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More About The Town

Incorporated in 1753, Hinsdale has long long been an unsung hero in trade and technological innovation.   The industrial age saw the town thrive with the introduction of wool, and later, paper mills along the Ashuelot River.  As the population of the town grew so did industry, with a foundry, machine shops and other supportive businesses.  Hinsdale was home to the first automobile, the manufacturer of prized chisels (used to carve Mt Rushmore), Gurian Guitars and wire cables and coatings.  Hinsdale is positioned for new economic growth in the 2000's and beyond...

  • In 2018 the town's Planning Board undertook a major re-zoning on the route 119 corridor in town.  The new zoning created two new Roadside Commercial districts.  The purpose of this re-zoning effort was to spur economic development and ease the introduction of new business opportunities to our community.
  • In addition, the Planning Board is also reviewing the town's zoning ordinances to encourage specific types of residential development.
  • Click here to view Hinsdale's zoning.
  • The states of NH and VT are currently working on a new bridge project spanning the Connecticut River that will provide even easier access to Interstate 91.  Click here for details on that construction project.
  • Hinsdale is a New Market Tax Credits eligible community.  This is another advantage Hinsdale can offer developers that neighboring communities can not.  Click here for more information on New Market Tax Credits.


New Hampshire

The NH Economy website cites  many reasons why New Hampshire is a great place to expand or relocate your business:

Time and again, New Hampshire tops national rankings when it comes to health, education, 
low crime and our quality of life.

Additional Resources

The Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) can be an additional resource in helping your business grow.  MEDC offers assistance with:

  • Commercial loans for businesses, start-ups, nonprofits, and education institutions from $5,000 - $500,000 for job creation, equipment, real estate, land acquisition, pre-development activities, working capital, and more.

  • Real estate development services with build-to-suit-to-lease options.

  • Help accessing state and federal resources related to development, such as grants, loans, and tax credits.

  • Guidance on navigating regulations related to business expansion and development.

  • Assistance with grant writing and grant administration, including for Northern Border Regional Commission awards.

  • Project planning and business expansion assistance.

  • Workforce development.

  • Government contracting and federal procurement.

For more information on MEDC, visit their website at


Click here to see how Hinsdale has worked for these businesses.

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