The Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC)
Strengthening Businesses, Communities and Employment Opportunities Across Northern New Hampshire and Northeastern Vermont.
Vermont and New Hampshire are very different states in their politics, governments and styles, yet in 1975 the leaders of the Northeast Kingdom and the North Country recognized that together they form a natural region sharing common interests and challenges.
As a result, NCIC was established as a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution working to address regional economic challenges. Click here to learn more about our history.
Today, with a diverse Board of Directors, sixteen employees and offices in Plymouth and Lancaster, NH and Saint Johnsbury, VT, NCIC serves New Hampshire’s Carroll, Coos and Grafton Counties and Vermont’s Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties.
Its focus continues to be on building partnerships and developing creative and effective solutions for individual businesses, communities and the region, to ensure that the region continues to offer a strong and growing business climate, and diverse employment opportunities.
An important part of NCIC’s work with businesses throughout its service area is providing access to business loans and tools to strengthen and mature businesses.
Since 1975, NCIC has loaned over $100 million to businesses, while leveraging an additional $350 million from other sources, helping to retain in excess of 10,000 jobs, while creating more than 5,000 new jobs. We have helped many of these business get access to technical assistance, ranging from accounting and marketing to business coaching and website development.
Each business has its own set of unique challenges and successes. Working with a NCIC Business Resource Manager, owners and managers can get the information and services they need to pave the way to achieving greater profitability. NCIC strives to bring its knowledge and creative thinking to the table, often with additional partners. Our Business Resource Managers do the leg-work to identify the right solution and the right partners to meet the specific needs of your business.