Belknap Economic Development Council http://www.belknapedc.org/ Laconia, NH Act Local First | Community Capital, Community Economic Development, Rural Community Development Belknap EDC was founded in 1992 as the Belknap County Economic Development Council. In 2012, we shortened our name to Belknap EDC. We are one of ten non-profit regional development corporations in the state of NH. Our primary mission is to promote economic vitality in Belknap County and the greater Lakes Region. Belknap EDC’s strategic goals are: 1. Retain and attract young talent. 2. Support creative entrepreneurs. 3. Enhance workforce development programs. 4. Be a pro-active catalyst, partner, investor, and/or owner in property development that enhances quality of place or economic opportunity in Belknap County.