PSU is developing a new informational tool to help bolster the economy in northern New Hampshire. The North Country Economic Index (NCEI) will be a periodic index containing detailed information about the economic climate in Coos County and northern New Hampshire. Business professors Daniel Lee and Vedran Lelas believe everyone who has interest in the North Country can benefit from this project. “We’re going to provide economic indicators that cover the overall economy in the North Country,” Lee said. “People buying or selling a home or business, looking for employment, or planning major financial moves can all make better informed decisions with this data.”
Thad Guldbrandsen, executive director of PSU’s Center for Rural Partnerships, said the NCEI is part of PSU’s goal to provide assistance to the state. “We have a lot of resources on campus, and we want to harness the potential that we have here at PSU to make the region a better place to live,” Guldbrandsen said.