WE PROVIDE REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS.
At ADG, we believe every community can have a better future.
Creating a better future requires specialized and expert planning and development skills developed in the real-world settings.
Our mission is to provide solutions so that communities discover, implement and realize their better future by using our skills in land use planning, community and economic development, site planning and key property redevelopment.
We strive to be innovative, collegial and vested partners with you, your community and your enterprises.
Your Need, Your Opportunity
Community leaders face new challenges that need innovative solutions. Local economies face new competition for investment and jobs. Planning for a community has become more complicated and specialized. Key community sites and buildings need to find new futures. Community leaders are facing these challenges as budgets are tight – and getting tighter.
Leaders charge with providing solutions for their future need a trusted source to help them discover and implement unique, innovative and viable solutions. ADG is that trusted source.
What Clients & Colleagues Say About ADG and the ADG Team
After a long history with Stu that goes back to his Economic Development years for the City of Claremont, it is always a pleasure to continue relations with Stu and garner his expertise in economic and real estate development. His keen, broad, and thorough knowledge of funding sources and development strategies has provided great benefit to the initiation of challenging projects. Stu can be relied upon to understand individual project parameters and provide creative, appropriate solutions at the highest professional level. For these reasons, and the fact that it's always a great pleasure to brainstorm and converse with Stu, I highly recommend him for anything relating to real estate and economic development.
--Hunter Ulf, Chief Operating Officer at Kimball Union Academy
I have known Stu Arnett for several years as both as a client and as a colleague. Whether during his time as Director of the NH Division of Economic Development or as a principal with the Arnett Development Group, I have always found Stu to posses a uniquely positive and professional “can do” approach to everything that he does.
--Jay Minkarah, President/CEO at DevelopSpringfield
Stuart is the go-to guy if one needs consulting assistance in New Hampshire...particularly as it relates to economic development or in navigating the complexities of the State government.
--Steven Potter, Managing Partner at Odgers Berndtson, LLC
Over the years, I have worked with Stuart, especially when he was State Director of Economic Development. Stu Arnett is the highest caliber economic development professional, combining knowledge and a unique personal touch. He's an expert on NH and New England economies.
--Dennis Delay, Economist at NH Center for Public Policy Studies
Stuart is a highly skilled and respected economic development professional. He has an excellent understanding of the industry and is well networked domestically and internationally. His strong project management skills deliver solutions. I have no hesitation in recommending Stuart and look forward to having the opportunity to using his services again in the future.
--Bob Creighton, CEO at MentorShop
Stuart is a detail-oriented business owner who directs the management of projects very carefully and uses cutting edge tools and methodologies to satisfy his clients.
--William Bolton, Subject Matter Expert at MBO Partners
STUART ARNETT became the Managing Partner of the Arnett Development Group LLC (ADG) in 2006. ADG succeeds an earlier community development business established in 1987. ADG provides planning and development services and project implementation to communities, not-for‐profits, higher‐education and businesses. ADG utilizes a team of subject‐matter experts in land‐use planning, landscape and building architecture, branding, finance, and community outreach.
Prior to founding ADG, Stuart served two four-year terms as the Director of Economic Development for the State of New Hampshire, the state’s lead person for economic development policy, business advocacy and client services. He served under three Governors, both Republication and Democrat, proving to be able to work collaboratively with both sides of the aisle. Before accepting the state position, Stuart was the Director of Development and Planning for the City of Claremont, New Hampshire. During his tenure, the city’s Development Authority’s net worth grew by more than 400%, while the city’s tax rate dropped for seven consecutive years.
WILLIAM P. FLYNN is the founder of wp flynn, landscape strategist, in Norwich, Vermont. Prior to establishing the firm, Bill was a founding partner and campus planner with Saucier + Flynn, Landscape Architects in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. For 25 years Saucier + Flynn served institutional and municipal clients throughout the Northeast region.
Bill has extensive experience in community and campus planning. He developed campus landscape master plans for Dartmouth College, the University of New Hampshire, Marywood University, Johnson State College, Castleton State and has served as campus planner and landscape architect for several prestigious secondary schools including St. Paul's School, Brooks School, Proctor Academy, and Kimball Union Academy.
Since 1980, BILL PARKER has worked in both the private and public realms for civil engineering, surveying and land planning firms as well as county and municipal planning and community development offices. Bill’s broad background includes subdivision and site planning and permitting; writing zoning and development regulations; and grant applications and administration.
Most recently, as Community Development Director for the Town of Milford, New Hampshire, Bill managed several federal, state,and local transportation improvement projects, and initiated and guided the Town’s economic development advisory council and the tax increment financing district.
MATT HENRY provides ADG with market research and economic analysis services utilizing the latest modeling software such as EMSI Dataworks. In addition, he has several years of experience working with small towns and municipalities in New Hampshire. Most recently he was the Planning Director for the Town of Rindge New Hampshire. While at Rindge he served on the Economic Development Task Force, worked closely in town/gown relations and was instrumental in coordinating a PlanNH charrette that focused on the creation of a new town center. In addition, Matt brings experience as past Planning and Zoning Administrator for the Town of Lincoln and having served on the Town of Bedford’s Economic Development Commission.
As ADG’s Development Strategist, MARTI ROVEDA brings almost 20 years of economic development and real estate experience. Marti has served in key leadership and management roles to attract or support almost $20 million of investment to the City of St. Louis through real estate development, business attraction and expansion, and community engagement. Her expertise in federal, state, and local redevelopment laws and programs along with her research and financial analysis skills, have lead to viable solutions across a broad spectrum of development and real estate challenges. Prior to joining ADG and relocating to the Atlanta area, Marti managed New Hampshire’s only Business Improvement District, Intown Manchester Management Inc.
Our Project Manager, ANNETTE ZAMARCHI brings thirty years of marketing, communications, and project management experience to ADG. Her ability to see the big picture, follow through on details, plan ahead to meet multiple and complex schedules, and work well with diverse stakeholder groups has consistently added deep value to the organizations she engages with. Annette has broad experience working with both local and national nonprofit organizations, is currently a Trustee of NHSCOT, leading advancement teams in marketing and development.