Policy and Pints

Housing you can afford? Student debt? Protecting New Hampshire’s outdoor recreational areas? The cost of child care?

As a young person in New Hampshire, what are the issues that matter most to you? What affects your decision to stay in, or leave, the Granite State? As Stay Work Play prepares to advocate on the behalf of the state’s young people during the 2020 legislative session in Concord, we wanted to know.

For those individuals 40 or under and live or work in New Hampshire, were invited to take part in Stay Work Play’s Politics & Pints Pop-Up Series, in partnership with NH Housing and The Nature Conservancy, and co-hosted by various young professionals networks around the state. Participants grabbed a beer, participated in some engaging conversation, and connected with others to help make New Hampshire more friendly to young people.

Policy & Pints Pop-Up Series Results

The one-page infographics feature highlights from the regional discussions — including the top reasons people stay in the regions, the top reasons they might leave, as well as a few potential solutions to these challenges. Select the individual regions to expand their view.

Greater Concord

Greater Manchester

Greater Nashua

Lakes Region


Mt. Washington Valley

North Country


Upper Valley



Thank you to our series sponsors!