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