The Council of Economic Advisors advises the Governor on matters related to economic development in Massachusetts and the nation. The nonpartisan Council was formed to help to keep Massachusetts competitive and ready to take advantage of economic development opportunities, while anticipating and addressing economic challenges. The Council began meeting quarterly in March 2008 to discuss current economic and business conditions and trends and to explore topics or policies of particular concern to the Governor.

Council Chair Cathy Minehan, former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and current Dean of Simmons College School of Management, leads a distinguished group of people from the business, labor and academic communities who are knowledgeable and experienced in national and international economic and business trends.

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The Council is composed of distinguished individuals from the business, labor and academic communities who are knowledgeable and experienced in national and international economic and business trends.

Executive Order No. 498

Issued: March 10, 2008
Establishing the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors