Submitted by the Middlesex 3 Coalition
On October 5, 2016, the Middlesex 3 Coalition hosted their second Business Leadership Roundtable with U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton at 4 Burlington Woods Drive in Burlington, MA. This roundtable discussion brought together almost 100 leaders from area corporations, educational institutions, and municipalities to network and dialogue on initiatives to improve business competitiveness and growth in the Middlesex 3 region, in Congressman Moulton’s district, and in Massachusetts.
On March 18, 2016, the Middlesex 3 Coalition held its first Business Leadership Roundtable discussion with Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash. Secretary Ash facilitated an engaging conversation between 30 regional company executives representing regional high-growth and high-tech companies in a variety of industries. Topics included workforce development needs, rising infrastructure costs, and improvements to transportation access to attract millennials to jobs in the Route 3 region.
The roundtable with Congressman Seth Moulton built upon some of the topics discussed with Secretary Ash but concentrated heavily on transportation concerns along the Rt. 3 corridor and surrounding corridors (Rt. 93 and Rt. 128) and improvements to public transportation. “Economic development continues to be my top priority, and a stronger economy requires a stronger transportation network,” said Moulton. “I’m committed to improving transportation and infrastructure in the region, and by bringing everyone to the table, we can identify priorities and join forces. That’s been our strategy throughout the district, and I look forward to continued collaboration with the Middlesex 3 Coalition.”
Stephanie Cronin, Executive Director of the Middlesex 3 Coalition, was pleased that this second roundtable with Congressman Moulton built upon the topics discussed with Secretary Ash especially transportation which is one Middlesex 3’s most significant priorities. According to Cronin, “The goal of the Middlesex 3 Business Leadership Roundtables is to bring decision makers to the table and create policies and practices that enhance business and economic development in this region”.
This roundtable discussion was being sponsored by The Gutierrez Company, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Cube 3 Studio. The Middlesex 3 Coalition will be holding its third Business Leadership
Roundtable with U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas on October 26, 2016 at 7:30 A.M. at 110 Canal Street in Lowell, MA. If you are interested in attending this event please contact Erin Kokinda at EKokinda@Middlesex3.com
Middlesex 3 Coalition is comprised of nine communities which share a common goal of fostering economic development, job growth and retention, diversification of the tax base and enhancement of quality of life. Members include stakeholders in local government, business, finance, education and development who have combined resources to promote the competitive advantages of the region and advance the economic vitality of the corridor. For more information, please visit www.Middlesex3.com.