The Boston Globe – This spring, there’s more than a hint of optimism in the air – 4/7/2014

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Is this the year the US economy finally takes off? Despite a slow start in 2014, many economists say, “Yes.”

Wicked Local – Report: Saugus lagging in permit process, traffic – 3/28/14

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A slow, unwieldy permitting process, congested traffic and an unattractive business environment are all holding Saugus back from growth, according to a Northeastern University study.

The Daily Item – Crabtree: Saugus to work on fixing weaknesses in wake of presentation – 3/21/13

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Barry Bluestone concluded that Saugus needs to streamline permit processing and to attract young taxpayers with transit and housing if the town wants to be competitive.

Wicked Local – Smaller housing would attract younger population to Eastons – 3/6/14

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Barry Bluestone advises Easton on its current economic climate, discussing how the town can attract and retain a younger demographic.

Gloucester Times – Cape Ann workforce in Chamber spotlight – 2/26/14

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Barry Bluestone will help focus a Chamber mission on growing Gloucester’s and Cape Ann’s evolving local economics based on the latest Massachusetts economic growth and job numbers.

SAMPAN – Metro Boston will need up to 435K new housing units by 2040 to keep economy on track – 1/16/14

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Director Barry Bluestone endorses MAPC’s new report, which states that Greater Boston must create 435,000 new housing units to accommodate both young workers and retired seniors.

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.

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.

The New England Journal of Higher Education – The New Slow – 11/18/13

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Barry Bluestone and Alan Clayton-Matthews discuss Boston’s role in New England’s regional economic network, focusing on housing and jobs.

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