• Influence Policies that Impact Your Business

    We invite you to join your colleagues who are actively engaged in the unique mission of the High Tech Council. World-class tech employers recognize the Council's industry-leading role in defining and shaping the public policy issues that matter most.

    Learn About Membership
  • Our Members are in the Know

    Being a High Tech Council member means that you're among the first to know about pro-growth advocacy initiatives influencing state and federal public policies and programs. Members and subscribers get a monthly eNewsletter titled, "The High Tech Agenda". It's chock-full of exclusive information-and it's free.

    Sign Up for Our eNewsletter
  • Raise Your Hands if You'd Like to Reduce Costs

    MHTC's goal is to make Massachusetts the best state to base, grow, or expand a high technology business. That's why we connect businesses like yours to cost savings including SIG, energy programs, small business health care plans and more.

    Learn About Cost-Saving Programs

Cost Competitiveness (Fiscal Policy)

Under the leadership of Jim Green, CEO of Analogic Corp., and Mike Bonney, CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, the Cost Competitiveness Team has revised and will sustain annual updates to the MHTC State Tax Competitiveness Study (first produced in 2008); analyze data and identify top policy priorities; identify and draft legislative proposals; and execute a policy strategy in accordance with the selected competitiveness priorities. Learn more..

2013 Mass. High Tech Council Business Climate Survey Results


  Talent Development (Education Policy)

Under the leadership of Chris Zannetos, CEO of Courion and Al Bunshaft, Managing Director of Dassault Systemes, the Talent Development Team has established goals that will ensure we have the needed quantity and quality of technology talent necessary to continue Massachusetts' reputation as a global technology-industry leader. Learn more..

Small Technology Business Initiative (STBI)

The Tech Tax had a very positive effect on the level of awareness and political involvement among scores of small tech companies that had been largely absent from the discussion of public policy matters.

To harness the tremendous energy unlocked by smaller technology businesses directly targeted by the Tech Tax, the Mass High Tech Council has launched the Small Technology Business Initiative (STBI), an effort that will be co-chaired by two leaders in the repeal movement – Andy Singleton of Assembla and David Reske of Nowspeed
Learn more..

Defense Technology Initiative (DTI)

In collaboration with several state and quasi-state agencies, DTI will continue the Defense Sector Study project with incremental reports and continue collaboration with the Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force, whose goal is to protect and grow Massachusetts’ military installation missions. DTI will continue to organize regional leadership and stakeholders around key defense investment areas to create opportunities despite ongoing federal budget uncertainty. DTI will continue to identify and advocate for policies that lower the cost of doing business in Massachusetts and improve education and workforce development to support key programs that have a tremendous supply chain tail throughout Massachusetts and New England.  Learn more..


September 18, 2014 - MHTC 2014 Roundtable Series Event

Brigadier General William E. Cole
Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army RDECOM and Senior Mission Commander,
Natick Soldier Systems Center

July 8, 2014 - MHTC 2014 CEO Roundtable Series Event

City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

June 24, 2014 - MHTC Roundtable Series Event

Ranch Kimball
Chief Operating Officer, Babson College

June 2, 2015 - MHTC 2014 CEO Roundtable Series Event - Speaker: General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE ADC Gen

May 15, 2014 - MHTC 2014 CEO Roundtable Series Event

Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond Executive Director, Red Sox Foundation and Mass. General Hospital Home Base Program

March 14, 2014 - Hanscom wins important defense contract (Boston Globe)

March 12, 2014 - Council Memo on Unemployment Insurance Reform

February 13, 2014 - The High Tech Agenda (MHTC Newsletter)

February 6, 2014 - Employers Give Senate's Unemployment Insurance Bill Mixed Reviews (State House News)

February 6, 2014 - MHTC Statement on S.2001 (an act relative to Unemployment Insurance Reforms)

January 23, 2014 - Senate Approves $177 Million Military Bond Bill (State House News)

January 14, 2014 - DeLeo Resists Call to Divorce Minimum Wage from Insurance System Changes (State House News)

January 2014 - Gov. Deval Patrick Uses Last State of the State Speech to Push for New Minimum Wage (BBJ)


About MHTC | Public Policy | Focus Areas | Program and Savings | Membership Info | Newsroom

© 2013 Mass High Technology Council. All Rights Reserved

Web Technology by InfoToGo.net