According to the Economic Freedom Index for U.S. Metropolitan Areas, New Hampshire metro areas were ranked the most economically free in the county, on average. The 2 metros in NH were ranked #3 and #7 overall, for a combined metro average ranking of #5. The next best state was South Dakota, where the metro average ranking was #15, putting SD and all other states substantially behind NH in economic freedom as ranked by metro average.
The article ranks 384 U.S. metros by a variety of economic factors combined into 3 main categories (size of government, takings and discriminatory taxation and labor market freedoms).
Additionally, the Rockingham County – Strafford County, NH metro was ranked #2 in the country in the size of government category. The Manchester – Nashua, NH metro was ranked #3 in the country for having the smallest government. The Manchester – Nashua, NH metro is also…
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