NEW HAMPSHIRE IS NOT A HIGH-TAX STATE. But we look like a high- tax state to businesses thinking about moving here. We have two complex business taxes. Most CFOs looking for locations take one look at the “devil they don’t know” and cross us off their lists.
So we don’t have the environmentally friendly, high paying, biotech and software businesses that Massachusetts has. Our children have to leave our beautiful state to find good jobs.
If we want good jobs here, we will have to make our state business-friendly. We should be the Singapore of New England, not a backwater. That requires simple, clear, and low business taxes. *| More…
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