North Country Council http://nhpr.org en Railway Grant Seen As Getting Coos Development Moving http://nhpr.org/post/railway-grant-seen-getting-coos-development-moving <p>North Country economic development officials are crossing their fingers and waiting to hear later this summer whether the federal government will provide money to upgrade <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/201307/NH_Railroad_Map_%28April_2012%29.pdf">a section of rail line through Coos County.</a></p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>For years one of the problems with economic development in the North Country has been getting stuff in and getting stuff out.</p><p>Jeff Hayes is the executive director of the North Country Council, the regional planning group.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Chris Jensen 31581 at http://nhpr.org Weathering The Next Storm: Economic Protection For The North Country http://nhpr.org/post/weathering-next-storm-economic-protection-north-country <p>Figuring that storms are as inevitable as death and taxes a North Country planning group will be looking at ways to minimize the impact of bad weather on the economy.</p><p>“You know we can’t predict the weather but maybe we can be prepared for what it might bring us,” said Patricia Garvin, the economic development coordinator for the <a href="http://www.nccouncil.org/">North Country Council</a>.</p><p>In June the council got a $300,000 grant from the federal government to try to figure out ways to keep a major storm – such as Hurricane Irene – from damaging the North Country’s economy.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:47:03 +0000 Chris Jensen 30549 at http://nhpr.org