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Making Cities Smarter In Today’s Ultra-Connected World

July 24th, 2017|VentureFizz|

If you told someone 10 years ago that Internet accessibility was a human right, they probably would have looked at you funny. But today, the idea of living Internet-free may be more challenging than ever. It’s how we communicate, how we learn, how we get our news, how we look for work, and for many [...]

Building a Future With YouthBuild

July 21st, 2017|NECN|

John Valverde, the YouthBuild CEO describes the non-profit that focuses on unemployed, low-income young adults who earn their high school diplomas while building affordable housing. Plus he shares his own personal and inspirational story-from incarceration to CEO. Full video here

New public finance funding sources spark transparency concerns

July 18th, 2017|Bond Buyer|

A decreased reliance on bonds to finance capital investments has created a need for more municipal market research tools to analyze alternative forms of public financing, according to industry experts. New issue bonds fell 25% between 2005 and 2016 in nominal dollars, according to the Mergent Fixed Income database presented at the Brookings Institution's sixth [...]

Safe Communities Act: The right side of history

June 23rd, 2017|Worcester Telegram & Gazette|

From the first-ever National Women’s Rights Convention in 1850 to the marriage equality movement, Massachusetts is often among the first states to stand on the right side of history. Now, state leaders have the opportunity to again pick the right side of history by passing the Safe Communities Act and sending a clear message that [...]

Thirty years of progress

June 21st, 2017|Martha’s Vineyard Times|

The Partnership recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at its leadership summit weekend on the Vineyard. Approximately 360 of the commonwealth’s most successful and culturally diverse business leaders, CEOs, and other corporate professionals gathered to hear speakers, take part in relevant discussions surrounding diversity, and network under the tents on the grounds of the future Martha’s [...]

IRS, DOR undermining Earned Income Tax Credit

June 4th, 2017|Commonwealth Magazine|

In the midst of new proposals for a major tax system overhaul, there’s one tax policy almost everyone agrees has been highly effective: the Earned Income Tax Credit. It delivers significant financial relief to working families while providing financial incentive to work. In 2015, the average credit was $3,186 for families with children. How disappointing, then, [...]

Trump budget cuts threaten second chances

May 30th, 2017|USA Today|

Years ago, while at a board meeting with my construction colleagues at the Homebuilders Association of Louisville, I met three very special local students. I was blown away by their drive and confidence as they shared their personal stories of overcoming challenges in their young lives. I wondered, where did they find the inner strength to tell their [...]

CEO Corner: Guardian Healthcare Home Care Services

May 17th, 2017|NECN|

Jose and Zoraida de la Rosa, the co-founders of Guardian Healthcare, talk about their company, its 365% growth over five years and its mission: to provide at home healthcare services for populations facing language or cultural barriers. Full video here

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Speaks at Massachusetts ACLU Dinner

May 15th, 2017|NBC Boston|

Gold Star father Khizr Khan was in Boston on Monday to serve as the featured speaker at the annual Bill of Rights Dinner for the Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union. Khan drew international attention for his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention when he criticized then Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump for attacking Muslims and [...]

Women entrepreneurs gain, hurdles remain

May 12th, 2017|Boston Business Journal|

With the number of women starting their own businesses now steadily outpacing men, female entrepreneurship is on the rise. In fact, the number of women-owned businesses has grown at a rate five times faster than the national average. Today, women are majority owners of 38 percent of businesses in the U.S., and there are more [...]