Governor Chris Sununu Releases 100 Businesses in 100 Days Report: New Hampshire Is Open for Business
Concord, NH – Governor Chris Sununu met with 127 businesses during his first 100 days in office to have substantive discussions about New Hampshire's strong fundamentals, including quality of life, community involvement, and low tax base. A major goal was to better understand their needs, while communicating his plans to truly tap New Hampshire's potential as an economic driver.
"I am a firm believer that we have not truly tapped into the potential that we once had in being, not just a driver of the economy, but known as a place to land your business, known as a place to land your career, when we talk about workforce," Governor Chris Sununu said. "We have to be on the forefront of people's minds. The best way to do that is to get out there and do it the New Hampshire way. You talk to people one-on-one, you sit with them one-on-one…Making that direct connection can make all the difference in the world in terms of either retaining or bringing business to New Hampshire."
During his first 100 days in office, Governor Sununu met with business leaders from seven countries and 23 states, a majority of which were from northeastern states and Quebec, but included business leaders from states as far away as California and Texas. The discussions focused on removing regulations and strengthening education, among other things.
"Our first hundred days in office are over, but our commitment to economic and workforce development is only at its beginning," Governor Sununu said. "We will continue to listen and to learn. We will continue to promote and to develop. And we will never stop emphasizing that New Hampshire is open for business, open for workers, and open for opportunity."