The Mass­a­chu­setts economy, which had been expanding faster than the national average, thanks largely to the state’s strengths in tech­nology and med­ical research, is now barely growing at all because of eco­nomic prob­lems around the world, according to a group of nearly a dozen local economists.

It’s a little ugly,” said North­eastern Uni­ver­sity econ­o­mist Alan Clayton-​​Matthews, senior con­tributing editor for Mass­Bench­marks, who pre­dicted the Mass­a­chu­setts economy would grow at a meager 1 per­cent in the third quarter of this year. “We are no longer growing faster than the nation.”

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