Greetings from the Board of Selectmen

Thank you for taking a look at Peterborough, a traditional New England community well into its third century of blending the old with the new.

We are uniquely positioned to benefit a wide range of business types, including -- but not limited to -- those in the knowledge/research/education/publishing, health/wellness, computer/high tech, and tourism/hospitality fields.

Our Town -- often called so because it was the basis for Thornton Wilder's famous play -- is also the home of traditional manufacturers such as New Hampshire Ball Bearings and Peterborough Basket Company, as well as world-renowned outfitter Eastern Mountain Sports. No fewer than four significant publishing companies, along with their numerous associated peripheral services, also are found here.

Peterborough's "value adds" include:

  • World-class connectivity:
    • Soon to be best-of-breed fiber optic broadband, nearly town-wide
    • Cellular coverage by major telecomm carriers
  • The Peterborough "look and feel": Hub of an educated and skilled regional workforce
    • Classic New England architecture and charm
    • Gorgeous open space and natural resources
    • Vibrantly restored downtown shopping and dining: a regional destination
    • Not an "Anywhere, USA" tone, but a unique combination of old-time flavor and cutting-edge technology
  • Incubator and small business development services
  • Route 202/101 transportation
  • Available sites for offices, industry, and export companies
  • Comprehensive banking, mortgage, and realtor services
  • Architectural, construction and renovation services
  • Active Chamber and Rotary
  • Excellent school system
  • Regional hospital with outstanding surgical, maternity, wellness, and rehab capabilities, among others
  • Extensive recreation facilities
  • Short distance to Boston, mountains, lakes, and the ocean
  • Rich cultural tradition of the theater, music, and the arts; home to the second-oldest artists' colony in the U.S.
  • Quiet, safe, actively involved community ideally suited for raising a family and growing a business.

We invite you to browse through this link and give a call to our Administrative offices 924 8000 ext 101 for further information and assistance. We would be happy to introduce you to one of our business ambassadors, who can better introduce you to Peterborough, and we look forward to meeting you in person ourselves. Welcome to Peterborough!

Town of Peterborough - 1 Grove Street - Peterborough, NH 03458 - (603)924-8000