New Hampshire is the 24th Best State for Business 2014

Previous State: Delaware Next State: Kentucky

No. 24 New Hampshire

Taxations & Regulations

Workforce Quality

Living Environment

Key Metrics
State GDP 

  • % Growth ’12-’13: 0.9
  • % Growth ’11-’12 v. Nat’l Avg. (2.5%): -2

Unemployment

  • Unemployment Rate Dec. 2013 %: 5.1
  • Comparison with Nat’l Rate (6.70%): -1.6

Domestic Migration

  • Domestic Net Migration 2013: -2,355
  • Rank: 31

State Government

  • State Debt per Capita Fiscal Year ’13 ($): 6,743
  • State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 550

State-Local Tax Burden

  • Rate (%): 8.1%
  • Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): -1.76%
Key Companies
  • White Mountains Insurance Group
  • PC Connection
  • Timberland
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers
Development Trend Indicator: Neutral
Relies on lack of sales tax to keep burnishing its appeal to business.


Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Sources:
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
NewGeography.com
The Tax Foundation

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