It’s all about talent. The strength of New Hampshire’s economy has been and will continue to be its people. Relative to other states, our workers are well-educated. New Hampshire’s competitiveness going forward will be contingent upon our ability to have the best talent and the right intellectual infrastructure.
What business leaders are saying:
“If the University System of New Hampshire doesn’t quickly start producing more young engineers; mechanical, electrical, systems, biomedical - kids that understand and are excited about proteomics, and genomics, and regenerative medicine; if we don’t get excitement and a new bolus of kids coming through to meet the needs of those exciting new business opportunities, we won’t have businesses here, because we’re not going to start becoming farmers again, and the high-tech businesses that used to define the cutting edge, they’re going to leave.” Dean Kamen, 2016
USNH Capital Appropriation Request – FY2018-2023
- Driving New Hampshire toward its statewide goal of doubling the number of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates between 2012 and 2025.
- Making USNH institutions even more attractive to in-state student applicants, especially those pursuing STEM-related majors in high-tech fields with the greatest demand.
- Providing cutting-edge facilities designed to improve student outcomes, build partnerships with private industries and entrepreneurs, and create research for the state’s innovation economy.
- Building upon the state’s successful KEEP (Knowledge Economy Education Plan) partnership, which was first approved by the Legislature in 2001 and invested in six major science buildings across USNH.