2.24 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation
6.49 out of 10 in Workforce Quality
5.63 out of 10 in Living Environment
Right to Work? ✗
A large majority of companies that chose Massachusetts as a place to expand their business would do it again, primarily based on its innovative economy, industry clusters and skilled workforce, according to “Choosing Massachusetts for Business: Key Factors in Location Decision-Making,” an 18-month study commissioned by MassEcon, the nonpartisan economic development organization, and conducted by the UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research group. According to survey respondents, the top three strengths of doing business in Massachusetts were workforce, superior industry clusters and the community environment.
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“Massachusetts lives on life science and financial, but is not generally business friendly.”