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PHS Guides Sig Sauer Expansion to Unanimous Approval by Executive Council
November 18, 2020
PHS secured a major victory today for client Sig Sauer after the state Executive Council unanimously approved the Business Finance Authority's (BFA) financing of the company's expansion to Rochester. The expansion will bring at least 300 jobs to the Lilac City in the next 2-3 years, with the potential to grow to as many as 500 jobs in five years and beyond.
Governor Chris Sununu Brings Re-election Campaign to Sig Sauer
October 23, 2020
Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) brought his re-election campaign to Sig Sauer today. The Governor spent most of his visit greeting employees during a shift change. He also met with company executives, who briefed them on plans for expansion in NH. The Governor was briefed on a planned expansion of manufacturing operations to Rochester, as well as plans to construct a "Sig Sauer Experience" facility at the world-renowned Sig Sauer Academy in Epping.
Sig Sauer Expansion to Rochester Gains Key Approvals
October 20, 2020
PHS client Sig Sauer's proposed expansion to Rochester, NH has won two important approvals at the local and state levels, respectively. Yesterday, the Rochester City Council unanimously approved funding to extend city water and sewer service to the two buildings the company expects to acquire before the end of this year. And today, the state Business Finance Authority Board of Directors unanimously approved the financing for the purchase of the Rochester property.
Congressional Candidate Matt Mowers Visits Sig Sauer
October 19, 2020
PHS client Sig Sauer today hosted Republican Congressional candidate Matt Mowers at its global headquarters and manufacturing facility at the Pease International Tradeport in Newington, NH. Mowers is running to represent New Hampshire's first Congressional District, which includes all of Sig's NH facilities. The former State Department official and political operative is running for office for the first time. His visit included a tour of the facility, and socially-distant greeting of employees during shift change, and a meeting with executives.
PHS Delivers Public Affairs Success for Sig Sauer as Company Expands in NH
October 13, 2020
Prospect Hill Strategies (PHS) client Sig Sauer today announced its plans to expand its New Hampshire operations to the city of Rochester. The announcement comes months after the company tasked PHS with building the partnerships at the local and state levels, and craft the public and government relations plans needed to make this expansion in NH a reality. This is the second time in two years that PHS has guided the public and government affairs efforts of a global manufacturer seeking to expand in the state.
PHS Helping Organizations Navigate Unpredictably During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 13, 2020
Every organization is operating with uncertainty, the likes of which are unparalleled, as the nation and the world battled the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the uncertainty centers around what actions may – or may not – be taken, and when, by local, state or federal government entities. This is especially true regarding state government actions as they pertain to stay at home orders, and the exceptions and nuances therein.