The Economic Development Committee addresses issues relating to the New Hampshire economy and state economic development policy. The Fiscal Policy Committee examines issues around state government spending and taxation. The committees meet concurrently on the second Friday of each month at the BIA office in Concord. Meetings begin at 8:00 AM and are open to BIA members.
Meeting Schedule 2018 January 12 February 9 March 9 April 13 May 11 August 10 September 14 October 12 November 9 December 14
Chair (Economic Development): Joe Murray, Fidelity Investments
Chair (Fiscal Policy): Steve Lawlor, Nathan Wechsler
BIA staff contact: David Juvet, Senior Vice President, 224.5388 x115
Meeting Agenda Friday, January 12, 2018 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. Business & Industry Association 122 N. Main Street, Concord NH - 3rd Floor
Fiscal Policy Co-Chair: Steve Lawlor - Nathan Wechsler Economic Development Co-Chair: Joe Murray – Fidelity Investments
AGENDA 1. Introductions
2. SB 557 FN - Establishing a Board of Housing Development Appeals
Senators Bob Guida (R-Senate District 2) and Dan Feltes (D-Senate District 15), along with Ben Frost from the NH Housing Finance Authority, will be on hand to discuss SB 557, a bill designed to provide workforce housing developers with quick administrative appeals when housing projects have been turned down at the local level. With a white hot housing market and strong economy, the issue of available and affordable housing for working people has never been more critical.
3. SB 335 - Disclosure of Asbestos Trust Claims
If you watch late night television, you have likely seen commercials from law firms client "fishing" for victims of asbestos exposure. What you may not know is that many clients are being steered into "double dipping," accepting compensation from various trusts established to compensate victims, while also pursuing civil suits against companies that may have only had a tangential responsibility to the asbestos exposure. Richard Moynihan, a claims analyst with Riverstone, and Jodi Grimbilas from J Grimbilas Strategies will provide an overview of the issue and how it impacts the business community.
4. Review of 2018 Legislation
A quick review of fiscal and economic development related legislation that will be considered during the 2018 legislative session.
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