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Welcome to New Hampshire, Prudential Overall Supply

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Director Carmen Lorentz, left, and business development manager Cynthia Harrington join Stefan Schurter, senior vice president at the groundbreaking in Nashua for Prudential Overall Supply’s newest facility.

When California-based Prudential Overall Supply went looking for a place to expand its business, it chose Nashua to build its newest facility and at its groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 28, company officials said it will be a source of pride for the city.

POS is the leader in cleanroom laundry services, which is important to industries such as aerospace and life sciences that need 21st century cleanliness in their processes.

“This will be the largest cleanroom laundry in the United States,” said Stefan Schurter, senior vice president.

Business development manager Cynthia Harrington here at the Division of Economic Development, assisted the company in its expansion to Nashua. Schurter said that in the search for a location, Nashua became an obvious choice because of its infrastructure.

Ceremonial groundbreaking on Simon Street

Ceremonial groundbreaking on Simon Street

“The city has put in sewer, water, gas and electric right at the site and that is foresight that we are benefitting from,” he said. “We found the infrastructure here that was really attractive and allowed us to build very quickly – that’s a big thing.”

The new building, located on Simon Street, will be built in three phases; 70,000 square-feet in the first phase; 45,000 square-feet in the second phase and concluded with 16,280-square feet.

“It will bring some really great jobs,” Schurter said. “They are all full-time jobs with benefits. We truly believe that if you invest in people, people will invest with you.”

Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, said he joins city officials in welcoming POS to New Hampshire.

“The capabilities it provides are vital to the many companies whose advanced manufacturing processes require high tech industrial laundry services,” he said. “We looking forward to watching this company grow and prosper in New Hampshire.”

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development

Taking Care of Business in the Granite State

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Carmen Lorentz, Adam Schroadter

When you open a business in New Hampshire – any business – you get to know the Secretary of State’s office. This is the place to go to register your entity, find a name, file your annual report and take care of other business with the corporation division.

Director Carmen Lorentz’s guest this month on New Hampshire Business Matters (every third Wednesday of the month on WTPL-FM 107.7) was Adam Schroadter, deputy Secretary of State.

Learn more about the corporation division – the latest news and initiatives coming soon – on this month’s podcast.

NH Economy Needs You! Join Our Digital Ambassadors Corps.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Become one of our Digital Ambassadors!

The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development launched a new marketing program this week and I invite you to join us as we spread the word about our state and what it offers, particularly for decision makers around the country and the world.

As a New Hampshire Digital Ambassador, you will be among social media-savvy people passionate about the Granite State, sharing news on digital channels about why our state is a great place to live, work, raise and family and do business.

Here’s how it works:

  • We will send you interesting content via email an average of one to three times per month;
  • After viewing each email, you have the option to share ready-made content on your Twitter, Facebook and/or LinkedIn pages with a simple click of a ‘share now’ button;
  • Content will only be posted if you click the ‘share now’ button – it will never be posted without your approval.

Please click here to sign up. Being a New Hampshire Digital Ambassador won’t take much of your time, but it will have a significant impact on how the outside world views our state.



Carmen Lorentz
NH Division of Economic Development


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Summer Comes Knocking on New Hampshire’s Door This Weekend; Great Economy, Low Gas Prices Favorable Factors For Growth

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Carmen Lorentz, left, Vicki Cimino, Ken Cail before this week’s New Hampshire Business Matters on WTPL-FM, where Cimino talked about this summer’s visitor forecast. Listen here.

Memorial Day holiday weekend, the unofficial kick-off to summer, is predicted to begin a record setting summer tourism season in New Hampshire. More than 600,000 people are expected to visit the state this weekend, spending approximately $95 million, 5 percent above last year.

The growth is forecast to continue through the summer, with the number of travelers expected to reach 16.5 million, a 6 percent increase from 2015.  They are expected to spend an estimated $2.16 billion, 4 percent more than last summer.  According to the Institute for New Hampshire Studies, a favorable regional economy and lower gas prices are two factors helping fuel the anticipated increases.

