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New Hampshire Ranks High In High Tech Jobs

New Hampshire has a higher percentage of high-paying high-tech jobs than most of the country. According to TechAmerica Foundation–a research arm of the industry–the state ranks ninth in concentration of high-tech employment. That translates to 7.3 percent of the New Hampshire workforce. That’s above the national average at 5 percent. The foundation analyzed numbers from […]

More On The Massachusetts-vs-New Hampshire Economic Debate

Recently, State Impact examined New Hampshire’s economic development strategies and compared them to what Massachusetts is doing.  “Six Ways To Look At How NH Does — And Doesn’t — Attract Economic Development” has been one of our most popular posts since the site went live late last month.  Our post, in turn, was inspired by a Boston […]

What You Need To Know About The New Comcast Warehouse In Salem

This week, Comcast invited business leaders, elected officials, and the media to an event at the company’s new warehouse and inspection station in Salem, NH.  Although the facility officially “opened” on August 17th, it had actually been up and running for a couple of months.  (The Boston Globe ran a story about the facility two days before […]

How Stock Market Jitters, Treasury Bonds, And Fed Interest Rates Affect The State’s Economy

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, with financial tremors continuing to shake-up the jagged economic landscape.  National GDP barely went up, Congress made an 11th hour deal to raise the debt ceiling, S&P downgraded the US credit rating anyway, and the Federal Reserve decided to hold interest rates steady—at virtually nothing—for the next two […]

A Good Week For NH’s Green Energy Businesses

About a week after my long post focusing on New Hampshire’s green economy, it looks like the state’s alternative energy businesses have been busy courting Asian markets.  First, as James Connonly of Mass High Tech reports, Merrimack-based GT Solar has reeled in a big order: “Solar energy equipment manufacturer GT Solar International Inc. today said […]

Women Investors More Likely To Take Risks Than Originally Thought

Here’s an interesting tidbit on investor behavior courtesy of the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research:  Apparently, women angel investors are less likely to act like women investors when they’re working with more women. In other words, women are more likely to live up to the stereotype of the cautious female investor when they’re […]

Online Universities Dark Horse To Win Higher Ed Race?

Many universities in this country, both public and private, are in a pickle.  Public schools are losing large chunks of state funding, while private colleges are raising tuition to make up for rising costs, and sometimes declining attendance.  In New Hampshire, the legislature slashed its contribution by about 48 percent.  Meanwhile, the private Franklin Pierce University […]

NH’s Sort-Of-Secret, Cross-Border Business Poaching Operation

The lead of Jen Abelson’s Boston Globe piece reads like a spy novel: “New Hampshire pays Michael Bergeron to be a full-time thief, sending him across the border in an unmarked black sedan to poach Massachusetts companies. To help keep his missions undercover, the business recruiter even scraped the New Hampshire state seal off his […]

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