Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:41AM
KeeneCrowdfundingtest planned

The city of Keene and towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Swanzey and Winchester have been selected to become part of a demonstration site for a new, locally focused crowdfunding platform, developed by an organization called The Local Crowd.  The Monadnock region is one of six communities recently chosen to demonstrate the crowdfunding platform's effectiveness as an economic development tool.  The sites are part of a research project funded by United States Department of Agriculture.

Local demonstration site partners include Monadnock Buy Local, Southwest Region Planning Commission, Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce and New Hampshire Small Business Development Center.  The Southwest Region Planning Commission will serve as the crowdfunding platform host.