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News Release

For Immediate Release
May 14, 2019

Contact:
Governor Sununu Press Office
(603) 271-2121
Sununu.Press@nh.gov

U.S. News & World Report Names New Hampshire Among Best States in Nation

Concord, NH - U.S. News & World Report today recognized New Hampshire as the No. 2 overall "Best State" in the country, according to their newly released "Best States" rankings.  Last year New Hampshire ranked #5.

"Today in the Granite State, more people are working than ever before, business taxes are at their lowest this century, and a child's neighborhood no longer defines their chance for a quality education," said Governor Chris Sununu "Our model is a success story and opportunities abound. The sky is the limit here in New Hampshire, and we are just getting started."

In addition to #2 overall, New Hampshire ranked high in the following categories:

  • #1 for Opportunity
  • #1 for Crime and Corrections
  • #1 for Lowest Poverty Rate
  • #1 for Low Income Gap by Race
  • #1 for College Readiness
  • #1 for NAEP Math Scores
  • #1 for NAEP Reading Scores
  • #1 for Low Industrial Toxins
  • #4 for Natural Environment
  • #5 for Education
Full list of state-by-state rankings

Office of Governor Christopher Sununu
State House  |  107 North Main Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2121  |  fax: (603) 271-7680