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MassBenchmarks Journal

MassBenchmarks - Spring 2015


Massachusetts Economy Expansion Strongest Since 2000: Rising Tide is Beginning to Lift More Boats but Challenges Remain
Employment, GDP, and other economic indicators point to strong economic growth for the Bay State, but a few key issues cloud the outlook.
Daniel Hodge and Robert Nakosteen

Massachusetts Tech Sector Gaining Momentum in the Wake of the Great Recession
A profile of the state's technology sector and its subsectors reveals their continued vitality and significant impact on the Massachusetts economy and its sectors.
Branner Stewart and Rebecca Loveland

Small Cities, Big Ideas: Lessons from the First Year of the Working Cities Challenge
After its first year, The Working Cities Challenge — grant-based initiatives to transform local economies and cross-sector collaboration in six smaller Massachusetts cities — is yielding valuable lessons.
• Colleen Dawicki and Tamar Kotelchuck

End Notes: Targeted Redevelopment Assistance to Strengthen Massachusetts Gateway Cities
The Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) emphasizes the Commonwealth's commitment to Gateway Cities, and employs a neighborhood-level, multi-faceted urban development approach in conjunction with interconnected real estate projects.
• Jay Ash and Marty Jones


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