Economic Development Leadership Team

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Wilton's Economic Development Leadership Team serves the citizens and business owners of Wilton and reports to the Select Board and the Town Administrator. This team's responsibilities are to set priorities, make recommendations, and guide the execution of programs and projects that help achieve the vision of Wilton residents to remain a vibrant and thriving small town. Our goals are to protect its rural environment, historic charm, and natural resources while promoting opportunities for residential and business growth that are compatible with, responsive to and supportive of the needs of the community and local economy.

Recent News

Final Results - NRPC Collaborative Workspace Survey

NRPC logoAs a follow up to the feasibility assessment completed in 2018, the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), in collaboration with the Wilton Economic Development Team, conducted a 28-day online survey from April 6th through May 4th, 2020. The purpose of the survey was to gauge the demand for collaborative workspaces in the Wilton area. The survey was intended to target three specific audiences: 
existing entrepreneurs and business owners. 
potential entrepreneurs and small business owners.
those who have hobbies which require a significant investment in things like equipment and facilities.

The survey summary and results can be downloaded HERE.  We are looking forward to continue working with the NRPC to assess the results and develop a strategy moving forward.


Monument
 Park Re-Dedication

 Michael Dell'OrtoEconomic Development Team Chair Jennifer Beck, and Heritage Commission member Michael Dell’Orto recently spoke at the re-dedication of Monument Park. Jennifer thanked all the volunteers who made the renovation happen, and Michael gave a short history of Monument Park, written by Heritage Commissioner Nancy Clark.  For complete details of the work that went into restoring the park (which is a key component of the Phase 2 Riverwalk), click HERE

Active Projects

The Economic Development Team organizes and prioritizes projects in six broad categories, which were developed in conjunction with the NRPC during a visioning session in 2017.  These include:
Business Development
Connectivity/Infrastructure
Marketing
Regulatory                                        
Research
Streetscaping                                   

Our projects are further categorized as low, medium and high priority.  This list is a living document – as we complete projects, new ones are also being added.  . For details on our active and completed projects, see the Eco-Dev Prioritized Projects List.

    We're always looking for motivated volunteers to help with our projects. If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected]gov with your interest.

    Team

    Name Title
    Jennifer S. Beck Chair
    Jackie Kahle Marketing and Communications
    Kermit Williams
     Select Board Representative and Legislative Affairs
    Mike McGonegal Resident Geek and Bridges
    Dick Putnam Business and Train Liaison
    Nancy Clark Historical Director
    Kat Tighe Branding and Design
    Open NRPC and Research: Strong Towns
    Karon Walker  Entrepreneurship

    CONTACT INFO

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Meeting Information

    Usually meets every other Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 in the Town Hall Courtroom. See Town Government Events Calendar for agendas. 

    Address
    Wilton Town Hall
    42 Main St 
    Wilton, NH 03086
    United States
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