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UNH Launches New Interactive and Online Version of ‘What is New Hampshire?’

This article pertains to UNH launching a new interactive and online version of "What is New Hampshire?".

DURHAM, N.H.—The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire has released the latest edition of What is New Hampshire?, a reimagined resource for information about the state’s economy, demographics, budgets and more. Carsey agreed to add the popular publication to its body of work after the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies ceased operations, taking the opportunity to revisit what was an annual print publication and transform it into an expanded and continuously updated interactive website.

“What is New Hampshire? has long been a valued resource and we believe this dynamic new version builds on the excellent earlier editions to be highly relevant, useful and timely,” said Michael Ettlinger, founding director of the Carsey School.

Ettlinger noted that moving it largely online allowed for interactive graphics that give users the opportunity to do deep dives into the data and visualize in different ways. In addition, there is no single date of publication. During 2019 and 2020 sections will be added as they are completed. Sections will be updated as new data are available.

The goal of What is New Hampshire? is to provide a clear picture of where New Hampshire has been, where it is today, and where it might be heading in the future by presenting objective data, charts, and graphs on issues ranging from the state economy and its demographics to how it funds its public services. It is a tool widely used and valued by state policymakers, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, the media and the general public throughout the state.

The first three sections available are demography, and economy. To be added to the mailing list for future updates, ask questions or provide feedback contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Carsey School of Public Policy is nationally recognized for research, policy education and bringing people together for thoughtful dialogue to address important societal challenges. The school develops and facilitates innovative, responsive and equitable solutions at all levels of government and in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

The University of New Hampshire inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation, and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top-ranked programs in business, engineering, law, health and human services, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. As one of the nation’s highest-performing research universities, UNH partners with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, and receives more than $110 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea, and space.