Barry Bluestone on WBUR: Mayor Walsh’s Plan To Create More Than 50,000 Housing Units

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For many in Boston, housing is a huge challenge. From price to availability, finding a place where you want to live — and that you can afford — is tough. That there are simply too many people who want to live here and not enough places to meet that demand.

On Point with Tom Ashbrook: The New Blue Collar Jobs Of Tomorrow

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The new blue collar jobs. We’ll look at where they are and what it will take to get one.

High rents and home prices may hinder development in Windham

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WINDHAM — A recent citizens’ survey conducted by Northeastern University indicated the town’s high rent and housing prices, as well as the shortage of public utilities, could prove a challenge when planning for future economic development.

Broad-based jobs growth signals stronger U.S. economy, but wages still lag

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Economics correspondent Paul Solman went to the heart of Boston’s Financial District to discuss the numbers with economist Barry Bluestone.

Northeastern Study: Not Enough Spots In Massachusetts Vocational Schools

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Researchers at Northeastern University estimate that Massachusetts manufacturers will have to fill 100,000 jobs over the next decade just from retiring workers, let alone from any new jobs created.

American Labor At A Crossroads

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Barry Bluestone joins WBUR guest host Jane Clayson and others to talk about the American labor force.

The Struggle To Find A Starter Home In A Luxury-Housing Market

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Local housing advocates have long warned that Massachusetts needs more development to meet the demands of first time homebuyers, yet most new construction is still aimed at the luxury market. Barry Bluestone joins WGBH News in their continuing FOCUS series, “Growing Pains,” to look the struggle to find a starter home in Boston.

Report details economic impact of school construction

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In the 10 years since the Massachusetts School Building Authority was created, the agency has distributed $10.5 billion to help build and renovate hundreds of schools to improve the quality of education around the state, but the funding also has played a significant role in creating jobs and generating tax revenue, a new report shows. The economic impact was particularly meaningful during the recent downturn, which hit the construction industry hard, according to the report, written by Alan Clayton-Matthews and Barry Bluestone of the Northeastern University Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Planning.

Study faults life sciences initiative

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A report released Monday suggests job growth in biotech and medical technology, a top focus of the Patrick Administration, has been modest at best over the past five years and has come at the expense of other research and development industries.

Mass. leads nation in life sciences jobs, says report

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Massachusetts’ workforce has the nation’s highest concentration of jobs in biotechnology, medical technology, and other life sciences fields, according to a report released Wednesday.

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