Connecting You with the Resources to Grow

From helping brand new businesses get started to connecting existing businesses with the resources they need to grow, Portsmouth Economic Development is here to support your business journey. The City of Portsmouth is home to over 6,000 businesses and our staff works to make connections and facilitates partnerships within the business community. Our team can also connect your organization with local, state, and regional resources that can support your growth and success. Contact us to start the conversation.

Business Investment

Whether you are managing startup costs or working to grow and expand, investing in your business is a constant process. Your business may be eligible for incentives, grants, credits and more – we want to help you get connected with the programs you qualify for.

  • Business Investment Grants
  • Port Host Community Revitalization Fund
  • Tax Exemption and Credit Programs
  • HUBzone
  • Many More!

Supporting Our Small Businesses

Portsmouth is proud of our thriving small business community, and we are proud to support longstanding, locally owned organizations.

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Workforce Development

Workforce and talent development is a constant need for all businesses, large or small. Portsmouth@Work offers resources to help support your needs.