MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today offered the following comments in response to CNBC’s dropping the state from #27 in the 2013 rankings to #30 in this year’s rankings in the network’s Top States for Business profile.
“There is no doubt that New Hampshire is falling behind other states in the competition to attract and retain good employers, and that hurts our ability to create good, new jobs and attract investment here,” said Greg Moore, AFP-NH State Director. “Doing nothing is not good enough. Passing tax hikes makes things worse. It’s time for a Governor and Legislature that are committed to taking the steps necessary to make New Hampshire more competitive, not to simply atrophy and watch as other states improve themselves. It’s time for a growth agenda that will cause our economy to take advantage of what we have to move the Granite State back to the top of the list.”
AFP-NH pointed to Michigan as a state that passed a Right to Work law and moved ahead of New Hampshire in the ratings.
“Michigan’s Right to Work law went into effect last year and they immediately zoomed past us in being a top state for business,” added Moore. “If we could pass similar worker freedom bills and reduce what is among the highest tax burdens on employers in the country, we could easily move up the charts and have companies banging on our door to come here. We want to see I-93 South at the state line empty during the morning rush hour because we have the jobs we need right here.”