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Regional Report: Slow But Steady Economic Growth in New England States

Mark Crawford (Directory 2015)
Jobs are coming back slowly in New England, with aerospace/defense, bioscience, and fulfillment centers taking the lead. More

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE at a glance

POPULATION: 1,323,459 (2013)

LABOR FORCE: 755,360 (July 2014)

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, aerospace, software development, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, financial and insurance

COLLEGE GRADUATES: (Age 25 and over) 33.4% (2008–2012)

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 $100; $35 fee for addendum to articles of incorporation

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: $2.14 to $4.00 per $1,000 of total equalized valuation assessed on property owners and collected by municipalities (2014)

Telecommunications Tax: 7 percent

Machinery Tax: None

Inventory Tax: None

Estate Tax: None

Capital Gains 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

BUSINESS INCENTIVES:
Community development block grants/loans

Export financing

Industrial development bonds

Venture Capital Network, Inc.

Foreign-trade zone

Economic Revitalization Zone tax credits

Job creation tax credits for northern N.H.

Low-interest loans for real estate investments

Job Training Grant Program

On-the-job training grants

R&D Tax Credit 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%