This special commission was created for the purpose of studying and making recommendations concerning the development of financial assets as a way to ensure that all people in the state of Massachusetts achieve long-term, sustainable economic security and self-sufficiency and enjoy economic opportunity. The commission shall include the Massachusetts State Treasurer & Receiver General or his designee.

The Commission, made up of public and private stakeholders in community development, coordinated asset development efforts and made recommendations to establish a comprehensive asset development system in Massachusetts. These recommendations can be found in the final report by the Commission, Asset Development: Removing Barriers, Building Futures.