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Market Report: Food Processing Companies Grow at a Steady Pace

Clare Goldsberry , Area Development Contributor,  (Q2 2014)
While some processors are closing plants to eliminate redundancies, others are expanding to be in closer proximity to customers. More

New Hampshire Direct Financial Incentives 2014

Area Development Online Research Desk (Q1 2014)
New Hampshire's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. More

Regional Report: Incentives Attracting Firms to the New England States

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2014)
Some new and creative incentive programs are being provided in the Mid-Atlantic States to help drive the region’s high-tech and other industries. More

A Community Helps Aerospace Firm Satisfy Its Work Force Needs

Area Development Online Research Desk (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
The local community and the academic institutions in Rochester, New Hampshire, worked together to establish a unique facility to meet the training needs of an expanding aerospace composites firm. More

Leading Locations for 2013: The New England MSAs

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (July 2013)
The number-one Leading Location in the New England region is Framingham, Massachusetts, which has been recognized for its high quality of life and high-tech work force. Three other Massachusetts MSAs also place on the top-10 list for the region — Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Barnstable Town, and Peabody. More

Regional Review: New England States Target Industry Niches

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Location USA / April 2013)
New England’s industry strengths are derived from professional business services, software and high-tech advanced manufacturing, product and component parts, and suppliers to the auto, computer, and aerospace and defense industry. More

How Corporate Taxes Impact the Business Climate

Area Development Online Research Desk (November 2012)
“Taxes are a fact of life,” the Tax Foundation states in a new background paper, but “not all tax systems are created equal.” With that in mind, the organization sets out every year to rank U.S. states in its “State Business Climate Tax Index.” More

Rural Jobs Challenge Awards Encourage Innovative Partnerships

Beth Mattson-Teig (Fall 2012)
The grants, which were awarded in August, are part of a national competition aimed at encouraging job creation and economic growth in rural communities across the country. More

NEW HAMPSHIRE at a glance

POPULATION: 1,324,575 (2010)

LABOR FORCE: 744,200

RIGHT TO WORK: No

TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES:Industrial and commercial machinery, electronic and electrical equipment, fabricated metal products, subcontracting manufacturing

EXPANDING INDUSTRIES: Computer support, health services, business services, educational services, electronics, engineering, business services, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, financial and insurance

COLLEGE GRADUATES: (Age 25 and over) N/A

BASIC BUSINESS TAXES:
Corporate Income Tax: 8.5 percent of net business profits allocable to the state; no personal income tax Incorporation Fees: $35 recording fee for articles of incorporation; fee for filing articles of incorporation is based on the authorized capital stock of the corporation; $50 fee for addendum to articles of incorporation

Sales and Use Tax: None

Local Property Tax: Based on assessed valuation, and assessed, levied, and collected by municipalities; no property tax on inventory, machinery, or equipment

State Education Tax: $3.33 per $1,000 of total equalized valuation assessed on property owners and collected by municipalities (2005)

Telecommunications Tax: 7 percent

Machinery Tax: None

Inventory Tax: None

Real Estate Transfer Tax: 0.75 percent per $100 of price

Rooms & Meals Tax: 9 percent

Business Enterprise Tax: 0.75 percent on the enterprise value tax base; this is a dollar-for-dollar credit against business profits.

Capital Gains Tax: None

BUSINESS INCENTIVES:
New Hampshire Economic Development Data System (computerized site-selection services)

Community development block grants

New Hampshire Small Business Development Center

New Hampshire Business Finance Authority

Export financing

Industrial development bonds

Loan guaranty programs

Venture Capital Network, Inc.

Foreign-trade zone

Small Business Investment Company (venture capital funding)

Economic Revitalization Zone tax credits

Job grants for northern N.H.

Job creation tax credits for northern N.H.

Low-interest loans for real estate investments

Low-interest loans for energyefficient machinery

Job Training Program

R&D Tax Credit Program

Intellectual Property Finance Program

Principal Manufacturing industries

  • Electrical Machinery & Electronics Equipment
    20.2%
  • Machinery (Except Electrical)
    16.2%
  • Professional, Scientific, & Controlling Instruments
    9.8%
  • Fabricated Metal Products
    7.6%
  • Rubber & Miscellaneous Plastic Products
    7.4%
  • Printing, Publishing, & Allied Industries
    6.8%
  • Primary Metal Industries
    4.8%
  • Paper Manufacturing
    4.4%
  • Lumber & Wood Products
    4.1%
  • Other Manufacturing Industries
    18.7%