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Policy Conference 2018

New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute 5th Annual Conference

 

Building a Strong Foundation for a Prosperous Economy

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Friday, February 23, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

 

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s 5th annual conference, “Building a Strong Foundation for a Prosperous Economy,” will be held Friday, February 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.

Conference speakers and panel participants will examine key policy concerns related to health and education, which together contribute to New Hampshire’s human capital, and housing and transportation, the physical capital essential to residents and businesses.

Presenters will discuss the connections between these policy areas and address the impacts federal and state policy decisions make on New Hampshire’s ability to meet current and future needs and sustain a prosperous economy that benefits all Granite Staters.

Join New Hampshire business, nonprofit, and community leaders, policymakers and policy experts, and other concerned citizens for this important conversation on how best to build a strong foundation that enables children and families to thrive.

 

Presentations and Related Resources

 

NHFPI Presentations

New Hampshire: An Economic and Demographic Overview

Building Human Capital: Enabling Prosperity Through Health and Education (Pre-Panel Slides)

Building Physical Capital: Strengthening Our Economy Through Housing and Transportation (Pre-Panel Slides)

 

Guest Presentations and Resources

Early Learning N.H. – Building a Strong Foundation: Moving New Hampshire Forward

The Community College System of New Hampshire’s Work to Improve State Workforce Prospects Through Student-Focused Initiatives

New Hampshire Department of Transportation: Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority: Studies, Publications & Presentations

 

Press Release

Building a Strong Foundation for a Prosperous Economy Conference Highlights Health Care, Education, Housing, Transportation and More
February 23, 2018

 

Press Coverage

State ‘full of contrasts’ is focus of conference
NH Business Review, March 15, 2018

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

Early registration fee extended through February 12:

$45

 

Registration fee after February 12:

$60 

 

Breakfast will be provided.

 

Preregistration is required by February 16.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

 

NH LEGISLATORS:  A limited supply of scholarships for complimentary conference registrations are still available for current members of the New Hampshire Legislature. Please email info@nhfpi.org or call 603-856-8337, ext. 2, for details.

 

 

 

AGENDA


8:00 – 8:45          

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15          
Welcome and Opening Remarks

AnnMarie French, Interim Executive Director, NHFPI

9:00 – 9:15          
Keynote

Barbara Couch, President and Chair of the Board, Hypertherm HOPE Foundation

9:15 – 9:30           
NH Economic and Demographic Overview

Phil Sletten, Policy Analyst, NHFPI

9:30 -10:30         
Building Human Capital: Enabling Prosperity Through Health and Education

Moderated panel discussion followed by Q&A.

  • Lisa Bujno, MSN, APRN, Assistant Medical Director, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Littleton
  • Brendan Minnihan, Superintendent, SAU 30, Laconia School District
  • Lucy Hodder, Director of Health Law and Policy, University of New Hampshire School of Law/Institute for Health Policy and Practice
  • Evelyn Aissa, Executive Director, Reaching Higher NH
  • Moderator: Kristine Stoddard, Policy Director, Bi-State Primary Care Association, NHFPI Board of Directors

10:30 – 10:45     
Break

10:45 – 11:45     
Building Physical Capital: Strengthening Our Economy Through Housing and Transportation

Moderated panel discussion followed by Q&A.

  • Dean Christon, Executive Director, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
  • Peter Stamnas, Director of Project Development, New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Jennifer Czysz, AICP, Assistant Director, Nashua Regional Planning Commission
  • Moderator: Ryan Audley, President and CEO, R.S. Audley, Inc., NHFPI Board of Directors

11:45 – 12:15
Building a Strong Foundation: Moving New Hampshire Forward

  • Jackie Cowell, Executive Director, Early Learning NH
  • Charles Ansell, Chief Financial Officer, Community College System of NH

12:15 – 12:30
Closing Remarks

AnnMarie French, Interim Executive Director, NHFPI

 

 

Lead Sponsors

 

 

Partners

 

New Hampshire Housing logo

 

Child and Family Services logo

 

New Futures logo

 

 

 

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Common Cents Blog

Job Growth Slowed in New Hampshire During 2017

11 Jun 2018

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The rate jobs were added to the economy in New Hampshire during 2017 was considerably lower than during 2016, suggesting fewer additional jobs are being filled in the state. This slowing in job growth from the higher levels seen during 2015 and 2016 may reflect that, in a growing economy with a low unemployment rate, many employers are having difficulty finding workers to fill positions.