Alan Clayton-Matthews discusses a recent job growth forecast he prepared for Massachusetts.
Callahan Tunnel to close for three months By Martine Powers | Boston Globe | June 20, 2013 The Callahan Tunnel will close for construction for three months at the beginning of next year, capping a convergence of projects scheduled for early 2014 that some fear will create a perfect storm of gridlock. The 52-year-old tunnel, […]
On March 22, 2013 Barry Bluestone presented during the final remarks of the three-day Housing Opportunity 2013 conference in Seattle, WA. Bluestone presented Lessons from Massachusetts during the closing session on Setting Goals for Housing Opportunity. See video of Bluestone’s presentation below. Click HERE to learn more about the conference and view additional videos. Advance video […]
Could the Senate plan provide common ground? CommonWealth | GABRIELLE GURLEY | April 11, 2013 THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATE is preparing to vote on a transportation finance plan that is bigger than the $500 million House version Gov. Deval Patrick threatened to veto but still well below the $1 billion package the governor wanted. What’s unclear is whether the […]
John Sarvey 1967-2012 We are greatly saddened by the tragic loss of John Sarvey, Executive Director at School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and a Senior Associate at the Dukakis Center, who passed away unexpectedly over Thanksgiving weekend. John was not only devoted to all of us and the success of the Dukakis Center […]
By Lawrence Harmon | The Boston Globe | December 8, 2012 Contract negotiations between teachers’ unions and school districts often resemble the Civil War naval battle between the ironclads Merrimac and Monitor: Each side exchanges broadsides, inflicts casualties, and teeters away claiming victory. There’s got to be a better way to improve schools while ensuring […]
Brains In Spain Thrive In Entrepreneur Eco-System
Monday, February 6, 2012 | Global Enterprise
By Michael Lake and Robert Buckley
Special To Banker & Tradesman
The Boston region has the opportunity to leverage the development growth at Kendall Square and Longwood Medical area while building the South Boston innovation district and, accordingly, shape the future of our region’s innovation economy.
The challenge lies in how to most effectively attract and retain talent in order to create a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem. To succeed, we need to look at successful projects around the globe utilizing innovation-related practices.
By Steve Poftak | Feb. 3, 2012 | Read the Full Article at bostonmagazine.com
Manufacturing has a bad image these days. For those of us inside Route 128, it can feel like there’s nothing left. But the reality for the rest of the state is very different.
Manufacturing still employs approximately 260,000 people or 8 percent of the workforce. And these people are working in good jobs at good wages — in the areas where manufacturing is still going on, wages in the industry are above the area median.