A program of the Economic and Public Policy Research Group at the UMass Donahue Institute
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MassBenchmarks Journal

2013 Volume 15 Issue 1

Collage of Gateway City photos on Journal cover.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
- Collen 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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