Economic Development Advisory Committee
|Address:||5 East Main Street|
PO Box 265
Warner NH 03278
The goal of the Economic Development Advisory 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
- 250th Anniversary Mural
- 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 worked on a public art mural project. The intent of the Main Street Mural project is to acknowledge Warner’s 250th anniversary, celebrate the arts and stimulate the local economy. The mural will be unveiled on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at noon.
During a six month process, an application was developed and attracted multiple candidates. After a comprehensive vetting process, Jyl Dittbenner, a muralist from Manchester, was chosen to paint the mural on the western wall of the building that houses Reeds Tavern restaurant, previously The Local restaurant. The dimensions of the mural are 50’x12’.
Jyl has worked to create something "Wonderful in Warner". The Mural Project is funded by local donations and a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Additionally, the Warner Historical Society is our fiscal agent and supportive partner in this venture.
You can see the journey at jyldrawseveryday.wordpress.com.
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.