MassBenchmarks - Spring 2016
Economic Currents: State Growth Continues in Moderation
Massachusetts' technology-driven economy will remain strong, although growth will moderate due to vulnerabilities with energy prices and international trading partners.
• Robert Forrant and Robert Nakosteen
Foreign-born Diversity Energizes Worcester's Economy
Worcester's diverse foreign-born population is making a disproportionate contribution to the City's small business community and skilled workforce.
• Michael Goodman, David Borges, Michael McCarthy, Jason Wright, and Trevor Mattos
Massachusetts' Medical Device Industry: Anatomy of a Business Ecosystem
Massachusetts' innovative medical device industry maintains synergies with the state's life sciences and biotechnology firms, research hospitals and universities, and materials manufacturers.
• Robert Forrant
Endnotes: UMass Center Energizes Development of Medical Device Prototypes
The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center — a statewide service partnership between the UMass Lowell and Worcester campuses — helps startups with prototype design, development, and business planning.
• Steven Tello