The Town of Hopkinton is emerging as an important center of commerce and an ideal location for your business. Building its historic roots as a center of business, we are committed to re-energizing the Town Center. Hopkinton is home to precision technology and innovation, among many other businesses in the industrial lands surrounding the Contoocook River. Abundant land, a strategic location, and the capacity in its infrastructure have made Hopkinton a true land of opportunities for companies looking to relocate or expand in New Hampshire.
Hopkinton has a 365 degree reach. We are one hour to Boston, one hour to the ocean and one hour to the mountains, and therefore we are living in an ideal location for both lifestyle and a business community.
Here are some additional qualities that Hopkinton boasts:
- We have three exit ramps to Route 89 and are just 12 minutes to the state capital, Concord
- Hopkinton is the #1 school system in the state of New Hampshire, with a renowned sports program
- Equipped with multiple fiber optic and broadband networks.
Our town is growing and becoming known for its thriving business community. We encourage you to peruse the website. Our easy-to-use navigation has a tab for everything one would need to know about doing business in Hopkinton.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Economic Development Committee, here.
Incorporated in 1765, the Town of Hopkinton was once the state capital and a popular stop on the passenger rail line between Boston and Montreal. The town was made up of three distinct entities: Hopkinton, mainly as a residential area; West Hopkinton, the location for the town's agricultural center; and Contoocook Village, the town's business hub. Many still refer to the three separately, but together they are one town with the same zip code and school system. Hopkinton and its business district of Contoocook Village offer small town ambiance through a blend of well-preserved history and natural beauty. In addition to working farms and the oldest covered railroad bridge in the United States, both villages host a variety of eclectic shops and services.
The Town of Hopkinton is a one-town school system, grades K-12, with a full time kindergarten option. Additionally, the state of New Hampshire boasts renowned private schools, including but not limited to:
- The Beech Hill School, Hopkinton
- Saint Paul's School, Concord
- Bishop Brady High School, Concord
- The Derryfield School, Manchester
- Proctor Academy, Andover
The State of New Hampshire has 20 colleges and universities that provide business owners with a strong workforce. To highlight a few of these colleges and universities:
- Dartmouth College
- University of New Hampshire
- Plymouth State University
- Keene State College
- Saint Anselm College
- Franklin Pierce University
- New England College
- Southern New Hampshire University
- Colby-Sawyer College
New Hampshire's workforce was ranked the seventh most highly educated in 2015, according to 24/7 Wall St. and the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 American Community Survey. As of May 2016, New Hampshire's unemployment rate was just 2.7 percent, as opposed to the national unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. New Hampshire was also ranked seventh in the 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index. With no income tax or sales tax and a well educated workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit, New Hampshire provides a great place to start or expand your business.
The Town of Hopkinton offers a strong business community, but also boasts an excellent community with a focus on lifestyle and wellness. Here are some highlights of the lifestyle you can expect while living in Hopkinton:
- Walking/running trails
- Library access
- Senior center
- Weekly farmer's market
- Sports teams (HYSA, men and women's softball league, etc.)
- 9-hole golf course and country club
- Indoor and outdoor recreational events put on by the town
Hopkinton's location also allows for a creative lifestyle, as it is a short distance from many artistic venues, including:
- Hashtag Art Studio, Hopkinton
- Covered Bridge Frame Shop & Gallery, Hopkinton
- Kimball Jenkins Art School, Concord
- Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord
- Concord Dance Academy, Concord
- Palace Theatre, Manchester
- Over 150 restaurants in Hopkinton and Concord alone
Location & Transportation
The Town of Hopkinton is an ideal place to call any business home, due to its location and accessibility features.
Manchester Regional Airport
32 minutes (29.0 miles) via I-93 S and I-293 S
Boston International Airport
1 hour 20 minutes (75.3 miles) via I-93 S
Burlington International Airport
2 hour 11 minutes (139.8 miles) via I-89 N
Access to Amtrak train stations in Claremont, Durham, Dover, and Exeter
Concord Coach Lines, under 20 minutes from the center of Hopkinton, provides bus routes as far north as Bangor, Maine and Berlin, NH and as far south as New York City, in addition to providing multiple buses per day to Logan Airport and South Station.
Access to Major Highway Routes
- Route 89
- Route 93
- Route 202-9
The Town of Hopkinton's proximity to the following:
15 minutes (7.6 miles) via US-202 E
52 minutes (52.4 miles) via I-89 N
31 minutes (24.5 miles) via I-89 S and I-93 S
12 minutes to state capital in Concord
- Rotary Club of Hopkinton
- Lions Club
- Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
- Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce
- Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce
- Lake Sunapee Chamber of Commerce