New Hampshire was settled in 1623. It’s one of the earliest American colonies; in 1679, it became a royal colony separate from Massachusetts. It was at the forefront of the revolution, with its delegates the first voters for the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Thanks to its plentiful water supply, early on, the state was able to benefit industrially. Manufacturing is still at the forefront of New Hampshire’s economy.
Additionally, it profits from a steady tourist economy, with visitors flocking to enjoy the stunning forests, mountains, and coastline. Noted residents have included Alan Shepard, President Franklin Pierce, and Horace Greeley. New Hampshire is arguably the Northeast’s best state to set up a business in.