Assets for a Global Economy
Portsmouth's deep-water port and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) status, combined with excellent rail and air service make the City ideal for business owners seeking national or international markets.
To learn more about how Portsmouth's unique assets, which promote international trade, see "Why Portsmouth: Major Economic Resources and Initiatives". For information on Portsmouth's Foreign Trade Zone and capabilities of the Port of Portsmouth see the "International Business" section and the Port of NH web site http://www.portofnh.org/*
The State of New Hampshire and the Pease Development Authority are experienced in meeting the needs of international companies. International Trade Resources include the International Trade Resource Center (ITRC) in Concord, NH. The ITRC is a state facility under the administration of the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development. The ITRC houses the Office of International Commerce, the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Top of New England/U.S. Export-Import Bank Export Finance Program, and the New Hampshire International Trade Association. Together, these agencies offer the business community a range of programs and services, including one-on-one counseling, export financing information, education and training seminars, automated trade leads, market research and development, worldwide marketing promotion, and an international resource library.
New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center
172 Pembroke Rd
Concord, NH 033301
Phone: (603) 271-8444
Fax: (603) 271-6784
(* The above external links are not related to the City of Portsmouth Website in anyway.)
Nancy M. Carmer
Economic Development Program Manager
City of Portsmouth, NH
1 Junkins Ave., Portsmouth,