Late last week, we posted a cool infographic, courtesy of the journalists at Stateline, taking a look at the percentage of each state’s GDP that’s made up by federal spending. The group then subdivided federal spending into defense-related spending and everything else.
Yesterday, we showed you a cool infographic created by a team of reporters at Stateline detailing, state-by-state, how a European recession could affect the US export economy. Although New Hampshire wasn’t among the “highest risk” states, it ranked as “high risk.” (You can check out that post here.)
Recently, Wells Fargo Securities released a short report offering a state-by-state look at the places that could be hardest-hit by a potential European recession. Since New Hampshire has carved out a healthy niche for itself in the high-tech components export market, we thought this report might be of interest to our StateImpact readers.
Recently, we told you about a gas station in the border town of Methuen, Massachusetts. According to Massachusetts State Lottery Executive Director Paul Sternburg, it’s on track to do $13 million this year in lottery revenues. When we spoke with Ted’s Mobil owner Tony Amico, he estimated at least half his customers are from New Hampshire. And StateImpact’s unscientific survey of license plates in the gas station parking lot bore t
I recently spoke with newly confirmed commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Christopher Clement, about the current budget constraints at the DOT and also his plan on how to finish the $800 million expansion of Interstate 93 without federal dollars.
Every year, New Hampshire’s Business and Industry Association commissions a survey of the state’s firms. The idea is to get the pulse of how businesses think the next year will go. Do they think economic conditions, hiring, revenues, and capital spending will increase, decrease, or remain the same over the next year?
Yesterday, Bloomberg released a stunning report about a massive, secret bank loan program run by the Fed. The story is the culmination of a two-year-old Freedom of Information request Bloomberg made to the central bank that was fought out in federal court. What the news organization won the right to see was thousands of pages of data about which banks got below-market-rate Fed loans, how mu
Today, the “Buy Local” types–those signature Main Street merchants who sometimes struggle to strike a balance between carrying unique, if occasionally under-sold items, and high-demand products that big box stores can push for lower prices–are finally embracing Black Friday. Sort of. More accurately, they’re embracing the date itself as a marketing opportunity for holiday shoppers who would rather skip scouring crowded big box stores for deeply-discounted goods.
They’re calling it “Plaid Friday.” And it’s taking place throughout New Hampshire.