Our summer series, “Getting By, Getting Ahead” is a personal look at how Granite Staters are faring during the economic recovery. From an Upper Valley bioengineering entrepreneur to a Monadnock farmer, from a laid-off Merrimack Valley teacher to a Seacoast boutique owner, we spotlight one person who embodies a key industry, trend, or challenge facing each of New Hampshire’s regions.
These seven Economic Snapshots are the flip-side to “Getting By, Getting Ahead.” Focusing on the regions themselves, this companion series of blog posts situates each personal story into a broader context. Why do successful farmers in the Monadnock region struggle to give their workers benefits? What forces contributed to the mass lay-offs at the Manchester school district? Why is it a big deal–and a big gamble–when a retailer moves to downtown Portsmouth?
Although on the whole New Hampshire is doing relatively well in a down economy, our Economic Snapshots give you the bigger picture.