Preview: Tomorrow’s Installment Of “Getting By, Getting Ahead” Looks At High Rent For Downtown Retailer

Amanda Loder / StateImpact New Hampshire

Keeping downtown Portsmouth retailers open for business involves maintaining a delicate balance of shops, restaurants, residential offerings and office space.

Tomorrow on Morning Edition, NHPR will air the fourth installment of our summer series, “Getting By, Getting Ahead,” which focuses on the stories of the people behind the economy.  This week, we’ll look at a Portsmouth shopkeeper who decided to move to a high-rent district downtown in the hope of expanding her business.

If you’d like to learn more about why rent is so high in downtown Portsmouth, check out our Economic Snapshot.  You can also hear tonight’s discussion of the issue with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.

And, we invite you to check back here tomorrow to hear more personal perspectives on the economic recovery in the Granite State.  We’ll have a multimedia tool featuring the voices–and photos–of the people we’re spotlighting this summer.  It also includes an interactive map with economic data so you can see how each of New Hampshire’s seven regions stack up.  And there’s email and call-in information so that you can share with us your story of getting by–or getting ahead–in the down economy.


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