Fostering Innovation & Economic Opportunity
Senator Hassan is focused on expanding economic opportunity to ensure that everyone who works hard can get ahead and stay ahead, while also building the highly skilled workforce that innovative businesses need to grow and thrive.
The Senator has long made promoting entrepreneurship and supporting innovation a top priority. During her time as Governor, she laid out and implemented her Innovate NH plan – including working to hold down the cost of higher education, increasing and making permanent the R&D tax credit, and launching the award-winning “Live Free and Start” initiative.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Senator Hassan has continued this focus on fostering innovation, eliminating barriers for entrepreneurs, supporting measures to promote women-owned small businesses, increasing participation in the STEM fields, and expanding access to broadband.
The first bill Senator Hassan introduced was the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would help provide the student loan debt relief necessary for entrepreneurs to start up and grow innovative small businesses. Through her work on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Senator is working to address our nation’s skills gap by supporting career and technical training, working to hold down the cost of student debt, and advocating for measures to support working families such as paid sick leave.
- December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018
WASHINGTON - In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan announced yesterday that she will serve on the Senate Finance Committee beginning in January, positioning her to continue leading on efforts to expand economic opportunity and support job-creating businesses. The Senator will also continue to serve on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.Read More
December 11, 2018
Bipartisan Farm Bill Includes Hassan-Supported Provision to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted to approve the bipartisan Farm Bill this afternoon, which include a provision cosponsored by Senator Hassan to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission for five years and make other reforms to expand the reach of the program to Cheshire and Belknap counties.Read More
December 11, 2018
Senator Hassan Statement on Bipartisan Farm Bill Agreement that Includes Critical Priorities for New Hampshire
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after the final bill text for the bipartisan Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 was released - also known as the “Farm Bill.” The legislation includes critical support for New Hampshire’s agricultural industry and helps prevent Granite Staters from going hungry. The legislation also makes vital investments in the State’s rural communities and water infrastructure, and helps support efforts to combat the devastating fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic.Read More
November 13, 2018
MANCHESTER - Building on her efforts to make it easier to start up and grow innovative businesses in the Granite State, Senator Maggie Hassan today hosted the Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum featuring interactive workshops for entrepreneurs from across the state.Read More
October 30, 2018
Senator Hassan Visits Titeflex Aerospace, Emphasizes Importance of Supporting New Hampshire’s Innovative Businesses
LACONIA - Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Titeflex Aerospace, a manufacturer that provides aerospace support through fluid transfer solutions in a variety of assemblies, recognizing the innovative business for its work supporting the military and NASA, while creating good jobs in the region. Senator Hassan also discussed her efforts to build a stronger workforce in New Hampshire, and noted that Congress funded the Defense Department on time this year for the first time in a decade, and how important that is to our national defense and innovative defense contractors.Read More
October 19, 2018
Senator Hassan Visits NSA Industries in Groveton, Discusses Company’s Expansion and Need For a Highly Skilled Workforce
GROVETON - Senator Maggie Hassan today visited NSA Industries in Groveton where she discussed the company’s expansion and need for more highly skilled workers. Then-Governor Hassan supported NSA’s expansion into the state, which created over 100 jobs at the Groveton facility alone. To learn more about NSA Industries, click here.Read More