Metro South Wellness Works Initiative

Nearly half of Massachusetts adults aged 35+ have diabetes, heart disease, stroke, asthma, or are obese. Most adults spend many waking hours at work making workplaces prime locations to enable and support healthy behaviors. The Metro South Chamber of Commerce has joined a cohort of Massachusetts employers dedicated to providing wellness education and support to […]

Chamber Supports Construction of New Parking Garage

The City of Brockton is Proposing to construct a much needed 414 space public parking garage to support existing businesses and spur additional economic development in downtown Brockton. The City is also proposing downtown vehicular circulation improvements which include a new street connecting Petronelli Way and Court Street, and the conversion of Petronelli Way to […]

Metro South Chamber Accomplishments – We Work for You!

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce is proud to share a list of its accomplishments over the past year.  Thank you for your investment! As a Metro Chamber member, your contribution helped us as we: CONDUCTED IMPORTANT STUDIES: The Chamber has conducted a number of important regional studies anticipated to spur development and create jobs […]

Metro South Chamber Joins Solar Challenge

Challenge Helps Mass. Businesses Save on Energy, Boost Economic Development The Metro South Chamber has helped launch the new Chamber Solar Challenge to help local businesses save on energy costs and encourage economic development through solar energy. “The Chamber Solar Challenge provides a great opportunity to help our members cut costs and take advantage of […]

Natural Gas Proposal Could Bring Savings

The Chamber recently met with Spectra Energy to discuss a new natural energy proposal that could save residents and businesses money while providing a safer and cleaner alternative.  Spectra’s proposal includes the expansion of the 60 year old Algonquin natural gas pipeline to serve power generators already connected to the system for coal burning and […]

Chamber Testifies at Brockton Casino Hearing

Chamber President & CEO, Christopher Cooney, and many business owners, testified in favor of moving forward on the development of a  Brockton Destination Resort Casino at the Brockton Fairgrounds in front of the five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission during the  final public hearing. Cooney discussed his recent trip to Des Plaines, Illinois, a similar suburban Rush […]

Chamber Achieves 5 Star Re-Accreditation

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce, the region’s most dynamic business and economic development organization, has earned re-accreditation as a 5-Star Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This is the highest designation of accreditation awarded within the United States of America. The Metro South Chamber is one of fewer than 100 Chambers across the […]

Brockton Tax Hearing – It’s Time to Speak Up!

Brockton is the hub of the Metro South Region (south of Boston). With an extensive infrastructure, ample workforce, and strategic location, it is a natural hub of business and an attractive city for businesses looking to grow and expand. Aside from these factors, however, the most prominent indicator a business considers in choosing where to […]

Banker & Tradesman: Brockton’s “Step in the Right Direction”

Brockton is a 35-minute train ride from Boston’s South Station and a century removed from its thriving era as an industrial hub that nearly 100 shoe companies called home. The decline of the city’s manufacturing base brought rising crime and poverty, and the post-war suburban boom emptied the downtown of many of its stores and […]

Chamber Hosts Neil Bluhm to Discuss Casino Future

The application process continues for Brockton to receive the available state gaming license required to move forward with plans for developing a resort casino and entertainment destination on the site of the Brockton Fairgrounds. Since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs announced it would grant the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe the 155 acres in Taunton needed […]