'Budget Certainty': What New Hampshire Defense Contractors Want

Nov 20, 2013

New Hampshire’s economy as a whole is affected by what happens across the country and around the world, but the defense industry, a major economic driver in southern New Hampshire, sees the effects of national decision making up close.

Like many industries, defense has seen plenty of change over the past five years. But because of the ongoing budget debates in Washington, there’s likely more change to come for the industry and for its workers.

To learn more, we turn to Rich Ashooh, director of strategy for BAE Systems, which employs about 4,000 people in New Hampshire. Ashooh also ran for the Republican nomination for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district in 2010. He talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.