Economic Development


Newport is open for business! Located in the heart of the Lake Sunapee region, Newport is a regional hub for a variety of industries including manufacturing, financial services, county government, and building construction. Our many hiking trails, access to the Sugar River, short commute to Lake Sunapee and Mt. Sunapee, and convenience to both the Upper Valley and Capital Region make us a great community to live, work, and play in. Newport offers competitive tax incentives, a skilled workforce, low cost of living, robust arts and cultural attractions, and access to world-class education and healthcare. Whether you are a current Newport business owner, looking to move or expand your business into our community, or are interested in making Newport home, the Office of Economic Development is here help.


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About Newport

The Sunshine Town - Newport, N.H. (pop. 6,500) is a small and friendly town (incorp. in 1761) with unparalleled quality of life nestled in the hills of scenic Upper Connecticut River valley and southwestern New Hampshire, conveniently located between Interstates 89 and 91.The community is governed by Town Meeting, an elected 5 member Selectboard and an appointed Town Manager. Newport also serves as the County Seat of Sullivan County.

Our community is pleased to offer an unparalleled 4 season, quality of life with something for everyone. Come and enjoy our historic homes; farmers markets, craft fairs, the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Visit one of our many hiking or biking trails, area ski resorts, the water sports offered by area ponds and lakes, our Winter Carnival (the oldest in the Country), Historic Society Museum or just a quiet walk along our “rail trails” to visit one of our 3 covered bridges - Newport has it all.

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Economic Development Coordinator

Name Title
Allison Paige Browning Economic Development Coordinator