The North Country Council, Inc.

Welcome to North Country Council


Spring at The Rocks

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 

NCC RLF Loan Committee

Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 AM
North Country Council Office, The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem
For more information contact Jenny Devost 603-444-6303 or

NCC Board of Directors

Wednesday, August 13, 9:30 AM
North Country Council Office, The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem
For more information contact Christine Frost at or 603-444-6303 x 22.


Help Wanted

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

Transportation Alternatives Program - Letters of Interest Due August 6
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has just announced its first round of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Click here for information on eligible activities, funding limitations, and deadlines.  Click here for NHDOT presentation on TAP. Applications will be available from NHDOT soon.
The Application process is broken into three distinct and mandatory steps.  
1. Submission of a letter of interest for TAP funding on or before August 6, 2014
2. Attendance at a pre-application informational meeting hosted by NHDOT
3. Submission of the TAP application on or before September 26th, 2014
NCC is available to help with your community’s proposal, so please feel free to contact Mary Poesse at or 444-6303 if you would like assistance or if you have any questions.
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. 

Draft North Country Broadband Report Now Available

North Country Council has completed a draft Broadband Report for the region. Click  here to download the compressed version or  here for the higher resolution version. A series of public meetings will be held around the region this summer/fall to gather input on the draft before it is formally adopted as part of the North Country Regional Plan. Check back here for dates and locations. Contact Geoff Sewake at or the phone number to the left for additional information or to receive a paper copy of the draft.

Now Available at

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

Draft 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)

Click here to tell us about broadband availability at your home or work.

Town Broadband Availability Profiles - The town broadband availability profiles illustrate the broadband technology with the fastest reported download speed for the selected community.