“Promoting a Healthier Business Climate”

How do older industrial cities redirect their assets and infrastructures (e.g. old factory buildings and brownfields) and reinvent their economies to attract current and emerging industries? What are the systemic obstacles to revitalizing the Commonwealth’s failing urban centers? The Research Bureau believes that in order for these cities to develop a healthy business climate, they must improve local governance, and that this goal can be facilitated by measuring and improving administrative performance.