Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MassTLC Hosts Gubernatorial Candidate Evan Falchuk

Policy Update

MassTLC hosted independent gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk for an afternoon discussion on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the fourth in a series of meetings with Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates.

MassTLC President & CEO Tom Hopcroft briefed Mr. Falchuk on the size and impact of the sector as well as key issues including talent. Mr. Falchuk is no stranger to growing companies in Massachusetts and played a leading role in helping grow a Boston-based global healthcare company from 9 to over 600 employees. He notes that “to create sustained economic growth in Massachusetts, we have to cut the cost of living.”

Beyond technology providing solutions to current and future problems the meeting explored how the tech community can further achieve regional economic growth and sustainability. By identifying ways to develop, retain and attract innovation-ready talent through reduced the cost of living and an increased supply of multi-family and other housing options, Falchuk asserted that MA’s tech sector and the overall economy would continue to grow.

MassTLC accelerates innovation and economic growth in Massachusetts by educating public officials and advocating for policies that support tech sector growth, helping local tech leaders engage in state and federal programs and initiatives, and fostering collaboration between the tech sector, academia, and public officials. 

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