Experts see 'bright spots' for the Massachusetts economy in 2022, despite uncertainty
Mark Melnik talks workforce prospects
There are many reasons to feel good about the Massachusetts economy heading into 2022, experts say. Employers are continuing to hire, investments in the commonwealth's high-tech and biotech sectors are breaking records, and the state has billions of dollars in federal money to spend on things like infrastructure and workforce development.
The state's workforce shortage hasn't reached crisis levels, but it's going to take some work to keep it that way, according to Mark Melnik, the director of economic and public policy research at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute.
January 03, 2022