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Keene Crib Company Adds Jobs Thanks To New Defense Contract (Really)

As we’ve frequently noted, New Hampshire’s economy heavily depends on Defense contracting.  In the case of large defense-oriented companies like BAE Systems in Nashua, Elbit Systems of America in Merrimack, or GE Aviation in Hooksett, the connection is obvious.  And, of course, there are a bevy of smaller high-tech components manufacturers that also benefit from […]

Dispatches From The Stump: Rep. Charlie Bass On The Economy

Today, 2nd District Congressman Charlie Bass did a bit of campaigning close to home.  He spoke at the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club meeting at Franklin Pierce University this morning.  It wasn’t a campaign event per se; Rotary International has strict rules about clubs not endorsing candidates, although politicians can address Rotary groups.  And so, Bass spent […]

Navy Admiral Calls Portsmouth Naval Shipyard A “Critical” Installation

With continued talk of pruning the Pentagon’s budget, the military has told Congress it plans to save money by starting a new round of base realignment and closure, or BRAC.  The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was spared during the last BRAC round in 2005.  Still, the senate delegations from Maine and New Hampshire have been vocal […]

A Look Inside An Advanced NH Factory

One of the issues we’re focusing on at StateImpact is the manufacturing sector in New Hampshire:  What it looks like, its successes, and its challenges.  Recently, we tagged along while US Senator Jeanne Shaheen toured a factory in Merrimack.  Elbit Systems of America represents the new line of advanced manufacturing taking root in the Granite […]

How Defense Cuts Hurt New England Lobstermen–And Maybe Even Lowered Lobster Prices

Late last week, we posted a cool infographic, courtesy of the journalists at Stateline, taking a look at the percentage of each state’s GDP that’s made up by federal spending.  The group then subdivided federal spending into defense-related spending and everything else. All told, about 5 percent of the Granite State’s GDP comes from the […]

How Defense And Other Federal Spending In NH Stacks Up To The Rest Of The Country

Yesterday, we showed you a cool infographic created by a team of reporters at Stateline detailing, state-by-state, how a European recession could affect the US export economy.  Although New Hampshire wasn’t among the “highest risk” states, it ranked as “high risk.”  (You can check out that post here.) And it seems that the folks at […]

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