After recently hiring a company to help recruit retailers to Derry, councilors favor a plan to hire an economic development coordinator.
Although they didn’t take a vote, councilors supported a plan proposed by Town Administrator David Caron at the Jan. 3 meeting to hire an in-house full-time economic development coordinator.
Caron said the move is vitally important for economic development in town.
“As we all know through the charter the town administrator is responsible for hiring employees, Caron said. “Except in this case I think it’s critical that the town reaches consensus on a direction on economic development.” He added, “Since before I became associated with the town, it was made very clear to me that one of the town’s primary goals was to stimulate is economic development. Part of that strategy is to identify, and secure the necessary resources to help us achieve that goal.” Continue reading