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​Corporate America’s challenge: Economic imperative of hiring diversity

Boston Business Journal, April 27, 2017   Because people of color are growing faster than the American population as a whole and an entire generation of baby boomers are reaching retirement age, white America is going to depend increasingly on the talents and abilities of nonwhites to compete in today’s global marketplace. By 2024, Massachusetts […]

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Fighting Back

The Boston Globe, Talking Points, 2/22/17 The American Civil Liberties Union has teamed up with the left-leaning Alliance for Business Leadership to seek support from Governor Charlie Baker on the immigration front. The two organizations crafted a letter that urges Baker to continue to speak out against President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban,” publicly and behind the scenes. […]

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Mass. Tech Leaders to Baker: Do More to Counter Trump’s Immigration Policies

Boston Business Journal, 2/22/17 A number of prominent players in Boston tech have co-signed an open letter urging Gov. Charlie Baker to do more to counter President Donald Trump‘s immigration policies, calling Trump’s recent executive order “bad for business, bad for science, bad for education, and bad for Massachusetts.” The Alliance for Business Leadership, a […]

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ACLU, The Alliance, and Other Business Leaders Stand with Immigrants

Dear Governor Baker: As we await President Trump’s revised Executive Order on immigration, it is time to make sure that we do all we can to reinforce our rights at the state level. We, the undersigned leaders in science, health care, technology businesses, research organizations, and civil society groups urge your administration to lead efforts […]

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To Every Cloud a Silver Lining: Tackling Climate Change in 2016

Medium, 12/30/16 Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud a silver lining, and […]

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Creating Diversity in the Innovation Economy

Boston Globe, Opinion,  11/18/16 ENTREPRENEURS AND venture capitalists are accustomed to responding to adversity by taking action. Thus, while many in the country — of all political persuasions — are still stunned over the presidential election results, leaders in our innovation sector are already making plans to answer the poignant question on everyone’s mind: “Where […]

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Building economic justice in America’s cities

Boston Globe, 8/9/16 Rampant unemployment. Diabetes virtually out of control. Fresh fruits and vegetables hard to find or afford. With one-third of our nation’s minority poverty concentrated in our inner cities, and signs of economic insecurity and income inequality everywhere, it’s easy to understand the sense of hopelessness and abandonment that tens of millions feel […]

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Making early education a priority

MetroWest Daily News, 7/25/16 By Jay Gonzalez and JD Chesloff One of the highest priority issues for the business community in recent years has been improving the workforce pipeline. Surveys have shown that 69 percent of employers across Massachusetts have difficulty finding people qualified to fill open positions. This means our businesses are not achieving […]

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Non-Competes and Hamilton

Medium, 7/16/16 My house is smitten by Hamilton. We listen to the music incessantly, my wife and I are both reading the Chernow biography, and the kids are fighting over who gets to use the third ticket to the Broadway show when we go to New York in the fall. So in thinking about the […]

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This MBTA Decision Could Have Harsh Consequences for Boston Startups

BostInno, Streetwise, 7/5/16 Buried in the complex web of the FY17 state budget was a glimmer of good news for the innovation economy in Massachusetts: new, clear limits on how frequently and by how much MBTA fares can be raised. Allow me to explain Take a stroll around some of the hotbeds of innovation in […]

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Two Key Changes Made to the Bill Limiting Noncompetes In Mass.

Boston Globe, Business & Tech, 6/27,16 Addressing concerns from the business community, House leaders have made two major last-minute changes to a bill that would significantly restrict noncompete agreements in Massachusetts. The latest version, which heads to the House floor on Wednesday for a vote, aims to soothe a sore spot among some employer groups: […]

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Don’t Send Foreign Entrepreneurs Packing

Boston Globe, Opinion, 4/4/16 By Jeffrey J. Bussgang and Bill Brah MANY HIGH-TECH entrepreneurs dread this time of year — the annual lottery for H-1B visas is about to get underway. More than 300,000 skilled foreign workers will apply to receive one of only 85,000 of the magic tickets that allow them to take jobs in […]

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Clean Energy Industry Poised For Growth

