Capacity Building Event

NHFPI Budget and Policy Conference: Investments to Sustain a Vibrant Economy

Presented by: NH Fiscal Policy Institute

NHFPI's sixth annual conference will examine the state economy and highlight key areas within the state budget where investments can enhance the health and well-being of New Hampshire residents.

NHFPI will present an overview of state budget funding trends and review New Hampshire demographic and economic data.

Join New Hampshire business, nonprofit, and community leaders; policymakers and policy experts; and engaged residents as we explore current needs, future goals, and policy solutions that will help to sustain a vibrant economy that benefits all Granite Staters.

Featured Speakers

Keynote Address

  • Dr. Jeffrey P. Thompson
    Director, New England Public Policy Center
    Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The conference keynote will address economic indicators for New England's regional economy and key takeaways New Hampshire should consider as the state strives to maintain a strong economy in the years ahead.

Panel Discussion

  • Jeffrey Meyers
    Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Kristin Smith
    Family Demographer, University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy
  • Dr. Ross Gittell
    Chancellor, Community College System of New Hampshire
  • Dean Christon
    Director, University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice
  • Jo Porter, Moderator
    Executive Director & CEO, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

The conference panel discussion will address progress and opportunities in the areas of health, housing, education, and workforce supports. Topics will include: ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis, the new ten-year mental health plan, health care access and delivery, and child welfare; education and initiatives to bolster workforce development; the housing market and opportunities to enhance the development of more affordable housing; and access to affordable child care and paid leave, which aid care givers in maintaining employment and contributing to the state's workforce.

Registration Fees

  • Early registration fee through February 1: $45
  • Registration fee from February 2 to February 15: $60

Breakfast will be provided.

Pre-registration is required by February 15.

NH Legislators

A limited supply of scholarships for complimentary conference registrations are available for current members of the New Hampshire Legislature. Please email or call (603) 856-8337, ext. 1, for details.

Date/Time: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Grappone Conference Center

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