Several decades ago, an organization committed to Peterborough’s economic development attracted corporations with national footprints to the small southwestern New Hampshire town. George Sterling said Tuesday the Peterborough Industrial Development Corporation lured Brookstone, the National Cash Register Corporation, Eastern Mountain Sports, and New England Business Ventures to Peterborough. Eventually, though, these companies trimmed their operations or left Peterborough completely.
In 1996, another organization, Monadnock Business Ventures, brought Micro Bends Corporation and other companies to Peterborough, Sterling said.
That rush dissipated in 2000, Sterling said.
“It’s time for another shot in the arm,” he said over the phone Tuesday. That’s why he volunteered to join Peterborough’s Economic Development Authority.
Adam Hamilton, Jerry Galus, James Kelly, and Peter Robinson, all of Peterborough, and Charles “Chub” Whitten, of Ipswich, Massachusetts, were also all confirmed by the Select Board on Nov. 14 to be a part of this committee.