August 01, 1995

An Economy in Transition: Reducing the High Cost of Doing Business in Massachusetts

This report, which launched a major effort by MTF to highlight the competitive cost disadvantage faced by Massachusetts businesses, has helped spearhead a number of positive reforms to reduce business costs and taxes in the Commonwealth. The survey compared six key costs-health care, electricity, manufacturing wages, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation and corporate income taxes-with those in other states and found that Massachusetts ranked as one of the most expensive places to do business. Winner of the national Governmental Research Association's annual award for Most Effective Citizen Education.