Economic Development

The Town of Newmarket offers unparalleled benefits to citizens and businesses alike.  A close-knit community of about 9,000 residents that stretches along the Route 108 corridor, through a tranquil downtown waterfront, and past the old, sprawling saltwater farms and modern condominiums that cluster along the shores of Great Bay. Newmarket’s many waterways, its ticket to prosperity during its manufacturing boom, continue to attract residents in today’s rush for waterfront real estate. The town boasts mile after mile of valuable frontage on the Piscassic and Lamprey rivers, which merge on Newmarket’s northern boundary, as well as along the sprawling shores of Great Bay.

Newmarket also offers ease of access to larger towns.  With the University of New Hampshire next-door in Durham, Newmarket has the right base of potential employees minutes away. Portsmouth is just ten minutes away, and Manchester is a short twenty-minute ride.  Boston or Portland Maine are less than an hour by car.  If you are looking for recreation, Newmarket is less than 15 minutes from the Ocean and less than an hour from the lakes and mountain regions of New Hampshire. Newmarket is close to everything.

Boston, MA50 miles
Portsmouth, NH13 miles
Manchester, NH35 miles
Portland, ME60 miles
Dover, NH8 miles
Durham, NH/UNH4 miles
Exeter, NH7 miles
Concord, NH40 miles
Ocean Beaches15 Miles
Lakes Region35 miles
The White Mountains60 miles

Newmarket offers all of the services that you would expect in larger communities. Newmarket provides water and sewer service to homes and businesses, as well as curbside waste disposal.

Newmarket’s concern for its citizens is evident in the presence of several community buildings and special services. This old mill community especially reveres its young people; the imaginative and enthusiastic energy of its recreation department staff is responsible for the town’s innovative activities.

Several small recreational parks are scattered throughout town, including a Little League field, softball fields, and two municipal boat launch areas. A tennis and athletic club and nine-hole golf course complement the town’s activities.

The town’s elementary school is considered in local circles as having a particularly progressive educational environment. This is a place where the University of New Hampshire sends its teaching interns and where teachers tap into vast resources of local history and people as an enhancement to the total educational experience. Grades six through 12 are housed in Newmarket High School, also in the midst of this complex of municipal buildings. And for more than 20 years, Newmarket has supported a thriving daycare center.

Homes and apartments tucked into the steep hills behind Newmarket’s main street are compact and convenient to downtown, which offers a plethora of storefronts. Other neighborhoods on the outskirts of town are wooded, with homes dotted along their winding roads; farms and pastures line the town’s country roads.

Economic Development Committee Members

Name Title
Valerie Shelton Planning Board Rep
Leo Filion NCDC Rep
Michael Provost Business Association
Gerry O'Connell Member At-Large
Bill Arcieri Member At-Large
Steve Fournier Town Administrator
Jay Dugal NCDC Rep