BAE Systems is finalizing plans to occupy 3000 Goffs Falls Road in Manchester to expand its NH operations. According to a statement, the 220,000-square-foot site, located off Brown Avenue, is close to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and Interstates 93 and 293, and will enable the company to attract the talent it needs to initially fill 400 high-paying positions.
Taylor Caswell, commissioner of the Dept. of Business and Economic Affairs, attributed this expansion to three organizations working together. “There is no way we would have reached this point without deep collaboration among teams from our department, the City of Manchester, and the NH Business Finance Authority,” said Caswell. “Our ability to work as a team to help employers meet expansion or relocation goals is critical to what we offer as a state.”
BFA Executive Director James Key Wallace says the organization understands the significance of BAE Systems to the state’s growing aerospace and defense industry. He said, "This partnership with BAE provides an exciting opportunity for Manchester and all of the communities supported by BAE’s significant presence in the state.”
Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig noted this is the first time the city, the Dept. of Business and Economic Affairs and the BFA have worked together to bring new, good paying jobs into the Queen City. “We now have a successful model, and I look forward to continue promoting Manchester’s pro-business environment.”
“This is a great example of how working quickly and creatively with the business community can yield impressive results,” says Gov. Chris Sununu. “No income or sales tax, great schools, incredible natural beauty, ease of access to urban centers and a vibrant and dynamic workforce all contribute to there really being no better place to live, work and raise a family. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively to meet the needs BAE Systems expansion efforts and bring more job opportunities to Granite Staters.”