A new national report finds New Hampshire and plenty of other states sorely lacking when it comes to supporting new parents. This comes amid a larger, national conversation about “family-friendly” work environments: what that involves, what’s reasonable and what isn’t, and how some of these policies affect productivity and the bottom line.
A recent report places New Hampshire in the middle of the pack nationally when it comes to programs and policies to conserve energy, and that we’re behind the other New England states. We’ll look at the costs, regulations and the possible outcomes down the road.
The plan includes more than 100 policy recommendations covering nine areas believed to be essential to the state’s economy. The recommendations include some classic BIA issues, like streamlining access to the Research and Development tax credit and increasing STEM education. But there’s also a recommendation to emphasize arts, culture and history in schools.
The president of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire has been reappointed to a ninth term on an advisory panel to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jim Roche was reappointed to serve on the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to chamber presidents and chief executive officers. The group advises the U.S. Chamber of Commerce board of directors; enhances the U.S. Chamber's lobbying and coalition work; recommends programming; and strengthens outreach to the business and chamber community.