On Thursday night, Chamber VP Charles Rudnick went On the Record with NECN’s Peter Howe to discuss the most recent state jobs report, a new Chamber report detailing Massachusetts’ unemployment insurance tax burden, and $100 million in renovations coming to Logan Airport. Watch this interview here.
Last week, the Chamber and the Boston Fed hosted an event called “Intern Ed – An Evening at the Fed.” This event provided nearly 200 college career development professionals and local employers the opportunity to connect with the goal of networking, sharing best practices, and exploring new internship development opportunities.
Attendees also learned more about Intern Hub — the region’s leading internship website. Intern Hub is now accepting summer internship opportunities. Click here to learn more.
Each year, the Greater Boston Chamber inducts select individual(s) into the esteemed Academy of Distinguished Bostonians, for outstanding achievements in our community. Past honorees include business leaders, philanthropists, governors, members of congress, cultural dignitaries, and sports greats.
Who will be honored in 2014? Click the video below for the announcement.
Following up on the launch of our Growth Tracker Economic Dashboard, the Chamber is launching a Growth Tracker Scorecard series that will highlight current issues impacting the regional economy.
Today we are releasing the first Scorecard looking at the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) cost burden. Our analysis found that unless state leaders enact a rate freeze this month, Massachusetts’ UI tax burden will increase by $500 million, forcing contribution levels per covered employee up by more than 30 percent to $943 and leaving Bay State businesses with a UI tax burden far exceeding all other states.
The Chamber urges state leaders to enact an immediate UI rate freeze to avoid this dramatic increase, as well as additional reforms to make Massachusetts UI costs more competitive.
Sunday on This Week in Business, David Gulley, Professor of Economics at Bentley University, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to discuss the latest developments in the Massachusetts casino landscape, including the announcement of the state’s slot parlor site, and a new decision from Revere voters about a casino at Suffolk Downs. Watch this segment.
In the Briefing Room, David Chang, Chief Operating Officer of PayPal Media Network, joined to discuss PayPal’s Boston operations and what his office is doing to nurture the local startup community. Watch this segment.
On the Business Beat, NECN’s Peter Howe weighs in on a recently released report on the feasibility of hosting the 2024 Olympics in Boston, the medical marijuana licensing process, the future of the Mass Health Connector website, and Governor Patrick’s possible bid for the White House. Watch this segment.