New Hampshire's Business News for May 18

A look at today's top business headlines, including: NH falls four spots in Clean Tech Index, state energy chief stepping down, Northern Pass hearings tomorrow, NH is still the 603, new federal overtime rule


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New Hampshire drops four spots in Clean Tech Index  The newly released U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index makes one thing clear: New Hampshire is faring well in terms of clean technology development and adoption, but other states are catching up, and surpassing it.  – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Meredith Hatfield leaving as head of the Governor’s Office of Energy and Planning Meredith Hatfield is leaving as head of the Governor’s Office of Energy and Planning at the start of June to take a job in Boston. – CONCORD MONITOR

SEC to meet at Mountain View Grand for two Northern Pass hearings On May 19, the Mountain View Grand will hold two public hearings on Northern Pass. – COOS COUNTY DEMOCRAT

Area code 603 will reign supreme in New Hampshire thanks to technology The N.H. Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that the organization that oversees telephone numbers has confirmed that 603 will remain our only area code for at least another 16 years.  – CONCORD MONITOR

Millions more workers would be eligible for overtime pay under new federal rule A final rule to be announced Wednesday by the Labor Department will make workers eligible for overtime pay if they earn up to $47,476 a year. – WASHINGTON POST

Apparel Impact recycles clothes, resells them at a bargain If you noticed drop-off boxes for clothing donations at the city's elementary schools, then they belong to Apparel Impact. – N.H. UNION LEADER

Forrester calls for tax reform Republican Gubernatorial candidate Jeanie Forrester wants New Hampshire to step up efforts to recruit businesses to move here, and she wants to reward businesses that expand with tax relief. – N.H. PUBLIC RADIO

AG wants investigation into opioid marketing to continue Attorney General Joseph Foster wants to continue the investigation into drug manufacturers' alleged deceptive marketing of opioids despite a court decision. – N.H. UNION LEADER

Hollis man wins $10 million in Massachusetts lottery A New Hampshire man is now a millionaire after winning a Massachusetts lottery. – WMUR-TV

Judge upholds Kittery's approval of new hotel  A York County Superior Court judge upheld a Kittery Planning Board decision made last August to approve a Hampton Inn hotel development on Route 1 near the outlet stores. – PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Great Bay Services moving back to Dover. The organization, with a staff of 63, will be moving next week into the former McIntosh College property now called McIntosh Commons.  – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Beauty supply chain coming to Dover Cosmo Prof, a beauty product chain store based in Denton, Texas, is opening up a location on Central Avenue in Dover in the Shaw’s plaza. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

NHBR Featured Event:  Investing in NH  Are you curious about impact investing?  Meet with representatives from three local organizations that are using impact investments to make a difference in NH.  Free, this evening, in Portsmouth.

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