The Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) has invited Mark Beattie, a Principal with Hickey Associates, LLC, to present as the keynote speaker at the PSNH Community Development Partner Forum 2012 on Tuesday, March 27 in Manchester, NH. Hickey Associates specializes in economic development initiatives that help companies of all sizes select the best locations to grow, relocate and consolidate worldwide. Mark will provide insight from a national perspective on what communities and local organizations need to focus on in this new economy and how their role has a direct impact on successful business recruitment and economic growth. Specifically, he will discuss community incentives NH can offer, attributes that make a good place for business relocation, the important role of a strong, talented workforce, and the realities of rural economic development.

The PSNH Economic and Community Development Team has also organized presentations by PSNH leadership and team members, as well as a panel discussion with local leaders from non-profit and municipal partnerships that are making a difference across the state.

The event will run from 8:30am to 2pm at PSNH – Energy Park in the Fiver Rivers Auditorium, Manchester, NH. There is no charge for the forum, but space is limited. Lunch will be included.

For more information please contact Allison McLean at 603/634-3743 or email mcleaaa@nu.com.