The Granite State
"A place of distinct natural beauty that places a premium on self-governance and informed public discourse, New Hampshire reflects the very best of our nation."
New Hampshire's well-known state motto - "Live Free Or Die" - perfectly captures the spirit and character of Granite State citizens. Fiercely independent, Granite Staters place a high premium on personal freedom and self-reliance - and believe strongly that government should not be allowed to get in the way of each of us reaching our full potential.
For those who haven't been, New Hampshire is a great place to spend a vacation - or a life.
While the state may be internationally famous for its "First-In-The Nation" presidential primary, New Hampshire's cultural heritage and unspoiled landscape make it an attractive destination for visitors from around the country and the world.
There's something for everyone in the Granite State - from public beaches at the Seacoast, to the majestic Lakes Region, to the White Mountain National Forest, and north to the pristine beauty and solitude of Coos County. Autumn in New Hampshire brings a spectacular fall foliage display, as leaves turn bright shades of orange, yellow and red. And during the winter months, snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding are just a few outdoor activities that attract visitors to the state. Click for more information about visiting New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is also a competitive place to own or locate a business, with its favorable business climate and talented workforce. Firm in the belief that "low taxes are the result of low spending," the state has no sales or income taxes, which reflects its business-friendly approach. Click for more information about opening a business in the Granite State.
Find Out More About "The Granite State"
NH State Flag
NH State Facts
- State Capital: Concord
- State Nickname: "The Granite State"
- State Motto: "Live Free or Die"
- State Bird: Purple Finch
- State Animal: White-Tailed Deer
- State Fruit: Pumpkin
- State Flower: Purple Lilac
- State Tree: White Birch
- State Sport: Skiing
- State Drink: Apple Cider
- Visit NH: Welcome to New Hampshire
- Historic Sites
- State Parks
- Bureau of Trails
- Ski NH
- Snowmobile Association
- Maple Producers Association
- Interactive map of NH's cultural treasures
NH Small Business Resources
- NH Business Resource Center
- NH Small Business Development Center
- Pease Development Authority
- U.S. Small Business Administration- NH
- Find a local Chamber of Commerce
Elected Officials - Federal
United States Senators
United States Representatives
Elected Officials - State
NH State Agencies
- Department of Administrative Services
- Department of Education
- Department of Employment Security
- Office of Energy and Planning
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Department of Justice
- Department of Labor
- Department of Resources and Economic Development
- Department of Safety
- Department of State
- Retirement System
- State Office of Veterans Services
NH History / Statistics
- A Brief History of New Hampshire
- The New Hampshire Almanac
- First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary
- The New Hampshire Historical Society