Expert details Lynn’s strengths


By Thor Jourgensen | The Daily Item | October 24, 2012

A consultant who has already worked with local businesses on development ideas told City Councilors the city needs to hire an “omsbudsman” to help attract potential developers.

“You need someone who can work hand-in-glove with firms, who can act as sort of an omsbudsman,” said Barry Bluestone.

Bluestone, director of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center of Urban and Regional Policy, led a detailed self-assessment discussion with 25 local business representatives in spring 2011 and came back to the city last month to tout the city’s potential at a Lynn Business Partnership forum.

Starting in January, Bluestone will lead a team of six Center experts who will work with city officials and business representatives for a year. Read More

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