The Amherst Street Commercial District is Nashua’s largest and most
diverse business district. Amherst Street (NH Route 101A) enjoys direct
access from the F.E. Everett Turnpike via Exit 7 and 8 and is a major
gateway leading to the southwestern New Hampshire communities of Milford
and Keene. With over 692 acres, the district features the Nashua
Airport, along with Nashua’s second largest retail cluster, high-tech
manufacturing, technology firms, three colleges, hotels and residential
Optimizely / Ektron
Ektron was founded in 1998 and is located in the heart of the Amherst Street Commercial District. Ektron has partnered with Optimizely offering software that powers corporate websites, intranet portals and social communities.
Nashua Community College
A 2-year community college, Nashua Community College offers technical, career, professional, and liberal arts programs on it’s Amherst Street campus. Over 2,200 students attend the college, which expanded in 2011 to include a new $9.5 million Arts and Sciences Building.
FLIR operates an infrared training facility on Townsend West. FLIR Commercial Systems employs 350 people in Nashua, where it designs and manufactures products for use in industrial and commercial markets where the primary requirements are to either see at night or detect and measure minute temperature differences.