CEO & President
The Economic Forum is a public-private partnership established in 1988 by the Area Council and the Association of Governments to support the economic vitality and competitiveness of the region. Through focused analyses and partnerships extending throughout the region, it addresses infrastructure and other issues of critical concern to the economic development of area and the region's quality of life.
A Message from Chairman Lenny Mendonca
The aArea is one of the world's greatest regional economies. It benefits from pre-eminent knowledge-based industries, with competitive strength flowing from an unmatched culture of entrepreneurship, world-leading research institutions, and the nation's best educated and most highly skilled workforce. With these remarkable advantages, it has led through innovation in a wide range of research and industrial fields.
The area economy also benefits from an outstanding quality of life and a diversity of cultures, which heighten its role as a global intellectual and commercial center.
The keys to meeting our challenges and achieving even greater success lie in our hands. By working together, the area can assure its economic leadership into the 21st century.
Economic Forum Leadership
The Economic Forum provides a shared platform for leaders to act on key issues affecting the regional economy. It accomplishes this by producing focused analyses on key issues affecting the area and its future, and by mobilizing regional and state leaders to address those issues, based on working partnerships and a strong foundation of economic and policy analysis.
The strength of the Economic Forum lies in its Board of Directors and the relationships and assistance provided by its sponsors and partner organizations throughout the region and the state.