It is widely assumed that Massachusetts is an expensive state in which to do business. From its reputation for high taxes to high housing and home-heating costs, the Commonwealth is imagined by too many people to be “old, cold and expensive.”
Pioneer produced a report detailing just how expensive. In Measuring Up? The Cost of Doing Business in Massachusetts, we broke out 11 different business costs in 9 different industries and compared them across 7 states. The goal was to go beyond anecdote and provide the data that offers a clear, digestible picture of a complex problem.
- Presentation to the Tax Fairness Commission: Tax Issues Affecting Economic Competitiveness
- Rebuilding the Ladder to Self- Sufficiency: Workfare and Welfare Reform
- A Challenge to Economic Freedom: Declining Labor Participation
- Regaining Massachusetts’ Edge in Research and Development
- Does Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Expansion Really Pay for Itself?
- The Logic of Pension Valuation: A Response to Robert Novy-Marx
- A Road to Financing
- Public Profits from Private contracts: A Case Study in Human Services
- If We Build It Will They Come? And Other Questions About the Proposed Boston Convention Center
- Massachusetts’ New Economy
- Municipal Benchmarks for Massachusetts Middle Cities: A Look at Economic Growth
- Measuring Up? The Cost of Doing Business in Massachusetts
- Economic Opportunity in Boston: An Index of the Regulatory Climate for Small Entrepeneurs
- Rehabbing Urban Redevelopment
- Unemployment Insurance in Massachusetts
- New Business Creation and The Urban Economy
- Keeping Massachusetts Competitive
- Creating Jobs: Reforming Unemployment Insurance in Massachusetts
- Failure to Thrive: Job Creation and Loss in Massachusetts: 1990 – 2007
- Heading Down: The Loss of Massachusetts Headquarters
- Playing the Lottery: The Impact of Interstate Relocation on Massachusetts Jobs
- The Big Shrink: Declining Establishment Size in Massachusetts
- Recovering from a Recession
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