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High tech firm Dyn plans to continue its rapid growth by doubling its office space in Manchester's historic millyard. Dyn, whose clients include such companies as CNBC, Twitter, and Netfilx, has begun plans to expand their currently 30,000 square foot hold in Manchester's millyard. The employer of 200 expects growth to continue as its connection to Manchester grows deeper. For more on this development you can read the full news story here.
Manchester voted 2nd Happiest City in the US. Manchester was recently voted by Men's Health Magazine as the 2nd Happiest City in the US. Men's Health cited the cities low unemployment and quality of health care as contributing factors. To read the Men's Health article, please click here.
La Quinta Hotel and Conference Center breaks ground at Amoskeag Traffic Circle. Renovations for the new La Quinta Hotel and Conference Center began last month and the hotel is scheduled to reopen during the 1st quarter of 2012. The hotel will be managed by Roedel Company which currently owns and operates the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Manchester. The four-story hotel will feature approximately 110 rooms and the one-story adjoining building will house a new restaurant along with 3,500-4,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. For more information on the La Quinta Hotel construction, please click here.
Study: Manchester Ideal for Medical Manufacturing. A New Jersey site selection firm ranked the Manchester, NH area as the ideal location for Medical Manufacturing companies. The firm cited Manchester's low tax rate, educated population and close proximately to Canada and the Boston area as reasons for the high ranking. The study included 55 cities throughout New England.
Downtown Manchester Celebrates Retail Resurgence with Six Robbon Cuttings on Nov 3rd. The City of Manchester Economic Development Office, in cooperation with Intown Manchester, celebrated a Downtown Retail Resurgence on Thursday, Nov 3rd with the ribbon cuttings of six new businesses that opened in downtown Manchester. In addition to the businesses that held ribbon cuttings on Nov 3rd, two new retailers opened in September including Statement which sells high-end European/Canadian women's clothing and Euphoria Emporium- Manchester's first oxygen bar. The six businesses participating in the ribbon cuttings were 36 Delux (36 Lowell St), the Mill Town Market (1053 Elm St), Vino Aromas (997 Elm St), Dancing Lion Chocolate (917 Elm St), Appcessories (941 Elm St) and Dos Amigos Burritos (931 Elm St). To read the news article please click here.
2011 World's Championship Chili Cookoff generates more than $1.2 million in economic activity for Manchester. For the second straight year, Manchester was the host city for the 2011 World's Championship Chili Cookoff (WCCC). The 2011 WCCC was held at Veteran's Park in downtown Manchester from Friday, Sept 30th- Sunday, Oct 2nd. The event drew an estimated 12,000-13,000 people to the downtown area providing an economic boost for local area hotels, restaurants and retail stores. For an article recapping the 2011 WCCC, please click here.
Manchester is awarded $400,000 Brownsfields Grant from EPA. The City of Manchester has been awarded a $400,000 Brownfields Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The grant provides the City of Manchester with the ability to cover the costs of environmental assessments- including Phase One and Two site assessments, testing and lab analyses and the development of remediation and reuse plans for qualifying privately and publically owned brownfields sites. For more information on the Brownfields Program, please contact the Economic Development Office, at 603-624-6505.
Manchester sells the Northwest Business Park to Danais Realty. The City of Manchester has sold Phase 1 of the Northwest Business Park at Hackett Hill to the Danais Realty Group for $2.8 million. The 12-lot 126-acre Business Park, currently undeveloped, was sold with all necessary local, state and federal permits and approvals. The Danais Group plans to build up to 1.2 million square feet of office, R & D, manufacturing and warehouse/distribution space at the site. Click here to read the full press release.
Manchester ranked one of the top 10 Mid-Sized Metro Areas to live in the country. Portfolio.com ranked Manchester the 10th best place to live among mid-sized metro areas. The ranking highlighted Manchester's highly educated population, low unemployment rate and overall quality of life.
Manchester is ranked one of the most livable cities in the US by Forbes Magazine. Highlighting Manchester's low crime and unemployment rate and high education and quality of life, Forbe's Magazine just named the Manchester- Nashua MSA as the 7th most livable city in the US. Click here to read the article
Manchester featured in April 2010 edition of Architect Magazine highlighting the cities various development projects that continue despite the economy which has stalled development in other cities. The article focuses on four of Manchester's largest development projects including the Elliot Hospital at River's Edge, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Pandora Building restoration and the expansion and renovation of the Hillsborough County North Superior Court. Even though the economy has slowed down development in many cities across the country, Manchester is committed to economic growth through development projects such as the ones described in this article. Click here to read the article.
Plans move forward for the redevelopment of one of Manchester’s historic Millyard buildings. Brady Sullivan Properties has recently sold a 14,000 sq. ft. space to Millworks Investment LLC. The 555,774 sq. ft Mill building located at 195 McGregor St already houses tenants such as The Moore Center, Catholic Medical Center and Granite State College. Brady Sullivan Properties is planning to build up to 180 residential units in the north side of the building. The project would be the city's first mixed-use mill redevelopment. Click here to read the story.
Manchester Economic Development Office closes two Loans. The Manchester Economic Development Office closed two Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) loans this week: a $10,000 loan for Circa 1906, a new specialty take-out and catering establishment opening at 1362 River Road and a $30,000 loan for Shaggin', a full service hair salon opening soon at 1001 Elm Street. The RLF bridges gaps in private financing to help new and expanding businesses purchase equipment, make building improvements and obtain working capital.
Manchester is ranked by Men's Health Magazine as one of the best places for Men to live. Highlighting Manchester's high quality of life and nationally-recognized healthcare facilities, Manchester was ranked the sixth best place to live for men in the country. Read the complete article, click here.
Manchester Earns High Marks for College Atmosphere according to The American Institute for Economic Research. Manchester ranks 16th out of 124 small metropolitan areas, coming in just ahead of Portland, Maine. Read the complete article here.
Manchester-Based Manufacturer General Cable Named one of IndustryWeek's Best Plants. IndustryWeek highlights General Cable's "world-class manufacturing at (its) Manchester, N.H. operation" in the publication's 2008 Best Plants Profile. Read the whole story here.
Manchester is the Second Most Tax-Friendly City in the U.S. Kiplinger.com knows it's all about keeping what you earn - and so does Manchester. We're second on Kiplinger's list of the Top Ten Most Tax-Friendly Cities in the nation. Read about it here.
CNN Money Ranks Manchester 13th on the List of Best Places to Live and Launch. Manchester has captured the number 13 spot on CNN Money's list of Best Places to Live and Launch, thanks to the city's pro-business climate, healthy industries - including high-tech - and an impeccable quality of life. Read the story here.
Manchester Featured in January Edition of Northeast Real Estate Business. The city is highlighted in this cover story which features current projects, including the large-scale River's Edge development. Read the story here.
Manchester's Efforts to Attract and Retain Young Professionals Highlighted. In this feature, the Cape Cod Times highlights Manchester's efforts to attract and retain young professionals and therefore a dynamic workforce. Read the story here.