Our collective growth and prosperity depends on the growth and prosperity of small businesses. This year, Governor Patrick announced the initial results of a systematic review of state regulations and new steps to streamline regulations for small businesses . After reviewing 200 regulations that were each more than 12 years old, Governor Patrick has approved changes to nearly 150 regulations. In addition, the Governor launched a new effort to make sure that no new regulation is issued without serious consideration of its impact on small businesses. 

In a video message to state employees responsible for writing, reviewing and issuing regulations, Governor Patrick encouraged state regulators to present their best ideas for regulatory reform and government innovation.

Streamlining Regulations Video

Governor Deval Patrick announcing a strategy to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on Massachusetts businesses.