January 23, 2024

Saving our Downtowns Survey

The Boston Globe Ideas page is currently soliciting input on how to reimagine Downtown Boston.  Boston’s future affects the entire state, and some initiatives—good or bad—could soon be coming to your downtown.   
Given the challenges all of our downtowns are seeing post pandemic, the discussion is important and timely.  Yet, the solutions vary depending on who you ask.  There are many interest groups and politicians with ideas on remaking our downtowns, but some use the issue as an opportunity to push other agendas.  It is imperative that the retail and restaurant sectors speak and be heard by elected officials, interest groups, opinion leaders, and the media. 
RAM intends to submit comments to the Globe on behalf of the industry, but we want to hear from you first.  Please complete RAM's Saving our Downtowns Survey, to help us craft an industry response.
Also, if you want to submit your own ideas directly to the Globe by the February 2 deadline, you can email them directly to [email protected], under the subject line DOWNTOWN BOSTON.   

Help Us Help You and Get Paid

If you’re thinking of starting a small business in Massachusetts or recently started one, our partners at Mass.gov’s IT group would like your input. They are conducting research on how the mass.gov and DOR websites can be more helpful to businesses.  They would like to hear about your experience.

Participants will receive a gift card for their time.

Thank you.