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MassINC Matters: The January/February Round-Up

The latest from our research, journalism, and polling

  Welcome to our first “MassINC Matters” newsletter of 2024. As a valued member of our community, you’ll receive an email update from us every other month providing you with an insider’s perspective into the latest work happening across our organization. While we wrap up the final days of the month, here’s a round-up of

New Bedford’s leadership on housing is a model for Gateway Cities

The Gateway Cities Journal

A new analysis of local and regional housing needs by New Bedford’s Regeneration Project marks an inflection point in the statewide housing crisis. Produced by MassINC, this in-depth report provides insight into rapidly escalating housing costs, and actions that private and public sector leaders in Greater New Bedford can take to get to the root

In Pursuit of Greatness

Bold Strategies to Grow a Strong and Diverse Educator Workforce

The increasing diversity of students in Massachusetts makes growing a diverse educator workforce a critical policy goal for the Commonwealth. In recent years, state and local leaders have responded to this challenge with a variety of programs and policy changes. This report details these efforts and their considerable impact to date. However, the findings show

It’s cold outside, but things are heating up fast on Beacon Hill

The Gateway Cities Journal

The legislature is back for the final six months of the 2023-2024 session, and the FY 2025 budget process is in full swing. On Wednesday, Gov. Healey presented her second budget. While managing through the first difficult fiscal year in a long time, the administration’s blueprint makes bold investments in Gateway Cities. Here’s a quick

Gateway City mayors show collective support on several bills

With the February 7th Joint Rule 10 deadline for reporting bills out of committee approaching, Gateway City mayors voice collective support for the Downtown Vitality Act, the Affordable Homes Act, and a bill making smart investments in regional transit agencies.   Re: H.228/S.130– An Act to Promote Downtown Vitality Dear Chairs McMurtry and Payano, and

Sec. Augustus hits stride with new plans and policies to combat the housing crisis

The Gateway Cities Journal

With housing front and center for state leaders in 2024, MassINC’s policy team hosted Housing Sec. Ed Augustus for a virtual discussion with Gateway City leaders. Participants included 15 mayors and managers along with 60 senior municipal staff representing 23 municipalities. Highlights of the discussion: “Do more, quicker.” Augustus said Gov. Healey charged his team

Rockin’ Around the MassINC Tree

Our 2023 Year-End Wrap-Up

To all of our partners, supporters, subscribers, and friends – thank you for a wonderful 2023!   Rockin’ around the MassINC tree It’s the year-end wrap up song Data’s all out where you can see You can follow right along! Rockin’ around the MassINC tree Did you see the new survey? Another stat from MPG And we

Event Recap | 11th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit

Event recognizes Gateway City clean energy efforts and presents strategies on building decarbonization and transportation in Gateway Cities

On November 14th, the 11th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards and Summit brought municipal officials together with experts on renewable energy, housing, and transportation to explore the pivotal role that our regional urban centers will play steering the commonwealth’s transition to a clean energy future. With Fitchburg State University graciously hosting us, the event

MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute to Honor Six Clean Energy Efforts at Annual Awards and Summit

Event will focus on positioning Gateway Cities to play a leading role in the clean energy transition

November 8, 2023 MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute to Honor Six Clean Energy Efforts at Annual Awards and Summit  Event will focus on positioning Gateway Cities to play a leading role in the clean energy transition   On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute will recognize six cutting-edge efforts to advance clean energy

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