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Town of Swanzey, NH
Covered Bridge Capital of New Hampshire

Why Swanzey is a Great Place To Do Business?

Second Phase of Southwest NH Enterprise Zone is Open to Development!

The Safford Drive extension through to Route 12 is currently base paved with utilities awaiting user connection.  It may be used now for development purposes and will be fully open to general traffic in early 2015.
The extended road will offer access to a major north-south connector, bringing with it municipal water and sewers services and opening up greatly expanding development sites.  Fiber internet and 3 phase power will also be available.

Swanzey values its reputation as a great place to do business.
Here, in the southwest corner of income and sales tax-free New Hampshire, water-powered textile and woodenware industries have evolved into high technology manufacturing. While retaining its rural charm with abundant walking, hiking and recreational lands, Swanzey offers substantial mid-market industrially and commercially zoned areas as well as housing opportunities from workforce to executive levels. Lower costs for commercial property, yet only a 5 to 10 minute drive from restaurants, entertainment and shopping opportunities, makes Swanzey a great place to relocate or begin your business.

Swanzey businesses take advantage of excellent roads connecting to Interstates 91, 89 and 93 as well as MA Route 2 that offer easy access to Boston, Manchester/Nashua, New England, Canada and beyond. Dillant-Hopkins Airport in North Swanzey has a just-refurbished 6,200 ft. ILS runway capable of servicing virtually all corporate and most regional jets. Fiber-based high capacity internet service is available along the Routes 12 and 32 corridors.

The Town has a police force of twelve full time officers, a large fire department located in three stations and is a member of Southwestern NH District Fire Mutual Aid, which coordinates rapid responses among local NH and VT municipal entities.

The area is also home to Keene State, Antioch, Franklin Pierce and River Valley Community colleges who offer extensive continuing education programs that support maintaining a skilled local workforce. Some of these institutions may provide specialized training for businesses as needed. Retail businesses have developed along NH Routes 10 and 12, the major arteries that traverse the town’s east and west borders.

Recognizing that successful businesses often need low overhead to take root and prosper, town regulations support appropriate home occupations. Smaller rental commercial/manufacturing spaces are also available at reasonable rents.

The town’s planning and development efforts are integrated. Please contact Sara Carbonneau, Director of Planning and Community Development at 603-352-7411, ext. 108 or email to:
Swanzey’s Economic Development Advisory Committee actively works to promote opportunities for businesses within the town. Committee members also sit on related Town Boards.

For more information on the efforts of the Economic Development Advisory Committee please click here.

Swanzey welcomes businesses. We think you’ll appreciate our efficient development review and assistance process.

Please let us know how we can help you succeed.

The Town of Swanzey prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital or family status. The Town of Swanzey is an equal opportunity employer. Web site copyright 2010. All rights reserved.