The North Country Council, Inc.

Happy Holidays From North Country Council

Happy Holidays from NCC, photo credit Carole Bont

Welcome to North Country Council, Northern New Hampshire's regional planning commission and federally-designated economic development district. Please explore our website to learn more about our mission and services.

Coming Up

Holiday Office Closures

The NCC office will be closed for the holidays on December 25, 26, 31 and January 1.

NCC Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 14, 9:30 AM
North Country Council Office, The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem>
For more information contact Christine Frost at or 603-444-6303 x 22.

NCC Transportation Advisory Committee

Thursday, January 15, 3:00 PM
North Country Council Office, The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem
For more information contact Mary Poesse at or 603-444-6303 x 16


A Plan for New Hampshire's North Country

Click here for the North Country Council's new regional plan, adopted on 11/19/14. Thank you to the many residents who made this comprehensive public participation-based plan possible!

Broadband Speed Test

North Country Council is hoping to better understand what speeds people are experiencing from their broadband provider. This data will help us reach out to providers and the state when addressing broadband concerns of the region. To help us out, please click here to take the Broadband Speed Test today!

North Country Council recently produced a short educational primer to help folks better understand the limitations and benefits of broadband in the region. Limited copies of the guide have been distributed to libraries and municipal offices. If you would like a printed copy, please contact Geoff Sewake at or (603) 444-6303.

Help Wanted

NCC has a temporary opening for a part-time administrative assistant. Read more here.

Emergency Preparedness for North Country Businesses

As part of North Country Council's new grant-funded program to help businesses be better prepared for disasters, and so be more resilient with reduced recovery times, the Council is conducting a survey of business preparedness. Businesses will be contacted by email and US mail. Responses will be anonymous. If you are a business owner/manager and do not receive a copy of the survey, contact Michelle Moren-Grey at or 603-444-6303 x 14. Click here for more information on the project. 

Click here to download Risk Management Model RFQ

Now Available at

The Nuts and Bolts of Administering a Land Use Board

Tenney Mountain Corridor Highway Plan

2013-2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Climate Change in Northern NH: Past, Present, and Future

A Study of Business Enterprises to Occupy the Groveton Mill Site

Broadband Plan for the North Country Region

Full Cost Accounting Study for the City of Berlin NH

Ammonoosuc River Corridor Management Plan adopted June 2013

Portland Natural Gas Pipeline Overview

Carroll County Transportation Services Directory

North Country Council now has a revolving loan fund! If your business needs financing that cannot be provided through traditional bank financing, we may be abe to help. Click here for a flyer with more info and click here for an application.

Pemigewasset Corridor Management Plan (10MB PDF)