VIDEO: Manufacturing Leading the Economic Recovery


By Susan Petroni | Framingham Patch | October 19, 2012

Massachusetts is expected to see 100,000 manufacturing jobs over the next decade or about 10,000 manufacturing jobs per year said Northeastern University Professor and economist Barry Bluestone at the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Exec-Connect luncheon Thursday. Read More

Natick evaluates its economic strengths and weaknesses


By Brian Benson | The MetroWest Daily News | August 7, 2012

Town leaders Monday began reviewing results of an economic development self-assessment, rating the town on dozens of factors from transportation to access to the development permitting process.

Town and business leaders met in June to respond to questions posed by the study, which was funded by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and done through Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

“This process is invaluable,” selectmen Chairman Paul Joseph, who leads the town’s Economic Development Committee. “The conversations (between the town and businesses) this has stimulated and will continue to stimulate is most important.”

The committee on Monday reviewed some of the preliminary results of the study, which compared Natick to other communities. Read More

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