Positive Impact of Rideshare and Delivery Platforms on the Massachusetts Economy

A study from the UCLA Anderson School of Management found that rideshare and delivery platforms likely increase economic activity in Massachusetts by $8.3 billion per year. This drives over $503 million in state and local tax revenue.

Findings of recent research studies illustrate the impact that rideshare and delivery have in the economic livelihood of tens of thousands of individuals, as well as the state of Massachusetts.

A new study conducted by third-party researchers at BW Research Partnership (BW Research) and Mass Insight Global Partnerships found that Massachusetts app-based rideshare and food delivery drivers working on the DoorDash, Instacart, Lyft, and/or Uber platforms earned on average $26.08 per hour during a six month period in 2021 examined by the study. 

A study from Beacon Economics found that reclassifying Massachusetts rideshare and delivery drivers as employees would result in the loss of at least 58% of these jobs in the Commonwealth, and could result in the loss of up to 87% of all rideshare and delivery jobs in the state.