The Lakes Region is a huge tourism draw, featuring outdoor recreation from boating to bike week. Yet the region struggles with maintaining a strong workforce and providing affordable housing for people living and working there year-round.
- Karmen Gifford - President of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce.
- David Levesque - Principal of Pleasant Street School in Laconia; he created a schoolwide mentorship program called We Connect to help address childhood trauma.
- Kara LaSalle - Real Estate Project Development Manager for Lakes Region Community Developers, and president of Governor Sununu's Millennial Advisory Council.
The Lakes Region Tourism Association provides information for visitors.
"Laconia agency targets need for starter homes," from NHBR.
"Local businesses frustrated by worker shortage, limit on visas," from the Laconia Daily Sun.
"Winnisquam forum to discuss elementary school options," from the Laconia Daily Sun.