Be a pro-active catalyst, partner, investor, and/or owner in property development that enhances quality of place or economic opportunity in Belknap County.
Belknap EDC works to strengthen our communities everyday. Its strategic focus on real estate development projects leverages available economic development resources that can help spur a project toward fruition or help a community develop plans to increase property values and build community.
The most recent and visible project Belknap EDC worked closely with the City of Laconia and many state and federal partners to build the funding stack and plans for the redevelopment of the Colonial Theater block in Laconia. Belknap EDC has led efforts to build capital for the project and is moving forward toward starting construction later this year. The past year has been very productive with community support helping us move this economic development project forward. With more than ten government and private funding partners and more than 300 community leaders investing in the project, we feel the renovated theater and housing/ commercial spaces, will drive economic activity in Downtown Laconia and the region. For more details on the project’s progress, please visit 609mainstreet.org.