MPR – Manufacturing 2.0: Old Industry Creating New High-Tech Jobs – 12/26/13

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Director Barry Bluestone says he’s seen many companies transform themselves into high-tech competitive operations, whereas before they used to make much lower-tech products.

Minnesota Public Radio – Is it getting easier to find products made in the U.S.? – 12/26/13

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Dukakis Center Director Barry Bluestone says we’re seeing a renaissance in manufacturing. Nanotech, for example, holds great promise for cutting-edge U.S. manufacturing firms, he says.

The Boston Globe – State’s jobless rate surpasses nation’s for 1st time in 5 years – 12/20/13

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Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews tells the Boston Globe that Massachusetts’ job situation is “far from dire” as employers have reported job growth in October and November.

Radio Open Source – Where’s Boston? waiting a new mayor…a new radio show – 12/19/13

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Barry Bluestone joins Radio Boston host Christopher Lydon and several other Bostonians with varying backgrounds and perspectives to discuss the City’s past and what they believe will be its future.

The Boston Globe – Workers’ skills aren’t matching available jobs – 12/17/13

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Policy School professor and economist Alan Clayton-Matthews says it’s unrealistic to expect people trained for one occupation to train for an entirely different one because demand changes.

The Daily Item – Survey: Saugus Town Meeting process slows development efforts – 12/13/13

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Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center, is directing the town of Saugus’ (MA) effort to stabilize the economy through driving economic development.

PBS Newshour – Rosier-than-expected jobs report doesn’t improve outlook for long-term jobless – 12/6/13

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Dukakis Center director Barry Bluestone comments on the November jobs report and argues that extending unemployment benefits would put people back to work.

The Boston Globe – T’s late-night service plan could be arriving right on time – 12/4/13

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Stephanie Pollack, associate director of the Dukakis Center, says there must be robust ridership if the new late-night T service is to be cost-effective.

The Boston Globe – Home sales, prices jump again – 11/27/13

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Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center, said they expect housing inventory to increase this spring, as buyers continue to bid above asking prices for months.

Cape Cod Wave – Young Professionals Want to Shape the Cape – 11/24/13

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Barry Bluestone talks about changing demographics as they relate to Cape Cod and the area’s issues creating jobs and housing that would incentivize young people to stay.

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