MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Joins UNH Professor For Feb. 16 Forum On Globalization And The New Hampshire Economy
Contact: Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
Feb. 14, 2006

WHAT: “Globalization and What it Means for the New Hampshire Economy” with New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch and Ross Gittell, James R. Carter Professor and professor of management at the University of New Hampshire.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006

WHERE: Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, Main Street.

BACKGROUND: The event is part of a year-long program about globalization, “University Dialogue: Where in the World is UNH?” Representing the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Gittell is among several faculty members who contributed research papers on an aspect of globalization.

Gittell’s paper is available at http://www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/discovery/gittell.pdf.

“The well-being and future prospects of all NH citizens depend significantly on the state’s positioning in the global economy. The state has done relatively well in the global economy. Over 2,500 firms in the Granite State export about $2 billion annually to over 140 countries, with over one quarter of all NH exports going to Canada. The next largest export destinations are the UK and Japan. The state ranks 7th (of the 50 states) in the share of jobs in manufacturing dependent on exports, about one-quarter,” according to Gittell.

PODCAST: A Podcast of this event will be available at http://nhptv.org/admn400/class/mp3/UNHandGlobalization.mp3.

NEWS EDITORS, REPORTERS: Please RSVP to Lori Wright at lori.wright@unh.edu or 603-862-0574 if you are planning to attend. Seating is limited.