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New Hampshire Division of Economic Development

The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development—which includes its subagencies, the NH Business Resource Center (BRC) and the International Trade Resource Center (ITRC)—acts as a single point of contact for businesses at all stages in their growth cycle. They pride themselves on their capacity for innovation. According to their website, they don't do business as usual. Instead they take a "no bull" approach and create innovative programs and services that support businesses in New Hampshire and those thinking of relocating or expanding to the state. Other good news in this challenging economy: the majority of their programs and services are provided at no cost.

In addition to providing New Hampshire businesses assistance in a broad spectrum of areas ranging from licensing and financing to permitting and workforce training, BRC works in conjunction with federal, regional, local and other State agencies, as well as with private sector partners, to deliver a comprehensive array of services.

So how can the BRC help your business?

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Economic Labor Market Information

Population:  17,651 (U.S. Census 2010)

                  17,765 (2014 Estimate - U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

Population Projections (NHOEP Population Projections - September 2016)
  • 2015 est. – 17,846
  • 2020 – 18,051
  • 2025 – 18,335
  • 2030 – 18,689
  • 2035 – 18,911
  • 2040 – 18,988

Median Household Income: $69,123 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

Per Capita Income: $32,661 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

September 2016 Total Manchester Area Labor Force: 117,900 (NHES)
September 2016 Total Manchester Area Unemployment Rate: 2.6% (NHES)

September 2016 Goffstown Unemployment Rate: 2.4% (NHES)

More Economic Labor Market Info from Employment Security

Educational Attainment, Population 25 years and over:
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates )
  • High School graduate or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%

2016 Tax Rate: $26.43/$1,000
2012 Equalization Ratio: 101.6%

2016 Jan-Jun Median Purchase Price of all housing for Hillsborough County: $230,000 (NHHFA)
2016 Jan-Jun Median Purchase Price of all housing for Goffstown: $207,266 (NHHFA)

2016 Median Rent of all units for Hillsborough County: $1,214 (NHHFA)
2016 Median Rent of all units for Goffstown: $1,119 (NHHFA)

Form of Government
  • Five Member Board of Selectmen
  • Annual March Town Meeting