Economic Development

Mission Statement


The function of Economic Development in the City of Portsmouth is carried out cooperatively by the Economic Development Commission (EDC), the City Manager and the Office of Economic Development. The EDC's function is to develop economic development policies, goals and objectives as an advisory commission to the Portsmouth City Council. EDC members include the City Manager, the Mayor and nine residents who represent the local business community.

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Doing Business in Portsmouth

Portsmouth has many unique assets, including its role as NH's only deep-water port and its central role as a high-tech hub for northern New England. If you are interested in learning more about the advantages of starting a business in the City of Portsmouth, please click here for more information.