Economy, Jobs & Innovation

Governor Maggie Hassan has worked to bring together Republicans, Democrats and independents to build a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire where education and small businesses drive job creation. Maggie has helped foster a business-friendly environment that has the state’s unemployment rate among the lowest in the nation, and a CNBC report recently ranked New Hampshire as the #1 state for business friendliness.

As Governor, Maggie fought to enact two fiscally responsible, bipartisan budgets that protected critical economic priorities while holding the line against an income or sales tax. She froze in-state tuition at New Hampshire universities for the first time in 25 years and reduced tuition at community colleges, cut taxes for research & development and small businesses and developed the award-winning “Live Free and Start” initiative to support start-up companies and help them access capital, enabling them to launch and grow. She has also supported job training programs to help ensure our workers are ready for good jobs in the changing global economy.

Washington has given in to powerful special interests who rig the system for themselves and against the middle class, and Maggie believes we can do better for New Hampshire families and small businesses.

In the Senate, she will fight to support job-creating businesses in New Hampshire, encourage innovation and help ensure that all hard-working Granite Staters have the skills and education they need to get ahead and stay ahead. Maggie will fight for efforts such as cutting red tape and reducing the regulatory burden on new companies, expanding the impact and availability of the federal Research & Development tax credit and cutting taxes for new and small businesses, while also investing in innovation and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.

To read more about Maggie’s plan to foster innovation, support job-creating businesses and expand opportunities for hard-working families, read her Innovate NH 2.0 plan.