New Hampshire improved from "B" to "B+" for its productivity and "B-" to "B" for manufacturing, per an annual report from Ball State University.
The state also improved from a "D+" to "C" for its benefits costs from relatively lower health care premiums, and "D+" to "C-" in diversification and liability gap. The state retained the grades of "B+" in human capital, "B" in global position, "F" in logistics industry. New Hampshire dropped from "C" to "C-" for its tax climate.
The 2019 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) analyzes how each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and logistics.
These specific measures include: manufacturing and logistics industry health, human capital, cost of worker benefits, diversification of the industries, state-level productivity and innovation, expected fiscal liability, tax climate, and global reach.
Visit the Manufacturing Scorecard website to see performance history by state and to check out past reports at mfgscorecard.cberdata.org.