In Derry’s case, planners were able to spend time on town zoning issues and are also working on an updated sign ordinance.
Sioras has seen many business booms in his 29 years on the job in Derry.
He said Wal-Mart is an anchor that attracts business — a good location and key for growth.
Robidoux said there is always something new and interesting, and there is never a lull in planning action.
“We always have a list of things to do,” she said.
Sioras said the business coming through his office is a good sign for the town.
“We are steady,” Sioras said. “We like it that way.”