Explore AIM's New Introductory Membership for First Time Members

Slow Phase-Out of Combined Heat and Power Incentives

Energy News | August 30, 2021

Associated Industries of Massachusetts is calling on state energy officials to slow the reduction of financial incentives for a tool that many AIM-member companies use to control their energy costs. The statewide business association argued in recent comments to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) that the proposed pace of reducing subsidies for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) […]

Read More

Commerce Secretary: Infrastructure Plan Will Boost Competitiveness

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Energy News | May 14, 2021

The Biden Administration’s proposed $2 trillion American Jobs Plan will make historic investments in roads, bridges, broadband internet and other infrastructure that is key to US business competitiveness, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo told the AIM Annual Meeting today. And while the administration is in “deep negotiations” with Congress over how to pay for […]

Read More

Senate President Seeks to Move State ‘Back to Better’

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | March 26, 2021

Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka is inviting the business community to work with state lawmakers to create a post-pandemic future that is “back to better rather than back to normal.” The Ashland Democrat told the AIM Executive Forum this morning that the Senate has established several committees that will seek to re-imagine Massachusetts in areas […]

Read More

Here’s a Summary of the Legislature’s 2019-2020 Session

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | January 11, 2021

The Massachusetts Legislature ended an extended 2019-2020 session on January 5 having passed significant laws dealing with everything from economic development to transportation to health care. What will the new laws mean to employers? And how will they influence the ability of the commonwealth’s economy to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? The […]

Read More

What a Biden Presidency Might Mean to Employers

Economy Energy HR & Employment Law International News | November 9, 2020

Joseph R. Biden, projected to become the 46th President of the United States, will take office at a singular moment in the history of a nation struggling to confront the convergence of a pandemic, an economic crisis and social upheaval. It’s also a singular moment for Massachusetts employers. The change of administrations in Washington will […]

Read More

Legislature Set to Negotiate Key Issues during Extended Session

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | August 7, 2020

The Massachusetts Legislature will attempt to reach consensus on multiple issues affecting employers – from health care to transportation to economic development – during a lawmaking session that has been extended for six months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state House of Representatives and Senate traditionally wrap up formal business on July 31 of […]

Read More

AIM Backs Program to Help Companies with Energy Bills

Energy News | June 5, 2020

Associated Industries of Massachusetts has expressed support for a new program that will assist companies that have fallen behind on gas or electricity payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) had already issued a directive to utilities prohibiting shutoffs during the pandemic for past-due accounts. The new proposal is designed […]

Read More

Climate Bills Long on Deadlines, Short on Solutions

Energy | February 3, 2020

Massachusetts has a clear blueprint for when it must become a carbon-neutral state, but none of the tools necessary to make those plans a reality. The state Senate last week passed An act setting net generation climate policy, which would require the secretary of energy and environmental affairs to establish interim greenhouse-gas reduction benchmarks, beginning 2025, […]

Read More

Massachusetts Makes Progress on Climate Change

Energy News | December 14, 2019

The climate protesters who took to the streets of Boston last week targeted the wrong people. If these people really want to impact the climate debate, they should turn their attention outside of a state that is already well on its way to achieving the goals outlined during demonstrations at the State House. Massachusetts has […]

Read More

What is TCI and How Will It Help the Transportation Problem?

Energy News | December 2, 2019

Massachusetts lawmakers continue to debate the best method of paying to repair and upgrade the state’s overburdened transportation system. Associated Industries of Massachusetts and its 3,500 member employers oppose widespread calls to raise the gasoline tax. AIM instead favors a gasoline-fee increase through a nascent multi-state regional cap-and-invest program called the Transportation and Climate Initiative […]

Read More