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Business leaders take the lead on growth issues — but not here

Growth & Development Extra 2006 From the outside, Greater Boston’s economic prospects look bright. Living up to its reputation as a scrappy, live-by-your-wits metropolitan area, the region survived globalization and deindustrialization to resurface as a world leader in advanced technology and knowledge-based industries. Nationally, Boston is heralded as a “comeback city” and often described as […]

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Job training initiatives should begin with realistic expectations about employers and employees

The Commonwealth has an impending workforce crisis on its hands, but it’s one that’s paradoxical. As a percentage of population, Massachusetts has more college-educated residents than any other state in the country. At the same time, with a slow-growing workforce fueled largely by foreign immigrants, a larger and larger share of our adult population is […]