Guidance for businesses reopening under the NH Stay at Home Order 2.0  can be found here

*Important COVID-19 Information for Swanzey Businesses*

The Town of Swanzey is aware of what a challenging time this is for our local business community. While we are limited in what we can do at the local level, we are providing information on this page about regional, state, and federal resources. If we can be of any assistance, please contact Matthew Bachler, Director of Planning & Economic Development, at (603) 352-7411, ext. 108 or by email at

The Governor has launched the Main Street Relief Fund which allocates $400 million in funding from the CARES Act to provide emergency financial relief to New Hampshire small businesses due to the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. The deadline for prequalification is May 29th and the application form can be by clicking here

The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs has launched a one-stop resource for businesses needs during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Click here to access that information.  

To assist with re-opening the state’s economy, the Department of Business and Economic Affairs is also conducting a survey of NH businesses to see how they are meeting the challenges of the pandemic.

Information on U.S. Small Business Administration guidance and loan resources can be found by visiting:

The NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has launched an assistance page for small businesses. This site also provides tips for best practices for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Click here to access that information.  SBDC is also offering a series of free online webinars designed to helpbusinesses during this time. Click here for the schedule.

The Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive resources pages include information for businesses, non-profit organizations, and residents. Click here to access this page

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors has launched a Save Small Business Fund that provides short-term financial relief for small businesses. Additional information on the fund can be found by clicking here. The application became available on April 20, 2020 and funds will be distributed on a weekly basis until all funds have been allocated.

For self-employed sole proprietors, you may apply for unemployment benefits through the NH Department of Employment Security by visiting:  You will need to provide information on your net profit for 2018 and 2019 as shown on your Schedule C form.  Please note that you will first receive a denial message that should be ignored. The unemployment claim requires additional time to process as a result of being self-employed.

Swanzey is home to a strong and diverse local business community with companies in the manufacturing, construction, technology, food production, and retail sectors. This page provides resources for existing businesses in the community and those considering relocating to Swanzey. We encourage you to contact Matthew Bachler, Director of Planning & Economic Development, at (603) 352-7411, ext. 108, or by email at if you would like more information. 

Doing Business in Swanzey
Learn more about the local attributes and advantages of Swanzey that make it a great community to do business in. 

Economic Development
Find information on our local Economic Revitalization Zones and Tax Increment Financing District, as well as useful links for New Hampshire small business finance and development resources.

Business Directory
Find out what business are currently located in Swanzey

Planning & Economic Development Department
Visit the Planning & Economic Development Department's page to find information on land use and development regulations, building permit forms, and construction requirements.

Economic Development Advisory Committee

Learn about the role of the Economic Development Advisory Committee and how this group can support your business.

Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport
The Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Swanzey provides services for corporate jets, charter flights, and single and multi-engine planes, and has the 3rd longest runway in New Hampshire. Learn more about how your business can use the services available at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport.

Assessing Database
Access the Town's online appraisal database.

The NH GRANITView web mapping application provides data on local political, environmental, geographical, transportation, and utilities information.


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