Economic Development Advisory Committee

The role of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is to provide input and advice to the Board of Selectmen on matters relating to the Town’s economic development and to develop strategies to promote the Town. Specifically, the Board of Selectmen has tasked EDAC with the following responsibilities:
  • Inventory businesses and seek ways the Town can support and encourage existing businesses to grow and recommend strategies to attract new economic activity.
  • Inventory available properties and opportunities for economic development and develop recommendations on how to promote those properties and employment opportunities.  
  • Support Swanzey’s  community brand and strengthen our Town’s identity in the region and state. 
Current EDAC initiatives include acting as the Town's promotional agent for development of industrial/commercial properties in North Swanzey, including branding it as the Southwest NH Enterprise Zone.

EDAC holds its regular meetings at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall on the second Monday of the month. Minutes are posted on this website and at Town Hall.  

Economic Development Advisory committee MINUTES
Economic Development Advisory Committee minutes are posted on the Town website and at Town Hall.

Seven members and one alternate member are appointed to three-year terms. 
  • JR Coughlin, Chair
  • Steven D. Bittel
  • H. Gregory Johnson
  • Michael Gomarlo
  • Gus Lerandeau
  • Larry Sportello
  • Bill Hutwelker, Alternate            
Please direct questions regarding the work of the Economic Development Advisory Committee to Matthew Bachler, Director of Planning and Economic Development.
Phone:  352-7411 ext. 108

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