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Rockingham Ranks First Among NH Counties
 
Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017

People make investments every day—and not just on Wall Street. Investment into a local community can come in the form of a person choosing to open a business or build a home in a given location. It can be when the federal government supports a local project with contracts or people of a town support the local economy by spending money.

To find out which communities across the country are seeing the greatest amount of incoming investment, New York-based financial technology company SmartAsset recently completed its third annual study on counties receiving the greatest amount of incoming investment.

The study measured each county on the following data: business establishment growth, GDP growth, new building permits and federal contracts. Take a look at the table below to see where Hillsborough County ranked and how other counties stacked up against it: 

Rank

County

Business Growth

GDP Growth ($ in millions)

New Building Permits (per 1,000 homes)

Federal Funding (per capita)

Incoming Investment Index

1

Rockingham

2.0%

$637

8.6

$901

32.96

2

Hillsborough

2.2%

$724

6.6

$2,360

31.15

3

Strafford

2.7%

$172

6.5

$154

30.61

4

Carroll

0.9%

$122

6.0

$22

28.49

5

Belknap

1.0%

$118

5.3

$147

27.77

6

Cheshire

-0.1%

$126

5.7

$75

27.38

7

Grafton

-2.3%

$188

4.8

$770

24.78

8

Merrimack

-1.5%

$266

3.9

$239

24.36

9

Sullivan

-3.7%

$60

2.4

$9,947

22.11

10

Coos

-3.9%

$57

3.1

$58

21.22

For a more information on the study and methodology, click here.


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