Global Massachusetts 2024

A premier event and report to establish a ten-year vision on how leaders from industry and government can partner and structure talent and technology resources for growth.

About Global Massachusetts 2024


featuring Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, UMASS President Bob Caret, Massport’s Tom Glynn, MCCA’s Jim Rooney, MIT’s Andrew Lo and many more industry, university and government leaders helping shape the economic future of Massachusetts over the next decade.

Global Massachusetts 2024 is an initiative of Mass Insight Global Partnerships that convenes leaders among major business groups, industry, and higher education to build consensus for a comprehensive ten-year economic agenda that will position Massachusetts to win the competition for talent and innovation – the key to securing prosperity for all our citizens. The initiative will culminate in a growth agenda report and leadership convening.

The Report: The Growth Agenda
Work Groups will meet to create consensus in their respective policy areas. The culmination of these efforts will be a package of policy reports – the Growth Agenda – for State and City leaders, focused on strategies that will strengthen the Commonwealth’s economic future and position it as an international leader through 2024.

The Convening and Global Boston Reception
The Growth Agenda will be released at the Global Massachusetts 2024 Briefing on March 11, 2015.  The Briefing will highlight the three key policy areas outlined above in a day-long, interactive event, followed by the Global Boston: Gateway for Innovation reception, highlighting the Commonwealth’s role as a global innovation gateway. The reception will also serve as a 25th Anniversary recognition for Mass Insight.

Why Now?
The Massachusetts economy is driven by a range of vital sectors supported by the talent developed at our universities and attracted to the Commonwealth’s innovation ecosystem. Building on the success of the 2006-2008 Global Massachusetts initiative, this new effort will outline how Massachusetts can grow in the next ten years, where the opportunities lie, and how government can target limited resources to realize the opportunities. The time is right to chart the path for future growth with a gubernatorial transition underway and a new Mayor of Boston.

The Goal
Consulting leaders in key growth sectors, the broader infrastructure community, and international business and government representatives, Global Massachusetts 2024 will establish a ten-year vision for the Commonwealth on how government and industry leaders can partner and structure talent and technology resources to grow.

Focus Areas
Mass Insight will convene three work groups to frame opportunities and outline policy options for the Commonwealth and City in:

  • Talent, Technology, and Centers of Excellence Strategy
  • Higher Education Partnerships with Industry
  • International Strategy


The vision

“With a clear strategy, one that cultivates the great inflow of students and fosters collaboration between universities and leading companies, Massachusetts can build its brand as one of the world’s leading talent development centers — and retain all the talent we need to grow our economy over the next 10 years.”
William Guenther featured in The Boston Globe

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