Life science is a life saver for Bay State, MetroWest

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By Cole Chapman/Daily News Correspondent | GateHouse News Service BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick’s $1 billion investment plan for life science industries has added 2,537 jobs in its first five years, offering new opportunities for job growth in MetroWest and other regions around the state, a report released Tuesday says. “Our research suggests that the […]

Report offers strategies to grow jobs in Mass.

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By Edward Donga | The Patriot Ledger | October 4, 2012 A new job-creation report says the state’s employment picture could be improved by lowering business costs, investing in infrastructure, supporting public education, and coordinating workforce training programs and job search resources. Legislators, government officials and labor representatives joined at the State House on Wednesday to present […]

New skills key to region’s economic future

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By James T. Brett and Alan Clayton-Matthews | Gatehouse News Service | June 28, 2012 At the recent New England Economic Partnership conference, economists from around the region discussed the outlook for this part of the country. As it has been for several years, the economic forecast was tempered: The region is expected to experience […]

Mass. commuters spend more time in cars than most in U.S.

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By David Riley
Wicked Local | The Patriot Ledger
BOSTON — For most Massachusetts workers, commuting is a slow, solitary task.

Even in towns and cities best served by trains and buses, more people get to work by car or truck than by public transportation, and most drive alone. It takes them longer to arrive at their destination, an average of 27.3 minutes, than workers in 46 other states.

Typical commutes varies greatly, from a brisk 10 minutes for those living on Nantucket to a drawn-out 37 minutes in South Shore towns such as Cohasset, Scituate and Norwell.

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