Join us for our installment of the Pacesetters Doing Business series featuring Boston Planning and Development Agency on December 7, 2023.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jenny Holaday will share her journey into leadership as President of Encore Boston Harbor and first woman to run a casino in Massachusetts.
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Encore Boston Harbor
Step into Winter Wonderland at our BIMA Holiday Gala. Gather your digital media and marketing peers for a night of networking and entertainment.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Designed for mid-level managers and supervisors, this new certificate program addresses workplace well-being through unique, innovative, and actionable methods.
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 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.
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
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.
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 nearly 30 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.
The Massachusetts Apprentice Network convenes employers, training providers, and talent sources interested in developing and implementing apprenticeship programs in occupations across industries and statewide in fields such as tech, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and more.
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.
April 12, 2022
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce submitted testimony in support of H.4561, An Act relative to Massachusetts’s transportation resources and climate. In addition, the Chamber urges the Legislature to re-adopt a mobility pricing commission to prepare the state for long-term transportation funding.
This legislation is the framework for how the state will spend more than $9 billion in federal and state funding generated in part by the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. As the Legislature and state consider how to allocate funds, and which projects to prioritize, we urge both to incorporate the following principles:
In addition to the funding principles, there are worthwhile policy items to strengthen project delivery and implementation in the proposed legislation. The changes proposed will ensure that resources can be deployed quickly and efficiently, especially in the context of federal competitive grants. The Chamber supports considering additional tools to place the Commonwealth in the best position possible to compete for these resources in new and innovation processes, including A + B procurement methods and public/private partnerships that offer additional pathways to effectively procure, finance, and build needed transportation improvements.
The Legislature should also take the opportunity to evaluate the needs of the next generation transportation system and the future of mobility pricing in the context of significant changes to commuter behavior and evolving modes of transportation. The Chamber strongly encourages the Legislature to create a special commission on mobility pricing to study how the state should finance its transportation infrastructure over the long-term. Attached is suggested legislative language.
As the Commonwealth transitions towards the use of zero-emission and electric vehicles, declining motor vehicle fuel excise revenue will cripple transportation funding in the future. The funding reduction will impact operating and maintenance budgets, as well as the state’s ability to secure debt to fund transportation investments. By 2035, only electric and zero-emission vehicles will be sold in Massachusetts, a policy reaffirmed by the Senate’s recently released climate legislation. Between this policy and the Commonwealth’s legally binding carbon reduction limits in the 2050 Roadmap legislation adopted last year, an analysis of the future of transportation financing is urgently necessary. The Mobility Pricing Commission will begin this critical conversation by evaluating equitable roadway, public transit, and other mobility funding requirements and developing pricing scenarios to achieve stable funding and other policy goals.
The Chamber appreciates the Legislature’s prompt attention to the infrastructure investment opportunities created by the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Responsibly stewarding unprecedented federal resources for transportation and climate infrastructure improvements will impact the Commonwealth for generations to come.