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Northern Pass announces $7.5M job fund

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LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - Northern Pass is creating a $7.5 million fund to add jobs in New Hampshire's North Country once construction on the 187-mile transmission line begins.

A group of business leaders, including an executive with a company working to advance the Northern Pass power project, announced the fund Monday. It's aimed at increasing employment by supporting the expansion of existing businesses and attracting new ones.

An advisory group of local business, economic development and elected officials will decide how the money is invested.

The jobs created would be separate from the 1,200 jobs statewide that are expected during Northern Pass's construction.

The project has run into strong opposition.

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