New Hampshire

Though it’s a small state geographically, New Hampshire boasts a 57,470-person technology workforce, 28.4 college degrees granted in STEM subjects for every 1,000 young people, and above average job and small business growth. Aside from its talent pool, the state also has strong business-friendly take and employer policies, strong venture capital and R&D investments–touting $1,553 per person invested in R&D. The CTA highlights New Hampshire’s state law protecting employees against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. To spur innovation, the state doesn’t have onerous electronics recycling policies. The state has also legalized ride-sharing services, and has no laws restricting self-driving cars or drone technology.

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