Economic Development Portsmouth

Portsmouth Business Retention
and Expansion Volunteer Form


The City of Portsmouth is about to undertake, with the help of almost a hundred volunteers and UNH experts, a huge business and economic development endeavor. We will be surveying a very large portion of our local businesses to get a pulse on their past, present, and future.

Currently, there is not a comprehensive way to gauge a business' status or the degree of satisfaction with the operating in the City. No way to know if that differs across business corridors, industries, sizes, or ages.  We have guesses regarding business climate, growth forecasts, top difficulties, etc, but nothing data driven.  

With your help we can know all of this and more. Would you consider volunteering your time to help survey a few businesses?  This data is sent to experts at UNH, anonymized, and analyzed. The results of which will help many organizations better serve our residents and businesses, plan for the future of Portsmouth based on real data, and quickly identify red flags which may come up during the interview process.

The form is available here at