According to a Brookings Institution study released in July of 2011, from 2003 to 2010, New Hampshire’s green jobs industry grew at an average of 3.5 percent a year, outpacing the rest of New England. But the result of that growth was lackluster. Only two percent of the state’s workforce holds down a green job, which places New Hampshire square in the middle of the national average.
At this point, the state government isn’t pumping a lot of money into growing the green economy, preferring instead to allow private entities to invest where they see fit. But recently, federal stimulus funds passing through the NH Office of Energy and Planning established the Green Launching Pad. The GLP is a green business incubator at the University of New Hampshire. It will receive stimulus funding through April, 2012.