9The 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 2019 January 11th February 8th March 8th April 12th May 10th September 13th October 11th November 8th December 13th
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, February 8, 2019 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. A "Timely" Topic Freshman Representative Josh Yokela (R-Fremont) is the prime sponsor for HB 567, a bill that would move New Hampshire from Eastern Standard time to Atlantic time. It turns out there may be compelling economic development and public safety reasons to consider this. Rep. Yokela will be on hand to discuss his proposal.
3. Innovating Innovation Key indicators show that New Hampshire’s research and development activity and entrepreneurial and small business environment face significant challenges that left unchecked will negatively impact future economic growth. Millions of dollars in federal funds are available to address these challenges but NH does not effectively leverage these resources currently.
Kevin Gardner, Associate Director for EPSCoR NH will present their newly released University Research and Industry Plan, and will discuss how a proposed "NH Innovation Fund" could provide targeted support to strengthen and expand New Hampshire’s research and development pipeline, increase commercialization of new technologies, leverage millions of dollars in federal funds and support business development and expansion.
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