Gloucester Times – Cape Ann workforce in Chamber spotlight – 2/26/14


Barry Bluestone will help focus a Chamber mission on growing Gloucester’s and Cape Ann’s evolving local economics based on the latest Massachusetts economic growth and job numbers.

The Boston Globe – Mass. job growth best since 2000 – 1/24/14


Alan Clayton-Matthews talks about how Massachusetts is benefiting from stronger national and global economies, despite relatively high unemployment numbers.

Cape Cod Wave – Young Professionals Want to Shape the Cape – 11/24/13


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.

The Boston Globe – 5.2% Mass. jobless rate forecast in 2017 – 11/13/13


Alan Clayton-Matthews discusses a recent job growth forecast he prepared for Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe – Mass., US show unexpected economic growth – 11/7/13


Economics professor Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on a recent report on the economy, for which he was a contributor. – Worcester Chamber Gets Behind Local Manufacturing – 10/8/13


The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce announced a new Manufacturing Roundtable Initiative aimed at supporting local manufacturers and recruiting new business to the region. The roundtable will involve Chamber of Commerce member manufacturers from 31 cities, as well as its 5 affiliate partners…“Manufacturing had been in sharp decline from the end of World War II to quite recently, but manufacturing is starting to come back in the state” said Barry Bluestone, Founding Director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

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 […]

Forecast sees slow economic growth in New England

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By Bob Salsberg | Associated Press | December 5, 2012 Sluggish economic growth will continue in New England, with much of the region not seeing a return to pre-recession employment levels until 2015 at the earliest, according to a forecast released Wednesday. The four-year forecast developed by the New England Economic Partnership suggests that Massachusetts, New […]

Bay State projected to return to pre-recession employment levels by mid-2014

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By Jon Chesto | Boston Business Journal | December 5, 2012 We’ve got to wait until 2014 before employment in the Bay State returns to pre-recession levels. And after we get there, we’ll be staring at a dramatically different economy than the one we left behind in early 2008. That’s the latest word from local […]

Mass. 2011 Job Growth Better Than Estimated


Jacquelyn Gutc | Worcester Business Journal Online | July 12, 2012 Job growth in Massachusetts in 2011 was greater than originally estimated, according to a new MassBenchmarks census out today from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. Economic journal MassBenchmarks estimates that the number of jobs in the commonwealth was 3,241,800, 30,000 more than the official payroll […]

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