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January 2023

The Time is Now: Ending the College Affordability Crisis in Massachusetts

January 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
UMass Club, 1 Beacon Street #32nd floor
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Please join MassINC, uAspire, Bottom Line, OneGoal, and The Education Trust for a forum on the future of public higher education finance in Massachusetts. This timely policy dialogue will explore strategies to deploy Question One funding to increase college access and success. Through conversations with students, higher education leaders, and policymakers, we will unpack the challenges, review potential solutions, and chart a path to a future where public higher education is once again affordable for all students of the commonwealth.…

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November 2022

10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards and Summit

November 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

MassINC invites you to join our 10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit. The theme for this year’s summit is social infrastructure. Together, we will explore strategies to promote social interaction through the built environment. The pandemic demonstrated the value of social capital and the various ways in which social infrastructure fosters civic connection. With the infusion of federal recovery and infrastructure funds, Gateway Cities have an enormous opportunity to think creatively about how they can build more…

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October 2022

First Annual Friends of Longitudinal Data Systems Fall Symposium

October 27, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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MassINC and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston invite you to attend the inaugural Friends of Longitudinal Data Systems Fall Symposium. The “Friends of Longitudinal Data Systems (FoLDS)” is a new group dedicated to advancing cutting-edge social policy research in Massachusetts. A collection of education advocates, researchers, philanthropists, and policymakers, FoLDS brings to light early lessons from studies that are currently underway, uncovers the secrets of new data sources, and advocates for long-term improvements in the state’s data infrastructure. At…

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July 2022

The 2022 Annual Gateway Cities Leadership Summit

July 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join MassINC on July 12, 2022 for its annual Gateway Cities Leadership Summit on inclusive contracting and procurement. Featuring new research, legislative priorities, and a robust panel discussion.

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June 2022

Connecting Communities through Digital Equity

June 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
UMass Club, 1 Beacon Street #32nd floor
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and MassINC invite you to the release of Connecting Communities through Digital Equity: An Action Plan for State, Community, and Private and Institutional Partners. Please join us for a high-level review of the report's recommendations as well as a panel discussion and Q&A with leaders working to close the digital divide. Featured speakers: Jay Ash, President & CEO, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership Roger Crandall, Chairman, President & CEO, MassMutual Rebecca Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership Emilio…

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January 2022

Choosing Integration

January 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join MassINC and Policy for Progress on Thursday, January 20th for an interactive dialogue on strategies to increase school integration in Massachusetts. This forum will unpack new MassINC research on the harms of segregation and the benefits of inclusive school communities. We will then engage civic leaders in education, housing, and transportation in a dialogue about policies and practices that advance school integration after decades of inaction. To ensure an intimate and interactive conversation, we are limiting RSVPs.  Register…

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October 2021

Early College: Celebrating Leadership and Growth

October 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Please join MassINC, MBAE, and Latinos for Education for a virtual forum celebrating the expansion of Early College programs in Massachusetts.

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September 2021

Ninth Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Awards and Summit

September 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

At this year’s summit, Infrastructure for Equitable Economic Growth, we will look at how Gateway Cities can leveraging infrastructure investment to grow businesses owned by people of color and build community wealth.

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July 2021

Annual Gateway Cities Leadership Summit

July 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

A decades-long decline in small business formation has slowed economic growth in regional economies throughout the state. Increasing diversity is at the root of this problem. While entrepreneurs of color are starting businesses at high rates, too often they lack access to relationships, capital, and customers to grow their young enterprises. The pandemic has demonstrated new models for supporting these entrepreneurs. A growing collection of leaders are working to build on the lessons of the past year. Their efforts could…

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June 2021

Does Giving People Money Make for Good Policy? : A CommonWealth Town Hall

June 17, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Given a national platform in 2020 by Democratic candidate Andrew Yang, the concept known as ‘guaranteed income’ has gained popularity and momentum in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Proponents of the idea say giving direct cash assistance to people in need has the potential to address wealth and income inequality exacerbated by the pandemic, while others have balked at expanding the social safety net.

The question remains: Does giving people money make for good policy?

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