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New Hampshire in the News: Next High Tech Hotspot and Manufacturing Bright Spot


It’s summertime and you may not be keeping up to date on New Hampshire news, but we are and we share with you two items that have caught our eye in the past few days.

According to Fast Company’s trending article this morning, Manchester is #8 on its list for the Next Top 10 Cities for High Tech Jobs.

Compiled by ZipRecruiter, “The website tracked hiring patterns to determine which cities were increasing job listing in the tech industry at the fastest rate, and which have the highest volume of tech jobs compared against other industries.”

Manchester hops on the list, as well, for its easy access to Boston and for its lack of “city-sized costs of living.”


The second is Conexus Indiana’s 2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card. In this report, New Hampshire joined manufacturing powerhouse states like Alabama, Ohio and North Carolina, earning an overall ‘B’ for its manufacturing health; it was one of five states – and the only New England state –  to receive an ‘A’ in human capital.

“If I were a manufacturer in a particularly high-tech activity – the medical devices or that sort of field – that required very sophisticated workers and a small operation with a high-value product that you don’t need to move on trains, New Hampshire would be very attractive to me,” Michael Hicks, director of Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research, which conducted the research, told the New Hampshire Business Review.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development


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