Changing Tides: Making Sense of the Boston Economy

The national economy is improving, but do you know how your local economy is doing? As it turns out, Boston is doing pretty well. In fact, Boston was featured on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers. As a local business, we at Somerville Sustainable Cleaning would have to agree: Boston is a great place to work. The Boston economy is unusually well-suited to a business like ours because 17.55% of our population works in a service industry — more than 3% above the national average. But that doesn’t mean that we’re the only ones benefiting. We work with businesses in all kinds of industries, and that gives us a pretty good sense for how the Boston economy is doing overall. We think the Boston economy is growing — and for good reasons. Last year, we added over 22 new clients and hired 7 new cleaning technicians. Our neighbors and business partners have been doing well, too, so we’re pretty optimistic about the future. But how do the jobs look outside of Boston? The national economy has been improving, but unfortunately, a growing number of our jobs are freelance, contract, or part-time-without-benefits jobs, and 7.5 million of those workers would prefer full-time work. We take care of our team, and with higher-than-average wages and paid vacation for everyone, including our part-time professionals, we know our work helps the local economy. The stable jobs that we provide, while taking care of the environment, make spending a lot easier for our staff. Boston’s jobs and businesses are growing — at an impressive pace. From the East Boston waterfront to the South End, new condos, stores, and restaurants are being built for the first time in years. These developments are good news for our local economy. As more people start to work — and spend — throughout Boston, the economy will grow and strengthen. We’re excited to see that our neighbors are picking up the pace along with us. We hope your business is doing well, too. But you don’t need a fortune to work with us. Not only is our janitorial service sustainable and environmentally friendly, but it’s also very reasonably priced. If you’d like to keep your buildings as clean as possible while being socially responsible, contact us today.

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