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The Massachusetts Technology, Talent & Economic Reporting System

Elevate your understanding of Massachusetts’ dynamic innovation landscape with MATTERS™, a cutting-edge tool created by the Massachusetts High Technology Council.

Discover What MATTERS™ in Massachusetts


The Massachusetts High Technology Council developed the Massachusetts Technology, Talent and Economic Reporting System (MATTERS™) to advance our mission of making Massachusetts the world’s premier destination to live, work, and foster businesses in the innovation ecosystem.

Launched in 2015 in collaboration with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MATTERS has undergone a transformative revamp, seamlessly aligning with MassVision2050 – a multi-year initiative led by the High Tech Council, in partnership with Knowledge Partners McKinsey & Company and The MITRE Corp. This forward-thinking initiative aims to position Massachusetts at the forefront of global discussions on emerging technologies and their societal impact. At its core, MassVision2050 strives for economic growth, job creation, and enhanced social mobility.

MATTERS’ redesigned platform offers seamless integration of sleek visualizations and enhanced accessibility features, delivering an unparalleled experience for users seeking to unravel the intricate threads of Massachusetts’ innovation narrative.

Key Features of MATTERS:

User-friendly maneuverability to output data tailored to inform and guide legislators and private sector organizations’ public policy decisions

Data aggregated from diverse public and propriety sources for a comprehensive picture of Massachusetts’ innovation economy, with a focus on the Commonwealth’s technology industry

Consolidation of leading science, technology, and innovation indices for cross-reference

Increasingly, the Massachusetts High Technology Council is stepping up to create, execute, and lead critical statewide competitiveness strategies. Fostering a vision for our innovation economy under the MassVision2050 banner, the Council solidifies its position as a thought leader providing valuable insights to navigate emerging technologies, facilitates long-term planning, and reinforces the Council's commitment to excellence and action in the evolving Massachusetts tech-driven economy.

To learn more, contact Council President Chris Anderson.

About the Technology Workforce Dashboard

The Technology Workforce Dashboard is a vital component of MATTERS, providing private-sector employers, public officials, and advocates with dynamic data to inform public policy decisions that help attract and retain business to the state.

  • Uncover Key Takeaways

    Explore dynamic technology occupational and industry data to reveal essential statistics about the Massachusetts technology workforce and its economic importance.

  • Focus on STEM Professions

    Delve into key facets of technology employment across all industries, with an emphasis on roles that attract graduates with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees.

  • Comprehensive Visualizations

    From educational attainment and pipeline insights to earnings, skills in demand, and job growth, our dashboard provides a comprehensive snapshot of technology occupations.

  • Demographic Breakdown

    Gain insights into demographic data, including age distribution, gender, and race-ethnicity, by technology job type.