Economic Development Advisory Committee
|Address:||5 East Main Street|
PO Box 265
Warner NH 03278
The goal of the Economic Development Committee (EDAC) is to plan and implement sustainable economic development. That includes but is not limited to supporting existing businesses and non-profits as well as encourages new businesses development. The EDAC will encourage economic growth that serves local needs, is environmentally responsible, fits aesthetically with the town’s historic architecture, and provides a net increase in municipal revenue.
- Create more job opportunities with a priority on businesses that pay a living wage.
- Promote a welcoming environment for business development as we make the best use of land, buildings and the existing infrastructure.
- Help make this a livable and welcoming community for a diverse, multi-generational population.
- Increase the number of visitors that will contribute to the local economy.
Additional Information and links:
- Meeting Agenda
- Meeting Minutes
- Town Report, 2018
- Community Survey, 2018
- Report and Recommendations, April 2017
- Doing Business In Warner
- Visit Warner
- Shop Warner
- Area Businesses
- Warner Demographics
Warner Main Street Mural Project
The Warner Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) in partnership with the Warner Historical Society and citizens of Warner seeks proposals for a public art mural project. Additional background on this project can be found on the Granite Under My Feet blog which has a copy of an article that first appeared in the Intertown Record on November 12, 2019.
NH artists are invited to submit a proposal for this exciting opportunity to provide a large scale work of art to be displayed prominently in the center of our village. Located in the heart of town, this permanent outdoor installation will be highly visible to locals and visitors alike for years to come.
The town of Warner is a small rural town located in Merrimack county with a vibrant Main Street, proud past and bright future. It is soon celebrating it’s 250th Anniversary for which this mural installation will be a part. Warner’s long history is rooted in agriculture, small scale industry and has also long been a home to many artists and writers.
October 2019 - Announcement and distribution of RFP
March 1st 2020 - Artist RFP deadline
April 15th 2020 - Semi-finalist selection
June 1st 2020 - Finalist submission due
June 15th 2020 - Selected artist announcement
October 1st 2020 - Art work completed and installed
- Proposal must include the following information:
- Contact information: name, address, telephone number and email address
- Biographical information or resume including previous experience
- Maximum of 5 images (jpeg or pdf) of previously completed works
- Minimum of 2 professional references
- Additional support material (ie: news articles or other relevant information on past projects)
- Written narrative describing your artistic vision and proposal for this project
- Minimum of 3 sketches or images of the proposed work (jpeg or pdf) showing scale, dimensions and elevations
- Proposed installation timeline
- Line itemized budget
Doing Business in Warner
Warner is an ideal place to live, work and play in NH. Businesses and residents have access to true high speed Internet from TDS Telecom with their fiber optic network providing speeds up to 1 Gbps allowing you to compete in today's fast paced high tech economy.
Warner, situated in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire and in the western part of Merrimack County, is eighteen miles northwest of Concord at the crossroad of Interstate 89 and NH Route 103. No location is too far away with Lebanon Municipal Airport, Concord Regional Airport, and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport within a short driving distance from Warner.
Development in the village center and the commercial district at I-89 Exit 9 have access to the town water and sewer systems which are managed and maintained by the Warner Village Water District.
- Community Revitalization Tax Incentive: Warner has adopted RSA 79-E to promote development in the village center within the geographic area of the Warner Village Water District.
- Solar Energy Systems Exemption: Warner has adopted RSA 72:62 to promote the use of clean energy. Solar array owners must apply for the solar array exemption before April 15th of any given year using NH Department of Revenue Form PA-29.
- Warner Village Water District
- Special Exceptions: Application Instructions
- Variance: Application Instructions
- Ordinances, regulations, forms: complete list
- A future vision of Warner: 2004 Community Charrette
- Commercial Properties for Sale
- Central NH Regional Planning Commission
- Doing Business in NH
- NH Made
- NH Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council
- VisitNH - NH Tourism Guide
If you have any questions, the town staff are here to help. The phone number for the Town of Warner is 603-456-2298. If you have questions about:
- Taxes: our Tax Collector can be reached at ext 4
- Properties in town: these should be directed to our Assessing Clerk at ext 3
- Zoning, Planning, or Landuse: the Landuse Administrative Assistant is at ext 7
- Unsure who you should contact: talk to our Board of Selectmen Administrative Assistant at ext 1
- A complete list of departments with office hours, phone numbers, and email addresses can be found here
Farm Service Administration (FSA)https://fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services
The USDA through their Farm Service Administration offers a variety of programs to assist agricultural producers and processors. The FSA places special emphasis on providing loans to beginning farmers, veterans, minority and female farmers. They also oversee certain crop and margin protection programs as well as loan and grant programs focusing on rural development.
National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home
The USDA-NRCS is a federal agency that works with private landowners (farmers, ranchers and foresters) to put conservation practices in place that will benefit the soil, water, air, and wildlife. They offer a number of programs ranging from technical assistance as well as cost share programs aimed at incentivizing Best Management Practices in various farming situations.
Small Business Association (SBA)https://sba.gov
The SBA is a U.S. Government agency that provides resources to help small businesses start and grow their operations. It also has a loan program that connects small businesses with different financing options. Over the years, the SBA has helped entrepreneurs all over the nation with loans, contracts, counseling and other types of assistance. Access to Capital. The SBA loans that are made by its partner banks, credit unions and other lenders are partially guaranteed by the federal government. They help finance small businesses that may be denied funding under conventional lending guidelines.
Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)https://score.org
SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to prospective and established small business owners in the United States. More than 10,000 volunteers provide these services, with all volunteers being active and retired business executives and entrepreneurs. In addition to mentoring, SCORE also offers free and low-cost educational workshops each year, both online and in-person. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It operates out of 300 chapters across the U.S., with national headquarters in Herndon, Virginia.