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Tag: Economic Impact

  1. Oct 2023
    First post-pandemic analysis of the UMass statewide economic contribution indicates the impact is driven by the purchase of goods and services by the University, and its students, staff, and faculty. Donahue Institute Report also notes major impacts not included in this calculation, including workforce development, R&D innovation, and contributions of alumni.
  2. Nov 2022
    An economic impact report
  3. Jun 2022
    Business activity at WMDC-developed areas is estimated to support a total of $2.2 billion in economic output and 8,438 jobs around Massachusetts annually.
  4. Nov 2020
    The construction also created or supported an average of 2,505 jobs per year.
  5. May 2018
    Among other findings, the study concludes that no significant decline in lottery revenue is attributable to Plainridge Park Casino.
  6. Oct 2017
    The purpose of the current Operating Report is to estimate the full economic impact of the first year of operations of the Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) on the Massachusetts economy.
  7. Mar 2017
    The Institute provided economic analysis for the Mass Technology Learning Collaborative report
  8. Jun 2016
    This report performs an objective analysis to quantify the economic contributions of the University of Massachusetts system and its campuses on the Commonwealth's economy.
  9. Dec 2015
    The defense industry is a major contributor to the economy of New England.
  10. Nov 2015
    For UMass Lowell, the Institute developed a detailed report demonstrating the economic effects of the University on the Lowell region.
  11. Dec 2014
    On December 29, 2014, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) will no longer operate as an energy production facility.
  12. May 2014
    This report performs an objective analysis to quantify the economic contributions of the University of Massachusetts system and its campuses on the Commonwealth's economy.
  13. Dec 2013
    The Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance (ANF), MassDevelopment, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center at the request of the Sequestration Task Force contracted the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) to complete a first-in-the-nation study of the near-term economic effects that sequestration cuts occurring in the federal fiscal years 2013 and 2014 have had on the Massachusetts economy.
  14. Aug 2012
    This economic contribution analysis found that Massachusetts’ six military bases support more than 46,000 jobs and contribute more than $14.2 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy annually.
  15. Jun 2012
    This preliminary report presents the findings of a study examining the economic impact that the defense industry has on the six states of the New England.
  16. Mar 2012
    The UMass Donahue Institute completed an economic contribution analysis of Holyoke’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
  17. Sep 2011
    New England’s cable companies contribute significantly to the regional economy and to local communities.
  18. Sep 2011
    The New England Cable and Telecommunications Association, an umbrella organization comprised of major cable operators serving the New England region, contracted UMDI’s Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group to analyze the economic contributions cable companies make to the region as a whole, as well as their economic impact on each of New England’s six states.
  19. Apr 2008
    The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University commissioned a study to analyze the characteristics and economic impact of the veterinary medical industry in the six-state New England region.
  20. Nov 2007
    The defense sector, defined in this study as commercial activity generated by U.S. defense and homeland security contracts, military personnel payroll, and retiree benefits paid to state residents, is a key driver of the Massachusetts economy.
  21. May 2007
    Boston, MA - The burden on municipal budgets of mixed-income homeownership developments in Massachusetts may not be as great as is often assumed, according to a new study prepared by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute for Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).
  22. Jun 2006
    Reports II and III are technical reports which further supplement the economic analysis provided in Report I.
  23. Jun 2006
    Reports II and III are technical reports which further supplement the economic analysis provided in Report I.
  24. Jun 2006
    This study, initiated and funded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, analyzes the economic value of the coastal and marine economies in Massachusetts.
  25. Jul 2005
    A thorough quantitative and qualitative analysis of the economic impact of payroll and expenditures at the Otis ANG Base was conducted.
  26. May 2005
    The $4.8 billion marine science industry of New England is a formidable economic engine that has the potential to prosper through investments in homeland security, oceanographic and atmospheric warning systems, allied navies, and environmental monitoring, but the industry is in danger of running aground in the global competition for investment unless it can find more highly skilled workers and research support, according to a study released today by the UMass Donahue Institute.
  27. Oct 2004
    A study by Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, with data analysis provided by the UMass Donahue Institute.
  28. Sep 2004
    Hanscom Air Force Base and Natick Soldier Systems Center are major contributors to the economy of the Commonwealth and its regions.
  29. May 2004
    The medical-device community is an integral component of the Massachusetts economy, providing high-paying jobs and designing and manufacturing some of the world's most innovative medical products.
  30. Nov 2003
    This study offers an economic analysis of the state's telecommunications industry, including trends and ranking among other states.
  31. Oct 2003
    A comprehensive study of the fiscal impact of new housing development in Massachusetts prepared for the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association.
  32. Feb 2003
    The industry consists of 264 manufacturing establishments, with nearly 21,000 employees, a payroll of almost $1 billion, and shipments valued at $4 billion, making Massachusetts second only to Minnesota in the production of medical devices.
  33. Nov 2002
    This study examines the employment, sales, investment trends, and various segments of the telecommunications industry in Massachusetts and concludes that the industry will continue to be a critical part of the Massachusetts economy.
  34. May 2001
    The medical device industry in Massachusetts is both an ongoing vital contributor and a stabilizing factor to the state's economy during the recent recession.
  35. Apr 2001
    The origins, development and trends of jet engine manufacturing in Massachusetts is analyzed and compared to national and international competition.
  36. Oct 2000
    This study looks at the relationship between information technology development and economic development in recently distressed rural and urban locations.
  37. Sep 2000
    This report summarizes employment and earnings, and identifies important trends within various sectors of the Massachusetts Marine Economy, which includes commercial seafood industries, marine transportation, tourism and recreation, marine technology and education and coastal construction and real estate.
  38. Mar 2000
    This study defines specific policy steps that might be taken to support the plastics industry, which is one of the key economic sectors in north central Massachusetts.
  39. Mar 2000
    The textile and apparel industries have been de-coupling from each other at many levels for the last two decades: customer/supplier relationships, technological levels, rates of investment, and competitive position in the global and North American markets.
  40. Jun 1999
    This report provides a detailed analysis of the pharmaceutical industry in Massachusetts.

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