State of New Hampshire Archives: on Technology


Maggie Hassan: Double funding for Research & Development tax credit

Our economy is changing rapidly with growing sectors like clean energy, biotech, and IT. There are many businesses looking to expand or move to New Hampshire; existing businesses who could use targeted tax credits to develop new products; entrepreneurs who, with just a little guidance, are ready to turn a creative idea into a burgeoning business.

This budget doubles funding for our Research & Development tax credit to help businesses invest in new technologies that can lead to growth & job creation. The Senate has already taken action on this important measure, unanimously passing a bill that will double the R&D tax credit and make it permanent, creating more predictability for businesses. I encourage my friends in the House to do the same and make this measure one of the first bills I sign into law as Governor. This budget also funds business incubators, like the Innovation Research Center and the Green Launching Pad at UNH.

Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address Feb 14, 2013

Maggie Hassan: Address "red list" of bridges in critical need of repair

To truly seize the promise that innovation presents, we must come together and take on one of our most difficult long-standing challenges: New Hampshire's deteriorating roads and bridges.

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives our roads a C minus, and the I-93 expansion project remains unfinished. Hundreds of our bridges are on the "red list" of bridges in critical need of repair--risking public safety and our economy.

Maintaining and repairing our state's roads and bridges and funding transportation projects are crucial for our economy. Creating a solid, modern infrastructure will attract new businesses and industries, while helping our existing businesses grow, transport their goods, and create new jobs. But as it stands, we barely have enough to do the very minimum.

I stand ready to bring constructive, long-term ideas to the table so we can build a consensus solution that will help us begin to improve our roads and bridges and finish I-93.

Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address Feb 14, 2013

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