Gloucester Daily Times, Opinion, Letter, 3/11/13 To the editor: I read your recent coverage of environmental concerns about the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline (“Baker pressured to block pipeline surveys.” March 8), and walked away disappointed that a crucial summary of the benefits offered by clean energy sources was relegated to a few sentences. As […]

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Alliance Board Member’s Company Highlighted for Leading on Paid Family Leave

US Department of Labor Blog, 3/9/16 Today, Vermont became the fifth state to pass paid sick leave legislation, joining Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Oregon and 24 local jurisdictions now enjoying the many benefits of paid sick leave policies. The momentum behind paid sick time is part of a wave of family-friendly policies, including paid family and […]

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Advocating For Women’s Issues: Gender Equity, Paid Family Leave

Framingham Patch, News, 3/8/16 Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but it also marks the need to take action and accelerate gender parity. Framingham’s State Senator Karen Spilka has been heralding women’s issues since she was first elected to the Massachusetts senate […]

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Why InkHouse Offers Paid Family Leave

InkHouse, Inklings Blog, 2/11/16 This morning I joined a panel that included representatives from Google, Spotify and Tamr to present toUS Labor Deputy Secretary Christopher Lu. We were there to provide the employer’s perspective about the value of paid family leave as a benefit to our employees. A big thank you to Senator Dan Wolf, […]

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Creating Continued Growth in Massachusetts Requires Investment

Phil Edmundson, Chair of The Alliance for Business Leadership, 1/27/16 When I sat down to write this blog post I chuckled at the idea of putting pen to paper – or these days, fingers to keys – on a subject that seems clear to me: the subject of how to create growth in Massachusetts. As […]

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Envisioning a Far Reaching Impact for All Among Us

The Boston Globe, Opinion, 1/18/16 JON CHESTO’S piece on the courting of General Electric (“To land GE, a big, glossy pitch,” Page A1, Jan. 15) touched on some of the ways in which our newest corporate citizen could benefit the area. Jobs, infrastructure improvements, and boosting our innovation sector are worthy of celebration, but let’s […]

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The crisis in nonprofit leadership

Alliance leader and Board member Alan D. Solomont, Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts, co-wrote the below article in the Boston Globe on November 20, 2015. Read the original story here. Nonprofits are the underappreciated engines of social change in our communities, making important contributions to early […]

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Alliance Leader testifies in support of Paid Family & Medical Leave Act

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, Co-Founder & Principal of InkHouse, testified this afternoon in support of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (bill S.1008) sponsored by State Senator Karen Spilka. Ms. Monaghan spoke from the perspective of a business owner (as well as a mother) stating, “Paid family leave is the right thing to do […]

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Alliance Leaders Support Pay Equity Bill

Alliance board members Kip Hollister, Founder & CEO of Hollister Staffing and Trish Karter, Founder of LightEffect Farms, represented The Alliance at the July 21st State House hearing about two bills we’ve been active on: Equal Pay and Women on Boards. Kip and Trish, along with Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, testified their support of the bills, […]

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Top Massachusetts officials back gender pay equity bill

Alliance leader and board member Kip Hollister, Founder & CEO of Hollister Staffing, was featured in an article on MassLive.com July 21st for her support of the pay equity bill  S.983 and H.1733. Read more below, or see the original article by Shira Schoenberg  here. Several of Massachusetts’ top elected officials – and more than 100 […]

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ViewPoint: Quality early education, childcare: Make the issues your business

Alliance Leader Jay Gonzalez, President & CEO of CeltiCare Health, was featured in The Boston Business Journal on March 27, 2015 in an Op-Ed discussing the importance of high-quality early education and childcare availability and affordability. Read the full article below. By Jay Gonzalez, President & CEO of CeltiCare Health Many businesses face common challenges. […]

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Alliance Launches First Think Tank Lunch

The Alliance for Business Leadership was pleased to host the first of a new Think Tank Brown Bag Lunch series of lunchtime working sessions with leading policymakers to dig deep on current public policy issues in Massachusetts. The first ABL Think Tank Brown Bag Lunch was held Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 12:00-1:00pm ET at […]

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The Global Entrepreneur In Residence Program: An Engine for Economic Growth in Massachusetts

