Luncheon to explore links between housing and hiring

BIA event to address effects on cost, recruiting and retaining employees

Is New Hampshire’s housing crisis hurting the economy?

That’s the question a Nov. 7 luncheon presented by the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire will be attempting to answer.

The forum will address the state’s housing challenges, the impact of housing on hiring, how cost and availability of housing affects working professionals' decisions on where to live, and how communities are planning for their future housing needs.

Panelists include:

 • Rachel Eames, NH Association of Realtors

 • Sarah Marchant, Nashua community development director

 • NH Sen. Bob Giuda

 • Sarah Currier, director, workforce development, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System

 • Joe Mendola, senior advisor, NAI Norwood Group Inc.

Sponsored by NH Housing Finance Authority and presented in partnership with Housing Action NH, the NH Association of Realtors, Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, NH Lodging and Restaurant Association and the NH Small Business Development Center, the 2018 BIA Forum on Workforce Housing will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

Cost to attend is $35 for BIA and BIA Capitol Connect members and members of partnering organizations, regional housing coalitions and all members of local or regional young professional organizations. Cost is $45 for others. To register, visit

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