Doors Open: 9:30 a.m.
Program: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Remarks by: Edward Glaeser, Ph.D., Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Featured speaker and panelist: The Honorable John R. McKernan Jr., Senior Adviser to the President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Presentation by: Michael Hendrix, Director, Emerging Issues & Research, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
George A. Ramierez, Executive Vice President, MassDevelopment - Devens
Michelle Wu, Boston City Councilor At-Large
The U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 2014 Enterprising Cities: Regulatory Climate Index assesses five areas of business regulation that a typical small business encounters in order to open and operate in 10 major cities across the United States. The results are a barometer for the overall business environment and point to areas where reform is needed.
The Chamber Foundation presented the report's findings, which were followed by a panel discussion on what they mean for doing business.