10,000 aerospace & defense employees (168% more than national average)

3.8% projected 5-year employment growth

80+ members in NH Aerospace & Defense Consortium sharing knowledge, market research, and experiences

2nd lowest state unemployment rate (2016)


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Aircraft
  • Avionics, electronics
  • Brazed aluminum
  • Composites
  • Defense intelligence, technology
  • Commercial jet engines
  • Robotics
  • Tooling, fabrication
  • Training, simulation

20+ colleges and universities

Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire, St. Anselm College, Southern New Hampshire University,Plymouth State University,Keene State College

Community colleges

White Mountains, River Valley, NHTI, Lakes Region Manchester Nashua Great Bay

Low corporate income tax and no

  • use tax
  • sales tax
  • estate tax
  • Internet tax
  • inventory tax
  • capital gains tax
  • professional service tax
  • broad base personal income tax
  • NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership – Dedicated to improving manufacturing quality and capacity across the state

    Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education (AMPed) – New Hampshire initiative to educate and train people for advanced manufacturing

    Manufacturing Sector Partnership – Network of manufacturing professionals, educators, and state economic development officials addressing the challenges of finding, training, and hiring skilled workers