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:
USNH Capital Appropriation Request – FY2018-2023
This capital budget request will provide vital tools needed by the state’s four-year public universities and colleges to usher in a new wave of high-tech job growth, business opportunities and research partnerships that are uniquely suited to the demands of New Hampshire’s fast-growing innovation economy. Our request is geared toward:
- 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.