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Jeanne Shaheen on Technology

Previously Democratic Governor (NH); candidate for Senate 2008


Focus on brainpower, not horsepower, via more education

The new economy of the 21st century is run on brainpower, not horsepower. In this economy, success is built on ideas, innovation and information -- and the foundation for this new economy is education. The major limit to our continued growth is a shortage of skilled workers. We will not be able to meet the needs of New Hampshire business in the 21st century by importing workers. Instead, we must focus our efforts on improving the skills of our students and our existing workforce. We must ensure that our children, no matter where they live, have the skills and education to allow them to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by this high-tech, global economy. And that means we must make the commitment and the investment necessary to improve our schools.

We must recognize that improving education is the single most important issue we face. Nothing else that we do here will have a greater impact on New Hampshireís success or failure in this new century.

Source: Inaugural Address to New Hampshire Legislature , Jan 4, 2001

Cooperate with Canada on regional info tech workforce.

Shaheen signed the New England Governors' Conference resolution:

Source: NEG/ECP Resolution 26-6: Joint Information Workforce 01-NEGC6 on Aug 28, 2001

Create International Northern and Biotechnology Corridor.

Shaheen signed the New England Governors' Conference resolution:

Source: NEG/ECP Resolution 23-6: Biotechology Corridor 98-NEGC6 on Jun 9, 1998

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John Lynch
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Kelly Ayotte

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Contact info:
Fax Number:
202-228-4131
Mailing Address:
Senate Office SH-520, Washington, DC 20510
Phone number:
(202) 224-2841

Page last updated: Nov 23, 2011