Nestled at the base of famous Grand Monadnock Mountain is Jaffrey, New Hampshire. With its three sparkling lakes, rolling countryside, and magic beauty of village greens, Jaffrey is well known as being an outstanding vacation destination. This is a town of spectacular natural beauty and outstanding opportunities for recreation, education, commerce and a safe, healthy life.
Jaffrey is a town of about 5,500 people in Cheshire County in southwest New Hampshire. With a trained labor force and modern municipal infrastructure, Jaffrey offers the opportunity for an outstanding business location. The Jaffrey Industrial Development Authority, Selectmen, Town Manager and Economic Development Director pride themselves on being responsive to business needs and concerns, delivering straight answers with a quick turnaround. This straightforward approach to business relations helps to ensure that state and local governments and business owners are all working together in the common interest of maintaining a vibrant and healthy community.
Businesses located in Jaffrey include the headquarters of a regional hardware store, an international renowned fireworks company, manufacturing operations ranging from industrial abrasives to matchbooks to high-precision medical devices, the warehouse of a publishing company, popular inns and bed & breakfasts, restaurants, a private airport, a livery stable, and family-run produce and garden stands. These are only a sampling of the many enterprises that contribute to the life and commerce of our community. Many people who move to Jaffrey are also able to bring their business with them as home-based consultants.
Others come to the area for its vast cultural opportunities throughout the year. Jaffrey's own vital contribution to the arts can be found in the "Amos Fortune Forum", a series of free lectures offered each summer at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse; a new tradition of the Monadnock Arts Auction held each February (a successful fundraiser for civic pursuits); the on-going activities of the Jaffrey Historical Society and Jaffrey Civic Center; and an exciting new interest and insurgence into the vitality of our downtown, part of the "Main Street" program since 1999. The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, an active proponent of Jaffrey's business community since 1982, is often at the center of many of these activities. Church-sponsored fairs and suppers - from the many active denominations in our town - and numerous school and other events round out the year.