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CONCORD, NH — Concord has been named one of the safest and most livable state capitals in the United States, according to a new study from

As part of its 2022 survey, the personal finance website analyzed all 50 state capitals, using 49 key metrics such as cost of living, quality of education, housing affordability, employment and other metrics. After reviewing all the data, Concord placed 6th.

Concord ranks first when it comes to unemployment rate and third when it comes to median household income adjusted for the cost of living. The city’s poverty rate also ranked third.

Most other metrics were in the middle — such as housing affordability, at 19th, percent of state, local, and federal government employees, and adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher (24th). Also, the average weekly work hours were in the middle of the pack – 23rd.

Read the full report here on

$25K in Community College Scholarships

Community college students in New Hampshire have another scholarship opportunity that they can take advantage of next year.

The Granite Foundation recently partnered with the community college system foundation to provide a $25,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic school year. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 after completing at least one semester in school. Students can be full-time or part-time. The Granite Foundation was established in 2017 to help students pursue technical and vocational training opportunities.

“Our partnership with The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges feels like a real win-win for students across New Hampshire,” said Sooze Hodgson, board member of the Granite Foundation. “Our shared goal is to provide students with access and financial assistance to complete their chosen field of study.”

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Elliott Hale, board member of the Granite Foundation; Lisa Clark, the Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges; Sooze Hodgson, board member of the Granite Foundation and Holly Walker, board member of the Granite Foundation. Credit: The Granite Foundation.

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