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.
By Michael McDonald | Bloomberg Businessweek | November 19, 2012 Massachusetts ranked first in economic opportunity in a new index that bolsters President Barack Obama’s argument that government and education are essential for creating the conditions for growth. Massachusetts, Maryland and Minnesota placed among the top five states measured by unemployment, household income and the […]
By Danielle Ameden | The MetroWest Daily News | November 14, 2012 The town has many competitive advantages, but it must deal with several “deal breakers” for economic development, a consultant told selectmen Tuesday. Presenting the results of a municipal self-assessment tool, Northeastern University researcher Barry Bluestone said Framingham is far behind comparable communities when […]
By Sean Leonard | The Daily Item | September 13, 2012 Why would anyone choose to live at Boston’s pricey Rowes Wharf when they could live on the Lynn waterfront at perhaps half the cost and with an equally beautiful ocean view, and still be within 30 minutes of the city by commuter ferry? That was the […]
By Brian Benson | The MetroWest Daily News | August 7, 2012 Town leaders Monday began reviewing results of an economic development self-assessment, rating the town on dozens of factors from transportation to access to the development permitting process. Town and business leaders met in June to respond to questions posed by the study, which was funded […]
By CRISTINA QUINN | WGBH | August 3, 2012 According to Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, there has been a recent increase in manufacturing employment and output. U.S. employers adding 163,000 jobs in July was a hopeful sign for many, including investors. Stocks rose on Wall Street […]
By Marie Szaniszlo | The Boston Herald | July 28, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, knocked on his heels by Olympic gaffes overseas, was back on the offensive yesterday, blasting President Obama in the wake of a mediocre GDP report. “After failing to meet with his jobs council for more than six months, President Obama is now […]