Membership in the Council includes a wide range of benefits.
Organization-wide Membership. Once your organization has joined the New England Council, every employee of the organization will have access to membership benefits. You are not limited to only one or a select group of employees.
Events. New England Council members are invited to attend virtually all Council programs and events at no charge, and to send as many employees from your organization as you would like. This includes our popular Congressional Roundtable series, during which Council members have the opportunity to meet in small group settings with members of the New England Congressional Delegation, as well as our renowned Politics & Eggs series featuring Presidential primary candidates and other nationally-known political figures.
Networking Opportunities. In addition to presentations by members of Congress and other distinguished speakers, New England Council events also offer members excellent networking opportunities. In addition, New England Council staff work to connect members with similar interests and goals so that they can build relationships and work collaboratively on issues of shared concern.
Annual Washington Meeting. All members receive an invitation to the New England Council’s Annual Washington meeting. Generally held in the spring when Congress is in session, the two-day meeting includes a briefing at the White House, a reception with the region’s Congressional delegation, and a breakfast featuring remarks by several members of Congress, as well as other opportunities to meet with various members of Congress and their staffs in a smaller group setting.
Policy Committees. The New England Council encourages members to participate in one or more of our Policy Committees, during which members develop positions for consideration by the Board of Directors on issues of most importance to the region’s economy. The Committees also host speakers of interest to their particular sector of the economy, and receive updates on federal policy developments that may be of interest to them.
Special Projects. The New England Council often undertakes special projects and initiatives focused on a wide range of issues that impact the region’s economy. These projects are often identified and recommended by our members, who then take an active role in the development and implementation of these initiatives. Past projects have focused on the creative economy, advanced manufacturing, regional aviation, the role of older workers, and the marine economy.
Sponsorship Opportunities. Our members have the opportunity to serve as sponsors for programs and speakers of particular interest to your organization.
Washington Report. All members receive the New England Council’s “Weekly Washington Report” which summarizes the major developments on Capitol Hill affecting issues of importance to Council members.
Washington Office. The New England Council maintains an office in Washington, DC, steps from the Capitol building and congressional offices. Our staff in DC is available to assist members in arranging meetings with congressional offices and making introductions to congressional staff members. In addition, our Washington office has a business center that is open to any member when visiting the capital.
Newsletter, Publications, and Updates. Members also receive a monthly e-newsletter and regular email updates on council events and initiatives. This includes detailed summaries of every event, policy papers, and briefings and reports on issues of importance to the region’s economy.
In short, there are numerous opportunities and ways to interact with members of the region’s congressional delegation, senior Administration officials, and members of the New England business community through participation in the New England Council.