Economic Development Committee
7:30 AM, 2nd Friday of every month
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Windham Real Estate & Local Business Links
The Committee is comprised of 11 members. 8 of these members, as appointed by the Board of Selectmen, are either Town residents or are involved in the Windham business community. The remaining 3 are Ex-Officio members of the current Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and Chamber of Commerce, who are appointed annually by their respective Boards.
The Windham Economic Development Committee (WEDC), was originally formed in 2007 as a subcommittee of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce. In April of 2010, the Board of Selectmen established the EDC as a Town Committee that they may better assist, counsel, and advise the Citizens of Windham, the Board of Selectmen, other Town Boards and Departments, and Windham businesses, both existing and proposed, on the merits of Economic Development.
It is the mission of the Economic Development Committee to enhance the vitality of the local economy by supporting existing business and attracting new businesses to Windham, encouraging economic development consistent with the Windham Master Plan, and promoting the spirit of the Town Motto: Old Values, New Horizons.
You may learn more about the EDC’s goals toward attaining this mission within their Economic Development Committee Rules (PDF) and the 2016 adopted Economic Development Committee Strategic Plan (PDF).
The Communications Subcommittee has been supplying press releases on topics of interest to the business and residential community, which include the following:
Kristi St. LaurentChair
Gary GarfieldVice Chair
Theodore MoserAlternate Member
Matthew SwobodaAlternate Member
VacantGreater Salem Chamber Ex-Officio Member
Jennifer SimmonsBOS Ex-Officio Member
Derek MonsonPlanning Board Ex-Officio Member
- A Case Study for Why We Need Municipal Water in Windham (PDF)
- Are Current Regulations Encouraging Positive Economic Development (PDF)
- Developing Commercial Tax Base Could Ease Burden on Residential Taxpayers (PDF)
- NH DES Identifies Windham Water Issues (PDF)
- Possible Sources of Municipal Water (PDF)
- Spreading the Tax Burden in Windham by Expanding the Taxpayer Base (PDF)
Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Program
The Town of Windham is part of the Regional Economic Development Center (REDC). A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is the result of a local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of a region.