The Governor’s Budget includes a plan to double the state’s EITC from 15 to 30 percent of the federal. Gateway Cities would disproportionately benefit from this change. Together, the 26 Gateway Cities represent about one-third of the state’s taxpayers (35 percent) but well over half (57 percent) of all of those filing for the EITC.
First in a series of three blogs on the state’s changing regional economies Looking at the economic recovery of Gateway Cities through the lens of job growth, it appears that the state’s regional cities have regained lost ground. But growth in total employment obscures more fundamental change in the base of Gateway City economies. Gateway
The 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Awards and Summit
We hope you were one of the many who attended the second annual Gateway Cities Innovation Awards & Summit last Thursday at UMass Boston. If you could not make it, you can watch the video here. Over 300 leaders from the Commonwealth’s Gateway Cities gathered to recognize five organizations advancing educational excellence in their communities
As the dust settles in an eventful night in Massachusetts politics, the result of the down ballot races in the Gateway Cities shows there will be a few new faces in the delegation this coming January. While incumbents held strong, first timers Eric Lesser and Barbara L’Italien won Senate seats to represent parts of Springfield
"At the Apex: The 2030 Educational Attainment Forecast"
Download the full report (PDF) MassINC is proud to present At the Apex, an educational attainment forecast through 2030 prepared in partnership with the UMass Donahue Institute. This analysis draws attention to the problem the Massachusetts economy will confront as the large and highly skilled Baby Boom generation ages out of the state’s workforce. To
The Big (Ballot) Question in the Gateways?
Question 4 – The Massachusetts Paid Sick Days Initiative Of the four ballot measures to be decided by voters this November, Question 4 seems to have caused the least amount of political buzz across the Commonwealth. The ballot question that looks to repeal the casino law, and to a lesser extent the other two questions
Candidates Debra Boronski (R) – East Longmeadow Michael Franco (America First Party) – Holyoke (not in the Senate District) Eric Lesser (D) – Longmeadow The Western Massachusetts 1st Hampden and Hampshire Senate District includes parts of two Gateway Cities – Springfield and Chicopee – along with the several surrounding towns. The Republicans have fielded a
MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute announced the winners of the 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Awards on Tuesday. The awards are made annually to organizations and individuals that utilize innovative models to grow the economies of the Commonwealth’s Gateway Cities. The 2014 awards will be presented at the Institute’s annual event in November. “This year’s awards
Yesterday the Baker/Polito campaign released a comprehensive economic development blueprint spanning a wide range of policy areas. The document provides the most intimate view yet of where Governor Baker would lead the Commonwealth. The plan makes clear that urban areas—and especially the state’s Gateway Cities—would be a major part of a potential Baker Administration’s economic
The Transformative Development Fund will fuel the growth of collaborative workspaces—a budding new approach to draw the innovation economy into the Commonwealth’s Gateway Cities. Collaborative workspaces are hubs that have become popular among a new generation of entrepreneurs. Groups seeking to build collaborative workspace are sprouting up across the Gateway Cities. True to their manufacturing