Exports Driving New Hampshire’s Recovery

By June 18, 2010Economy, Trade

From the New Hampshire Business Review, “Mid-Year Review: Aftermath of a Storm“:

John Sutton, sales director at Dartware Inc., a West Lebanon-based developer of network monitoring software, trotted the globe over the last a few years — and it’s a good thing he did. While the Great Recession slowed the company’s domestic growth, international sales rose 53 percent, now accounting for more than a third of the company’s business.

“We are very relieved, not to have our eggs in one basket,” said Sutton.

The article cites David Huether, the National Association of Manufacturers’ chief economist, who spoke recently in Manchester. Huether notes that exports for 23 percent of the state’s manufacturing sales, slightly higher than the national average of 22 percent.

Exports lead off the story, which is a good, overall review of the state’s economy. Better than most, could be better.

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