New Hampshire is a beautiful New England state. It has a varied landscape including lovely beaches and snowy mountains. The Granite State has a large eastern seaport and is home to many different types of business. When your company is looking for a shipping hub in the United States 3PL Warehouse Companies in New Hampshire are an excellent option.
New Hampshire has an interesting history. As one of the original 13 Colonies it has seen much change and development over time. New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans at Odiorne’s Point near Portsmouth by a group of fishermen from England. In January, 1776 it became the first of the British North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain’s authority and it was the first to establish its own state constitution. By 1800, the businesses in the coastal area mainly consisted of sawmills, shipyards, merchant’s warehouses, and established village and town centers. During this time granite mining was also becoming more popular in the region. The industry continued to grow and in the late 1800s, the largest quarry was incorporated by the Swenson family, it is now operated by fifth generation family members.
In 1822, Dublin’s Juvenile Library was built, it was the first free public library. By 1844 railroads were being built all over New Hampshire. “Ten new railroads were chartered in 1844, and between 1845 and 1850, an additional 29 were chartered. When Henry V. Poor published his History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States of America in 1860, he listed no less than 57 railroads that had been incorporated in New Hampshire. In all, New Hampshire had constructed 547 miles of track, or ten times as much as had existed in the state in 1844.” This led to more trade and the continued expansion of the state’s economy.
More recently, some writers have referred to New Hampshire as the Queen State – “Queen by right of her natural beauty; queen by her native hardy spirit; queen by her diversified industry; queen by reason of her motherhood of great men. She is enthroned on hills of granite, diademed with sparkling waters and sceptered with industry.” The arrival of defense electronics contractor Sanders Associates in 1952 and minicomputer giant Digital Equipment Corporation or DEC in the early 1970s led New Hampshire to its role as a high-tech adjunct of the Route 128 corridor. New Hampshire has a flourishing technology, medical and financial sector. It is also a popular tourist destination year-round, with the best ski resorts on the East Coast and picturesque coastal towns. Forbes notes that “One advantage the state has over its neighbors is on the corporate taxes front, with Moody’s Analytics’ figures placing New Hampshire 21% below the national average. The Granite State also has the lowest poverty rate in the U.S.” There are a couple of ideal locations within the state that have developed into centers for industry.
3PL Warehouse Companies in Manchester
Manchester is the most populated city in New Hampshire and the most populous New England city north of Boston. The Manchester metro area is one of the fastest growing in New England. The economy has changed quite a lot of the last few decades. Only 40 years ago Manchester was a textile mill town. Now technology and healthcare are growing fields. Several large companies have moved into the area including Segway, Excell Mobile Distributors and Alexander Technology Group. Forbes highlights, “Cultural landmarks include the historic Palace Theatre, the Currier Museum of Art, the Franco-American Center and the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum. The city is home to Hesser College, Manchester Community College, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Saint Anslem College, Southern New Hampshire University and University of New Hampshire at Manchester.” Job growth is projected at 2.5% in the metro area. The city has exceptional corporate tax rates and a lower cost of business than many other major northeastern cities.
3PL Warehouse Companies in Portsmouth
Portsmouth, “the only sea city, has a historic past and a prosperous present with its large navy yard.” It is a gateway to the world with one of the largest ports in the northeast. The Portsmouth Industrial Park covers 75 acres. The city still has its historic feel in the architecture and serene beaches to enjoy during the summer. It continues to be a popular tourist destination. There are several cultural and natural points of interest in the area including the Rockingham County Botanical Garden, the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth and Canobie Lake Park. This area is also continuing to grow with job growth projected at 2.6% and 42.10% over the next ten years. Companies like Heinemann USA and packaged software producer Bottomline Technologies are based in Portsmouth. The city also has Portsmouth International Airport.
New Hampshire is continuing to grow economically and culturally. With great corporate benefits, a large seaport, and multiple highways and railways there is easy access to shipping, receiving and storage. Three of the primary Interstates that pass through New Hampshire are I-89 which travels between Montreal and Boston, I-93 which connects much of New England, and I-95 which goes all the way from Florida to New Brunswick, Canada. New Hampshire takes pride in keeping its roadways safe and clear year-round. There are also still 459 miles of active railroad in New Hampshire. When looking for a northeastern transportation and warehouse hub New Hampshire should be on the list. Contact us for more information on the best 3PL warehouse solutions for your company.