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Got Brew? What About Wheels? Checking in on Derry-Londonderry

Friday, August 28th, 2015

A few weeks ago, Will Stewart, president of the Greater Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, caught us up on a few things happening in the region that are adding some extra horsepower to its economic engine.

The first is the debut about a month ago of the Derry-Londonderry Beer and Mead Tour rack card that spills the secret on a growing industry, made up of four breweries – 603 Brewery (Londonderry); From the Barrel Brewery (Londonderry); Kelsen Brewing Company (Derry); Rockingham Brewing Company (Derry) and Moonlight Meadery (Londonderry).

With all these places located less than two miles off I-93, the tour targets travelers interested in brews and meads, who may then do some shopping or stop to eat locally before heading on their journeys.

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The other effort gaining momentum and seeing some great return is, as Will described, “bicycle-related economic development.”

It involves the Londonderry-Derry-Windham sections of the Granite State Rail Trail (the former Manchester and Lawrence line of the old Boston & Maine Railroad).

“Shop and restaurant owners located near the trail tell me that it’s a big draw, attracting people from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, that has a very real impact on their bottom lines,” he said.

Southern New Hampshire is a hotspot for commerce and manufacturing. Things like a bike trail, breweries and a meadery help create a dimension to a community, providing places to gather, explore, appreciate and of which to be very proud.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development