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Economic & Public Policy Research

Tag: Economic Development

  1. Oct 2017
    The purpose of the current Operating Report is to estimate the full economic impact of the first year of operations of the Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) on the Massachusetts economy.
  2. Jun 2017
    Produced for the New England Foundation for the Arts By the Economic and Public Policy Research Group of the UMass Donahue Institute
  3. Nov 2016
    The Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) conducted research on the young adult labor force in Massachusetts. Research has shown that in recent years, labor force participation has declined among young adults (16 to 24 years old).
  4. Sep 2016
    Click title for the report's key findings. The Institute's client MassDevelopment manages the 4000-plus acre property. This is the fourth such report the Institute has provided MassDevelopment about Devens.
  5. Jun 2016
    This report performs an objective analysis to quantify the economic contributions of the University of Massachusetts system and its campuses on the Commonwealth's economy.
  6. Feb 2016
    An economic analysis of Gateway Cities and the 10 designated TDI Districts in Development.
  7. Nov 2015
    For UMass Lowell, the Institute developed a detailed report demonstrating the economic effects of the University on the Lowell region.
  8. Jun 2015
    This business growth study looked at small-and medium-sized businesses (5 to 500 employees) in the Knowledge Corridor region of Connecticut and western Massachusetts. This analysis combines data from separate studies released by EPPR regarding growth businesses in the Pioneer Valley and the Capital Region of Connecticut.
  9. Apr 2015
    This business growth study looked at small-and medium-sized businesses (5 to 500 employees) in Hartford and Tolland Counties from the years 2007 to 2012, examining factors such as employment levels, sales and economic conditions to gauge strength of the region and its economic performance and prospects.
  10. Mar 2015
    The Boston Foundation commissioned UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research group to study the short-term economic impact of hosting the Olympics on Massachusetts, as well as an examination of the long-range opportunities and risks associated with hosting the Games.
  11. Jan 2015
    This report was prepared for the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce (CCC), to communicate to residents, businesses, institutions and community leaders, the impact of business on the community and image of Cambridge as a desirable place for business location and investment.
  12. Jun 2013
    MassDevelopment commissioned the UMass Donahue Institute to update a report examining the employment and economic impacts of the commercial (non-military) businesses located in Devens, Massachusetts.
  13. May 2013
    This business growth study looked at small-and medium-sized businesses (5 to 500 employees) in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties during the period known as the Great Recession, examining factors such as employment levels, sales and economic conditions to gauge the strength of the region and its economic performance and prospects.
  14. Dec 2010
    This report provides a look at the scale and specific nature of the defense industry in Massachusetts.
  15. Jan 2008
    The City of Springfield engaged the UMass Donahue Institute to prepare an assessment of economic needs in Springfield’s low and moderate income neighborhoods.
  16. Dec 2005
    The Massachusetts Regional Benchmarking Project is designed to provide regional economic development stakeholders in Massachusetts with a set of indicators tailored to reveal regional progress toward the achievement of locally-established economic development goals.
  17. Oct 2004
    This study, exploring commuting patterns between regions in Massachusetts, finds that commute times in Massachusetts, which were roughly in line with the national average two decades ago, have since increased considerably and at a much faster pace than the nation as a whole. Time lost to commuting increased by nearly 20 percent between 1990 and 2000.
  18. Dec 2003
    This report addresses two major issues of concern to the Town of Erving: redevelopment of a prominent brownfield site and the promotion of affordable housing.
  19. Aug 2002
    This study analyzes Massachusetts and its regional economic dynamics for the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development.
  20. Oct 2000
    This study looks at the relationship between information technology development and economic development in recently distressed rural and urban locations.
  21. Mar 2000
    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.

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