#28 New Hampshire


#26 in Taxation and Regulation

#17 in Workforce Quality

#18 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – Northeast

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Connecticut
9
10
6
5
Delaware
11
11
3
2
Maine
3
5
5
9
Maryland
7
8
11
8
Massachusetts
8
9
1
6
New Hampshire
2
2
2
1
New Jersey
10
6
9
11
New York
11
11
8
10
Pennsylvania
4
3
4
4
Rhode Island
6
7
7
7
Vermont
5
4
10
3

Key Companies

BankNorth

Bottomline Technologies

C&S Wholesale Grocers

PC Connection

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Timberland

White Mountains Insurance Group

Advantages

The state government recognizes that there is a severe skills gap, particularly around manufacturing, and is proactively building a plan to close the gap.

Challenges

A tight labor market—and sluggish in-migration—hampers growth. After decades of luring Massachusetts residents annually by the tens of thousands, that pace has slowed to a crawl. Also, the minimum wage debate is heating up, which could be problematic.

Key Contacts

Business Resource Center

Carmen Lorentz, Director
603-271-2341
172 Pembroke Road,
Concord, NH 03302-1856

Carmen.Lorentz@dred.nh.gov
http://www.nheconomy.com

CEO Comments

“New Hampshire has terrible transportation options (no train, and the availability of flights at MHT is in serious decline).”

“The business profit tax is high.”

Current Developments

Regional Report: Northeast 2016
March 18, 2016

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