Little different view from an outsider. I live in California and just worked in Massachusetts for six months. I went to dinner all the time, and out every weekend. I should own stock in Massachusetts winter clothing stores at this point. I came back with barely any money and snow boots. I had a blast in Boston and have heavily debated moving.
It saddens me to read about the possibility of Massachusetts losing the tax incentive. The local community benefits from even the out-of-towners.
The truth is, we have to work outside of California because California won’t participate in the un-capped tax incentive. They left “Hollywood” and they will leave Massachusetts.