Commissioner Taylor Caswell from the NH BEA visits the Olson Center

Taylor Caswell, Jim Brown, Brooke Shepard and Luke Conway

Taylor Caswell, the commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA), visited the John Olson Center Wednesday April 26, 2023. Also attending were business development manager Mark Laliberte, director of intergovernmental affairs Alex Fries, and deputy director Cynthia Harrington. 

Commissioner Caswell learned more about how the BEA can partner with the Olson Center to help New Hampshire-based manufacturers thrive. The visitors discussed how the BEA can help New Hampshire based companies grow from startups all the way up to large organizations. The conference portion of the visit looked into how UNH can best work with the state in order to further the advanced manufacturing growth on and off campus. 

Several of our key New Hampshire-based business partners — Exhail, GreenSource, Airtho, Madco3D and DropSlice — discussed projects where they have partnered successfully with the Olson Center. Additionally, an informative tour of the factory floor allowed the BEA team to view projects in process.  

The BEA works to enable and grow the vitality of the N.H. economy for residents and employers of New Hampshire. They strive to enhance sectors of New Hampshire including healthcare, tourism, life sciences, construction, and advanced manufacturing, leading them to visit the Olson Center. 

Written by,

Lauren Dupuis, Class of 2025

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