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News Release

For Immediate Release
November 12, 2019

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Governor Sununu Press Office
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Live Free or Die: New Hampshire Ranked the #1 State for Economic Freedom

Concord, NH – Today, following the release of the Fraser Institute's 2019 Economic Freedom Report which ranks New Hampshire as the number one state for economic freedom - the only state in New England to receive a top-ten ranking, Governor Sununu issued the following statement:

"New Hampshire has led the nation in streamlining government regulation to allow job-creators the opportunity to grow and expand," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Our pro-jobs, pro-growth economic agenda is paying off for New Hampshire families, allowing them the freedom to spend their money as they see fit. The release of this study reaffirms that New Hampshire remains the best state in the nation to live, work, and raise a family - and we're just getting started."

The Fraser Institute's report follows earlier reports which show that New Hampshire has the lowest poverty rate in the nation over the last three years , is the most popular place in the Northeast for millennials to locate themselves, has more people working than ever before  pdf file, and is the number one state for taxpayer return on investment.

Note: The Fraser Institute's report  pdf file measures "the extent to which...the policies of individual provinces and states were supportive of economic freedom, [and] the ability of individuals to act in the economic sphere free of undue restrictions."

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