CEO Guide to the States

New Hampshire


The Granite State was recently ranked as one of the least-stressed states in the nation, according to a WalletHub survey. While the slow pace of life may not attract earth-shattering projects and investments, CEOs are still taking notice of the favorable business climate. New Hampshire exports reached arecord high in 2021 of $6.4 billion, a 16.7% increase from 2020. Two top exports driving the growth include electrical and industrial machinery. Novocure, Rogue Space Systems and Fidelity Investments have announced projects here in the past year.

“Employers like Novocure help ensure New Hampshire remains the best state in which to live, work and raise a family…. Thanks to our pro-jobs agenda, New Hampshire is the No. 1 state for business in New England, and I would like to congratulate the whole Novocure team on the groundbreaking for their latest expansion!”
Chris Sununu


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No use tax, sales tax, inventory tax, capital gains tax, broad-based income tax or professional service tax.

Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit: Offers a credit of up to $40,000 per year for six years for projects that locate in an unused or underutilized industrial park, vacant land or previously unused structures.

R&D Tax Credit: Offers a credit of up to $50,000 in any one year for research and development costs.

NH CDFA Tax Credits: Awards up to $5 million per year to non-profit organizations that can then sell credits to businesses as a way to raise capital for community programs.


New Hampshire Division of Economic Development
Concord Economic Development
Your Manchester NH
Manchester Development Corporation


  • Space startup Rogue Space Systems is designing robots to perform tasks in orbit to support satellites and sort out space litter. It contracted with launch provider Exolaunch for two launches on SpaceX rockets.
  • Novocure broke ground in April 2022 on a flagship facility in Portsmouth for a training and development center for its cancer therapy.
  • Fidelity Investments, one of the largest employers in the state, announced in April 2022 it will add 1,200 jobs to its Merrimack campus.
  • Marmon Aerospace and Defense started construction in July 2022 on a $30 million manufacturing facility in Hooksett.


  • Sprague Resources (Fortune 1000 Headquarters)
  • PC Connection (Fortune 1000 Headquarters)
  • Fidelity Investments
  • BAE
  • Systems GE
  • Aviaion

Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.