Economic Vision Statement

As home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and many high-tech, well-known companies, Lebanon's business community is dynamic and diverse.

"It is our vision to be an effective, efficient and complete full-service municipal government for the benefit of the taxpayers and citizens by nurturing existing business while encouraging retention and expansion of business; and to create new jobs, strengthen and expand the tax base by attracting clean "new" business while protecting our homeowners, residents and the overall quality of life."

The following are departments and boards/committees that are dedicated to the continued economic development and growth of our City:

There are many opportunities for continued development in and around Lebanon. We have industrial parks, real estate, new office parks, and a highly skilled and motivated workforce. Here are some resources to follow. These links will open a new browser window and will take you off the City's website.

  • Upper Valley Business Alliance -"To invigorate the economic health of the areas we serve, while contributing to the well-being of the Upper Valley."
  • Grafton Regional Development Corporation (GRDC) -"GRDC supports local businesses with the resources, guidance, and financing solutions necessary to build a stronger, more vibrant Grafton County."
  • NH Division of Economic Development - The Department of Economic Development is part of the Department of Resources and Economic Development and works to bring increased jobs and revenue to New Hampshire. We accomplish this through a variety of programs and services offered by our three offices; Business and Industrial Development, International Commerce, and Travel and Tourism Development 
  • NH Business Finance Authority - The Business Finance Authority (BFA) was created in 1992 to foster economic development and create employment in New Hampshire. The BFA accomplishes these objectives by working with New Hampshire's banking, business, and economic development sectors to develop and implement programs that expand the availability of business credit in the state.
  • A State by State Comparison of numbers important to businesses including unemployment compensation rates, usage taxes, and other information used by business executives to decide to move to New Hampshire.