There are many Federal, Regional, State, and local programs available to assist Jaffrey businesses. The Jaffrey Economic Development Department is always available to help any business identify, apply for, and utilize these resources. Call, email, or stop by for more information.
provides financial assistance to small and emerging businesses in cooperation with other lenders. Call Brandon Gray at 532-7445 for further details.
Monadnock Business Ventures (MBV) is one of 15 Regional Economic Development Corporations. Corporations located in New Hampshire. Services include business consulting, grant and loan assistance, and the operation of an "incubator" facility for business start-ups.
MicroCredit-NH helps New Hampshire's smallest businesses grow by providing business training, loans, networking opportunities and other support.
The NH Small Business Development Center offers free, one-on-one, confidential business counseling, low cost training programs, and access to information and referral. Specialized services include environmental counseling, manufacturing assistance, international trade programs, and innovative economic development initiatives.
The NH Business Finance Authority (BFA) offers several loan guarantee programs for SBA eligible companies whose financing needs exceed the SBA's capacity. The BFA also issues tax-exempt Industrial Development Revenue Bonds for fixed asset expansion projects.
Monadnock Economic Development Corporation is one of 15 Regional Economic Development Corporations located in New Hampshire. Services include business consulting and grant/loan assistance.
Granite State Development Corporation is a Certified Development Company operating in New Hampshire. Granite State is a private, not-for-profit company which was established to administer the SBA 504 Loan Program throughout the state of New Hampshire. The SBA 504 Loan Program enables small businesses to acquire long-term subordinated debt at below market rates. By working together with local banks, Granite State has become the largest CDC in New England.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a Federal agency that provides technical and financial assistance to businesses throughout the country. The most common form of financial assistance is the guaranteeing of loans through private institutions. The link above is for the New Hampshire District Office.
The NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership works with companies to integrate systems and technologies to create high-performance enterprises. Solutions for companies include business planning, lean enterprise, eBusiness, international development, technology transfer/commercialization and workforce development.
Project managers offer informal assessments without fees, and work towards a solution by contracting with third-party service providers.
The SCORE Association is a national, nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE Association's 11,500 volunteers serve as "Counselors to America's Small Business." Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors providing confidential counseling and mentoring.
The International Trade Resource Center is a one stop source of information about international trade, exporting, export financing and any other issue related to NH companies doing business around the world.
The New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center helps companies that have experienced recent declines in sales and employment, due at least in part to increasing imports of competitive products. The federal government pays 50% of the cost of consulting services designed to help the client firm improve its competitive position. (The federal government pays 75% if the firm requests $30,000 or less of assistance.) There are twelve Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers serving different regions of the country.
The NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) provides financial and technical assistance to community development corporations, worker cooperatives, and certain municipal entities. CDFA does not assist for-profit businesses directly, but can work with a nonprofit partner. Assistance is most commonly accomplished through the granting of state tax credits.
MerchantBanc, LLC invests venture capital, provides value-added company building services to entrepreneurs, and funds education grants in service of its market building strategy.
Citizens Job Bank Program is a $100 million financing initiative, designed to reward businesses that contribute to job growth in the state. Qualified businesses may access up to $10 million in financing at below-market financing of just 3.5% APR. In exchange for the below-market financing, companies must create full-time jobs for New Hampshire residents within three years of completing their expansion projects.
Economic Development Director and Grants Administrator:
Jaffrey Town Offices
10 Goodnow St.,
Jaffrey, NH 03452