The Booster State: Could Young Recruits Revive The State's Economy?


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New Hampshire may have weathered the recession relatively well, but as other states’ economies are growing, New Hampshire’s is slowing down. That’s because the workforce is aging; in-migration is at an all-time low; and capital investment is down, too. That’s the word from the Center For Public Policy Studies’ “Headwinds” report, detailed below.

Nevertheless, a thriving community of tech companies are growing in Manchester’s “Silicon Millyard,” and near Dartmouth and U.N.H. As these companies face increasing competition for software developers and other in-demand skills, they have to work ever-harder to recruit young talent.

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