Visitors to New Hampshire this summer will come from New England and the mid-Atlantic states.  The central and eastern regions of Canada remain important secondary markets for New Hampshire.  The months of June, July and August are the busiest of any three-month travel season in New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development last week kicked off the state’s summer promotion campaign, which inspires visitors to Live Free while seeking new adventures, such as surfing, ATVing, mountain biking, kayaking and whitewater rafting. The campaign is aimed at travelers in Boston, New York, Quebec and Ontario and includes a mix of new television commercials, and transit, digital and print advertising. View the commercials on VisitNH’s YouTube channel.


New Hampshire Meets the World at Hannover Messe

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016


If the world didn’t know about New Hampshire a week ago, it sure does today.

Halfway through Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial trade fair, Carmen Lorentz, director of the Division of Economic Development, and Tina Kasim, of the Office of International Commerce, have put behind them dozens of meetings.

“We met with 13 European industry clusters (Tuesday), all in different advanced manufacturing areas,” Lorentz said. “We talked about how we might work together to match New Hampshire and European businesses for joint R&D projects.”

Throughout the five-day show, Lorentz and Kasim are scheduled to meet with representatives from more than 30 companies, from places like Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, France and Belgium, which have businesses and manufacturers that complement our key industries. The goal of attending this trade show is to make connections with international companies that may have an interest in investing here; forming partnerships; or expansion or relocation to the US.

One New Hampshire company is also exhibiting at the show. Jewell Instruments, which is located in Manchester, is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of acceleration and tilt sensors, as well as avionics components, solenoids and panel meters. Its JMA-165 MEMS accelerometer has been nominated for Direct Industry’s i-NOVO Design Award.

Hanover Messe has 17 huge exhibit halls and over the course of the show, more than 200,000 people are projected to pass through there. There is great value in being here to tell the New Hampshire business story to an international audience.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development


Where in the World is New Hampshire? Hannover and Montreal

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

NHatHannoverThe office will be awfully quiet next week, as our team heads out in two directions, but with the same mission of telling the world about why New Hampshire, with our industries, our business-friendly climate, our skilled and educated workforce, is a great place for companies abroad to consider partnerships, expansion or relocation.





Director Carmen Lorentz and Office of International Commerce Program Manager Tina Kasim head out tomorrow for Hannover Messe 2016, the world’s largest industrial trade fair. More than 200,000 people pass through to visit over 6,500 exhibitors, including New Hampshire. The US is the featured country; President Obama will be there to open the event this weekend. Carmen and Tina have lined up meetings with industry sector and business leaders and we are looking forward to hearing about them throughout the week.

Jewell Instruments of Manchester will also be exhibiting at the show; Brian Ward, director of business development sensor and controls, and Lorentz talked about the event on our monthly New Hampshire Business Matters radio show on WTPL-FM.

They also talked about the upcoming NH Aerospace and Defense Conference, June 1, in Manchester … which is a good segue into the next topic:



aeroOn Monday and Tuesday, Michael Bergeron and Beno Lamontagne head over the border to Montreal, where they will attend the Aerospace Innovation Forum. With more than 300 Granite State companies involved in the aerospace and defense industries – which are among our key industries – it makes sense to have a presence and be among companies and leaders of Aero Montreal, one of the largest aerospace clusters in the world.

Bergeron and Lamontagne will be there in support of the New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium and the New Hampshire Seacoast Aerospace Cluster and they’ll meeting with company representatives interested in connecting with companies here.

At the last Aerospace Innovation Forum in 2013, NHADEC signed its first international partnership with Aero Montreal, establishing preferred relations between the organizations collaboration on topics such as training, research, joint trade missions and supplier development initiatives.

We are going to keep up with these two events – and we hope you will, too – via our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development



New Hampshire Joining US Delegation at Hannover Messe 2016

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

NHatHannoverRepresentatives from the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development will join the largest US delegation ever to attend Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial trade fair, April 25-29.

For the first time in the trade show’s history, the United States is the featured country; President Obama joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open this year’s event. Hannover Messe typically hosts over 200,000 people from more than 70 countries, including global investors, buyers, distributors and government officials.

“Taking part in this premier trade show puts New Hampshire in front of the world and gives us a platform to talk to international companies about the benefits of investing or expanding in the Granite State,” said Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. “Direct foreign investment is a key driver of our state’s economy, with dozens of foreign companies located in New Hampshire, who are growing and thriving here.”


