The Road Ahead

Emerging Threats to the Massachusetts Economy

The report includes detailed analysis on the economic condition of workers and families in Massachusetts, the soaring costs of housing and the state’s high personal tax burden, the state’s slow labor force growth rates, the troubling out-migration of young, college-educated workers to other states, the growing trends of income inequality across families and across regions, and the deceptively positive state ranking on traditional poverty measurements. We hope that this report’s analysis offers a clear-eyed analysis of Massachusetts’ successes, as well as a portrait of some of the larger structural problems that currently threaten our state’s long-term economic health.

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