About the Business Caucus

The NH House Business Caucus is a non-partisan group of like-minded current NH House members, focused on evaluating and supporting legislation that promotes job creation and expansion of the economic base through strong, responsible business growth and success.

The NH House Business Caucus was created in January, 2011 by Representative Laurie Sanborn.  Under her leadership, the Business Caucus has grown to become the largest and most powerful voice for small business and job creation issues in the history of our Legislature.

The NH House Business Caucus meets regularly to review all legislation for its direct impact on for-profit companies, and makes recommendations to the entire House on Session (voting) days.   As we evaluate legislation, we strive to improve NH’s competitiveness with other states, foster free market forces, reduce barriers to entry, reduce unnecessary regulations, red tape and costs, and encourage entrepreneurship and responsible business growth and success.

In the 2011-2012 House Session, the NH House Business Caucus help to pass over 50 bills that made our state substantially more “business-friendly,” reducing regulatory burdens, reforming tax laws, and reducing taxes and fees.   We also held numerous meetings and Business Roundtables with business owners to continually look for ways to improve the climate for job creation and economic expansion in our state.

In 2013 and beyond, we will continue our efforts in the legislature and in the business community.  We hope you will visit this site often, sign up for email updates, and send us your ideas.  Our goal is to maintain an ongoing dialogue between the State House and private employers so we can pass good legislation and make New Hampshire the best state in the nation to do business.

All the best,

Laurie Sanborn
Chair, NH House Business Caucus
NH House of Representatives