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We’re passionate about New Hampshire and we’re tackling its biggest challenges.

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Workforce Development

We work with over 5,000 businesses to develop the workforce they need to grow. We bring research and experts to communities, schools and hospitals so that they can better serve people across our state. We help elected leaders, nonprofits and families to connect with resources that improve life in New Hampshire.

Featured News & Stories

  • President Dean Goes Back to School
    President Dean Goes Back to School As part of President James Dean's Embrace NH initiative, he has been traveling around the state visiting high schools.
  • UNH Manchester, Great Bay Community College Announce New Transfer Pathways
    Mike Decelle, dean of UNH Manchester, and Dr. Cathryn Addy, interim president of Great Bay Community College, sign new transfer pathways programs into agreement. Great Bay Community College and the University of New Hampshire at Manchester announced the development of two new transfer pathway programs in communication arts, including options in digital media and advertising and public relations. Each program offers New Hampshire students clearly defined pathways, enabling a seamless transition from a Great Bay associate degree to a bachelor’s degree at UNH Manchester. Representatives from both institutions gathered on February 4 at Great Bay’s Portsmouth campus for a short ceremony to celebrate the establishment of the new programs. “These new pathways with UNH provide Great Bay students with an opportunity to transfer into an established, local and affordable four-year institution that will help them achieve their career goals,” said Dr. Annette...
  • Homelessness in New Hampshire
    Tent camp of homeless people under a bridge A recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that homelessness has dropped in New Hampshire since 2018. While the data is encouraging, there is still much to be done to better design and execute effective solutions. Join us at UNH Manchester on Wednesday, March 11, for “Homelessness in NH: What Should You Know and What Can You Do?” — a public forum on housing and homelessness in Manchester and throughout New Hampshire. Led by a panel of expert practitioners from the public and nonprofit sectors, you’ll get a deeper understanding of the challenges we face, the work that’s being done and what you can do to help.  Homelessness in New Hampshire: What Should You Know and What Can You Do? March 11 | 6 - 8 p.m. UNH Manchester | Room 201RSVP  Learn about the...

State Impact Stories

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    Tilton, NH
    First Impressions

    UNH program assists residents, business owners and local officials understand and act on downtown Tilton's assets and opportunities for growth.

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  • A woman farmer is standing and smiling behind her display of sunflowers
    Lee, NH
    Ahead of the Class

    Pinewoods Yankee Farm began with a UNH connection, and continues to thrive thanks to continuing education.

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  • People hiking along mountain ridge
    White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln, NH 03251
    White Mountain National Forest
    Seeing the Hikers for the Trees

    A UNH student studied how visitors use and enjoy the White Mountains, allowing park managers to better protect and improve the experience for all.

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  • Manchester Aerial
    88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101
    Tissue, Organ Research Institute Coming to Manchester

    UNH is playing a leading role in a major national public-private institute that will create an industry to regenerate human tissue and organs.

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  • Pete Ferraro works alongside other volunteers tending to dunes in Hampton
    Hampton Beach, NH
    An Un-Common Garden

    The UNH Coastal Habitat Restoration Team works to restore the coast's sand dune ecosystem, creating an environmental and economic win.

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  • Portsmouth Living Bridge
    Portsmouth, NH
    Living Bridge Project

    Smart infrastructure upgrade monitors traffic, environment impact and more on Portsmouth's living bridge.

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  • Medium-distance photo of Branch Hill Farm in Milton. A red barn is located on the left; there is a field of grass in the foreground and trees in the background.
    Milton, NH
    Heirloom New Hampshire

    Fifty year partnership creates "an oasis of forests, fields, wildlife, recreation and clean water and air."

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  • Woman holding handful of blueberries
    Hopkinton, NH
    For the love of berries

    Cooperative Extension assists new homeowners preserve and grow a decades old small business.

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  • UNH computer engineering students Ethan Wamsley and Justin Paquette provide a demonstration of vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity tech
    Dover, NH
    Red light, Green Light

    UNH students and the City of Dover are paving the way for safer autonomous vehicles.

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  • Student builds windmill for stemfest
    Peterborough, NH
    Learning stems from doing

    Dozens of students head to the classroom on a Saturday for the region’s first ever STEMfest, a day of hands-on science education.

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