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Our Partners

Drawing upon individuals from our community and beyond

Our Partners

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The Franklin Business & Industrial Development Corporation (FBIDC) is the economic arm of the City and is the 501(c) 3 fiscal sponsor for PermaCityLife.

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PermaCityLife has forged a public-private partnership with the City of Franklin to implement the shared vision for the revitalization of our downtown.

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Mill City Park at Franklin Falls is working to create New England's first Whitewater Park and Outdoor Center that will serve as the primary economic driver for the downtown.

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The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) provides comprehensive planning services to meet the diverse needs of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. LRPC has obtained Brownfields funding for multiple projects in Franklin.

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The Choose Franklin initiative provides community collaboration to revitalize the City of Franklin through input and participation from the entire community; merchants, property owners, local government officials, and civic leaders who are all unified in the effort.

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CATCH Neighborhood Housing is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization offering a full spectrum of housing services in New Hampshire. CATCH is renovating the Riverbend Mill into 45 affordable housing units.


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Franklin Savings Bank is PermaCityLife's primary financial partner. The bank capitalized PCL with an initial $1.2 million loan for the acquisition of the seven block buildings. They also donated $30,000 to assist in the revitalization efforts.

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The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) awarded $400,000 in Tax Credits for fa├žade and building improvements for three downtown properties. PermaCityLife also received a $120,000 loan through their Clean Energy Fund for a deep energy retrofit in two buildings.

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The New Hampshire Business Finance Authority (NHBFA) provided PermaCityLife with $500,000 for operational expenses for two years through a unique loan in partnership with FBIDC.

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The founder of WATTS Water Technologies donated $10,000 to assist in planning and feasibility study for the whitewater park and outdoor center.


Educational Partners

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