The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Donahue Institute

Media Coverage

Worcester’s road to recovery

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette examined the slow pace of economic recovery in an article which cited data on economic growth from MassBenchmarks’ Current and Leading Indices. The article, presented as a year-end assessment of the economy and Worcester’s prospects for growth, looked at unemployment rates, home sales numbers, consumer spending and an overall confidence index. With a range of large scale construction projects, the Worcester area has been able to draw private investment and add jobs; it was recently ranked third in the country for job growth.

Although the recovery has been slower than economists previously predicted, MassBenchmarks, an economic journal put out by the UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research unit in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, measured Massachusetts’ economic growth in the third quarter of 2011 at 3.9 percent, while the national economy grew at a rate of 2.5 percent.

Read article: Local, national economies make slow progress

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