Latest Links: 800 Jobs Up For Grabs At Merrimack Outlets Job Fair, Legislature Considers Expanding Energy Subsidies

New Hampshire’s Business And Economic News In Brief

Job fair for Merrimack Outlets today; expect traffic at Exit 8 and Route 101A “NASHUA – Traffic from Exit 8 through to Nashua Community College on Route 101A is going to be snarled today, as thousands of job-seekers line up to get a position at Merrimack Premium Outlets, the shopping center set to open in June.” (

New Renewable Energy Rules Face an Uphill Battle ”The New Hampshire legislature is considering a bill that would expand the state’s renewable portfolio standards. That means more money to subsidize renewable energy. Supporters say the measure is a real boost to the state’s wood industries, but critics doubt whether the new subsidies are worth the price.” (

N.H. exports fell, but slightly, in 2011 “Good news on the international trade front: New Hampshire exports are holding steady. The 2011 statistics from the state Office of International Commerce show only a tiny dip, a 1.69 percent decline from a year ago to a total of $4.3 billion, despite the turmoil in European markets. And that’s after a huge increase in 2010, when exports increased a record 41.7 percent over 2009.” (


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