Why New Hampshire

There are many reasons why New Hampshire is a great place to expand or relocate your business:

  • Our workforce is skilled and robust.
  • Taxes are low and our government is accessible.
  • We are business-friendly.
  • Time and again, we top national rankings when it comes to health, education, low crime and our quality of life.
  • In southern New Hampshire, less than an hour from Boston, you will find significantly lower occupancy costs.
  • Less than an hour south of our international border with Canada, you’ll find ideal and reasonably priced locations and workforce suitable for expansion into the US market.
  • Our two interstate highways, rail corridors, airports and a deep water port are well-positioned so your business remains competitive within the US, just over the border in Quebec and Canada, or global markets around the world.
  • The Division of Economic Development provides assistance to help you obtain permits necessary to establish or grow your business in New Hampshire.


Once you’re here, we’re just a phone call away, ready to make sure you thrive and prosper in the Granite State. We offer:

  • Business and technical assistance to manufacturers
  • Grants for job training so your employees keep up with changing technologies.
  • Subsidized technical assistance from the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College.
  • Assistance in procuring federal and state government contracts and resources for accessing global markets.


Our business development team is ready to answer your questions, provide you with customized information and take you on a tour of industrial and office real estate suitable for your needs, all in strict confidence. Go to SelectNH.com for a comprehensive look at available commercial and industrial properties, as well as the data you need as you consider New Hampshire for location or expansion.

Free Business Advice

The journey toward opening a business in New Hampshire begins with your vision and determination. If you need help along the way, the business resources of our partners are here to help. The Division of Economic Development provides assistance to help you obtain permits necessary to establish or grow your business here. Call our business resource team at 603-271-2591 to get started, or email us.

Live Free and Start is an initiative of the Governor’s Office, Business Finance Authority and Department of Business and Economic Affairs aimed at creating jobs and making it easier for technology companies to start, grow and succeed in New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center offers free services to guide you through the process of starting your own business.

New Hampshire Office of the SBA provides services to small businesses including financial assistance, by working with local banks and other institutions; loan programs for businesses involved in international trade; advice to women business owners and business counseling and information for veterans about SBA guaranteed loans.

The Center for Women & Enterprise is a partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, assisting seasoned and prospective women entrepreneurs with business development and growth.

SCORE has over 175 volunteer business experts throughout the state that can provide free mentoring, real-world advice and know-how to start and grow your small business.


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