What MEDC Does
Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) puts together people, projects, planning, and financing to foster community and business development in southwestern New Hampshire.
Over several decades, MEDC has been involved in commercial and industrial development, downtown revitalization, financial planning, and securing funding for a number of businesses, non-profit organizations, and community agencies. Many of the significant (and difficult) projects completed in western NH have core financial infrastructures built by MEDC.
How MEDC Evolved
MEDC has a unique and successful history of incorporation in Southwestern New Hampshire.
In 1985, a need was identified to "centralize in one organization leadership and coordination of efforts to improve and revitalize…the health, vitality and environment of the industrial base of the Keene region…" Hence, the private, not-for-profit Keene Industrial Development Corporation (KIDC) was founded.
KIDC initially derived its funding from the City of Keene, the Keene Chamber of Commerce and the Keene Downtown Housing Corporation. The objectives of the organization included:
Recognizing that Keene was at the economic center of the Monadnock Region, and that a vital downtown was critical to its prosperity, KIDC merged with Keene Downtown Revitalization Corporation in 1995 to form the Keene Economic Development and Revitalization Corporation. An additional objective was added to the original articles of incorporation:
Developing, promoting, and maintaining a vision for revitalization and development by preserving the traditions, architecture, and appearance of downtown Keene and the Monadnock region.
In 1999, the name of the organization was changed to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), to better reflect the corporation's mission "to lead the region in the enhancement of its industrial and business base to improve the standard of living, quality of life, and economic vitality of our communities."
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