Resources for New Hampshire Manufacturers


Below are some links from the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (NHBEA) with information and assistance. Please feel free to share them. 

Additionally, I have attached the NHBEA's Rapid Response pamphlet HERE the cases of lay offs. The State of New Hampshire is reducing face to face contact to provide services so they are encouraging folks to call or use online resources for service delivery and questions. 



Individuals will need to file for unemployment each week of temporary unemployment and all of this can and should be done online at or by calling 603-271-7700. People can do all of this online from your home internet connection or on your phone without ever having to go into a state office. 


New Hampshire Employment Security-Workshare Program:

Employers can temporarily reduce their workforce in a particular unit, shift or company 10%-50% and avert a layoff. They can then recall the employees when business increases. More information can be found here:


Public Health and Support:

NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides services to ensure the health and well-being of citizens during a layoff. Dislocated workers can discuss healthcare options, apply for food stamps, cash assistance, medical assistance, childcare and medical savings. Individuals can apply online at or by calling 603-271-9700. 


NH Business Finance Authority (BFA)-CAP Program:

The Capital Access Program (CAP) is a simple and flexible credit enhancement for small businesses utilized by New Hampshire banks. The CAP program provides support on term loans and lines of credit up to $200,000.00. The program can be used for temporary loans, working capital, equipment purchases and many long term uses. More information can be found here:


BFA Temporary Loans:

Direct loans from the NH Business Finance Authority for any business purpose with a maximum of $200,000.00 and a maximum loan term of three years. Loans have flexible amortization schedules and are contingent on satisfactory underwriting. Loans require approval by the NH Executive Council. More information can be found here:


Small Business Administration (SBA):

President Trump has ordered the SBA to put its full resources to aiding businesses impacted by Covid-19. To do so every state must be declared a disaster zone. NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs is quickly moving to set this up. Once declared a disaster state, the SBA will be able to make low interest loans to impacted businesses and non-profits. More information can be found here:


Business Closure:

If you have questions about processes, notification and procedures regarding a business closure please contact the NH Department of Labor. They can be contacted at 603-271-3176.

NH Covid-19 Website:

The State of New Hampshire has set up a website to keep citizens informed about Covid-19, the website can be found here:


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