MassINC is proud to present At the Apex: The 2030 Educational Attainment Forecast. This analysis draws attention to the problem the Massachusetts economy will confront as the large and highly skilled Baby Boom generation ages out of the state’s workforce.

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As the dust settles in an eventful night in Massachusetts politics, the result of the down ballot races in the Gateway Cities shows there will be a few new faces in the delegation this coming January. While incumbents held strong, first timers Eric Lesser and Barbara L’Italien won Senate seats to represent parts of Springfield and Lawrence respectively. On the house side Randy Mom edged out his opponent in a tight race to represent Lowell in the house, Brendan Crighton won in Lynn, and Republican Kate Campanale won in the Worcester 17th.

Question 4 - The Massachusetts Paid Sick Days Initiative

Debra Boronski (R) - East Longmeadow
Michael Franco (America First Party) – Holyoke (not in the Senate District)
Eric Lesser (D) – Longmeadow
MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute announced the winners of the 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Awards on Tuesday. The awards are made annually to organizations and individuals that utilize innovative models to grow the economies of the Commonwealth’s Gateway Cities. The 2014 awards will be presented at the Institute’s annual event in November.
Yesterday the Baker/Polito campaign released a comprehensive economic development blueprint spanning a wide range of policy areas. The document provides the most intimate view yet of where Governor Baker would lead the Commonwealth. The plan makes clear that urban areas—and especially the state’s Gateway Cities—would be a major part of a potential Baker Administration’s economic development agenda. Here’s our take on the proposals the campaign has laid out.
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