2014 Volume 16 Issue 2
The Massachusetts Economy in a Time of Transition
The Massachusetts economy's growth continues to outpace the nation's in spite of headwinds that include a slowdown in international trade, and low business investment.
• Michael Goodman and Robert Nakosteen
Educational Requirement Markup and Credential Mismatches in the Greater Boston Labor Market
Greater Boston's high educational attainment has resulted in a "college mark-up" for many jobs and creates added hurdles for those with less education and training.
• Mark Melnik
Does a Skills Gap Exist in U.S. Manufacturing?
The manufacturing workforce challenge is not as large as some have claimed but a real gap exists between employers and educational and training institutions.
• Andrew Weaver
Meeting the Needs of Manufacturers in Massachusetts
The Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative is supporting manufacturing in the state by coordinating policies, strategies, and empowering regional partnerships.
• Eric Nakajima