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, April 13, 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. The Name is Bonds, "Extraterritorial" Bonds James Key Wallace, executive director for the NH Business Finance Authority, will be our guest. In addition to discussing the work and mission of the BFA, Mr. Key Wallace will update the committee on SB 537, a bill currently being considered by the House Commerce Committee. This economic development bill would allow the BFA and other bonding authorities to participate and finance multi-state projects.
3. The Economic Impact of the Arts and the Creative Economy in New Hampshire Nicki Clarke, Executive Director of the Capitol Center for the Arts, current NH State Representative for Americans for the Arts, and Past Board Chair of NH Citizens for the Arts along with former NH's Second Congressional District Congressman Paul Hodes, a member of the National Council on the Arts - the Advisory Board for the National Endowment for the Arts will be our guests to discuss the vital importance of arts and culture to our economy.
4. Review of 2018 Legislation
A quick review of fiscal and economic development related legislation from the 2018 legislative session.
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