Siemens offers $660 million to help narrow skills gap – 4/16/14

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An aging manufacturing sector workforce will open up 100,000 jobs in the next decade, says Barry Bluestone. Jobs that may not be filled if more students aren’t trained for them.

The Republican – Outlook 2014: Which way is the Massachusetts economy pointing as we enter 2014? – 2/8/14

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Director Barry Bluestone estimates that 100,000 skilled manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts will open up in the next decade as older workers retire.

MPR – Manufacturing 2.0: Old Industry Creating New High-Tech Jobs – 12/26/13

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Director Barry Bluestone says he’s seen many companies transform themselves into high-tech competitive operations, whereas before they used to make much lower-tech products.

Minnesota Public Radio – Is it getting easier to find products made in the U.S.? – 12/26/13

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Dukakis Center Director Barry Bluestone says we’re seeing a renaissance in manufacturing. Nanotech, for example, holds great promise for cutting-edge U.S. manufacturing firms, he says.

The Boston Globe – Workers’ skills aren’t matching available jobs – 12/17/13

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Policy School professor and economist Alan Clayton-Matthews says it’s unrealistic to expect people trained for one occupation to train for an entirely different one because demand changes.

PBS Newshour – Rosier-than-expected jobs report doesn’t improve outlook for long-term jobless – 12/6/13

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Dukakis Center director Barry Bluestone comments on the November jobs report and argues that extending unemployment benefits would put people back to work.

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

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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.

GoLocalWorcester.com – Worcester Chamber Gets Behind Local Manufacturing – 10/8/13

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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.

MassEcon – Barry Bluestone on Manufacturing in MA: Video Presentation

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MassEcon’s 2013 Annual Conference titled “Manufacturing- What’s New, What’s Next?” featured manufacturing expert Barry Bluestone as moderator.

State considers offering computing center to businesses

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By Marie Szaniszlo | The Boston Herald | June 19, 2013 Massachusetts is considering allowing small manufacturers to use computers at the Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke to help make parts for larger manufacturers, state officials said yesterday. The plan, which is still in the conceptual stage, is part of a broader effort to […]

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