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How Would You Improve the Massachusetts Economy?

Posted on July 7, 2014

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) believes it is time for Massachusetts to restart its economic engine. And we’re looking for the best ideas from employers like you for how to do it.

CraneandworkerssmallAIM will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2015 by developing The Blueprint for the Next Century, a plan to create jobs, prosperity and economic growth in the coming decades. We believe that only a vibrant, private-sector economy creates opportunity that binds the social, governmental, and economic foundations of our commonwealth.

What is your opinion of the Massachusetts economy? How would you improve it? What steps should business, government and other institutions take to ensure that the next generation of Massachusetts residents will be able to build lives for themselves and their families?

Please become part of The Blueprint for the Next Century by sharing your opinions through our brief online Blueprint survey.

We stand at a singular moment as the specter of the Great Recession finally recedes and the election of a new governor comes into view. The ability of employers to seize that moment to improve the Massachusetts economy rests entirely on the willingness of individuals like you to add your voice to the public debate.

A few things you should know:

  • The 12 survey questions are deliberately free-response rather than multiple choice ” we want to avoid imposing an agenda or limiting any great ideas you may have that we have not yet considered.
  • Please note that multiple people from your company may receive this survey. We encourage everyone to respond since people in different disciplines (CEO, finance, HR etc.) may have slightly different points of view.
  • I know, I know, everyone sends you surveys all the time. But this is really important ” we’re not surveying you so we can sell you something. Our objective is to improve the Massachusetts business climate. Period.

AIM will present a draft version of The Blueprint for the Next Century to the governor-elect of Massachusetts at the AIM Executive Forum on November 14. A final version will be completed in time for the launch of AIM’s centennial celebration next year.

Thank you for taking the survey and being part of the Blueprint for a New Century. Stay tuned for updates as we develop the plan. Please contact Chris Geehern,, if you have any questions about the survey.