Welcome remarks were given by Secretary Mike Kenneal, Chair of the Chatham Board of Selectmen
Shareen Davis, and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. Breakout session topics included:
- Community & Neighborhood Development
- Innovation & Start-Ups
- Jobs & Workforce Development
- Key Clusters & Industries
- Business Growth
Local government and business owners representatives were in attendance. The discussion included state programs supporting - as well as regulations potentially hindering - business growth, competitive challenges facing local and regional businesses, and ways the Commonwealth can better serve the needs of small business owners and communities.