This holiday season, join City Awake on a volunteer day program at Saint Francis House.
7:00am - 3:00pm
St. Francis House
Join us to hear from Joelle Gamble, Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor and local leading experts on their projections for the financial year ahead.
9:30am - 11:00am
The BIMA Holiday Gala is the can't-miss networking event for professionals in the digital marketing and media community.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Artists For Humanity EpiCenter
Our Boston’s Future Leaders (BFL) program provides emerging leaders with a socially conscious and civically engaged leadership toolkit, as well as the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiential assignments.
Join our Transformational DEI Certificate! Our comprehensive learning & development offerings are designed to connect and grow strong leaders who lead both inside and out of the office.
Our Women’s Leadership Program enables you to take your leadership to the next level by arming you with the most in-demand leadership toolkit.
Our Economic Inclusion Committee provides strategic support around research, policies, and programs that are focused on building equal opportunity.
We are developing an ecosystem of corporations and partners with the influence and buying power to transform economic inclusion for minority business enterprises (MBEs).
The Fierce Urgency of Now Festival brings Boston’s diverse young professionals together with business leaders, organizations and their peers to build connection, advance careers and ignite positive change.
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
BIMA (the Boston Interactive Media Association) serves a vibrant community of like-minded professionals from agencies, brands, publishers, and ad-tech companies with business interests in the New England market.
For more than 25 years, the Chamber’s Women’s Network has connected female professionals of all background and career levels. Today, our Women’s Network is the largest in New England, strengthening the professional networks of women each year.
Through MITX (the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange), we’re building valuable connections between the people and ideas behind technology and its impact on the future of customer experiences, all to create a community that’s finding tomorrow’s solutions together.
We support small business through public policy initiatives, events designed to connect small businesses in Greater Boston to their peers and established business leaders, professional development offerings, and free small business advising.
Explore our mission and values to better understand how we are leading the business community forward.
Our member directory is your resource to discover, connect, and engage with Boston’s businesses from every industry and sector.
Competing for growth in a changing economy
They create jobs, opportunities, and community while generating resilience and vibrancy that is visible in our Main Streets, laboratories, and office buildings. Massachusetts draws employers because of our talented workforce, but with a more mobile workforce than ever before, a competitive business climate has never been more important to our region.
Three components contribute to the region’s business climate: costs, the ease of doing business, and the relationship between policymakers and businesses. Businesses and employers evaluate these pillars when making decisions about where to expand, start, or invest.
High costs, regulatory burdens, and employer mandates that are hard or impossible to meet create conditions for businesses to fail instead of a foundation for them to succeed. Small businesses and other employers with limited mobility options are at an even greater disadvantage when competing against other businesses that can relocate to or hire remote workers in states with more favorable business conditions.
Policy makers’ relationship with businesses matters, too. In Boston and Massachusetts, we’re fortunate to have civically engaged employers. They are valuable partners in our communities and get involved in solving public policy challenges. Bringing employers to the table and recognizing the contributions they bring to our region creates a positive business climate.
Mitigate cost drivers and avoid unnecessary new costs to help our region retain and attract employers and talent
Maintain competitive, understandable, and consistent tax and regulatory policies
Recognize that businesses create jobs, provide tax revenue, and play a leading role in our communities
Stay on top of the latest policy updates