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  • The nation’s oldest regional business organization
  • Numerous working groups and committees to develop policy recommendations in a variety of areas
  • Pursues special initiatives and holds regular networking events


The nation’s oldest regional business organization, the New England Council was founded in 1925 and continues to promote economic growth and quality of life in New England. It does so through a nonpartisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations, working to connect with key policymakers to support federal policies that will benefit the region.

Who’s it for?

All New England business owners.


To identify and support federal public policies and articulate the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England.

Resources & Services


Through a variety of working groups and committees, the New England Council meets regularly to identify issues and recommend policy positions in areas such as advanced manufacturing, technology, higher education, health care, financial services, trade, transportation, and energy and the environment. In addition, the organization frequently takes on special projects to pursue initiatives recommended by members.


The New England Council regularly holds educational events and forums throughout the region, giving members the opportunity to hear from public policymakers on current issues and network with other members.


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