According to census data, more than 46,000 people emigrated out of Massachusetts between 2020 and 2021, the fourth largest exodus in the country behind New York, California, and Illinois. A new report warns this is one of several concerning trends that could erode the state's economic growth, particularly at a time when more employees can work from almost anywhere.
"People are moving in droves to lower cost jurisdictions." said Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a fiscal watchdog group that authored the report. "We may have to more proactively recruit and retain talent than we've had to in the recent past."