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thsignThe Portsmouth Economic Development Committee

The PEDC's By-Laws govern the organization and objectives of the Committee.

The primary objective of the Committee is to advise the Town Council on economic-related matters. The Town Officials may from time to time, refer to the Committee policy matters of community development and viability, including such issues as land, economic, and infrastructure development. Town Officials shall keep the Town Administrator informed of interaction with the committee.

sunsetThe Committee shall not be limited to issues referred to it by the Town Officials and may discuss and make recommendations to the Town Officials and Staff on any matter involving community development and viability within the Town of Portsmouth. Town residents are also encouraged to submit issue items to the Committee.

The 2013 Annual Report to the Town Council with the components.

1.  Annual Report (link)
2.  Proposed Vision Statement
3.  Working Draft of the Economic Development Section of the Town Comp Plan
4.  Three New Initiatives
5.  Road Map for the PEDC for the next 6-12 months.

6. The rationale for the proposed Economic Council in Portsmouth

7. 30 Minute video review of the 2013 Annual Report courtesy of Portsmouth This Week.


The Seven Imperatives are still alive.  

(Click Here to the PEDC Annual Report for 2012)

Town Weekly Video Show

Episodes of the town video series "Portsmouth This Week" can be viewed at a link at Portsmouth Town Web Site.


New PEDC Surveys.

Click Here to take our new survey on HURRICANE SANDY Response


Got an idea for a Town survey? Let us know. E-mail us.

* Note that these are surveys that offer the views of a certain population that took the survey. The results may not, necessarily, reflect the views of the entire population of the town.

Tell your friends about the surveys. As we get more participation, we can increase the confidence level of the results.


"It's the Economy ..." - PEDC Information Video Series

A new series by the PEDC Now Playing on Newport County TV (on Cox Channel 18).


Episode 4-2012 - A Discussion of Economic Issues with State Senator Chris Ottiano



Town DBD Bill Clark Makes the Case for Zoning and Planning Process Review

Town Business Development Director, Bill Clark, made a case for review and improvement to the Town Zoning and Planning processes. His idea was voted down 5-2 by the Town Council on November 14.

Download and read Bill's letter here (pdf file)


Wastewater Vs Sewers in Island Park - An Economic Analysis

See the PEDC on Facebook

We have just started a Facebook Page. Go to it and tell us that you like us.


Go to our Revenue Generation Page to see what our Revenue Generation Subcommittee is doing and to give us your ideas..

PEDC 2010 Annual Report

The PEDC's Annual Report was delivered to the Town Council at the Council's January 10, 2011 meeting.

Click Here to see the entire report.

PEDC Feb 2011 Workshop with the Town Council

On February 9, 2011 the PEDC had a Workshop with the Town Council.

Click here for see the workshop presentation.




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