Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce to Present Sunrise Seminar
Monday, June 02, 2014
Examine laws and introduce services available
The seminar will examine new proposed laws and introduce services available to Blackstone Valley Businesses.
Rosemary Scrivens, Regional Director Massachusetts Office of Business Development, will review the Governor’s proposed changes in Massachusetts laws to help you interpret how they will affect your business and what your next move should be.
Harvey Lit, Hospital Service Representative at Milford Regional Medical Center and Dena Stetson, Director, Teamwork Occupational Health at MRMC, will address the new medical facility under construction in Whitinsville and the Occupational Health facility that will offer medical services onsite at your business in the Valley.
Ted Rybeck, CEO and Chiderah Okoye, State Director of Venly Corp, who partners with area Chambers of Commerce to help local businesses grow, create jobs, and strengthen the community.
The seminar is free and open to the public and includes a Q&A session.
To register for the seminar, contact Marcia at 508-234-9090 X 100 or visit http://www.blackstonevalley.org.
The seminar is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Pleasant Valley Country in Sutton, Massachusetts.
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See how Massachusetts stacked up.
Massachusetts has 2015's 28th highest insurance premium penalties for high risk drivers, according to a WalletHub report.
Mass is behind Colorado and New Mexico who come in at 26 and 27 spots respectively while Mass is ahead of Tennessee and the District of Columbia who rank 29 and 30 respectively.
Massachusetts ranks 14th overall in the category of DUI conviction annual premium increase with an amount of $756.
Massachusetts ranks 20th overall in the category of speeding over 20 mph annual premium increase with a total of $261 while ranking 21 overall in the category of two accidents annual premium increase with a total of $1,364.
Massachusetts has been ranked as the 5th most eco-friendly state in the country, according to a recent study by WalletHub.
Mass ranks tenth in environmental quality and fourth in Eco-Friendly Behaviors landing them in 8th overall.
Mass is behind Minnesota and New York who are in the fourth and third spots respectively, and in front of Washington and New Hampshire who come in at the six and seven spots.
Small Business Friendliness Grade: D+
The Economist grades states on an A+ to F grading scale for its small business climate. Massachusetts ranks near the bottom of the nation, joining New Mexico and New York in receiving D+ grades. 9 states scored worse than a D+ in the Economist rankings.
Overbearing bureaucracy and excessive licensing is stifling small business in America.
Forbes ranks each state in business costs, economic climate, and growth prospects.
The most damning in the commentary:
Massachusetts’ business costs, including labor, energy and taxes, are the highest of the 48 contiguous states—only Hawaii is higher—at 20% above the national average.
ChiefExecutive.net ranks each state in taxations and regulations, workforce quality, and living environment.
The most damning in the commentary:
Taxation and regulation are always the key barometers. Massachusetts and Oregon are the worst.
ALEC ranks each state in economic performance and outlook.
Although Massachusetts ranked low in economic performance, a forward-looking forecast is based on the state’s standing in 15 important state policy variables. Some of these variables include top marginal personal income tax rate and sales tax burden.
#18 Free Enterprise
Free Enterprise ranks each state in performance, exports, innovation + entrepreneurship, business climate, talent pipeline, infrastructure.
Massachusetts's reputation as a hotspot for science and technology endures in this year's rankings. The commonwealth is a center for STEM jobs and university research and development, ranking 4th and 2nd, respectively, in those two categories. It also ranks 6th as a center for high-tech establishments. Massachusetts is taking aggressive steps to bolster economic activity with high-impact university-industry R&D projects and new tools for tech-based startup companies.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
#45 The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Massachusetts added 38,368 jobs in 2014.
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