By Jeff Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners I am passionate about the issue of immigration reform.  In my role as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and business school professor, I have watched our dysfunctional immigration system turn away the best and brightest from creating jobs and wealth in America. Two years ago, I had the […]

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Five Impediments to a Booming Social Impact Investment Market

by: Jeff Kushner, Partner, Social Venture Partners A few weeks ago I had the privilege of helping to lead the Alliance for Business Leadership’s discussion of “Sustainable Investing” at the Alliance’s 8th annual Fall CEO Summit. It was a lively discussion that has prompted the development of an Alliance for Business Leadership Task Force on Social […]

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A Revenue-Neutral Approach to Pricing Carbon in Massachusetts

A Revenue-Neutral Approach to Pricing Carbon in Massachusetts Leading innovation CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs participated in the Alliance for Business Leadership’s 8th annual CEO Summit on Sustainable Business in Boston on October 22nd.  Pricing carbon at a state level, similar to a policy implemented in British Columbia with the support of the business community there, […]

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Alliance Chair in Boston Globe: A New Way To Measure Our Progress

The Boston Globe, Op-Ed, November 11, 2014: “Having no other mines to work, Massachusetts has mined into the human intellect; and, from its limitless resources, she has won more sustaining and enduring prosperity and happiness than if she had been founded on a stratification of silver and gold, reaching deeper down than geology has yet […]

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CEO Summit on Sustainable Business Launches Collaborations

Innovation-focused CEOs and investors across the professional services, technology, life sciences and advanced energy sectors came together through The Alliance For Business Leadership’s CEO Summit on Sustainable Business; Growing Margins, Growing Markets at the Harvard Club in Boston October 22nd. Guided by global thought leaders, engaged by top national policy-makers, and inspired by top innovation CEOs […]

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The Alliance in London: New Partnership with United Kingdom

In London September 16th, U.S. based Shorelight Education announced a new partnership with Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom to create the “Massachusetts Community College Challenge” that will provide Bay State community college students with a full tuition scholarship and airfare to attend a new School of Business & Entrepreneurship created through the path-making partnership […]

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Business Leaders Seek to Raise Up Massachusetts

The Alliance for Business Leadership’s Board of Directors has resolved to support the Earned Sick Time initiative on ballot in Massachusetts this November as Question 4. It is all too rare for contemporary American business leaders and the associations that represent them to step forward publically to support initiatives for higher standards and greater shared responsibility.  This, […]

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Alliance Leadership on Winning an Increased Minimum Wage

Alliance Chair Phil Edmundson, CEO of William Gallagher Associates, addressed the crowd of activists, labor leaders, and legislators who assembled for the signing of Massachusetts’ new minimum wage law by Governor Deval Patrick on Jude 26. If no other state steps forward to do the right thing, by 2017 Massachusetts will have the highest state […]

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Massachusetts to Set Highest State Minimum Wage in the Nation

With the passage of the bill raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $11.00 per hour over the next few years, Massachusetts will set the highest state minimum wage in the nation, and also set the stage for more rapid economic growth based on shared prosperity.  Governor Patrick plans to sign the bill this week, […]

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140 Top Business Leaders Agree on Clearing the Path for Women

Gathering at MIT on Wednesday, June 11, Boston business leaders from the banking, tech, service, biomedical, and many other sectors agreed that the time has come for action on closing the gender wage gap, and increasing the number of women on boards. Alliance leaders Jim Roosevelt, CEO of Tufts Health Plan, and Trish Karter, Co-founder […]

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Growth Economy Leaders for Higher Standards: New Allies, Sharpened Focus & Enhanced Ability to Assist

by Jim Boyle, President, Alliance for Business Leadership, and CEO, Sustainability Roundtable Two weeks ago a select group of about three dozen Alliance Leaders made the trip to Washington DC with the message that “Growth Economy Leaders” (those regularly adding terrific jobs with a future in the U.S.) are committed to supporting higher standards in workforce development, a cleaner economy, and improving health […]

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American Business Leaders Must Lead Publicly on Climate Change

As the EPA prepares, after years of delay, to issue regulations on carbon pollution required by the Supreme Court to enforce the Clean Air Act, the need for business leadership in advocating for effective action on climate change has never been greater. The hour is late, and the challenge daunting. The Alliance has been educating business leaders, […]

