The City of Manchester, New Hampshire, hired AngelouEconomics to develop a Global Economic Development Strategy that would identify target industries based on an assessment of regional, national, and global trends. Manchester is a city that is moving forward into its future while maintaining a strong sense of pride in its history. The City boasts an economy with a diverse combination of manufacturing, service, and retail firms. It is the commercial and cultural center of New Hampshire and home to over 203,000 people (PMSA) and nine universities. The result of AE’s work provided the City with a strategic plan containing recommendations for positioning Manchester to attract companies and industries best suited to the current blend of industry, while maintaining and enhancing the character of the community.