Growth and Competitiveness Initiative

In 2020, the Council launched a multi-year Growth and Competitiveness Initiative to advance policies and programs that help create economic opportunity for Massachusetts residents by protecting and enhancing the conditions for investment and employment growth.

The Growth and Competitiveness Initiative (GCI) serves as the foundation for all the Council’s growth-focused public policy agenda and advocacy efforts, including support for policies that:

  • Enhance and expand the Commonwealth’s skilled workforce;
  • Enable employers’ continued access to talent; and
  • Ensure the cost and ease of doing business in Massachusetts support the Commonwealth’s ability to compete with other states and locations for the type of economic activity that expands opportunity, enhances the quality of life of Massachusetts residents and contributes to our Commonwealth’s continued capacity to invest in shared public priorities.

The GCI is powered by data from MATTERS and supported by expert research and analysis.  MATTERS provides users a unique, dynamic digital dashboard that consolidates a collection of independent national rankings along with a set of more than 60 individual cost, economic and talent metrics for all 50 states into a single source for use by all parties interested in creating the conditions for success for Massachusetts’ technology-focused employers.

Contact Mark Gallagher to learn more about how you can participate in GCI efforts in support of the Council’s consistent and simple mission: to help make Massachusetts the world’s most attractive place in which to live and work, and in which to create, operate, and grow high technology businesses.


Leaders of Massachusetts’ Innovation Economy

Leaders of Massachusetts’ innovation economy have much to accomplish in the next few years.

The Council distinguishes itself by specializing in complex, multi-year public policy strategies in support of conditions that protect and enhance the resiliency and long-term strength of the Massachusetts economy.

Learn more, contact Bernie Prusaczyk.