New Hampshire's Burgeoning Tech Sector


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There are three regions in New Hampshire where communities are forming around technology and innovation. The city of Manchester has a burgeoning tech community growing up around the DNS company Dyn, Inc. The University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College are also seeing start ups and other technology companies grow in their midst on the New Hampshire Seacoast, and in the Upper Valley.

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