Site Selection Opportunities, Development Sites

Marlboro Street's urban arrangement history is the newly appreciated and highly prized live/work scenario.  Recent initiatives and changes to Keene's regulatory structure have created exciting new economic development opportunities in this uniquely-situated area of Keene.

NH RSA 79-E is a temporary property tax relief program that encourages the redevelopment of properties within areas of Keene’s downtown and Marlboro Street corridor.  Applications are made to the City Council by property owners who wish to make improvements.  The City Council may provide tax relief at a pre-rehabilitation value for a period up to five years.  Download the info packet and give us a call.

(603) 757-1875

Marlboro Street Redevelopment incentives (pdf)


79E Info Packet & Application Form (pdf)


Current Listings

 There are a number of Keene commercial, industrial and retail sites available that range from downtown, business-ready shops to multi-acre properties ripe for development or redevelopment.  This includes vacant lots as well as developed properties  with City utilities. 

Online Listings

Vacant Properties

In addition to the MLS listings, there are a number of privately owned vacant properties and development sites.  We can help you connect with owners and look into financing incentives.  Do you have property you want us to know about?  Do you have plans you would like to discuss?

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Keene Airport (EEN) Duty Free FTZ

The 3rd longest runway in NH provides a vital resource to local businesses.  Within its 1,000 acres are both primary (6,200 ft) and cross-wind (4,000 ft) runways.  We see all types of aircraft  including large jet airliners.  Current development priorities include more large hangar facilities, and there is development space available to support your operations. Airport Info

Development Process

Keene is updating its development code to ensure a streamlined experience.  We have people on staff to walk you through the process.  The best way to start is to contact us.  (603) 757-1875.

Let Us Help You

We will continue to work with our partners such as the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship to help start, move and grow Keene businesses. 


Keene is located at the crossing of NH routes 9, 10, 12 and 101 and convenient to Interstates 91, 93 and 89.  Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Canada are all within reasonable driving distance. 


Businesses are moving & growing here

Recent Development Trends

Developers are investing in Keene in all sectors - new construction and renovations.  Projects include a new 100+ apartment unit building in downtown as well as renovation of an historic mill building into modern apartments, new retail facilities at Monadnock Marketplace, expanded industrial facilities, demolition of a downtown property for construction of a modern performing arts facility, construction of expansive rural senior living facilities, the expansion of the Public Library - and more.

In January of 2018, permits issued were valued at about $90 million.


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Your Project Is Our Priority

We would like to learn more about your plans so that we can help you find just the right property and resources.  Give us a call or stop by.

Call Med Kopczynski, Economic Development Director

3 Washington St, Keene, NH 03431

(603) 757-1875


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