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State Workforce Innovation Board

Appointed by the governor, the State Workforce Innovation Board (SWIB) administers Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds and oversees state workforce development initiatives. The SWIB is comprised of business owners, union representatives, state legislators, statewide agency heads, local elected officials, and state agency partners.

Healthy and vibrant communities provide an innovative workforce to meet current and future industry needs and create a competitive economic advantage for New Hampshire.

To promote and advocate for talent development by partnering with businesses, agencies, educational institutions, and organizations to support a unified and innovative workforce development system that meets the needs of business and individual customers.


  • Proactive Solutions
  • Flexibility
  • Life-long Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Social Mobility
  • Demand-driven System
  • Inclusion
  • Effective Technology
  • Efficiency

The Board’s priorities include:

  • Career Awareness and Exploration
  • Advocacy and Policy Guidance
  • Talent Attraction and Retention
  • System Communication and Collaboration
  • Work-based Learning
  • Soft Skill Development

Mr. Michael Kane, President, Chief Executive Officer of The Kane Company serves as Chairman of the Board. For questions regarding the State Workforce Innovation Board, contact State WIOA Director, Joseph Doiron at