This report analyzes the Bristol Workforce Investment Area and identifies strategies to aid regional employers in finding the workers they need and to aid residents in attaining the skill levels sought by those employers
The medical device industry in Massachusetts is both an ongoing vital contributor and a stabilizing factor to the state's economy during the recent recession, providing high paying manufacturing jobs, contributing to total state exports, attracting significant amounts of venture capital investment and utilizing local suppliers, according to this new, detailed study.
The medical device industry in Massachusetts is both an ongoing vital contributor and a stabilizing factor to the state's economy during the recent recession.
The origins, development and trends of jet engine manufacturing in Massachusetts is analyzed and compared to national and international competition.
This case study details a 150-acre family farm that has been in operation for three generations, utilizing interviews with the farmer in July 2000 and a review of his business plan and financial statements.
This paper examines the extent to which the primary food production sectors of New England's agricultural economy have been able to satisfy the demands of an increasing consumer population, concluding that the outlook for future growth is promising.
This paper examines the food and lumber processing industries in Massachusetts over the last four decades as well as a general assessment of the total food marketing system in Massachusetts in 1997, the most recent year for which data was available.
This study offers separate discussions of the farming and forestry sectors of the Massachusetts agricultural economy.
Since colonial times, Massachusetts has held fast to its cherished legacy as an agricultural state.
This study looks at the relationship between information technology development and economic development in recently distressed rural and urban locations.
A report detailing the decline of the environmental industry in the 1990s.
This report summarizes employment and earnings, and identifies important trends within various sectors of the Massachusetts Marine Economy, which includes commercial seafood industries, marine transportation, tourism and recreation, marine technology and education and coastal construction and real estate.
This study defines specific policy steps that might be taken to support the plastics industry, which is one of the key economic sectors in north central Massachusetts.
A report to the City of Leominster to define steps to support the plastics industry in North Central Massachusetts, and to enable policymakers to "move the question" on whether and how the development of a regional plastics technology center is feasible.
The textile and apparel industries have been de-coupling from each other at many levels for the last two decades: customer/supplier relationships, technological levels, rates of investment, and competitive position in the global and North American markets.
This report provides a detailed analysis of the pharmaceutical industry in Massachusetts.
In this 1999 study for the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, the relative size, composition and growth trends of the information technology sector are discussed.
A two-year study conducted for the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association.