Economy

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Sununu petitions Treasury to allow rental relief funds to go toward affordable housing

BY: - January 18, 2022

Gov. Chris Sununu is continuing to push for flexibility in how New Hampshire uses federal rental relief funds, arguing that the U.S. Department of the Treasury should allow the state to apply the funds to affordable housing. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen last week, Sununu requested that the federal agency grant a […]

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Numbers confirm what would-be homebuyers already know: It’s tough out there

BY: - December 16, 2021

New Hampshire’s housing market remains expensive and prohibitive to enter after a year of unprecedented outside interest, a new report from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority found this month. Housing prices are still high. The median sales price is $375,000, up 13 percent since October 2020, the report found. That number is down from […]

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How federal funds will bolster infrastructure in New Hampshire

BY: - November 11, 2021

Another windfall of federal money is expected to start flowing into New Hampshire soon, as the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed Congress is now awaiting a signature from President Joe Biden to become law. Here’s what we know about how those funds would help bolster infrastructure and clean energy in New Hampshire. […]

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Loans could help alleviate New Hampshire’s slaughterhouse shortage, report finds

BY: - November 5, 2021

New Hampshire has a big shortage of slaughterhouses. When it comes to red meat, there are only four USDA inspected slaughterhouses in the state, which means that farmers are having to book a slaughter date anywhere from 18 to 24 months ahead of time, according to a legislative report released this month.  The situation for […]

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New study links state’s high cost of living to the number of building restrictions

BY: - October 13, 2021

New Hampshire has one of the highest costs of living in the United States and the fourth highest number of building restrictions. A new study from the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy and St. Anselm College’s Center for Ethics in Society says the two are connected.  In a 50-page report published Wednesday, study author […]