The “State of the Built Environment,” released in June 2016, is a comprehensive study of the impacts of population and economic growth on Greater Boston.
“The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015” provides an overview of the current state of the greater Boston economy, population growth and housing production, home sales and prices, rents, foreclosures, and the cost of new housing development.
The Dukakis Center releases “The Critical Importance of Vocational Education in the Commonwealth,” a report commissioned by the Alliance for Vocational Technical Education.
Presenting new research from The Dukakis Center on which communities in metropolitan Boston’s are most well positioned for current and future investment and economic growth.
Pollack was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director.
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On October 19, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at the Northeastern University Career Counselors Consortium on Massachusetts economy. Download Presentation (PDF)
On June 14, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at GAO Housing Forum on housing affordability. Download Presentation (PDF)
On June 9, 2016, Senior Research Associate Barry Bluestone presented at New England Economic Partnership on opportunities for regional growth. Download Presentation (PDF)
In the News
January 18, 2017
By Fred Thys | WBUR Massachusetts and New Hampshire have the strongest economies in New England, but experts say continued growth depends on immigration. That was one message delivered during an economic outlook conference hosted by the New England Economic Partnership at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Tuesday. “We’re highly dependent on growing our labor […]
January 9, 2017
By Deirdre Fernandes | The Boston Globe On the month of President Obama’s first inauguration in January 2009, the US economy bled nearly 800,000 jobs and the unemployment rate was speeding toward its peak of 10 percent. He leaves office with the jobless rate down to 4.7 percent in December, wages showing their strongest pickup in […]
January 9, 2017
By Deirdre Fernandes | The Boston Globe The state’s leading economists expect the Massachusetts economy to grow at a moderate pace this year, but warn that the low unemployment rate could create worker shortages in certain fields, including construction and skilled manufacturing. “The Massachusetts economy is fast approaching full capacity,” the editorial board of the […]
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