But business groups including the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation distributed a letter to House members on Tuesday, saying the newly written bill from the House Ways and Means Committee is beneficial for ratepayers and the state’s economic health.
The cost of doing business in Massachusetts, particularly outside the Greater Boston area, is high compared to other parts of the country and threatens the overall competitiveness of the state, according to a new report.
“While the Boston economy may be able to absorb some of the higher costs, that may not be the case in Franklin County,” McAnneny said. “If you’re a business looking at Massachusetts, it’s important to look at different parts of the state because the wages may vary, absolutely. But some of the other cost components are high.”