Produced for the New England Foundation for the Arts By the Economic and Public Policy Research Group of the UMass Donahue Institute
The Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) conducted research on the young adult labor force in Massachusetts. Research has shown that in recent years, labor force participation has declined among young adults (16 to 24 years old).
Click title for the report's key findings. The Institute's client MassDevelopment manages the 4000-plus acre property. This is the fourth such report the Institute has provided MassDevelopment about Devens.
An economic analysis of Gateway Cities and the 10 designated TDI Districts in Development.
This business growth study looked at small-and medium-sized businesses (5 to 500 employees) in the Knowledge Corridor region of Connecticut and western Massachusetts. This analysis combines data from separate studies released by EPPR regarding growth businesses in the Pioneer Valley and the Capital Region of Connecticut.
This business growth study looked at small-and medium-sized businesses (5 to 500 employees) in Hartford and Tolland Counties from the years 2007 to 2012, examining factors such as employment levels, sales and economic conditions to gauge strength of the region and its economic performance and prospects.
In partnership with MassINC, the UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research group published an educational attainment forecast, looking at the problems the Massachusetts economy will confront as the large and highly skilled Baby Boom generation ages out of the state’s workforce.
Since 1969, Chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Law has provided a unique tool for the development of affordable housing.
This report summarizes the results of 2009 University of Massachusetts/Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) housing poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. This is the fourth such poll conducted in recent years.
The survey, designed collaboratively, provides a broad look at the needs and current conservation strategies for Boston’s small businesses related to energy, clean technology, waste management and the purchasing of green products.
The Economic and Public Policy Research Unit recently prepared a major industry study for the Massachusetts High Technology Council.
This study, exploring commuting patterns between regions in Massachusetts, finds that commute times in Massachusetts, which were roughly in line with the national average two decades ago, have since increased considerably and at a much faster pace than the nation as a whole. Time lost to commuting increased by nearly 20 percent between 1990 and 2000.
This research analyzes recent migration patterns in Massachusetts, examining both the magnitude of migration over the last 12 years and the characteristics of migrants.
A comprehensive study of the fiscal impact of new housing development in Massachusetts prepared for the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association.
This study describes the effects of two decades of boom and bust on workers and families, analyzing winners and losers in a new state economy.
This report presents the findings of a survey of individuals and organizations aligned with bTech.
A two-year study conducted for the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association.