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Companies Receive Annual Awards Presented by Commissioner Rose

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

The 20th annual meeting of the Division of Economic Development (that’s us!) drew a packed house Dec. 2 for an interesting and informative outsider’s look at New Hampshire as a place to expand or relocate a business.

Commissioner Rose took time to present his annual awards, given to companies, institutions and agencies that keep our economy strong and growing.

The MVP Award


Dick Anagnost received the MVP Award from Commissioner Jeffrey Rose, who cited his work as chairman of the state’s Workforce Innovation Board, his efforts in revitalizing Manchester and bringing a Job Corps Center to New Hampshire


The Granite Growth Award


Commissioner Rose presents the Granite Growth Award to Rotobec USA of Littleton, with Rotobect president Robert Bouchard and Mike Currier, operations manager of Rotobec USA.

Excellence in Exporting


The Excellence in Exporting Award was presented by Commissioner Rose to Bruce Steinberg, president of Relyco in Dover. The company, an advocate for the NH exporting community, works with the Office of International Commerce and partners to expand its global markets.

The Employer Recognition Award


Representatives of Havenwood Heritage Heights received the Employer Recognition Award, recognizing the company for creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Teamwork Award

The Commissioner's Teamwork Award was presented to Manchester Community College and the four businesses below, which worked together to create a Tube Fabrication and Forming curriculum, which will help meet the workforce needs of the companies.

The Commissioner’s Teamwork Award was presented to Manchester Community College and the four businesses below, which worked together to create a Tube Fabrication and Forming curriculum, which will help meet the workforce needs of the companies.




GE Aviation


Scotia Technology




Congratulations and thanks to all who turned out for this great event.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development

Happy Thanksgiving from NHEconomy!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Here comes Thanksgiving, on its way via a snow storm, which is a nice way to start the holiday season. It’s a nice time of year in New Hampshire.

It is also a busy time, a time to wrap up projects for the year, chart a course for the coming new year and somehow, find the time to make merry and enjoy the company of friends and family.

From all of us at the Division of Economic Development, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving … and a safe one, if you are traveling.

And, of course, being a champion of business and the economy, we have some business of our own to pass on.

DED-annual-meeting-socialFirst, our 19th annual meeting is coming up on Dec. 9. It’s a day when we bring together our colleagues from across the state and talk about the economy, some trends and what’s ahead. Thanks to sponsorship from our friends at Public Service of New Hampshire, this year’s event is at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester and the theme is Live Free and Grow. Expect, as always, an interesting keynote speaker, some lively panel discussions and presentation of awards from Commissioner Rose. We’ve squeezed in time for lunch and socializing with colleagues.

Registration is free, but seating is limited (and those seats are going fast), so we need you to register. Take a moment and click over to the registration page and we will look forward to seeing you.

By the time our annual meeting rolls around, you may be already started on your Christmas list. A good day to get started is Small Business Saturday, coming up this Saturday.SmallBizSaturday

Our state abounds with small businesses, some of the 23 million in the country. Since 1982, small businesses have increased 49 percent and since 1990, they’ve created 8 million jobs. Of all U.S. sales, 54 percent happen at a small business.

Small businesses here are everything from manufacturers to Main Street merchants. They employ our friends and neighbors, they give our communities identities and make them a nice place to live. In terms of dollars and cents, if you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in the community.

See you around town.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
NH Division of Economic Development