NEC Notes
January 2017
to the January 2017 edition of
The New England Council's E-Newsletter.

Upcoming Events
Perspectives on the 115th Congress
Thursday, January 19, 2017
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
The Hampshire House
Boston, MA
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Breakfast with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
Thursday, January 26, 2017
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Bank of America
Boston, MA
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Congressional Roundtable with Rep. Ann Kuster
Monday, January 30, 2017
8:00 -9:30 a.m.
Bedford Village Inn
Bedford, NH
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Recent Events
Breakfast with Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson
On December 1, 2016, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson spoke to NEC members about the important relationship between Ireland and New England at a breakfast hosted by Bank of America in Boston.  Ambassador Anderson is pictured here with Board Member Joanne Sullivan of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. 
Breakfast with US Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry
U.S. Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, one of the nation's top banking regulators and a New England native, spoke to NEC members about his agency's priorities at a December 16 breakfast hosted by Bank of America in Boston.  Comptroller Curry is pictured here with Sushil Tuli of Leader Bank. 
Capital Conversations with Sen. Jack Reed
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) spoke at the final Capital Conversations event of 2016, which was hosted by NEC member Nelson Mullins in Washington, DC.  The Senator is pictured here (left) with Bob Crowe of Nelson Mullins. 
Capital Conversations with Sen. Jack Reed
In his remarks, Senator Reed discussed his work as Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee.  The Senator is pictured here (left) with retired General Jack Hammond of the Home Base Program. 
Special Event: Perspectives on the 115th Congress
January 19 Event to Feature Former Elected Officials

On January 19, 2017, The New England Council will present a special event, "Perspectives on the 115th Congress." The program will feature several former New England elected officials who will share their insights on the outlook for the 115th Congress and the incoming Trump Administration. Our panelists will discuss the impact of leadership changes, New England's clout in Congress, the relationship between Congressional leaders and President-Elect Trump, and the outlook for legislative action on a variety of key economic issues, including tax reform, infrastructure investment, and regulatory relief.  

Panelists to date include:
  • U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte
  • Former Congressman Bill Delahunt
  • Former Governor John H. Sununu
The event will take place at The Hampshire House in Boston from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Please contact Michael Schiano if you have any questions. 
Save the Date: 2017 Annual Spring Event
Annual Spring Event Scheduled for May 3-4, 2017
Mark your calendars!  The New England Council's 2017 Annual Spring Event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington, DC.  The Annual Spring Event will be a great opportunity for New England Council members to hear from leaders in the new Administration, as well as members of the New England Congressional delegation as the 115th Congress gets underway.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!
Advanced Manufacturing Policy Summit
Summit Highlights Progress Since 2015 NEC-Deloitte Report
On December 15, 2016, members of The New England Council's Advanced Manufacturing Working Group gathered at Northeastern University's George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington, MA, for a New England Advanced Manufacturing Policy Summit. The goal of the summit was two-fold. First, participants explored recent innovative policies and programs adopted by New England manufacturers and institutions of higher education that help train workers for existing jobs and promote and strengthen New England manufacturing's competitive advantage. Members also began the process of developing a "Make It In New England" Legislative Agenda, suggested policy proposals based on the recommendations of the NEC-Deloitte "Advanced to Advantageous" report for the members of the New England Congressional delegation in the 115th Congress to introduce and support. For more information on the summit or on the Council's ongoing efforts to promote the region's advanced manufacturing sector, please contact Chris Averill.
DC Dialogue on NECN
December: Mayor Marty Walsh, Special Olympics  Massachusetts CEO MaryBeth McMahon
The most recent episode of DC Dialogue aired on New England Cable News (NECN) on Sunday, December 18, 2016.  In the first segment, Jim Brett and Eileen Curran were joined by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for a wide ranging discussion of key issues for the city, including transportation, housing, economic development, and the recent legalization of marijuana.  Later in the show,  MaryBeth McMahon, President and CEO of Special Olympics Massachusetts, discussed her organization's important work with people with intellectual disabilities and how people can support that work during the holiday season.       
Next Show to Air Sunday, January 29
The next episode of DC Dialogue will air on New England Cable News (NECN) on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
NEC in the News

Recent Media Coverage
Jim Brett Addresses North Shore Chamber - On December 9, 2016, The Salem News featured an extensive article covering NEC President & CEO Jim Brett's remarks to the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.  Jim's remarks focused on the potential impact of the new Trump Administration on the region's business community.  Read the article.

NEC Energy Report Cited in Local Coverage - A recent article in The Patriot Ledger about the region's energy landscape cited the NEC's recent report, "The New England Energy Landscape: History, Challenges, and Outlook."  The article was also published in a variety of affiliated publications throughout  Massachusetts.  Read the article.
Member News from our Blog
Membership Update
December New Members
Please join us in welcoming the following new member who joined The New England Council in December 2016: