Alliance in the News

Gloucester Daily Times | July 26, 2019

Letter: Update antiquated zoning laws

Alliance Vice President of Policy & Operations Meagan Greene calls for updating zoning laws. 

Boston Business Journal | July 18, 2019

Business leaders meet with Mayor Walsh to push for transit fixes

Alliance members took a ride on an MBTA Bus to City Hall for a meeting with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to discuss how transportation impacts business and the economy. 

Boston Business Journal | July 11, 2019

Viewpoint: Mass. must double down on clean energy efforts

ABL member, and former Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environment, Maeve Bartlett, opines on the importance of investing in offshore wind.

The Wall Street Journal | July 11, 2019

Boston’s Frustrations With Transit Mount After Derailment

Alliance board member C.A. Webb discusses economic consequences of a failing transit system. 

Commonwealth Magazine | July  9, 2019

Consider the benefit of water transit

ABL President Jesse Mermell teams up with Lynn Mayor Thomas McGee to call for ferries to be a piece to the Commonwealth’s transportation network.  

WGBH | July 2, 2019

Business Groups Push For Improvements To MBTA

ABL President Jesse Mermell comments on the growing transportation crisis and the role businesses must play.

Herald Times | June 27, 2019

Time to maximize benefits of offshore wind power

ABL Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene discusses why investing in offshore wind energy will boost our economy. 

Newburyport News | June 26, 2019

Time to ‘double down’ on renewable energy

ABL Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene discusses why investing in clean energy will help our environment and our economy. 

MassLive | June 25, 2019

High cost of housing stifles Massachusetts economy

ABL Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene comments on a recent report highlighting how expensive it is to live in Massachusetts and how it’s hurting our economy. 

WGBH | June 19, 2019

Should Beacon Hill Mandate Gender Diversity on Public Boards?

ABL President Jesse Mermell discusses how requiring public boards to have a minimum number of women is good for business.

The Boston Globe | June 18, 2019

Boys in the boardroom, consider yourself warned

ABL President Jesse Mermell discusses how requiring public and private boards to have a minimum number of women is good for business.

Gloucester Times | June 4, 2019

An opportunity for clean power

ABL Programming and Development Assistant Andrew Robitaille discusses the impact potential investments in clean energy could have on the economy. 

WGBH | June 3, 2019

Massachusetts millennials lead the way toward a renewable future

ABL member Igor Kharitonenkov discusses why Massachusetts should transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

Salem News | May 21, 2019

Housing prices are hurting local businesses

ABL Vice President of Policy & Operations, Meagan Greene, discusses the lack of affordable housing in Massachusetts and what that means for businesses. 

Taunton Gazette | May 16, 2019

Transitioning to a clean energy future will benefit state’s economy

ABL Programming and Development Assistant Andrew Robitaille discusses how investing in clean energy can save Massachusetts billions in damage costs and create jobs that will boost the economy. 

State House News Service | May 9, 2019

Coalition outlines clean energy priorities

ABL President Jesse Mermell comments on the growing clean energy sector in Massachusetts and various cost-effective clean energy solutions to reduce carbon emissions. 

Winchester Wicked Local | May 9, 2019

Invest in renewable energy sources for ‘real change’

ABL Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene urges Massachusetts communities to double down on their commitments to investing in clean energy. 

Barnstable Patriot | May 8, 2019

Invest in Clean Energy

ABL Programming and Development Assistant Andrew Robitaille discusses the urgent need to invest in a clean energy future for the health of the environment and economy.

Taunton Gazette | May 7, 2019

Taunton setting a great example regarding renewable energy

Vice President of Policy and Operations Meagan Greene discusses how investing in renewable energy sources can benefit the economy while helping mitigate negative effects of climate change. 

WBUR | May 6, 2019

Finding one solution to Boston’s travel woes – in Mexico City

President Jesse Mermell discusses ABL’s experience in Mexico City and their Metrobus bus rapid transit system. Describes the elements of good BRT and how it’s slowly coming to Boston.

WBUR | April 29, 2019

Bad traffic is bad for business. Boston execs went to Mexico City in search of fixes

Part 3 of a series detailing ABL’s trip to Mexico City to study their innovative bus rapid transit system. ABL President, Jesse Mermell, discusses how a bad transportation system negatively affects businesses and why leaders should pay attention to it. 

