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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for the Classification and Total Compensation Review

Published: 03/27/2023 8:55 AM

The City of Manchester Human Resources Department has issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to procure the services of a qualified consultant to complete a comprehensive Classification and Total Compensation Review, resulting in the update of the City’s current classification and compensation system, or the design of a new classification and total compensation plan/system, which will ensure internal equity and market competitiveness, consider the relative elements of total compensation (salary, benefits/retirement plan, paid time off), and meet federal, state, and local compliance requirements. The City of Manchester municipal government employs approximately 1200 individuals working in various departments including Police, Fire, Public Works, Water Works, a regional Airport, and over 20 other departments.  A link to the RFP can be found here: https://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Purchasing/Bid-Opportunities-and-Results.  Proposals are due by Friday, April 21, 2023, at 4:00 PM.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS City of Manchester, New Hampshire For Event Coordination within the Central Business Service District (CBSD)

Published: 03/17/2023 5:38 PM

The City of Manchester's Economic Development Office is pleased to announce the request for proposals for Event Coordination within the Central Business Service District (CBSD).
From large to small, events of all sizes provide significant economic benefits, generate energy and give a robust economic boost to our incredible small businesses within the Downtown and Millyard.
Through special events, memorable experiences are created resulting in additional reasons for people to return and explore all that the city has to offer while supporting the local businesses, and cultural venues and improving the experience of living Downtown.
Today, the City of Manchester’s Economic Development Office has announced a request for proposal (RFP) for Event Coordination within the Central Business Service District (CBSD). All Proposals are due by Friday, April 7, 2023, at 4:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time). For complete information on the RFP and to apply, please refer to the full text of the RFP for details.

Manchester Development Corporation Commits $100,000 to the Manchester Boston Regional Airport through the efforts of the new non-profit entity ASSET.

Published: 03/17/2023 2:36 PM

March 17th, 2022


Kyle Baker



Manchester Development Corporation Celebrates Expansion of Service at Airport.  

Through advocacy efforts of the newly formed Air Service Support & Enhancement Team (ASSET), the Manchester Development Corporation (MDC) Board of Directors voted unanimously to commit $100,000 in grants to the Manchester Boston Regional Airport.  In 2021, the NH Commerce Corridor (NHCC), a coalition of seven Chambers of Commerce from across the Southern and Capital regions of New Hampshire, began to discuss the idea of forming a non-profit entity with the purpose of bolstering air service development efforts at Manchester Boston Regional Airport. ASSET was formally organized in 2022 and is led by Heather McGrail, President & CEO of the Greater Manchester Chamber.  The Manchester Development Corporation committed the funding with the goal of increasing passengers and enticing more airlines to offer service in Manchester.  The funding support was approved under the leadership of previous MDC Board chair Suzanne Brunelle and Manchester Economic Development Director Jodie Nazaka. MDC’s current Board chair Amy Chhom issued the following statement. 

“The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport continues to grow by providing excellent service and a growing list of destinations for passengers around New England.  The addition of Avelo Airlines service to Raleigh-Durham airport is just another example of the cities expanding economic reach. I would like to thank Director Ted Kitchens, The Manchester Economic Development Office, and the members of ASSET for their efforts in making the airport another Manchester success story.  The Manchester Development Corporation is proud to contribute these funds and we are all excited to see what exciting new projects will come next.”

About The Manchester Development Corporation

The Manchester Development Corporation is a 501 (C)(4) non-profit development corporation that supports the economic development initiatives of the City under the direction of the Board of Mayor & Aldermen.  Since 1999, the Manchester Development Corporation has provided more than two million dollars to develop projects in Manchester as well as providing gap financing to business owners and developers to assist in economic development opportunities that will lead to job retention and creation. 

For more information about the Manchester Development Corporation or to apply for funding please visit: https://www.manchesterdevelopmentcorp.com/

Manchester 24/7 Emergency Shelter to Open Thursday, February 2nd

Published: 02/01/2023 12:30 PM

MANCHESTER, NH - Today, the Manchester Emergency Operations Center (EOC) announced that the City of Manchester will open a 24/7 Winter Emergency Shelter located at 39 Beech Street at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 2nd and the shelter will remain open until April 30th, 2023. 
The announcement follows a phone poll of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approving the terms of the lease of the property. The City has also partnered with the YWCA to stand up a 16-bed women’s shelter at the site of the former Tirrell House, which is scheduled to open on Monday, February 6th.  
“I want to thank all of the City employees and partners who worked around the clock to stand up this emergency shelter,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “With the lack of statewide emergency shelter beds and extremely cold weather coming at the end of the week, this shelter is critical to saving lives.” 
“I am proud of the efforts of the city to stand up three shelters in less than a month” stated Fire Chief Ryan Cashin.  “The countless hours spent in the EOC and the outcome of those efforts will save lives.” 
“The City’s warming station effort is now able to transition into full emergency shelter services for men and women for the coming months,” added Adrienne Beloin, Director of Homelessness Initiatives. “All guests are welcome to cots, on site storage, showers, 3 meals a day, and a provider-enriched day space. We have an enthusiastic staff lined up with lots to offer by way of lived experience and recovery skills. We aim to have this be a safe and flexible space that moves people towards stability with housing, behavioral health, and income.” The 39 Beech location will replace the temporary warming station with cots at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, which has been operating from 7:00pm - 6:00am since Friday, January 6th. 
In addition to 24/7 shelter provided by the City of Manchester, 1269 Cafe and HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery operate a warming station at 456 Union Street with the ability to serve up to 70 individuals and are open nightly from 8:00pm - 7:00am. 
Families in Transition operates the largest state-funded adult emergency shelter in New Hampshire, with 138 beds. Last night, Families in Transition had five available beds for men and five available beds for women. 
Individuals can access state-wide shelter services or access Substance Use Disorder Support through The Doorway of Greater Manchester by calling 2-1-1 or 866-444-4211. 
The City of Manchester Emergency Operations Center was opened on January 6th to serve as a consolidation point for the first responders and departments to facilitate decision making to address unsheltered homelessness. In order to address the unsheltered homelessness crisis in the State of New Hampshire, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen have allocated $871,990 from the City’s remaining ARP, CDBG, and Affordable Housing Trust Fund dedicated to address immediate needs and concerns. 
These initiatives are in addition to the City’s continued work to address homelessness and housing insecurity, which include over $11,000,000 of federal funds allocated to supportive and affordable housing over the last two years, daily outreach to encampments by first responders and outreach workers, administering the state’s only Healthcare for the Homeless program, and more. 

Manchester Emergency Operations Center announced use of the vacant former Tirrell House at 15 Brook Street for use as a women’s shelter

Published: 01/12/2023 8:02 AM

Today, the Manchester Emergency Operations Center announced that the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to grant the City use of the vacant former Tirrell House at 15 Brook Street for use as a women’s shelter. The City will partner with YWCA New Hampshire to provide staffing and wrap around services at the facility.


The YWCA is a highly-respected organization which has experience providing similar shelter services in Manchester and currently operates Emily’s Place, a confidential emergency shelter program for individuals rebuilding their lives after experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence.


Use of the Tirrell House was requested by eight of New Hampshire’s Mayors in a letter sent on January 3rd to State officials to address a statewide shortage of emergency shelter beds for women experiencing homelessness. 


Approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for use of the facility is being sought via phone poll today, January 11th. Upon approval, it will come before Governor & Council on Wednesday, January 18th.


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