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Clearing the Path: Gender Parity in Pay, and More Women on Corporate Boards

Who will lead the nation on advancing women’s role in the workplace?  There’s no debate about whether we should move forward, or even how to do it. Yet, nationally, the number of women Directors on Boards and the size of the gender wage gap are essentially unmoved.  Can a critical mass of CEO’s and leaders create a tipping point […]

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Growth Economy Leaders for Higher Standards

In the first quarter of 2014, Alliance Leaders appeared in public forums and in Op-eds throughout Massachusetts and met repeatedly with top state and national policy-makers. Those policy-makers and experts are agreed: little can better help the cause of greater shared responsibility than business leaders publicly explaining the associated business benefit.   Select Alliance Leaders including David […]

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Tesla Plans to Change the World – and They Just Might Do It

Silicon-Valley-based Tesla Motors (NQ:TSLA) is America’s first successful automaker start-up since – well, since automakers first started up.  CEO Elon Musk, a founder of the online payment service PayPal, poured his personal fortune into the company with the goal of solving the problem of sustainable production and consumption of energy, which he calls “the largest terrestrial problem that […]

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Senator Shaheen Briefs Alliance Leaders

A select group of Alliance leaders exchanged views last week with Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) concerning a wide variety of issues, including sexual assault in the military, women’s pay equity, patent trolling, and above all, the state of the U.S. Congress and how she gets things done in spite of it. In a gathering at the Cambridge […]

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Alliance Leaders Share Perspectives with Gubernatorial Candidates

The clean technology sector represents a tremendous opportunity for growth in Massachusetts: that’s the message delivered by Alliance leaders, together with conservation and environmental leaders, at meetings with candidates for governor in January.  The Alliance was pleased to be invited by former State Senator George Bachrach, president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, to join a group of energy, […]

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Elyse Cherry & Boston Community Capital: financing social good

Alliance Leader Elyse Cherry, founding board member and CEO of Boston Community Capital (BCC), is more than just an entrepreneurial success. BCC’s capital growth since founding, increasing assets under management by 3500% to close to a billion dollars, attests to her financial acumen. But beyond business success, Cherry’s career also provides a model for how […]

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Alliance Leaders Join Mass. Governor Patrick on Trip to Asia

Joshua Boger and Alliance Chair Phil Edmundson were pleased to join Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s economic development trip to Asia in December, bringing word of Massachusetts’ innovation economy to potential public and private partners overseas. Josh attended the Japanese sessions in Kyoto and Tokyo while Phil caught up to the group in Hong Kong and […]

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Conservatives Line Up to Support Immigration Reform

A new push from conservative activists is keeping immigration reform alive in Washington. That’s the intriguing take-away from a meeting between Alliance leaders and Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum (NIF) last week. Alliance board member Jeff Bussgang coordinated the meeting which was hosted by Alliance chair Phil Edmundson. Many Alliance leaders […]

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Senator Markey Urges Alliance Leaders to Continue Public Involvement

Massachusetts has been the land of innovation and business growth since early days, Senator Ed Markey told the assembled business leaders and investors at the Alliance’s Fall CEO Summit.  From the whaling industry to biotech, the commonwealth has led the nation in technological advances which grow local businesses while improving the standard of living for […]

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Just Say 'No' to Milton Friedman: Putting Social Values First at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Joshua Boger is a businessman — and a very successful one.  But he based his career on a rejection of the notion that profit for stockholders must be the ultimate and only purpose for a business enterprise.  Flying directly into the headwind of predominant business thinking, Boger dared his board and his company to […]

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The Zipcar Story: A Game-Changing Business Model

Scott Griffith, long-time Zipcar CEO and alternative transportation visionary, faced many nay-sayers as he led the startup to a successful IPO and ultimately a buyout.  The business community couldn’t believe Americans would ever trade in their personal cars in favor of renting by the hour. At the Alliance’s Annual CEO Summit, Scott told a tale […]

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Vertex Founder Will Share Company's Strategy Map and Balanced Scorecard Prioritizing "Health: Transforming Lives" at Fall CEO Summit

