Office of Business Development

Business Development Office Executive 288 Central Ave
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Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Christopher ParkerDeputy City Manager603-516-6024
James BurdinBusiness Development Coordinator603-516-6045
Reid BickleyBusiness Development Specialist603-516-1560

The City of Dover's Office of Business Development, under Deputy City Manager Christopher Parker, works with the Dover Business and Industrial Development Authority to promote a strong, healthy and desirable business community in Dover.

The Office of Business Development assists businesses relocating to Dover as well as businesses eager to expand their current operations, with specific attention being paid to jobs created, jobs retained, and capital invested. Our intent is to provide a highly responsive, central point of contact that facilitates access to resources, expertise, and incentive programs.

For more information, contact the office of Business Development.

Other helpful contact information:

City of Dover Planning and Community Development Department:

Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce

Dover Main Street

New Hampshire Small Business Development Center

Strafford Economic Development Corporation
603-749-2221 or 603-749-2211

About Dover

As New Hampshire’s fastest-growing city, Dover is part of one of the most desirable regions in New England. The many restored mill buildings in the downtown and the potential for business park-type growth around the city’s outskirts make Dover a tantalizing target for all types of businesses – from independent startups to large corporations. Whether starting, relocating, or expanding a business in Dover, you’ll find the price is right for your enterprise, and for the families you employ.

Dover offers opportunities for all types of businesses. Prime downtown, and even waterfront, locations are still available, and perfect for retail, office space, and service enterprises.

Several industrial and business parks lie just outside the downtown. Opportunities here range from manufacturing and industry to warehousing, shipping, service industries, office space, retail, and more. All offer major highway access, and many have rail access.

Dover is within easy reach of four major airports, the Port of New Hampshire, and the Pease International Tradeport. From Dover, you can do business with the enterprise next door, nationwide, or around the world.

Dover’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, and committed. Our mill heritage has imbued us with a strong work ethic and the innovation and drive to continually reinvent ourselves and move forward. When the mills declined, Dover could have become another sad story of faded glory. But that was not the case. The people of Dover sought new enterprises, new ways to make the mills flourish, and an identity far beyond being just a “mill town.” The result has been a city reborn. Our downtown is more vibrant than ever. Our waterfront is alive with commerce, recreation, and families enjoying parkland. Dover is strong, growing, with a future of unlimited potential.