New Hampshire's Business News for June 27

A look at today's top business headlines, including: Hotter NH economy means rising wages, the fading fishing industry, Laconia to review impact fees, adding Millyard parking on aldermen’s agenda, ‘NHexit’ calls for secession

Hotter NH economy means businesses are scrambling for employees and wages are rising  It was just a matter of time before wages started creeping up, but it has been a long time before slow and steady job creation in the Granite State reached the current workforce scarcity. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Seacoast energy project moves forward  It’s been a little more than a year since Eversource, the state’s largest utility, announced plans for improvements to the electrical transmission system in the Seacoast area, where booming residential and commercial development is threatening to overwhelm existing transmission lines. – NH UNION LEADER

NH lawmakers report on state's progress Legislators offered a look at the state's business Friday, including what's coming up in the next year and what issues are at the top of the Statehouse's agenda. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world  Fishing along the coast of the Northeast still employs hundreds. But every month that goes by, those numbers fall. After centuries of weathering overfishing, pollution, foreign competition and increasing government regulation, the latest challenge is the one that's doing them in: climate change. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Watering bans adopted in NH towns  Hot, drought-like conditions are restricting hundreds of southern New Hampshire residents from using sprinkler systems to water their lawns or gardens. – LAWRENCE EAGLE-TRIBUNE

Laconia impact fees to be reviewed after revenues total only $72,354  Five years after introducing impact fees over the misgivings of property developers, the City Council will review the program when it meets on Monday night. – THE LACONIA DAILY SUN

WMCC to open campus in North Conway  North Conway is soon to be the home of a campus of White Mountains Community College, offering two-year accredited associate's degrees and certificate programs. – THE CONWAY DAILY SUN

Adding Millyard parking on agenda for aldermen  Peter Flotz of the Lansing Melbourne Group is scheduled to give the Board of Mayor and Aldermen an update Tuesday on his firm’s progress identifying opportunities for additional parking in the Amoskeag Millyard — including a new proposal for an elevated parking deck to serve a proposed new hotel. – NH UNION LEADER

Bath's Brick Store, one of nation's oldest continually operating general stores, goes on the auction block  The auction, which includes two adjacent buildings that formerly housed At the Hop Ice Cream and Gift Shop and the American Heritage Gallery of Art, will be held at 11 a.m. on July 13 and conducted by auctioneer Paul McInnis. – NH UNION LEADER

Progress in women's prison construction: Now there's a parking lot  It’s been 27 years since New Hampshire courts first ordered a new state prison for women, and more than three years since lawmakers approved funding for the new facility. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

New pain prescribing guidelines fuel concern over legislating medical care  When Gov. Maggie Hassan and the attorney general’s office recommended changing the guidelines for prescribing opioids this fall, responses from New Hampshire doctors quickly poured in – and they weren’t positive. – CONCORD MONITOR

NH to create advisory group on treatment access  The NH Insurance Department is looking for 12 to 15 people to advise the commissioner on access to substance abuse treatment and other behavioral health services through private insurance. – FOSTER’S DAILY DEMOCRAT

Geneia reaps savings in remote monitoring  Study of elderly heart patients saves annual $8,375 per individual. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

The high cost of ignoring employee wellness  An effective program is a highly effective tool to reduce financial bleeding. – NH BUSINESS REVIEW

Executive Council to take up $549k Planned Parenthood contract  Republican Chris Sununu and Democrat Colin Van Ostern sit on the five-member panel that will take up the $549,000 contract for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England at a meeting Wednesday. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

Edelblut touts outsider credentials in run for Republican gubernatorial nomination  The first-term state lawmaker from Wilton is casting himself as a business-savvy outsider who understands the evolving economy. – NH PUBLIC RADIO

‘NHexit’ calls for secession  Less than a week after Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a group of New Hampshire residents has decided it, too, wants out – of the United States. – CONCORD MONITOR

July 4th travel volume is going to be up this year, AAA says  A record number of Americans will embark on Independence Day road trips this year, a product of low gas prices and the July Fourth holiday coinciding with a weekend, the American Automobile Association says. – THE KEENE SENTINEL

Cameron rejects do-over Brexit vote as market fallout worsens  Prime Minister David Cameron rejected calls for a do-over vote on leaving the European Union and set up a team of officials to prepare for withdrawal following the referendum last week that stunned the world and triggered financial-market turmoil. – BLOOMBERG BUSINESS

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