Chamber Leads on Regional Initiatives

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce and the Metro South Regional Economic Development Organization (MSREDO) have made substantial progress on a number of regional initiatives this year that will help promote the economic vitality of the Metro South region by competitively positioning the region and spreading awareness of the region’s value proposition. • Brockton Fairgrounds […]

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 […]

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 […]