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CONCORD, NH – Concord has been named one of the safest and most livable capital cities in the United States, according to a new study by

As part of its 2022 study, the personal finance website analyzed all 50 state capitals, using 49 key metrics such as cost of living, quality of education, housing affordability, employment, and other metrics. After looking at all the data, Concord took 6th place.

Concord ranks first in the unemployment rate and third in median household income adjusted for cost of living. The city‘s poverty rate also ranked third.

Most other metrics fell in the middle — like housing affordability at 19th place, percent of state, local, and federal government employees, and adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher (24th). The average weekly working time was also in the middle – 23.

Read the full report here on

$25,000 in Community College Scholarships

Community college students in New Hampshire have another scholarship opportunity to take advantage of next year.

The Granite Foundation recently partnered with the Community College System Foundation to provide a $25,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic school year. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average after completing at least one semester in school. Students can be full-time or part-time. The Granite Foundation was established in 2017 to support students seeking technical and professional training opportunities.

“Our partnership with the Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges feels like a true ‘win-win’ for students across New Hampshire,” said Sooze Hodgson, Board Member of the Granite Foundation. “Our common goal is to provide students with access and financial support so that they can pursue their chosen courses of study.”

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Elliott Hale, board member of the Granite Foundation; Lisa Clark, the Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges; Sooze Hodgson, Board Member of the Granite Foundation and Holly Walker, Board Member of the Granite Foundation. Credit: The Granit Foundation.

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