Supporting Small Businesses

New Hampshire is home to incredible small businesses and innovative companies — we must ensure they have the support necessary to thrive.

Many factors impact our workforce in New Hampshire, and we must take an all-of-the-above approach to bring more skilled workers to our state. From building more affordable housing to investing in workforce development and expanding legal immigration, I am proud to work across the aisle to strengthen our workforce and economy.

Building more affordable housing. Affordable Housing is a critical component of a healthy economy and a thriving workforce — but for too many, safe, quality housing is out of reach. I’m working to deliver more federal investments in affordable housing and projects to grow the supply and bring new families and workers to New Hampshire.

Investing in workforce development. We need to ensure we are investing in the next generation of workers to keep our state and our economy strong. I am proud to support career and technical training programs that provide new workers an opportunity to enter the workforce and give more experienced workers an opportunity to learn new skills. I also support apprenticeship opportunities to teach trades to new workers. 

Expanding legal immigration. New Hampshire’s hospitality and tourism businesses are the backbone of our economy, and it is essential they have the workforce needed to staff their operations throughout our busy tourism seasons. I’m working with New Hampshire small and seasonal businesses to expand legal immigration to increase our workforce.