Dr. Joshua Boger left his job as a scientist at Merck in 1989 with the dream of founding a new kind of drug company, and the resulting development of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) inspired the New York Times best-seller The Billion-Dollar Molecule and launched one of Boston’s and the nation’s fastest growing public companies. What […]

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Governor Seeks Help from Alliance Leaders on Tech Tax Alternative

As Massachusetts legislators prepare to bow to industry pressure to repeal the new tax on software, Governor Patrick called Alliance leaders to Beacon Hill last week to discuss alternatives.   The “tech tax” was intended to partially fund a sorely-needed transportation overhaul.  Meeting with the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the Senate President, the Chairman […]

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An Educated Workforce is the Key to a Prosperous Economy

The business leaders and investors of the Alliance agree that social justice and economic development are mutually reinforcing – it’s a key component of  the Alliance’s Leadership Commitment.  A new report provides dramatic proof that investing in improved access to education is not only just, it‘s necessary to compete successfully in today’s economy.  Alliance Leader […]

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Bussgang Calls for Immigration Reform, Entrepeneur Visas on WBUR

In today’s WBUR piece on US immigration policy – “Why Boston Startups Want Visas for Entrepreneurs” – Alliance leader Jeff Bussgang is quoted for his recent calls for reform. From the article: Losing Patience With U.S. Immigration In May, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on immigrant entrepreneurs. One of the panelists was Boston […]

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Cape Wind is an Historic Opportunity

The Alliance for Business Leadership is a Bay State based non-profit public affairs community for CEOs, Investors and Entrepreneurs committed to greater social and environmental responsibility.  More than 150 founders, CEOs, and managing principals of Massachusetts companies – the vast majority of which work outside of the Bay State’s burgeoning clean tech industry but including many of the […]

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Why The Decline in Corporate Statesmanship?

Why has the elite business lobby in the U.S. abdicated its former role in proposing bi-partisan solutions and regularly calling on big business to sacrifice near term gain for America’s strategic advantage?  Where are leadership groups like the post WWII Committee on Economic Development (CED) that was led by top CEOs who championed full employment, increased […]

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What is the Greatest Unmet Need in U.S. Public Affairs?

If asked for a one word explanation of what is most needed in U.S. public affairs today, I believe a substantial majority of business leaders would say, “Leadership.”   What most science-respecting, innovative business leaders and investors would not likely initially think is that the leadership we most need in public affairs must come from them. […]

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Innovation, Cooperation, Key to Meeting Challenges Outlined in 2013 SOTU

In last night’s State of the Union, President Obama laid out an ambitious agenda for his final term. Though not explicitly stated, it was clear to us that the common thread running throughout his speech, the very force necessary to drive the initiatives he championed, was innovation.    Time for New Ideas, Greater CooperationThe fiscal […]

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Served with a Twist – Tax Reform in Massachusetts

We watched with interest as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick laid out his ambitious plans for improving the state’s physical and educational infrastructure and a revenue plan to fund it based on increasing the state’s income tax.      The twist that few had anticipated was a reduction in sales tax in exchange for an even […]

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Message to Congress: Come Together and Fix the Debt

The internet has been abuzz with talk of the recent “Come Together” initiative, which is using newspaper ads, websites, and even coffee cups to urge Congress to find a productive resolution to the fiscal cliff crisis. Presented by Starbucks, Patch.com, and the Committee for a Responsible Budget, this non-partisan appeal has successfully garnered both support and (occasionally snarky) attention. Fix […]

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After the Summit – Next Steps on Workforce Development

This is the last of 3 posts sharing highlights and next steps from our Nov. 8 CEO Summit, titled “Post-Election Forecast: What’s Next for Business Leaders.“ The first post covered tax reform, and the second covered workplace wellness strategies. Today’s post covers workforce development strategies, part of our Economic Development & Jobs Initiative.   Help […]

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Post Election: What’s Next for Business Leadership?

    After the election, join us for a Post-Election Forecast at the 6th Annual CEO Summit in Boston, November 8.  Imagine if you were asked to run a business where half your employees are at retirement age, your shareholders and customers have no respect for how you do business, your board of directors turns […]

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Do Business Tax Breaks Grow our Economy?

