Amanda Loder

Weekend Host/Business Reporter

Amanda Loder reports on business and the economy in NHPR's newsroom, and hosts Weekend Edition. Amanda  joined New Hampshire Public Radio following four years of reporting and hosting at Spokane Public Radio in Washington State. At Spokane Public Radio, she was recognized with regional Edward R. Murrow and SPJ awards for her feature and series reporting. During four years at SPR, she worked her way up from general assignment reporter to featurist, and was ultimately tapped to host All Things Considered. Amanda, a native Iowan, received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Religious Studies from Lawrence University, and a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University.

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StateImpact
2:15 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Breaking Down NH's Manufacturing Economy By County

Given that manufacturing got prominent play in the State of the State address and is a key piece of President Obama's new jobs initiative, StateImpact's in full-on da

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StateImpact
11:33 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Why The Telephone Pole Tax Matters

We'll admit it: The telephone pole property tax sounds like a dry topic for the 2012 Legislative session at first glance.

And at second glance, for that matter.

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State of the State
1:46 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Economic Themes Dominate NH State Of The State Address

Today marked Governor John Lynch's last State of the State address. And, as one might expect during a slow trudge toward recovery, the bulk of Lynch focused either directly or indirectly on the economy.

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StateImpact
2:13 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

How NH's Manufacturing Sector Stacks Up To Its Neighbors'

Recently, the White House has had manufacturing on the brain.

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Business and Economy
3:13 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Breaking Down Who Does–And Doesn’t–Support Eminent Domain For Northern Pass

While a majority of poll respondents opposed Northern Pass, we noticed some interesting variations in the data
Chris Jensen NHPR

 

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StateImpact
4:21 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

The Ultimate Economic Guide To The 2012 NH Legislative Session

As the New Hampshire legislature begins whittling down a bevy of economy-related bills, we thought it would be helpful to offer you a brief, on-going roundup of what we believe are some key economic issues the General Court will be looking at, and why. We've also included resources if you'd like to research and track these issues on your own, or get in touch with the governor or your legislator.

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StateImpact
12:21 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Visualizing The State Of The Union Address (And The GOP Response)

The big story of the day is, of course, President Obama's State of the Union address last night. Since the speech wrapped, analysis from politicos, pundits, and wonks has been pretty much non-stop.

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Business and Economy
5:54 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Green Launching Pad Looks To Build More Jobs, More Quickly

Evan Bontemps of Newmarket sets up his portable stoplight, designed to manage traffic during power outages. Bontemps' company received aid from the Green Launching Pad program.
Brady Carlson, NHPR

Last week the Green Launching Pad made its latest round of grants to New Hampshire businesses. The idea is to provide support to companies that are or want to be eco-friendly, while also developing jobs.

StateImpact
5:08 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Will Northern Pass Create Jobs? It Depends On Which Study You Believe

Originally published on Mon January 23, 2012 5:08 pm

One of the main questions that lingers over Northern Pass is: Will it create jobs, especially in the struggling North Country?

And, befitting the layers of controversy surrounding the project, the simplest answer won out.

It depends on who you ask.

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StateImpact
12:54 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

How A Start-Up Incubator Is Racing Against The Clock To Create Jobs

After launching 11 eco-friendly companies across the state, the University of New Hampshire's Green Launching Pad (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.

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StateImpact
10:12 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Best Of StateImpact: Why The NH Lottery's Revenues Are Down--And Why It Matters

Originally published on Mon January 16, 2012 10:12 am

One of our most popular on-going series has been "Losing The Lotto," our continued look at the facts, figures, and people behind the New Hampshire Lottery.

Losing The Lotto: What The New Hampshire Lottery Pays For: Our first installment of the series tackles the basics of what you need to know about how the state lotto works and maps its steady revenue decline over the years.

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StateImpact New Hampshire
5:34 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Q&A: Outgoing Stonyfield CEO on the Organic Business Model, His Political Future and Agent Orange

Gary Hirshberg has spent half his life at the helm of Londonderry-based Stonyfield, growing the brand from a small dairy farm to the world's top organic yogurt manufacturer, employing 470 people.*

Now, after 28 years, Hirshberg's stepping down from his position as CEO (or "CE-Yo," as the position's been dubbed at Stonyfield).

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Primary 2012
5:42 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

The Economic Side of the New Hampshire Primary

Voters at a polling place in Bow, January 10, 2012.
Jon Greenberg, NHPR

The New Hampshire primary is about politics – obviously – but it’s also about economics, albeit in a much smaller way. While the rest of the state was watching vote totals and checking on the mood at campaign headquarters, reporter Amanda Loder of StateImpact New Hampshire was looking at the economic effects of the first in the nation primary. She tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about what she learned. 

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Campaign 2012
4:28 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Romney And The Economy: Two Ways To Read His NH Victory Speech

A number of media outlets(including the Boston Globe) noted that Mitt Romney's victory speech after the New Hampshire primary felt more like a general election speech than a nomination contest speech.

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Campaign 2012
3:36 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

How NH Counties Voted (Based Economic Demos)

This year, NHPR's GOP primary coverage took on a strong national flavor, broadcasting to listeners all over the country. Among the network's expanded audience were WNYC listeners in, well...NYC.

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