CONCORD – Business leaders across New Hampshire praised Governor Maggie Hassan’s Innovate NH 2.0 economic plan, which outlines the policies she will focus on as a United States Senator to foster innovation, support job-creating businesses and expand opportunity for hard-working families:
“As both an Executive Councilor and a small business owner, I have seen first-hand Governor Maggie Hassan’s commitment to ensuring that all Granite Staters who work hard can get ahead and stay ahead. As Governor, Maggie has worked across the aisle to increase and make permanent the R&D tax credit and launch the award-winning Live Free & Start initiative, helping small businesses in our state to start up and grow. Her Innovate NH 2.0 plan lays out a framework that will cut through red tape in Washington and allow all of New Hampshire’s families and small businesses to thrive. I’m proud to support Maggie Hassan for Senate, because I know that she will always fight for our priorities.” – Executive Councilor Chris Pappas, Owner of The Puritan Backroom
“During her time in office, Governor Hassan has amplified our state’s economic momentum, focused on working with members of both parties to empower small businesses to grow here in the Granite State. Her leadership and support of programs like Live Free and Start and K-12 STEM initiatives have opened additional opportunities to become involved and see positive growth in our local communities. We need Washington to take the same approach. That’s why I’m proud to support her Senate run and was pleased to host the unveiling of her bold plan for New Hampshire’s economic future, Innovate NH 2.0.” – Derek Barka, Senior Director of Technology at SilverTech
“Governor Hassan’s Innovate NH 2.0 plan rightly identifies innovation as the seed of New Hampshire’s economic growth that will increase the number of high-paying jobs, not just for desk workers, but for advanced manufacturing. It will reduce disparity, it will attract back our young people and it will provide opportunities that will encourage people to a better life. Maggie has identified the 5 needs that will let our economy reach its potential. I’m proud to support Maggie’s bold economic vision in her bid for the US Senate.” – Jeanne Dietsch, Founder at MobileRobots, Inc.
“Governor Maggie Hassan knows that when small businesses have the support they need to get ahead, it benefits not just their owners, but our entire economy. As Governor, she’s worked with members of both parties on priorities that have made a real difference for New Hampshire’s small businesses, including cutting taxes for small businesses and launching Live Free and Start to help new companies start up and grow. Governor Hassan’s Innovate NH 2.0 plan shows the bold vision she will take to Washington to build on our progress here in New Hampshire and help small businesses thrive and grow. I am proud to support Maggie’s run for Senate and the strong leadership and bold ideas she will take to Washington.” – Mary Collins, Former Director of the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center
“Governor Hassan understands that investing in policies that support the middle class will create ripple effects throughout our economy and spur a new wave of innovation and growth across the Granite State. I applaud her Innovate NH 2.0 plan for its bold framework and strong focus on helping hardworking families make ends meet and succeed. Her proposed $1,000 tax cut for middle class families will go a long way to improve our economic security, as will her plans to close the gender wage gap and protect Social Security and Medicare. Her plan is just the sort of forward-thinking pragmatic approach we need in Washington, and I’m proud to support Maggie for Senate.” – Will Kanteres, Owner at Kanteres Real Estate