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Economic & Public Policy Research

Tag: Economic Trends

  1. Jun 2017
    Produced for the New England Foundation for the Arts By the Economic and Public Policy Research Group of the UMass Donahue Institute
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Feb 2016
    An economic analysis of Gateway Cities and the 10 designated TDI Districts in Development.
  6. Dec 2015
    The defense industry is a major contributor to the economy of New England.
  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 Metro South Chamber of Commerce commissioned the Economic and Public Policy group to develop background research regarding a possible regional water and sewer collaboration in the Greater Brockton region of Massachusetts.
  11. 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.
  12. Dec 2014
    The Economic and Public Policy Research group published an analysis of Massachusetts export growth, looking at recent trends in the state’s exports to understand why they are not keeping up with the nation’s.
  13. Jul 2014
    MassDevelopment commissioned the UMass Donahue Institute to update a report examining the employment and economic impacts of the commercial businesses located in Devens, Massachusetts.
  14. Jul 2014
    This study details the economic impacts of Devens, Massachusetts a former U.S. Army base that has been redeveloped by Mass Development, the state's finance and development agency, as a site for commercial, industrial and non-profit development.
  15. May 2014
    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.
  16. Oct 2013
    The Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation (PERC) commissioned the UMass Donahue Institute to study the advanced manufacturing industry in the Berkshires, examining the history, workforce and existing businesses in the Berkshire region of Massachusetts to determine prospects for growth.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Sep 2010
    Since 1969, Chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Law has provided a unique tool for the development of affordable housing.
  20. Apr 2009
    This report summarizes the results of 2009 University of Massachusetts/Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) housing poll conducted by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. This is the fourth such poll conducted in recent years.
  21. Jun 2006
    Reports II and III are technical reports which further supplement the economic analysis provided in Report I.
  22. Jun 2006
    Reports II and III are technical reports which further supplement the economic analysis provided in Report I.
  23. Jun 2006
    This study, initiated and funded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, analyzes the economic value of the coastal and marine economies in Massachusetts.
  24. Mar 2006
    In November 2005, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute conducted its second annual housing poll in collaboration with the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).
  25. May 2004
    The medical-device community is an integral component of the Massachusetts economy, providing high-paying jobs and designing and manufacturing some of the world's most innovative medical products.
  26. May 2004
    This report, surveying attitudes and expectations of small business owners in all six New England states, was designed to assess the economic outlook for small businesses operating in New England.
  27. Dec 2003
    This research analyzes recent migration patterns in Massachusetts, examining both the magnitude of migration over the last 12 years and the characteristics of migrants.
  28. Feb 2003
    The industry consists of 264 manufacturing establishments, with nearly 21,000 employees, a payroll of almost $1 billion, and shipments valued at $4 billion, making Massachusetts second only to Minnesota in the production of medical devices.
  29. Nov 2002
    This study examines the employment, sales, investment trends, and various segments of the telecommunications industry in Massachusetts and concludes that the industry will continue to be a critical part of the Massachusetts economy.
  30. Mar 2002
    This report presents an analysis of a cluster of new media businesses – or technology enterprise - in Berkshire County.
  31. Oct 2001
    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
  32. May 2001
    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.
  33. Apr 1999
    In this 1999 study for the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, the relative size, composition and growth trends of the information technology sector are discussed.

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