Pathways to Prosperity: Building Strong Communities for Business Success



Pathways to Prosperity: 
Building Strong Communities for Business Success

New Hampshire is facing a continuing skilled workforce shortage that stifles economic growth and business success. Pathways to Prosperity is a transformative program aimed at highlighting the synergistic benefits of businesses stepping up and taking a proactive leadership role in addressing critical societal issues that affect the workforce and communities around them. By leveraging their resources, influence, and innovative approaches, businesses can play a pivotal role in creating positive and sustainable change in areas such as affordable housing, childcare availability, quality education, affordable healthcare, creating inclusive welcoming workplaces and communities, and financial sustainability for employees. Thus creating an environment where business and community thrive together!

Key Objectives:

  • Raising Awareness: The program seeks to inform business leaders and employees about the pressing social issues affecting communities in New Hampshire. By highlighting the extent of these problems and their far-reaching consequences, the program aims to inspire collective awareness and solution-oriented action.

  • Business-Community Partnerships: Emphasizing the importance of collaboration, the program will highlight examples of local and regional partnerships between businesses, nonprofits, and communities that resulted in mutual benefit in solving societal challenges. Where possible, NHBSR will help to build those collaborations and provide information on such opportunities to our members. 

  • Innovative Solutions: Through the program, businesses will be encouraged to think creatively and develop innovative solutions that address the root causes of societal issues with initiatives that go beyond traditional philanthropy. Businesses will be encouraged to integrate social considerations into their strategic outlooks, aligning business success with positive societal impact.

  • Empowering Employee Engagement and a Welcoming Culture: Recognizing that employees are instrumental in driving change, the program will promote workplace cultures that are intergenerational, family-friendly, recovery-friendly, caregiver-friendly, inclusive, and responsive. 

  • Advocacy and Policy: The program will follow and inform members about policies, such as those that increase affordable housing, accessible childcare, and equitable education systems, with the hope to engage business leaders, employees, and stakeholders to shape a positive narrative and drive systemic change in the state

Program Components: 

medium_screen_shot_2020-04-21_at_4.44.59_pm_0.pngMonthly Webinars 

        that provides resources, tools, examples, and proven strategies


        for extended discussion and breakout sessions with presenters to delve deeper into solutions


       Blogs, Social media highlights, and updates on relevant topics.


       with member organizations to promote best practices in workplaces.