partnerships, and attract new investments to create better economic opportunities for the New Hampshire Lakes Region’s residents and businesses. Our role is to act as a catalyst for community and economic development. We identify projects that will enhance the quality of a place and the quality of our local workforce, and then we secure funding to turn those ideas into reality, collaboratively building a sustainable economic future.

History and Mission


Belknap EDC was founded in 1992 as the Belknap County Economic Development Council. In 2012, we shortened our name to Belknap EDC. We are one of ten non-profit regional development corporations in the state of New Hampshire. Our primary mission is to promote economic vitality in Belknap County and the Greater Lakes Region. Belknap EDC’s strategic goals are:​

Retain and attract young talent. 


Support creative entrepreneurs.


Enhance workforce development programs.


Be a pro-active catalyst, partner, investor, and/or owner in property development that enhances quality of place or economic opportunity in Belknap County.


Click here to read about what we accomplished in 2020.