Alan Clayton-Matthews comments on the impact that the Green Communities Act will have on Massachusetts’ economy.
Clayton-Matthews predicts potential for economic losses at outside summer events due to lingering fear from Boston marathon bombings
A rail manufacturer based in Illinois is in the final rounds of bidding to build 130 high-speed passenger rail cars for use on Amtrak routes in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and California.
The order would total $352.3 million.
The bid was submitted by Sumitomo Corp. of America and Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., which opened a $35 million passenger rail car plant in Rochelle in July.
Joan Fitzgerald recently spoke on a panel at the Inner City Economic Summit, put on by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).
“Cities across the country are creating innovative models and collaborative partnerships to lay the groundwork for sustainable economic development. By identifying industry strengths and then connecting capital, land use and business development strategies to these, city leaders can have a greater impact on their communities. At the same time, these strategies need a specific focus on the city’s most distressed areas in order to ensure that all city residents have a path to economic opportunity. What Works case studies along with groundbreaking research will equip participants with a framework to create accessible jobs and maximize investment in their cities.” – description from the Summit program
By Matt Collette | news @ Northeastern | September 14, 2012
President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are rarely in the same place, either physically or politically. But on Wednesday, economic experts who have advised both men shared the stage to discuss the faltering global economy and the role of federal policy in addressing the crisis.
“At just about any point since the Second World War, the question was always quite clear and you knew what the problems was,” said former Harvard University president Larry Summers, an economist who headed the U.S. Treasury from 1999 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton and served as economic adviser for President Obama until 2010. “What stands out at this moment is that you can listen to a discussion of something like the deficit and there are two major cross-cutting themes.”
Summers and Romney’s economic adviser, Greg Mankiw, the former chair of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, discussed the economy on Wednesday evening as part of the Open Classroom series sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. The lecture series — The 2012 Election: Policy Advice to the President — will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in 20 West Village F throughout the semester and is open to the public. Read More