It’s no secret that Boston is an innovation boomtown that’s home to an ever-growing number of startup companies., Boston was ranked the sixth best city for new tech companies in a study conducted by Startup Genome, a data-collection resource for startups.
The state’s new tech tax, however, has left many of these businesses reeling. At 6.25%, the tax on software and IT services is the highest in the country. The tax, along with high rents and little office space available in Boston to begin with, makes it increasingly difficult to set up shop here.
Six of the 12 mayoral candidates spoke with us about their plans to help change that and make Boston more attractive to local and national startup talent.