On October 20th, Massachusetts submitted a 182-page proposal to Amazon in hopes that Amazon will choose one of 26 potential sites in Massachusetts as the home of its second headquarters. It has been estimated that this second Amazon headquarters would generate five billion dollars in investment and add an additional 50,000 jobs. If Massachusetts is chosen, the positive impact to infrastructure and job growth would echo the January 2016 move of GE’s Headquarters to Boston from Connecticut, which resulted in up to 120 million dollars in infrastructure improvement and included 25 million dollars in local tax breaks.
The popularity of short-term rentals in Boston and in cities across the country means that government has found the need to step in and regulate this type of rental opportunity. From luxurious corporate short-term rentals to thousands of properties listed on Airbnb and similar sites, short-term rentals for business and pleasure continue to be on the rise.
Topics: Short Term Rentals
On December 15, 2016, recreational marijuana use became legal in Massachusetts. I've reviewed the new legislation--along with the changes made by the legislature this July--and recognize its complexity and the significant regulations marijuana retailers must follow. The Governor has already signed a bill extending deadlines for regulations, including changing the date retail marijuana stores will be able to operate to July 1, 2018. The newest amendments are awaiting the Governor's signing.