Despite downward economic indicators in Q1 2022, the Bay State continues to see new announcements and expansions. As of May 2022, Gov. Charlie Baker was urging the approval of a $3.5 billion economic development plan that would use American Rescue Plan Act funds and borrowing to fund economic development plans and hundreds of shovel-ready projects that would help Massachusetts cities attract new investments. Swiss technology company Nexthink announced plans to double its U.S. presence with a new headquarters in Boston. Additionally, Israeli diagnostics firm MeMed is embarking on a $93 million expansion at its local head- quarters in Boston.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC): Offers 10 different tax incentives of up to $15,000 for each job created in a calendar year and maintained for the followingfour years.
Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP): Offers state and local tax incentives for full-time jobs creation, job retention and private investment commitments.
Research & Development Tax Credit: Offers a 10% tax credit for R&D activities with an increase in credits for collaboration with a local college or university.
Manufacturers Investment Tax Credit: Offers a 3% investment tax credit towards any state tax obligation for qualified equipment and facility improvements.
Workforce Training Fund: Offers cash grants of up to $250,000 over a two-year period to train new employees or to upgrade the skills of existing employees.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Development worcesterchamber.org/economic-development
The new HireNow program offers eligible employers a grant of up to $4,000 per employee to cover training costs or as a signing bonus. Funding is up to $400,000 per employer and on a first-come, first-served basis, for jobs that are paid at least $14.25 per hour.
18 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in state:
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.