Stay Work Play

New Hampshire Public Radio is excited to partner with Stay Work Play to present the annual Rising Stars Awards. Each year the Rising Stars Awards celebrate and recognize New Hampshire's remarkable young professionals, young entrepreneurs, and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

Started in 2009, Stay Work Play is an initiative aimed at attracting and retaining young adults in the Granite State.  But New Hampshire’s demographic is still among the oldest in the nation.We’ll look at this effort and how it’s going, also what obstacles those who want to “stay, work, and play” face, from high housing costs to lack of nightlife.