Completed Projects
Commercial and Industrial

Fast Roads
Keene, New Hampshire

fastroads.jpgWith the goal of creating an open access, big broadband internet network in the Connecticut River Valley, MEDC created an entity called FastRoads. Using a mix of private and federal funds, MEDC put together the financing infrastructure for FastRoads to build and launch a 250-mile fiber optic network throughout the region. A significant part of the mission was to improve services for residents, businesses, and community anchor institutions (schools, hospitals, town halls, etc.) that were previously grossly under-served/unserved.

Completed in 2014, this network was eventually sold in 2017 to allow the opportunity for the network to continue to expand.

Keene ICE
Keene, New Hampshire

keeneice.jpgICE (Ice Center Enterprise Inc.) completed work on an $8.2 million rink in 2015 that is host to dozens of club and school teams, lessons and skating programs. The Marlboro Street structure, designed by Dan Scully Architects and built by MacMillan, rose out of a city-owned building and land next to the Police Station.

With MEDC as project developer, several financial lending partners provided loans to ICE, including four local banks – Savings Bank of Walpole (the lead lender), NBT Bank, Mascoma Savings Bank and Bank of New Hampshire  – who contributed $1.3 million. The city of Keene bonded another $1.3 million. An energy improvement loan of $350,000 was secured from the New Hampshire Building Finance Authority, and most of the rest was fundraised by Keene ICE through more than 600 donations.

ICE, owned by the city and run by Keene ICE, is a prominent example of locally sourced design, construction and financing, which is something MEDC specializes in.

Keene, New Hampshire

In 2000 MEDC built a $4 million, 60,000-suqare-foot manufacturing facility in the Black Brook Corporate Park that it leased to Precitech. Precitech designs and manufactures ultra precision machining solutions (freeform diamond turning, milling and grinding) which are used to produe optical lenses, mold inserts, mirror, and precision mechanical components. MEDC sold the building to a private investor group in 2017.

Janos Technologies
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In 2005 MEDC leased a 38,000-square-foot building that it had built in the Black Brook Corporate Park in Keene to Janos Technology. Janos specializes in the cost effective manufacture of Mid Wave and Long Wve Infrared Optics. MEDC sold the building to a private investor group in 2017.


C & S Wholesale Grocers
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MEDC constructed a 50,000-square-foot building in the Black Brook Corporate Park and sold it to C&S Wholesale Grocers. The sale resulted in the relocation of this multi-billion dollar company's headquarters to Keene.


Other Completed Commercial / Industrial Projects include:

Black Brook Corporate Park - Keene, New Hampshire

  • Portex, Inc.
  • Imtec
  • Federal Express
  • New Hampshire Forge
  • Innerpac Northeast
  • Millwork Masters
  • Kaempen Tanks

Krif Road Industrial Park - Keene, New Hampshire

  • RanPak
  • Macko
  • Miltronics
  • Twin State

Examples of other regional efforts assisted by MEDC through its Revolving Loan Funds include:

  • Benson Woodworking Walpole
  • Lentex, Walpole
  • The Mountain, Keene
  • Tree Free Greetings, Keene
  • Sunset Tools, Keene
  • Bagel Works, Keene


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