Event held at the Stone Church Meeting House

Leadership Seacoast’s Economic Development Day

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April 17, 2015 -Local non-profit Leadership Seacoast, an organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, recently explored the issues surrounding economic development in the Seacoast region during its Economic Development Day held at the Stone Church Meeting House in Newmarket, NH.

Presentations by well-known economist Brian Gottlob of PolECon Research, local developer Eric Chinburg of Chinburg Properties, and Durham Town Administrator Todd Selig featured area statistics, challenges, opportunities and possible actions.

The afternoon session brought Economic Development Directors from Dover and Portsmouth together with small business leaders from Alpha Loft, LOCO Running, Certified Retail Solutions, and event-host Stone Church Meeting House for a roundtable where class members had one on one time with these local leaders. The highlight of the day was an behind the scenes tour of Newmarket Mills  provided by Jennifer Chinburg, Marketing Director of Chinburg Properties. “The Newmarket Mills are a perfect example of revitalization and redevelopment,” said Leadership Seacoast Executive Director Jennifer Wheeler. “And the town of Newmarket is a fitting case study on how to make advancements while still considering overall well-being of the region.”

Leadership Seacoast’s Economic Development Day was sponsored by Nixon Peabody LLP, Colliers International, and Optima Bank. Thanks to the support of businesses like these, Leadership Seacoast is able to inform and educate its class members, create connections within the community and inspire members and alumni to action. For more information about Leadership Seacoast and becoming a corporate sponsor, visit www.leadershipseacoast.org  or contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063 or jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org.

About Leadership Seacoast

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Leadership Seacoast proudly boasts twenty-five years of achievement through its consistent commitment to educating future Seacoast leaders through the exploration of community issues, effective leadership practices, and personal involvement opportunities. Program graduates finish with a wide net of connections in which to foster a better community. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or program candidate, please visit www.leadershipseacoast.org.