Date: 
May 12, 2015

According to a survey of executives by CEO Magazine, New Hampshire ranks 21st among states for business-friendliness.

The magazine surveyed 511 CEOs on taxes and regulation, quality of workforce, and living environment.

New Hampshire's ranking is up from 24th in 2014 and 26th in 2013.

Date: 
Jun 09, 2015

According to a recent New Hampshire poll, 49% think Granite State businesses will enjoy good times financially over the next year.

The latest Business and Industry Association (BIA) Report on Consumer Confidence also found that 23% think New Hampshire businesses will see hard times.  28% of poll respondents expect mixed conditions.

Date: 
Jul 22, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) has vetoed HB 550, a tax change motivated by the New Hampshire company Planet Fitness.

Date: 
Jul 28, 2015

On Monday, July 27 Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) will sign SB 266, which updates the laws regulating securities in New Hampshire.

Right now New Hampshire securities law is based on the Uniform Securities Act of 1956.

Date: 
Dec 01, 2015

Several legislators are sponsoring 2016 bills that would exempt new businesses from the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax.

Date: 
Dec 02, 2015

Several legislators are sponsoring 2016 bills that revise or remove occupational licenses in New Hampshire.

Date: 
Apr 28, 2016

According to a 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index Report from the Tax Foundation, New Hampshire ranks 7th in the nation for best business tax climate. Wyoming topped the list, while New Jersey ranked last.

Date: 
Jun 07, 2016

As part of her newly released economic plan for New Hampshire, gubernatorial candidate Jeanie Forrester is suggesting renaming the Department of Resources and Economic Development, known as DRED.

Date: 
Jun 23, 2016

On Wednesday, June 22 Gov. Maggie Hassan signed SB 239, a bill that brings New Hampshire’s business tax code in line with the federal tax code.  SB 239 also increases the capital expense deduction for small businesses from $25,000 to $100,000, starting in 2017.  

Date: 
Jun 23, 2016

This year Maryland passed a law that protects consumers’ right to write negative online reviews.

The law specifically prohibits non-disparagement clauses in contracts, which bar consumers from posting negative reviews after service.

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