Economic development initiatives currently and planned on being undertaken, studied or otherwise advocated for by the Chamber’s five economic development committees in 2013 include, but may not be limited to:
Sound Infrastructure: Aging infrastructure and dated systems need to be maintained and/or new contemporary systems developed, to support business needs and interests and to ensure our communities are desirable locations to establish and sustain business and provide jobs.
Expanded Transportation Options: Specific transportation elements and systems will be supported by the GMCC such as (but not limited to): air, rail, bus, bicycle and walking.
Regional Economic Development: Through Access Greater Manchester, and other vehicles too, the Chamber will continue to develop and nurture productive and cooperative regional relationships while promoting a regional brand and identity through cooperative endeavors. These endeavors will include activities such as regular meetings, development of a regional website and cooperative advertising campaign in addition to other relevant selective, regional economic development programming including sustainable practices.
Destination Manchester: The Chamber will be a tireless advocate for a beautiful, thriving, and vital downtown for riverfront development, a convention center, art and culture, and other relevant and related destination travel focus and endeavors that promote Manchester as a desirable place to live, work, and play, to the state, region and country. Click here to review our Downtown Map & Guide.
Improved Workforce Development: A skilled and well prepared workforce is critical to a successful business environment and vital community. The chamber will advocate for excellence in education and education systems.