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Economic & Public Policy Research

Tag: Regional Study

  1. Jun 2015
    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.
  2. Mar 2015
    The Metro South Chamber of Commerce commissioned the Economic and Public Policy group to develop background research regarding a possible regional water and sewer collaboration in the Greater Brockton region of Massachusetts.
  3. Dec 2014
    On December 29, 2014, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) will no longer operate as an energy production facility.
  4. Jul 2014
    MassDevelopment commissioned the UMass Donahue Institute to update a report examining the employment and economic impacts of the commercial businesses located in Devens, Massachusetts.
  5. Jul 2014
    This study details the economic impacts of Devens, Massachusetts a former U.S. Army base that has been redeveloped by Mass Development, the state's finance and development agency, as a site for commercial, industrial and non-profit development.
  6. Oct 2013
    The Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation (PERC) commissioned the UMass Donahue Institute to study the advanced manufacturing industry in the Berkshires, examining the history, workforce and existing businesses in the Berkshire region of Massachusetts to determine prospects for growth.
  7. Sep 2013
    For the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, the UMass Donahue Institute evaluated current conditions and redevelopment opportunities at a long vacant large 31 acre site near downtown Brockton.
  8. Jun 2013
    MassDevelopment commissioned the UMass Donahue Institute to update a report examining the employment and economic impacts of the commercial (non-military) businesses located in Devens, Massachusetts.
  9. Mar 2012
    The UMass Donahue Institute completed an economic contribution analysis of Holyoke’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
  10. Sep 2011
    New England’s cable companies contribute significantly to the regional economy and to local communities.
  11. 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.
  12. Aug 2008
    This article, published as the regional feature in the latest issue of MassBenchmarks (Volume 10, Issue 2), examines changing income distribution in the state and its regions, showing a long-term pattern of increasing income inequality in the Commonwealth.
  13. Aug 2008
    The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute was engaged by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to review the outcomes to date of the Special Education Transportation Pilot Program.
  14. Jan 2008
    The City of Springfield engaged the UMass Donahue Institute to prepare an assessment of economic needs in Springfield’s low and moderate income neighborhoods.
  15. 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).
  16. Feb 2007
    This report presents the results of the third annual housing poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in collaboration with the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).
  17. Jun 2006
    Reports II and III are technical reports which further supplement the economic analysis provided in Report I.
  18. Jun 2006
    Reports II and III are technical reports which further supplement the economic analysis provided in Report I.
  19. 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.
  20. Mar 2006
    In November 2005, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute conducted its second annual housing poll in collaboration with the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).
  21. Dec 2005
    The Massachusetts Regional Benchmarking Project is designed to provide regional economic development stakeholders in Massachusetts with a set of indicators tailored to reveal regional progress toward the achievement of locally-established economic development goals.
  22. Dec 2004
    A poll conducted for the Citizen's Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) on the state of affordable housing in Massachusetts where residents statewide were polled, along with residents of the MetroWest region of Massachusetts.
  23. Oct 2004
    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.
  24. Sep 2004
    Hanscom Air Force Base and Natick Soldier Systems Center are major contributors to the economy of the Commonwealth and its regions.
  25. May 2004
    This report, surveying attitudes and expectations of small business owners in all six New England states, was designed to assess the economic outlook for small businesses operating in New England.
  26. Dec 2003
    This report addresses two major issues of concern to the Town of Erving: redevelopment of a prominent brownfield site and the promotion of affordable housing.
  27. Oct 2003
    This report discusses recent trends and developments in the financial services industry in the United States and Massachusetts, offering scenarios for the industry's future evolution.
  28. Aug 2002
    This study analyzes Massachusetts and its regional economic dynamics for the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development.
  29. Jan 2002
    This report presents the findings of a survey of individuals and organizations aligned with bTech.
  30. Jun 1997
    A two-year study conducted for the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association.

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