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The Exchange

Designing Downtowns


Cities and towns around New Hampshire have been working to revitalize and even resurrect their central cores, renovating abandoned  buildings, creating walk-able main streets and affordable housing. We’ll look in on these efforts and also the challenges of financing them, while attracting businesses and others to take up the downtown lifestyle.


  • Ben Frost: Director of Public Affairs for the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.
  • Kerrie Diers: Executive Director of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, which serves thirteen communities in southern New Hampshire.
  • Robbie Grady- Executive Director of the Goffstown Main Street Program. She also facilitates the New Hampshire Vibrant Communities Organization, which includes several towns working to revitalize their towns.

We'll also hear from:

  • Dan Scanlon- a licensed NH real estate broker who also serves on the New Hampshire Commercial Board of Realtors.

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