Green Mountain State identified as Granite State in magazine's map mix-up
Above is the original map posted by Politico Magazine, with Vermont identified as New Hampshire, before the mistake was corrected, below.
Now if only the magazine knew where we are.
Still, most here were happy to accept the recognition at face value.
"It is great to see that New Hampshire continues to be nationally recognized for what Granite Staters already know to be true: that New Hampshire is the best place to live, work and raise a family," Gov. Maggie Hassan said in an email. "Our innovative businesses, awe-inspiring natural resources, vibrant civic society and the 'all-hands-on-deck' spirit of our people lead to a high quality of life for all who call New Hampshire home."
And Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., said via email, "I'm so proud of New Hampshire and our people for this well-deserved honor! The credit goes to our wonderful governor, to our federal, state, and local public servants, to our elected officials, and to private industry and nonprofit organizations, all of whom work together for the greater good. Take a bow, New Hampshire!"
New Hampshire was in the top 10 for all but one: per capita wealth (7th highest at $32,758); unemployment (10th lowest, 5.1 percent); poverty rate (the lowest in the entire nation at 8.4 percent); home ownership (7th highest, 72 percent); high school graduation rate (5th highest, 91.4 percent); life expectancy (tied for 8th, 80.3 years); low infant mortality (tied for 4th, 5.1 percent); "reported well-being" (8th highest); highest math scores (tied for 7th) and reading scores (tied for 4th); income inequality (5th best); lowest crime rate (3rd); and percentage employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs (7th).
The map mistake did prompt a few comments from Granite Staters on social media.
Mike Clark posted this on Shaheen's Facebook page: "When I was in the Navy, someone asked me if New Hampshire was a city in Connecticut. I'm not sure I mind people don't know much about us. Perhaps that's how we stay number one?"
New Hampshire Club Notes
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