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About GREATER BOSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is a powerful network of 1,500 member companies representing every industry in our region. The Chamber is dedicated to helping Greater Boston businesses connect, grow, and succeed through more than 100 strategic networking events annually; a business advocacy program designed to improve our region's competiveness and economic climate; and exclusive leadership development programs in partnership with the leading colleges and universities across the area. For more information, and to join us today, visit www.bostonchamber.com.

LATEST BLOG ENTRIES

 

By MChapman

On Thursday night, Chamber EVP Jim Klocke went On the Record with NECN’s Mike Nikitas to discuss the latest progress made on the new MA Health Connector website, key issues still in play on Beacon Hill as the current legislative session winds down, and a new practice facility for the Boston Bruins. Watch the interview here.

OTR - Jim Klocke

 

By MChapman

As of the last week in June, Governor Patrick, the House, and the Senate had all proposed economic development bills that would promote innovation and strengthen the state’s economy.  Each bill includes a Chamber proposal to create a state Financial Services Advisory Council.

The Chamber has been working on several fronts to strengthen the state’s financial services sector, which makes such a large contribution to the Greater Boston and Massachusetts economies.  As part of this effort, the Chamber...

 

By MChapman

In late June, changes to the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) system became law that will bring significant cost relief to the Massachusetts business community, helping to address a longstanding competitive disadvantage for the region.  They follow months of advocacy by the Chamber and other groups on UI issues, and were part of a bill that also increased the state’s minimum wage.  This is the first time in over a decade that employers have seen real UI cost relief.

The reforms provide real...