A slow, unwieldy permitting process, congested traffic and an unattractive business environment are all holding Saugus back from growth, according to a Northeastern University study.
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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 […]