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 […]

Should Mass. raise taxes?

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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 […]

Manufacturing ‘renaissance’ takes shape in Mass.

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By Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | September 13, 2012 Massachusetts’ manufacturing sector no longer suffers from “Rodney Dangerfield syndrome” — it finally has respect, according to a new report issued today. Investments in new equipment and technology; the development of more specialized products; and increased workforce training efforts have helped the industry undergo an “economic […]

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