New Hampshire Business Review - May 6 2011

Squires to leave Endowment for Health

Dr. James Squires, president of the Endowment for Health since its founding in 1999, has announced plans to step down from the post at the end of the year.The organization's board said Mary Vallier-Kaplan, the foundation's current vice president and…

SBIR still on stopgap appropriation

A federal small-business grant program for high-tech firms is back to square one in the quest for secure, long-term funding.The Small Business Innovation Research program, or SBIR, failed a Senate cloture vote - a process to end debate on a…

Economic development: a wise investment

A recent New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies report noted that the smart manufacturing and high technology sector is the single largest in New Hampshire's economy, accounting for 19 percent. In 2009 alone, the so-called SMHT sector encompassed 3,700…

State budget's unhealthy effects

The New Hampshire Nurses Association, which represents the interests of over 19,000 registered nurses in the state, registers its deep concerns about the state budget that has passed the New Hampshire House and is now being reviewed by the Senate.…

More than just numbers

When most people think budgets, they think numbers. I think of the more than 7,000 people Manchester Community Health Center serves, representing some of the region's most vulnerable populations. Of our patients, 45 percent are uninsured. Another 35 percent are…