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.
CBS Boston – WBZ Business Breakfast – Made In Massachusetts: Creating Jobs In The Bay State – 10/31/13
The Boston Globe | June 28, 2013 AS MANY other industries around them contracted, the biotech and medical-device sectors in Massachusetts added more than 8,000 jobs over the past five years. What’s more, while life-sciences employment nationwide increased 12 percent nationally since 2000, Massachusetts’ grew more than twice as fast. The state’s edge? The Massachusetts Life […]
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 […]
Mass. loses 5,500 jobs in March; jobless rate 6.4%
Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | Thursday, April 18, 2013
Massachusetts job growth took a hit last month as payroll tax increases and federal budget cuts have begun to grip the local economy tighter, particularly in sectors like construction, manufacturing and professional, scientific, and business services, experts said today.
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 […]
By Megan Woolhouse | Boston.com | January 17, 2013 The Massachusetts unemployment rate ticked upward to 6.7 percent in December, the sixth month the rate has held steady or increased, state officials said Thursday. The state also added 7,500 jobs in December and about 51,000 jobs overall last year, the report said. That shows a state economy […]
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 […]