green launching pad http://nhpr.org en Green Business Initiative Sees Rewards, But Faces Challenges http://nhpr.org/post/green-business-initiative-sees-rewards-faces-challenges <p>A taxpayer-funded eco-business program is paying off for New Hampshire.&nbsp; The <a href="http://greenlaunchingpad.org/" target="_blank">Green Launching Pad</a> at the <a href="http://unh.edu/" target="_blank">University of New Hampshire</a> has given grants to more than a dozen start-ups in the state.&nbsp; But it hasn’t awarded any new funds since last year.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 23144 at http://nhpr.org Green Business Initiative Sees Rewards, But Faces Challenges Green Launching Pad Looks To Build More Jobs, More Quickly http://nhpr.org/post/green-launching-pad-looks-build-more-jobs-more-quickly <p>Last week <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/3-companies-selected-stimulus-funded-green-launching-pad">the Green Launching Pad made its latest round of grants to New Hampshire businesses</a>. The idea is to provide support to companies that are or want to be eco-friendly, while also developing jobs.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:54:36 +0000 Brady Carlson & Amanda Loder 1527 at http://nhpr.org Green Launching Pad Looks To Build More Jobs, More Quickly How A Start-Up Incubator Is Racing Against The Clock To Create Jobs http://nhpr.org/post/how-start-incubator-racing-against-clock-create-jobs After launching 11 eco-friendly companies across the state, the University of New Hampshire's <a title="Green Launching Pad" href="http://greenlaunchingpad.org/" target="_blank">Green Launching Pad</a> (GLP) is racing to spend the last of its stimulus funding. For the past two years, GLP has used federal stimulus money to offer grants and support to up-and-coming green companies. The idea is, as the companies expand, more well-paying, environmentally-friendly jobs will take root in the state.<p>The feds will turn off the stimulus funding spigot by the end of April. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:54:57 +0000 Amanda Loder 1517 at http://nhpr.org 3 Companies Selected for Stimulus-funded Green Launching Pad http://nhpr.org/post/3-companies-selected-stimulus-funded-green-launching-pad <p>Governor John Lynch announced&nbsp;Wednesday that three manufacturing companies will participate in the latest round of the Green Launching Pad.</p><p>The stimulus-funded Green Launching Pad is a partnership between UNH and the state designed to develop businesses, bring new products to market, and create jobs.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:51:20 +0000 Amy Quinton 1469 at http://nhpr.org