New Hampshire ranks #1 for Economic Opportunity and #5 Best U.S. State Overall

New Hampshire is certainly the place you want to Live, Work & Play! US News recently released a list of the Best US States organized by analysis of social and economic conditions.

New Hampshire was ranked #1 in “Opportunity” out of all 50 states. US News explains, the “Opportunity” ranking was identified by if states are giving their citizens the tools to succeed using measurements on Economic Opportunity, Equality and Affordability. Given this methodology, New Hampshire was acknowledged as the land of economic opportunity. US News notes that New Hampshire “enjoys among the highest median household income in the nation”. –US News

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New Hampshire Economic Development recognizes New Hampshire for receiving this ranking the second year in a row. NHED quotes Governor Sununu stating, “Our State’s #1 ranking for opportunity is something that all Granite Staters can be particularly proud of today. We will never stop emphasizing that New Hampshire is open for business, open for workers, and open for opportunity”.

Not only does New Hampshire rank #1 for Opportunity, but it also leads the northeast at #5 in the nation, surpassing Massachusetts at #8. According to US News, “the best states ranking of U.S. states draws on thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens”. Ranking was based on benchmarks of Health Care, Education, Economy, Opportunity, Infrastructure, Crime & Corrections, Fiscal Stability and Quality of Life.

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