New Hampshire Business Review - December 3 2010

A simple plan to save homes and markets

Both the Obama administration and the Republicans have housing blood on their hands. Obama was silent as Democrats and Republicans in 2009 defeated Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's bankruptcy reform bill that would have stopped the foreclosure tidal wave.One simple change…

Workplace winners and losers

There are basically two types of workers, right? Either you are an upward climber or you choose to cruise on easy street. But wait a minute. Does everyone need to approach their career as a time-driven, multi-tasking, power-expressing endeavor or…

The Food Bank's recipe for success

It was a gorgeous October day, and New Hampshire Food Bank was having a reception to celebrate the grand opening of its new facility on East Industrial Park Drive in Manchester. There were a number of dignitaries, speeches and all…

The political history of innovation clusters

I've noted in recent NHBR articles the Obama Administration's enthusiasm for regional innovation clusters as an organizing framework for sector-based economic growth and job creation and, in particular, the unique role of SBA Administrator Karen Mills in driving this approach.Given…

Spurring the N.H. economy forward

I have been traveling for business as the commercial real estate sector here in New Hampshire and New England remains underwhelming.I was in Raleigh, N.C., last week and came away impressed with the Carolinas' prospects to compete both nationally and…

Anthem, D-H focus on care in new pilot

A newly announced Anthem/Dartmouth-Hitchcock pilot program that could serve as the foundation for a so-called accountable care organization could have a direct impact on other providers, and similar projects, around New Hampshire.Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire…