The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Donahue Institute

Media Coverage

Republican: Economic recovery slow, hopefully steady for the Pioneer Valley

An article in the Republican looked at the economic findings and projections from the most recent MassBenchmarks bulletin in the context of projects and plans to boost the Pioneer Valley’s regional economy.

With a modest growth of 1.0 percent, Massachusetts managed to weather the final quarter of 2012 better than the U.S. as whole, which actually recorded a loss of 0.1 percent, but the industries that lifted the state’s economy are largely concentrated in the metro Boston region.

Both Robert Nakosteen and Michael Goodman of MassBenchmarks are quoted in the piece, which discusses casino construction, transportation projects and hospital upgrades as initiatives that can bolster the Springfield area economy through the creation of much-needed jobs.

Nakosteen expects modest but consistent growth in 2013, rather than a series of ups and downs, but the region will continue to grapple with consequences resulting from the permanent loss of thousands of low-skill/high wage manufacturing jobs.

Read article: Economic recovery slow, hopefully steady for the Pioneer Valley

Go Back

Contracting with Us

The UMass Donahue Institute is pre-approved to offer a variety of options for streamlined, simplified contracting both within Massachusetts and at the federal level.

Learn More
GSA Logo CommBuys Logo Commonwealth of Massachusetts Logo

UMass Donahue Institute

University of Massachusetts Amherst

100 Venture Way, Suite 9

Hadley, Massachusetts 01035

(413) 545-0001

Contact us by email.

Related Links

Receive our Newsletter

Connect with Us