Northern Community Investment Corporation http://nhpr.org en Access To Natural Gas: A New Draw For The North Country? http://nhpr.org/post/access-natural-gas-new-draw-north-country <p>There’s a new effort underway to attract businesses to the North Country with the prospect of cheaper energy.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen has the story.</p><p>An economic development group has a new way to encourage businesses to come to Coos.</p><p>It is taking advantage of a natural gas pipeline from Canada that crosses the county, says Jon Freeman, the president of the <a href="http://www.ncic.org/">Northern Community Investment Corporation</a>.</p><p><em>“Typically the natural gas will cost about one quarter of the price of oil.”</em></p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:29:37 +0000 Chris Jensen 11535 at http://nhpr.org A North Country Tourism Program Looks For Funds http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-tourism-program-looks-funds <p>Tourism is seen as one of the economic underpinnings of the North Country.</p><p>But a highly touted program designed to boost tourism is running low on funds while facing a tricky question: After spending about $1 million was it successful?</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In 2008&nbsp; - with the paper industry pretty much dead -&nbsp; some in the North Country gloomily wondered about its economic prospects.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:17:54 +0000 Chris Jensen 3628 at http://nhpr.org A North Country Tourism Program Looks For Funds