Director Carmen Lorentz


Tina Kasim, Office of International Commerce

Carmen Lorentz, director of the Division of Economic Development, and Tina Kasim, of the Office of International Commerce, will attend the trade show.

“We’re looking forward to meeting with global companies and talking to them about the state’s favorable business climate, educated workforce and possible partnerships in our key industry sectors, including aerospace and defense; advanced composites manufacturing and life sciences research and manufacturing,” Lorentz said.

The Division of Economic Development, part of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, is the one-stop resource for business information and assistance for companies within the state and those from outside looking to expand or relocate their business here. For more information, visit nheconomy.com.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development


NH Business Matters on Air: Government Contracting Opportunities

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

NH Economic Development Director Carmen Lorentz and Dave Pease, program manager, NH Government Contracting Assistance Center

Every month, our director, Carmen Lorentz, takes the reins of New Hampshire Business Matters on the airwaves at WTPL-FM 107.7 to talk about programs, trends and other things happening that are of benefit to our businesses.

Yesterday, Dave Pease was her guest. He’s the program manager for our Government Contracting Assistance Center and talked about the program, how it can help businesses bid on, and win, government contracts and an upcoming opportunity that can help them get started.

Why, yes, we do have a copy of the show for you to download right here. After you listen to it, you can get more information on our website right here.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development

Tax News and Tax Amnesty: News NH Businesses Can Use Today

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Carmen Lorentz and Peter Colbath

New Hampshire Business Matters hits the airwaves at 3 pm (-ish) every third Wednesday of the month on WTPL-FM 107.7. We’re part of Ken Cail’s Cail & Co. afternoon show.

Each month, Division of Economic Development Director Carmen Lorentz explores news and trends of interest to New Hampshire businesses.

Yesterday, with guest Peter Colbath of the Department of Revenue Administration, the topic was taxes. (Who’s not interested in tax news, especially when two business taxes are going down?)

Of particular interest to businesses is the looming deadline (Feb. 15) for tax amnesty. We have the details here and it’s worth a listen, brought to you in a convenient podcast format.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development




Who in the World is Hearing About New Hampshire? If it’s Thursday, it Must Be Dallas

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

(NH Division of Economic Development Director Carmen Lorentz takes the reins of today’s blog. –Ed.)

Last week, it was Los Angeles.

This week, it’s Dallas.

Next week, it will be Dubai.

These are the places where the Division of Economic Development is spreading the word about New Hampshire and not just about it being a great place to do business.

In Los Angeles last week, Michael Bergeron, our senior business development manager, attended the CoreNet Global summit, one of the largest events of its kind, bringing together over 2,000 corporate real estate executives and site selectors. Thanks to generous sponsorship by the New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of Realtors, Michael was able to talk with dozens of people about the benefits of doing business in New Hampshire – our tax climate, our educated workforce, our quality of life and available real estate where it can all begin.


Michael Bergeron, Debra Mattson, Bret Blanchard at CAMX

This week, he’s in Dallas at CAMX, the premier tradeshow for composites and advanced materials. This year, there are over 550 exhibitors and more than 7,000 people are expected to attend. Joining Michael in the New Hampshire booth are Debra Mattson and Bret Blanchard from Great Bay Community College’s advanced composites manufacturing program. They report a brisk business and interest in New Hampshire’s composites industry.

Next week, Tina Kasim, program manager for our Office of International Commerce, heads to the Dubai Air Show, to represent the state in its own booth. She’ll be accompanied by representatives of three businesses – AQYR, located in Hollis; HALO Maritime Defense Systems of Newton; and Transupport of Merrimack. All three companies are members of the New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium.

They are eager to get down to business, meeting decision makers right on the trade show floor. As one of the largest aerospace and defense events in the growing Middle East market, this is the ideal place to showcase New Hampshire innovation and solutions in these industries. Participation the Dubai Air Show is made possible through a State Trade Export Promotion grant.

Our participation at CoreNet Global and CAMX are the first domestic trade shows our business development team has participated in more than five years, thanks to funding included for out-of-state business recruitment in the new state budget.

New Hampshire and its business climate has much to offer companies looking to expand or relocate and Los Angeles, Dallas and Dubai are great places to start telling our story.

Carmen Lorentz

Carmen Lorentz





Carmen Lorentz
NH Division of Economic Development