The Center this week released the 2012 edition of "What is New Hampshire?", our annual compilation of data and analysis on the people, strengths and challenges of the state. Think of it as a New Hampshire guidebook for your mind.
One of the central themes weaving through the report (available here) is the lingering impact of the Great Recession on New Hampshire. The state has emerged in a relatively strong position from recession. Yet New Hampshire also faces significant challenges in coming years, related not only to the transformations wrought by the economic downturn, but also shifting trends in our long-term demographics. While the implications of the changes now underway are still unclear, they do raise critical policy questions.
We begin this year's edition of "What is New Hampshire?" with an analysis of this new economic reality into which New Hampshire is now emerging, a topic we'll address in greater depth in a publication later this month.