The Portsmouth Partnership is a group of volunteer business, professional and civic leaders who are committed to Portsmouth’s economic development in the broadest possible sense. The mission of the Portsmouth Partnership is to promote economic growth, leadership and education within the city of Portsmouth.
In pursuing a path toward a rich and rewarding quality of life for all of Portsmouth’s citizens, the Partnership’s members work to:
The Partnership has created several affiliates to effectively address these efforts: the Greater Portsmouth Development Corporation, the Partnership Development Corporation, the Lefcoe Leadership Foundation, the Portsmouth Partnership Foundation, and PortsEvents. In a typical year the Partnership’s briefing room hosts more meetings for other non-profits and organizations than for its own affiliates.
Create job opportunities and tax revenue
Identify and groom future leaders within the city
Directly support worthwhile non-profit organizations
Bring underutilized properties to their highest and best use
Promote trade and tourism in Portsmouth’s historic Olde Towne district
And foster support for Portsmouth’s public schools and their innovative programs
The Portsmouth Partnership shall support its mission by effectively:
Encouraging economic development
Helping to broaden the tax base in our city
Recognizing Portsmouth’s role in our maritime region
Being “issue driven” in seeking fulfillment of its mission
Acting upon other issues identified by the Board from time to time
Coordinating and cooperating with other localities on regional issues
Supporting public safety as an essential component of economic vitality and quality of life
The Portsmouth Partnership consists of volunteer business and civic leaders from across the community.
Dr. Elie Bracy
Mayor Shannon Glover