Hot off the press and not yet even in print form, the NH Center for Public Policy Studies has released their updated "What is New Hampshire?" document. It is their "annual compilation of graphs, data and analysis on the people, strengths and challenges of the state." Our churches must know New Hampshire intimately in order for them to engage in successful mission work. Their summary of the document:
New Hampshire has emerged in a relatively strong position from the Great Recession. Yet the state also faces significant challenges in coming years, related not only to the transformations wrought by the economic downturn, but also shifting trends in our long-term demographics. In short, New Hampshire is a state in flux, and describing it remains a complicated task. While the implications of the changes now underway are still unclear, they do raise critical policy questions. This report attempts to explore some of them.