WBUR | April 29, 2019

What Boston can learn from Mexico City’s bus rapid transit system

Part 2 of a series detailing ABL’s trip to Mexico City to study their innovative bus rapid transit system and how elements of BRT can be applied to the MBTA to improve our congestion woes.

WBUR | April 29, 2019

How bus rapid transit eased Mexico City’s grueling commutes

Part 1 of a series detailing ABL’s trip to Mexico City to study their innovative bus rapid transit system and how buses have drastically changed the city’s congestion.

Lowell Sun | April 24, 2019

Poll: Mass. residents fed up with transportation woes

ABL President, Jesse Mermell, comments on a new poll released from MassINC highlighting the growing frustration of residents with the Massachusetts transportation system. 

Commonwealth Magazine | April 22, 2019

More than ever, Earth Day needs to be about the next generation

ABL member and President of Project Repat, Nathan Rothstein, discusses the importance of pursuing a clean energy future to mitigate the impacts of climate change. 

Boston Business Journal | April 2, 2019

Top business groups take different roads to solve transportation

ABL teamed up with the Kendall Square Association to convene a diverse cross-section of MA business leaders with the goal of crafting a proposal for moving transportation forward in the Commonwealth. 

The Boston Globe | March 5, 2019

Teamwork makes Lawrence a city on the move

ABL Board Member Jeff Bussgang and Lawrence Leads participant Wendy Estrella highlight the Lawrence Leads project and the city’s potential for economic growth.

Daily Hampshire Gazette | March 5, 2019

Guest Column Sara Ross: State should embrace clean energy potential for climate, economy

Alliance for Business Leadership member Sara Ross of Sungage Financial discusses the urgent need to address climate change by transitioning to a clean energy economy.

The Daily Free Press | February 26, 2019

Local business coalition looks to benefit Boston without big name corporations

The Alliance for Business Leadership hosts a panel discussion on the Amazon HQ2 Proposal to discuss how to lift up local businesses without relying on corporations.

Boston Globe | February 20, 2019

Developers are scrambling to find the next Kendall Square. Where will it be?

Alliance Board member, C.A. Webb, discusses Kendall Square’s potential to become a regional and national hub of life and health science research. 

Boston Business Journal | February 15, 2019

Viewpoint: Boston needs leadership diversity by design

Alliance Board member, Andrea Silbert, addresses the urgent need for CEOs and Boards across the state to make room for women and people of color.

WBUR | February 15, 2019

Amazon and GE Cutbacks Are A Lesson For Cities Offering Big Incentives

Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, calls for community engagement both for businesses moving to Massachusetts and the communities trying to woo them.

Boston Business Journal | February 14, 2019

Outside the Box: Jesse Mermell is one active activist

Jim Morrison spoke with Alliance for Business Leadership President, Jesse Mermell, about her career of advocacy and activism.

WBUR | February 12, 2019

New Study Finds Boston Has The Worst Traffic In The Country

Alliance for Business Leadership President, Jesse Mermell, discusses the results from a new INRIX study that finds Boston to have the worst rush hour traffic in the country.

Patriot Ledger | February 11, 2019

Kudos to the South Shore Chamber of Commerce 

Andrew Robitaille, Programming and Development Assistant for the Alliance, discusses the South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to creating affordable housing.

Berkshire Eagle | February 8, 2019

Housing, Transportation critical to Massachusetts’ growth 

Vice President of Policy and Operations, Meagan Greene, calls attention to the lack of affordable housing and transportation connectivity between regions in the Commonwealth.

Boston Herald | February 5, 2019

Economic growth and social reform can go hand in hand

The Alliance for Business Leadership is highlighted for its work convening progressive business leaders to bring together social responsibility and economic growth.

MassLive | January 15, 2019

Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are taking a ‘road trip’ to Washington D.C.

Following the Mayor’s State of the City Address, Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, discusses the pressing need for solutions to issues of transportation.

Boston Business Journal | January 11, 2019

Tech ranking ignores problems

Alliance Vice President of Policy and Operations, Meagan Greene, urges Massachusetts to not gloss over transportation and housing infrastructure problems.

Medium | January 2, 2019

New Year, New Housing Solutions

Alliance Vice President of Policy and Operations, Meagan Greene, discusses the lack of affordable housing units in Massachusetts and its negative effects on our economy. 

 

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