According to a report released in August by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, in FY 2012 the Commonwealth will forgo collection of $2.44 billion in tax revenue in order to provide business with 58 tax breaks. Additionally, the report shows that over the last fifteen years, the cost of these special business tax breaks […]

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Top Takeaways from CEO Summit: Charting a Path for Jobs & Growth

On June 12-13, 2012, business leaders from around the country attended our 5th Annual CEO Summit on Capitol Hill, participating in an intensive schedule of small-group meetings and policy briefings with White House officials, Congressional power brokers (from both sides of the aisle), and leading policy institutions.  Read on for our Top Takeaways from the event, […]

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities Abound in Government Data, says CTO Todd Park

In this video, US CTO Todd Park tells a group of CEOs from The Alliance of Business Leaders that exposing government data to open platforms can unleash tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurship. Alliance leader Jeffrey Bussgang, General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners, has this to say: “When Reagan did this in the 1980s with GPS data, […]

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Reaching into the Political Machine – A Powerful Visit to DC with The Alliance

A guest post by Nicolas Boillot, CEO of the HB Agency, active Alliance participant, and return attendee at the CEO Summit on Capitol Hill. (Follow him on twitter at @nboillot1) Each year my visit to DC with The Alliance for Business Leadership turns into the single most impactful event I participate in. I invariably come […]

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The Role of Leadership: An Update from CEO Summit on Capitol Hill

A quick update on the CEO Summit in progress in Washington, DC, by Audra Tafoya, Alliance Resource Development Manager. The air was buzzing with excitement last night as the Alliance for Business Leadership gathered at the opening dinner of the 5th Annual CEO Summit on Capitol Hill. As members filed in, old friends re-connected and new friends […]

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Boston Globe Coverage of MA Gov's Renewable Energy Address, Alliance Support

As an update to yesterday’s post on Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s address on renewable energy, here is a brief excerpt from the Boston Globe coverage: “Let me tell you that I have heard enough about Evergreen — or Solyndra for that matter. We are not always going to score. But we are never going to […]

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Alliance Responds to MA Gov. Patrick's Address on Renewable Energy

Today Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made a major address on the state’s strategy on renewable energy. His speech is here on the website of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Council, which organized the event. His main points were: We have a generational responsibility to get this right. We have the talent and infrastructure to create new technologies, products, […]

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Job Creation, Healthcare Reform, and Responsible Government – it's all on tap at CEO Summit

The Summit 2012 Advance Team recently visited Washington, D.C. in preparation for our upcoming CEO Summit on Capitol Hill (June 12-13). While there, they met with several members of Congress, White House officials, and policy experts – here are a few highlights: 1)    Darrell West, Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institute: West discussed […]

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Martha Kanter, Under Sec'y of Ed., Confirmed at CEO Summit on Capitol Hill, June 13

Several new participants have been confirmed for the CEO Summit on Capitol Hill, including a strategy session with Martha Kanter, Under Secretary at the Dept. of Education. Kanter oversees the nation’s post-secondary education agenda, and as such is an important ally for the Alliance’s workforce development, community college, and other initiatives. In addition to workforce development, […]

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Summit Spotlight: Darrell West, Director of Center for Technological Innovation at Brookings Institution

A core belief of the Alliance is that innovation and technological advances are key to solving the problems facing our country, a view championed by Dr. Darrell West, Director for the Center for Technological Innovation and Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. (Note: West is among the speakers at our upcoming […]

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Yes They Can: Crowd-Funding Bill Signed into Law

Last Thursday, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law. Congress worked out a compromise on some thorny issues and now startup companies and small businesses nationwide will have access to a new source of capital through crowd-funding. We’ve blogged extensively about the benefits of this new funding mechanism and some of the […]

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ABL and TiE Boston Conversation: “Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and the Massachusetts Economy”

Please join the Alliance and TiE Boston for a conversation on the role that immigrants play in the innovation economy in Massachusetts moderated by ABL Board Member Juliette Kayyem, with Jonathan Miller from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, TiE member Dr. Pravin Chaturvedi, Co-Founder and CEO of Oceanyx Pharmaceuticals, and Denzil Mohammed of the Public Education Institute at […]

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