"Today, too many businesses in our state can’t find skilled workers to fill available jobs. After all, employers are not seeking tax breaks — they want a prepared and educated workforce. My priority as governor will be to invest in education, job training and making college affordable.
"I chaired the Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Council from 2008 to 2016, which developed detailed recommendations for ensuring workers could earn the skills they need to fill advanced manufacturing jobs. Industries and educators in New Hampshire cannot operate in silos; instead, we must ensure they communicate and collaborate so that the needs of businesses and workers alike can be met.
"Further, tuition at public universities in New Hampshire is higher than in any other state, and our graduates have among the highest student loan debt totals in the country. Too many young people are leaving our state, which is why I would seek to expand the student loan repayment program and lower the cost of earning a degree. Our economy will benefit if young professionals can avoid shouldering tens of thousands of dollars in debt and instead buy a house and start a family in New Hampshire."
Source: Other 2018 https://www.nhbr.com/October-12-2018/Kelly-v-Sununu-on-business-issues/