City of Manchester and Mayor Guinta Featured in National Magazine

Story profiles the Queen City’s thriving economy, successful past and exciting future


Manchester, N.H – The City of Manchester and Mayor Frank C. Guinta are prominently featured in this month’s American Executive magazine, a business publication reaching 50,000 business leaders nationally.


Presented alongside vibrant full-color photos of the Queen City, the feature on Manchester and its Mayor covers Manchester’s vibrant economy, successful growth over the last decade and offers a glimpse of what’s to come. From the decade of revitalization to forward-looking economic development projects, the piece presents Manchester’s premier assets.


“We are entirely focused on telling Manchester’s story to regional and national audiences,” said Mayor Guinta. “Marketing Manchester has become a top priority for us and opportunities to highlight our City, boast about our fantastic quality of life and offer a warm and welcoming invitation to visitors and relocating businesses are important. We enthusiastically welcome the chance to tell Manchester’s story.”


The story touches on the redevelopment of the Warehouse and Gaslight Districts, the revitalization of the City’s downtown and vibrancy of the business community and economy – all important as Manchester becomes, more and more, a destination for new and relocating businesses. These themes, and others, echo throughout the piece:


“Already the city attracts much more attention than the few weeks in the dead of winter before a national election year, and its permanent economy has developed along with sustained improvements in quality of life in this intimate and diverse city. Safer neighborhoods, strong education programs for youth, and low taxes draw families and the businesses that employ them,” wrote John Zorabedian for American Executive.


In addition to printed copies, the July 2008 issue is also featured online at, along with the story on Manchester (linked here: The publication regularly spotlights CEOs, Chairmen and other leaders, their organizations and strategies for growth. The story, entitled “Urban Renewal,” also positions Manchester as a City using good governance, smart growth and low taxes as tools for past and continued success.


“It is certainly flattering that Manchester would be featured as a benchmark and standard-setter,” said Mayor Guinta. “And it’s wonderful to see reflected back what we’ve been trying to accomplish: growing and maintaining our economy and City while ensuring Manchester remains an affordable place to live and do business.”