The New Hampshire economy is one of the most weather-sensitive in the nation—from our travel, tourism and ski industries to logging, logistics, manufacturing and technology. Leaders in these businesses and others in the state are seeing historic shifts in patterns that are impacting their bottom line, and they’re concerned that the state isn’t weathering these changes as well as it should. This report features the comments, concerns and ideas of more than 100 leaders from across the New Hampshire business community who met in Concord in late 2014 to discuss the impact that changes in the state’s historic weather patterns—including increased occurrence of extreme precipitation events and unseasonable temperature swings—are having on their companies.
New Hampshire Weathering Change was developed with the help of a dozen seasoned business leaders, all of whom have played active roles in civic and political affairs in the state for many years.
Cate Street Capital, Inc.
Community Development Finance Authority
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Foxfire Property Management and the Duprey Companies
Smuttynose Brewing Company
Lakes Region Tourism Association
HEB Engineers, Inc.
Taylor Brothers Farm
Public and private sectors are coming together to find solutions to climate change.
It's significant that organizations that represent the business community are at the table and involved in this discussion. That might not have been the case a few years ago.
In New Hampshire, we believe we can do forward-looking things working with business to address problems. And we know with climate and weather, we’re going to have to just keep dealing with greater and greater problems, and we’re going to need to work closely together.
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