12:00 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

“Affordable” North Conway Outlets Get Shout-Out On SNL

Jon Huntsman took a brief respite from campaigning in New Hampshire to go on SNL
Josh Rogers NHPR

In all likelihood, most of you aren’t visiting StateImpact for our primary coverage.  Yes, we completely agree that the Republican primary is a Very Big Deal.  But most people don’t go to business news sites to get nitty-gritty political coverage, either.  So we try to keep political stories strictly focused on New Hampshire’s business and economic environment.  They have to be specific to the situation here.  Every time a politician talks about business in New Hampshire, we don’t automatically post it.

But today is the day before Thanksgiving.

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12:35 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

How Much Do Vacation Homes Contribute To NH’s Economy?

For a small state, New Hampshire’s got a lot of wide, open spaces, be they near lakes, mountains, or fields. And according to one report, that’s very, very good for the second home economy.
Crosby_Allison Flickr

If you tuned-in to NHPR’s “The Exchange” on November 21, you might have heard economist Russ Thibeault talking about an interesting (and these days, somewhat obscure) report.  We’ll get to that in a minute.  But first, a bit of background.

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