Why Hopkinton?

Fountain Sq Contoocook NH

It's #HappeningInHopkinton

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The Town of Hopkinton is  an ideal location for your business. Building on its historic roots as a center of business, we are committed to re-energizing our two unique village centers, Hopkinton Village and Contoocook Village. 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 physical and technological infrastructure have made Hopkinton a land of opportunity for companies looking to relocate or expand in New Hampshire.


Hopkinton has a 360-degree reach. We are one hour to Boston, one hour to the ocean, and one hour to the mountains - an ideal location for both lifestyle and a business community.


  • We have three exit ramps to Route 89 and are just 12 minutes to the state capital, Concord;
  • Hopkinton is a top school system in the state of New Hampshire, with a renowned sports program;
  • Hopkinton is equipped with multiple fiber optic and broadband networks.

Our town is growing and becoming known for its thriving business community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Economic Development Director, Anna Wells, at 603-746-8264.

Hopkinton History

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 with 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 shops and services.


The Town of Hopkinton is a one-town school system, grades K-12, with a full time kindergarten option. Please visit the Hopkinton School District. Additionally, the state of New Hampshire boasts renowned private schools, including but not limited to:

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:


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 December 2021, New Hampshire's unemployment rate was just 2.6 percent, as opposed to the national unemployment rate of 4 percent. New Hampshire was also ranked sixth in the 2022 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 climate, 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:


Hopkinton's location also allows for a creative lifestyle, as it is a short distance from many artistic venues, including:

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

  • Interstate 89
  • Interstate 93
  • Route US202/NH9

The Town of Hopkinton's proximity to the following:


Concord Hospital
15 minutes (7.6 miles) via US-202 E

52 minutes (52.4 miles) via I-89 N

Elliot Hospital
31 minutes (24.5 miles) via I-89 S and I-93 S

State Offices

12 minutes to state capital in Concord

Business Organizations