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.
Municipalities benefit from having an idea how they are doing as places to live, work and play, according to urban development and public policy specialist, Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University Dukakis Center for Urban Regional Policy.
On Monday morning, Bluestone led a breakfast meeting work session at The Tavern with local business leaders, town officials, public safety representatives and community leaders.
September 10, 2013 | By Rick Saia | WBJournal Cities and towns in Massachusetts control more of their economic fate today, especially with less support from the federal and state governments, about 100 MetroWest business and government leaders were told this morning. And cutbacks from Washington are a part of the reason behind the recent […]
Listen to the full broadcast here. The housing market is heating up in Massachusetts. Many real estate watchers say homes are being snapped up days or even hours after hitting the market, often above asking price and without conditions such as a home inspection. Some buyers say they have been boxed out of buying homes […]
Economist backs regional effort to promote Route 3 corridor By John Laidler | The Boston Globe | JULY 18, 2013 A collaborative effort among five communities to promote their shared Route 3 corridor is getting some encouragement from a well-known economist. Barry Bluestone, founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at […]
The Boston Globe | June 28, 2013 AS MANY other industries around them contracted, the biotech and medical-device sectors in Massachusetts added more than 8,000 jobs over the past five years. What’s more, while life-sciences employment nationwide increased 12 percent nationally since 2000, Massachusetts’ grew more than twice as fast. The state’s edge? The Massachusetts Life […]
Experts: Mass. economy will bounce back next year By Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | May 23, 2013 The Bay State’s economy will grow slowly this year before bouncing back in 2014, while the state’s unemployment rate is poised to fall to 5.2 percent by the last quarter of 2017, according to an economic […]
Four views on whether there have been enough reforms to justify Patrick’s proposed tax increase Globe Correspondents | The Boston Globe | February 17, 2013 Yes: Pair revenue, reform Since 1998, the Commonwealth has reduced personal and corporate income tax rates, costing the state $2.5 billion a year — leaving little to pay current bills or deal […]
By Barry Bluestone | Boston.com | February 14, 2013 In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked us to consider how to rebuild America’s middle class. He talked about the need to bring manufacturing back to our shores, provide greater fairness in foreign trade, educate our workforce to compete in global markets, and train a […]