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News from everywhere *but* Central New Hampshire.

Re-Inventing The North Country.


For a century, the North Country was dominated by the wood, pulp and paper industry. Today, those sectors have almost died out and now many see the region in the midst of an economic makeover, moving away from its paper past.  But what that future should look like is a still huge discussion…is it tourism, high-tech, manufacturing, government, or “all of the above”?  We'll look at what many are calling a North Country makeover.


  • Erika Cohen: Associate Editor of Business NH Magazine. She is the author of a two part series titled “The North Country: Tearing Away from Its Paper Past
  • Edith Tucker: Reporter for the Coos county Democrat and the Berlin Reporter both owned by Salmon Press

We'll also hear from

  • Eleanor Jaffee: Research Associate at the Carsey Institute at UNH. She has been following the Coös County High School Class of 2009 as they prepare to enter to workforce.
  • Katharine Eneguess: President of White Mountains Community College.