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Statement on Governor Baker's Housing Proposal

December 11, 2017

“The Greater Boston Chamber and our members understand the critical need in greater Boston for housing that our workforce can afford. The Governor’s proposal takes a step towards addressing the region’s housing shortage by balancing our need for housing with existing municipal authority. In particular, we are encouraged to see that the Governor’s plan links housing development and transportation investment by providing a funding opportunity for communities that increase housing production. Cost of living in Greater Boston, including the cost of housing, affects the Greater Boston business community because it impacts our region’s competitiveness as we work to attract and retain a talented workforce. We look forward to working with the governor, legislators and our communities in advancing this important issue.” 

- James E. Rooney, President & CEO