America’s New Tech Hub
New Hampshire’s high-tech ecosystem has deep roots in the state, and it has flourished over the years. Here is where the first home video game console was developed in 1966, at Sanders Associates in Nashua, and where Dartmouth College students developed the first user-friendly computer programming code, BASIC, in 1964.
And that kind of forward-thinking and creativity hasn’t stopped.
Today, New Hampshire has earned distinction as a high-tech hub and is recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative states. High-tech is a significant driver of the state’s economy, with a workforce of over 44,000 people, who work in software and application development; energy/cleantech; cybersecurity, and advanced manufacturing.
New Hampshire’s proximity to Boston and New York technology centers, the state’s lower cost of doing business, its low tax environment, and exceptional quality of life attracts innovators and entrepreneurs making their mark on the world.
The Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and its partner, the New Hampshire Tech Alliance, offers resources and expertise to the high-tech industry so it continues to grow and thrive.