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Casino Could Bring N.H. More Costs Than Revenue, New Report Finds

Charity gaming at Rockingham Park in Salem -- the most likely location for a high end Casino.

A new report finds that a casino may create more social costs than tax revenue, mostly because of the 30 percent tax rate included in the Senate bill supported by Governor Hassan. “The tax rate set at 30% puts us in a situation where the social costs outweigh or come close to outweighing the revenue [...]

N.H. Entering An “Uncertain Time” With “Withering” Economic Advantage

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A recent report from the Center for Public Policy Studies was uncharacteristically ominous, warning that the state is entering an “uncertain time,” and that the New Hampshire advantage “is withering away, and may erode further in years to come.” Dennis Delay, the report’s author, is referring to the state’s slow economic recovery compared to its [...]

Tech Company Lures Recruits With Farm-To-Table Cafe

Manchester's Dyn, Inc has a farm to table menu for their employees

Four dollars. That is what employees at Dyn have to pay for a breakfast burrito made with bacon smoked in North Country, peppers grown in Chester, and a host of other local ingredients.  That is, if they mosey across the street from their offices to the Dyn Cafe – an at-cost farm-to-table operation that Dyn [...]

Are Granite Staters Better Off Than Four Years Ago? Depends On Your Job

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This post has an Infographic! In his acceptance speech at the GOP convention, Mitt Romney asked American voters “are you better off than you were four years ago when President Obama was elected?” The President responded with this: “we are absolutely better off than we were when I was sworn in and we were losing [...]

It’s All A Wash: Hurricane Sandy And The Broken Window Fallacy

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Hurricane Sandy has brought commerce to a halt across a geographic area worth $10 billion annually in economic activity. Will it help the economy, or hurt it? Some economists will say hurricanes like Sandy produce enough economic activity to create a net gain. But they may not be taking into consideration what is known as [...]

N.H.’s Productivity Weakening As Neighboring Economies Grow

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New Hampshire may have weathered the recession relatively well, but as other states’ economies are growing, New Hampshire’s is slowing down.  That’s the word from the Center for Public Policy Studies, which released a report this week outlining some discouraging trends in New Hampshire’s economy. One of the study’s authors, Dennis Delay, spoke with NHPR’s Brady [...]

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