CBS Boston – WBZ Business Breakfast – Made In Massachusetts: Creating Jobs In The Bay State – 10/31/13


Dukakis Center Director Barry Bluestone participated in a panel on October 31st that discussed how the state’s manufacturing sector is staging an epic turnaround.

Alan Clayton-Matthews predicts weak second quarter in Mass. due to federal policies


Economists: Fed budget policies hurt Mass. By Jordan Graham | Boston Herald | June 28, 2013 The state economy, despite performing well compared to the rest of the country, has begun to stall due to federal tax and budget policies, a group of local economists said yesterday. The MassBenchmarks Editorial Board, made up of economists […]

Alan Clayton-Matthews Explains Economic Slip and Predicts Uptick


U.S. consumer spending slips, income stagnates By Jordan Graham | The Boston Herald | June 1, 2013 Spending in the U.S. dropped for the first time in a year and income stagnated according to the U.S Department of Commerce’s report yesterday on the April economy — released even as consumer confidence numbers hit a six-year […]

Alan Clayton-Matthews Forecasts Unemployment and Job Growth


Economists see more slow growth in Mass. By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey | Worcester Telegram | May 22, 2013 Forecasters expect more slow growth for the Massachusetts economy in the year ahead as the state struggles through federal spending cuts and tax increases. Payroll employment is expected to grow 1 percent in 2013, increasing to 1.6 […]

Clayton-Matthews Describes Manufacturing as Productive Sector that is Over 12% State’s GDP


Experts: Mass. economy will bounce back next year By Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | May 23, 2013 The Bay State’s economy will grow slowly this year before bouncing back in 2014, while the state’s unemployment rate is poised to fall to 5.2 percent by the last quarter of 2017, according to an economic […]

Should Mass. raise taxes?


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 […]

Rebuilding America’s middle class


By Barry Bluestone | | February 14, 2013 In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked us to consider how to rebuild America’s middle class. He talked about the need to bring manufacturing back to our shores, provide greater fairness in foreign trade, educate our workforce to compete in global markets, and train a […]

Budget issues keep Massachusetts on edge

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By Andre Mayer | | February 10, 2013 The new year began with good news for Massachusetts employers. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 2, largely addressed the tax issues that constituted most of the “fiscal cliff,” and did so in ways relatively favorable to […]

Report: Slow Growth in MA Economy Cause for Concern


By Adam Joseph Drici | | February 5, 2013 The Bay State economy grew by the annual rate of 1.0 percent in the last quarter of 2012, according to a new report from MassBenchmarks, but even though the state outpaced national growth, other indicators mean a further slowdown could be on the horizon. According to […]

7 Mass. innovation sectors see rise in employment


By John Larrabee | Boston Business Journal | January 31, 2013 Old MacDonald had a robot? These days that could be the case. Just ask John Kawola, CEO at Harvest Automation, a Billerica company that makes robots for use on farms. “Two big trends are helping to create big opportunities for robotics companies,” he says. “Companies are […]

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