The Cost Competitiveness Committee serves as a forum for members with interest and expertise in managing the costs associated with operating a technology business in Massachusetts.  The Committee focuses on the primary drivers of business costs in Massachusetts including business taxes, employer health care costs and energy costs.

The Committee leads the Council’s efforts to assess and improve the quality of the Massachusetts business climate in relation to its chief competitor states, primarily through the Massachusetts’ Technology, Talent and Economic Reporting System or MATTERS.  The Committee identifies top policy priorities and collaborates with the Council’s Government Relations Committee to help execute advocacy strategies in support of the Council’s competitiveness objectives.

The Committee is led by subject matter experts focused on the following cost drivers:

  • Tax Policy
  • Economic and Fiscal Policy
  • Health Care
  • Energy

The Cost Competitiveness Committee is chaired by Michael Khatchadurian, Director, Government Relations and Releasability, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems; and Jason Zorfas, Executive Director at Ernst & Young.  To get involved, contact Mark Gallagher, Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs.