News : Exeter Helps Promote Green Growth

Jan 13, 2012

Published in The Granite State Sentinel

by Andrew Tiebout

A Drive down the Swasey Parkway in Exeter reveals sprawling farmland that gives way to Revolutionary War-era buildings and a downtown bandstand decked out in tri-colored flags. It's clear at a glimpse that Exeter is a city that takes pride in its history and natural beauty, so it's not surprising that Exeter is also just one New Hampshire city helping to lead the way to an independent, sustainable future. 

According to a study by the Brookings Institution released this past June, New Hampshire has the fastest growing green economy in New England, with an average 5.3% increasein green jobs from 2003 through 2010. In fact, green job growth outpaces overall job growth New Hampshire, which is already second in the nation at 1.4%. The southern counties of Merrimack, Hillsborough, and Exeter's own Rockingham, are the epicenter of this trend and provide most of the state's green jobs.

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