Latest Links: Sen. Shaheen Says House Politics Costing NH Jobs, Low Sales Led To Layoffs At Goss

New Hampshire’s Business And Economic News In Brief

Transportation bill stalled in Congress costs NH jobs, Shaheen says “MILFORD – Gridlock in the U.S. House of Representatives has stalled a transportation bill that would have brought $20 million and about 6,600 jobs to New Hampshire, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen told the Milford Rotary Club on Wednesday.” (

Senate Leaders Unsure About Income Tax Amendment “The senate is considering a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar a personal income tax. The amendment passed the house but is facing head-winds in the Senate.” (

Layoffs follow low sales figures at Goss “DURHAM — A number of layoffs were made at Goss International following low sales over the past six months affecting primarily the Durham community. While early 2011 started out strong for the worldwide manufacturers of printing equipment, presses and finishing systems, the last two quarters of the year yielded a lower order volume and required the plant, the largest Goss facility in the United States, undergo some restructuring.” (

Future construction deals skyrocket in Feb. “In a good sign for New Hampshire’s construction industry, future building contracts in February totaled more than four times the amount they did in the same month last year.” (


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