Business Climate

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.


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