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MassBenchmarks - 2013 Volume 15 Issue 1

Benchmarks 2013 - Volume 15 Issue 1IN THIS ISSUE:

Excerpts from the Board
Federal fiscal policies are slowing the Massachusetts economy.

Economic Currents: Whither the Recovery?
Massachusetts at the Economic Crossroads

The Massachusetts economy appears to be slowing even as it continues to face considerable headwinds, including federal fiscal policies and international economic conditions.
(Michael Goodman & Robert Nakosteen)

City of Possibilities: Lawrence on the Merrimack
An anatomy of recent private and public investments in Lawrence, Massachusetts paints a hopeful future.
(Robert Forrant)

Civic Infrastructure in Gateway Cities
A comparative survey of 20 Gateway Cities in Massachusetts evaluates their civic infrastructures: community- and action-enhancing investment in people, organizations, municipalities, and networks.
(Colleen Dawicki)

Endnotes: Taking Stock of the Gateway Cities — Economic Conditions and Opportunities
Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities continue to lag economically but investments in infrastructure, education, and economic incentives are setting the stage for a brighter future.
(Daniel Hodge)


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