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, November 9, 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. Age Friendly Workplaces Since 2016, Southern NH Planning Commission has been working to assess and plan for demographic shifts in the region through its "Becoming Age-Friendly" program. Among its four focus areas, business & economic development is a topic they’ve identified as important to collaborate with business leaders and decision-makers to respond to the needs of all ages—particularly seniors and millennials. Sylvia von Aulock, executive director for the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, will share criteria and other information about the "Becoming Age-Friendly" program that may be helpful for employers to consider when thinking about adopting the program for their workplaces.
3. School Funding 101 John Tobin, former executive director for NH Legal Assistance, and Doug Hall, former State Representative and the founder of the NH Center for Public Policy Studies will make a presentation, “School Funding 101.”
They will explain the current tax and spending disparities that exist between NH school districts and how these differences adversely impact the quality of New Hampshire's future work force and the state’s economy.
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