Governor John Lynch announced today that New Hampshire has been named the "Most Livable State" in the nation.
In its annual report, CQ Press listed New Hampshire as No. 1 in its most livable state rankings, which take into account a broad range of economic, educational, health, public safety and environmental statistics.
"Here in New Hampshire we have a winning economic strategy that is clearly working, and we must be careful not to stray from the successful strategy that has led to our state being name the most livable. We must remained focused on ensuring New Hampshire continues to be a leader in economic recovery with good-paying jobs for our people, a high-quality of education for our children, greater access to higher education, providing a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens and protecting the public's safety," Governor Lynch said. "We must keep moving New Hampshire forward and maintain our position as a national leader."
The 'Most Livable State' rankings are based on 44 factors that reflect a state's quality of life, including median household income, crime rate, state business tax climate, employment and several educational factors.