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Bad For Business?

July 11, 2017

July 11th was Amazon Prime Day, which means 24 hours of deals for customers with a paid subscription to the online retail giant. But Amazon's biggest  impact will hit Boston next spring, when the company opens a new office in Fort Point, adding an estimated 900 new jobs to the local economy, which is already home to a thriving tech industry.

New White House immigration plans, however, threaten to throw a wrench into the greater Boston business community — and keep talented workers out of the U.S. — putting America second in the minds of some. If implemented, the proposals would halt a program that gives visas to foreign entrepreneurs looking to start a business in the United States, and would require international students living in the U.S. to reapply for their visa every year.

Former Mass. Republican Party chair Jim Rappaport, executive vice president of InkHouse Tina Cassidy, and Harvard Business School assistant professor Gautam Mukunda joined Jim to discuss.

 


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