Anytime I read threads like this, I feel obligated to say that despite the fact that it keeps us out of the running for these big projects, I love the fact that we don't have any authority in NH to offer incentives to lure projects. It keeps me sane knowing that I don't have to get into competition in these kind of bidding wars.
NH's economic development "incentives" are really limited...other than TIF's, there really isn't much that we can offer at the local level. The state only offers limited incentives (see: http://www.nheconomy.com/business-se...ncentives.aspx).
What we do have to offer is a low tax burden (on the whole), as well as quality of life and a good workforce. IMHO, that keeps the type of economic development we do attract more stable, and more scale appropriate to a state of our size.