Andy Raynor Dover
Today, Governor Chris Sununu joined Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell, Londonderry Town Manager Kevin Smith and Londonderry Town Council Chairman Tom Dolan as they released New Hampshire’s response to Amazon’s ‘Request for Proposal’ to locate its second North American headquarters in Londonderry. Today’s announcement comes after a rigorous effort by state officials and business leaders to grow New Hampshire’s economy and workforce by recruiting Amazon’s HQ2.
“As part of the regional metro-Boston area, southern New Hampshire offers all the benefits typically associated with major metro areas yet maintains the advantages of being in a truly enterprise-friendly state: access to a world-class workforce, a pro-business, low-tax environment, and a streamlined regulatory environment,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “By embracing a joint venture with the State of New Hampshire, Amazon stands to gain a partner that believes the customer comes first.”
“New Hampshire’s proposal to Amazon uses all the existing advantages that all employers already enjoy – no sales or income tax, a paid-for interstate highway expansion and a dedicated exit, unmatched quality of life, and a site on that highway that is ready to go today. It’s all already here,” said BEA Commissioner Taylor Caswell. “Our response provides detail on all the benefits that come with being a part of the vibrant New Hampshire business community. We look forward to Amazon becoming part of that community.”
Kevin Smith, Londonderry Town Manager added, “As we like to say in Londonderry, ‘Business is Good. Life is Better.’ Should Amazon decide to locate its second headquarters in Londonderry, you will discover as many others have, that our saying is not merely a slogan, it’s a way of life. We value the business community we have in town and we’ve worked hard to foster an atmosphere that welcomes development and encourages entrepreneurship.”
A version of the complete report can be found here.