Taylor Caswell Sworn In as Commissioner of New Department of Business and Economic Affairs

CDFA’s Chief Financial Officer Ted Kuchinski to Serve as Interim Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) announced today Taylor Caswell will resign as Executive Director. Caswell will assume a new role leading New Hampshire’s economic development efforts, effective immediately, as the first Commissioner of the state’s recently created Department of Business and Economic Affairs. 

“Taylor’s vision and leadership have had a significant impact on CDFA,” stated Robert Tourigny, Chair of CDFA’s Board of Directors. “His innovative approach led to the deployment of new programs and resources to better serve our partners and meet emerging community and economic development needs in New Hampshire. Although he will be greatly missed at CDFA, we are enthusiastic to see Taylor in his new role as Commissioner and look forward to collaborating on the critical mission of the Department of Business and Economic Affairs.”

Caswell joined CDFA in 2014, having extensive experience in the private- and public-sector, including his service as New England Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

CDFA’s Chief Financial Officer, Ted Kuchinski, will serve as Interim Executive Director while the Board of Directors undertakes a search for new leadership, which will begin immediately. 

“We look forward to a seamless transition in leadership and continuing to successfully deliver critical resources to our partners and communities throughout New Hampshire,” concluded Tourigny. 

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CDFA is a statewide, nonprofit public authority focused on maximizing the value and impact of community and economic development programs in New Hampshire through the scaling and leveraging of its financial and technical resources. CDFA’s assets under management exceed $25 million annually. Those resources include competitive deployment of grants, direct debt, and equity; highlighted by state tax credits, federal Community Development Block Grant resources, and multiple clean energy and efficiency finance products via the CDFA Clean Energy Fund. For more information about CDFA and its programs visit or call 603-226-2170.

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