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.” (nashuatelegraph.com)

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.” (nhpr.org)

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.” (nhbr.com)

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