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The MCCA is dedicated to proactively supporting the communities in which we work. We, like all businesses, have certain community and social responsibilities to our neighborhoods and strive to uphold these responsibilities with pride.
South Boston Community Development Foundation
The South Boston Community Development Foundation is a nine-member committee, all of whom are residents of South Boston. The Foundation was created for the benefit of the South Boston residential, charitable and business communities, which may be adversely impacted by the new convention center. The fund will consist of revenues generated by annual charitable events held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and a percentage of on-site parking fees generated through regular business activities.
Local Opportunity Conference
"Our partnership with the MCCA enables students to make connections between their classroom and the skills and competencies required in the workplace of the 21st century. This partnership will foster a new generation of learners."
Our neighboring communities and local businesses share the BCEC's success. With success, we create jobs, open opportunities and generate tax revenue for both the city and the state. To that end, the MCCA has made it a priority to reach out to local, minority and women-owned businesses about opportunities in the convention industry. We did this during the construction of the BCEC and, in the fall, we held two local business opportunities conferences in conjunction with local chamber of commerce and main streets programs. These conferences were intended to educate businesses about the types of goods and services convention and meeting planners are interested in purchasing while in town for an event. As a resource for both the businesses and the conventions, the MCCA established an online registration for vendors. Interested organizations can register online at Vendors Registration.
New Relationships: Helping Our Young Neighbors
During construction, the MCCA teamed up with Madison Park High School to offer students job site tours. The relationship quickly evolved and, in 2003, Madison Park students became directly involved in MCCA projects. We assisted construction subcontractors with the hiring of six students from Madison Park's graduating class and in getting part-time positions with Aramark for six students enrolled in the schools culinary arts program. This initiative will continue even as the construction process comes to a close, by working with building and exhibition service contractors to train and offer paid internships to students while they are in school.