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Massachusetts Fiscal Stability: A Looming Crisis and Generational Opportunity

The Massachusetts High Technology Council

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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Massachusetts Fiscal Stability:

A Looming Crisis and Generational Opportunity



National Experts on State Fiscal Stability

MATTERS Fiscal Stability Index Launch



Massachusetts' private sector economy is thriving, creating unprecedented opportunities and generating historic tax revenue collections for the Commonwealth. But the success of the private sector is masking the Commonwealth's tenuous fiscal condition, which many independent experts rank among the least stable in the country.


Mass. High Tech Council leaders have established a framework for a sustained, multi-year leadership strategy to help strengthen the symbiotic relationship between the state’s public finances and the vibrancy of its private sector economy.


Join us for a thought-provoking forum to:


·        See the latest data on Massachusetts fiscal challenges and opportunities, including the launch of the High Tech Council's new MATTERS 50-state Fiscal Stability Index.

·        Participate in an interactive panel discussion featuring two of the country's preeminent experts on state fiscal policy sharing their insights on:


·        The critical importance of state fiscal stability;

·        How Massachusetts' fiscal condition compares to other states;

·        Which fiscal metrics states should monitor and to measure performance and stability; and

·        What policies and best practices states are utilizing to improve their fiscal health and outlook.


Featured Panelists:

Eileen Norcross

Vice President of Policy Research and Senior Research Fellow

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University


Eileen is the lead author of Mercatus' Ranking the States’ Fiscal Condition reports. Her research focuses on questions of public finance and how economic institutions support or hamper economic resiliency and civil society.


Robert Zahradnik

Principal Officer: State & Local Fiscal Health

The Pew Charitable Trusts


Robert leads outreach efforts for the state and local fiscal health work done by the Pew Charitable Trusts, publishers of the state Fiscal 50. He provides expert technical assistance and policy development to state leaders seeking to improve their budget practices.



Have questions about Massachusetts Fiscal Stability: A Looming Crisis and Generational Opportunity? Contact The Massachusetts High Technology Council

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KPMG Conference Center
Two Financial Center
60 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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About the Council

The Massachusetts High Technology Council, Inc. is an organization of CEOs and senior executives representing technology companies, professional services firms, and academic and research institutions who are highly effective advocates for creating and sustaining conditions that support investment, job growth and improved quality of life in Massachusetts.

Founded in 1977, the Council has consistently lead the development and implementation of strategies that impact the most important policy issues facing technology-focused organization in Massachusetts. Our mission is simple: to help make Massachusetts the world’s most attractive place in which to live and work, and in which to create, operate, and grow high technology businesses.

Today, Massachusetts is one of the most competitive locations to operate a high tech business, thanks to support of active and engaged leadership who represent many of the Commonwealth’s – and the world’s – leading technology and service organizations that make up the Massachusetts High Technology Council.

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