MBTA Advisory Board and MassINC to host National Transit Summit in May

MassINC, together with the MBTA Advisory Board, will host “Next Stop: A National Summit on the Future of Transit,” on May 18th at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.   The National Transit Summit, featuring Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and the transit chiefs of the nation’s largest systems, brings together practitioners and policymakers, environmentalists and

Two-part Globe series spotlights MassINC research

A two-part Boston Globe series examining the state’s economic development investments in revitalizing cities brings to light problems exposed in a 2008 MassINC study, Going for Growth: Promoting Business Investment in Massachusetts Gateway Cities. The Globe details how the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) –designed to spur investment in older urban areas with legitimate

Family Financial Skills forum will focus on higher ed marketplace

On April 12th, Congressman John Tierney – a senior member of the House subcommittee on Higher Education – will join leaders representing colleges, student loan lenders, and private organizations aiding college-bound families at a MassINC forum examining current and future efforts to make the higher education marketplace more consumer friendly.  The event will be held

MassINC names Ben Forman as new Research Director

BOSTON—Massachusetts’ leading non-partisan public policy organization has named Benjamin Forman Director of Research. An expert in urban affairs and economic development, Forman brings scholarship and integrity to a research agenda well known for its accuracy and objectivity. “We are fortunate to have someone of Ben’s integrity, intelligence, and diligence join our team as we examine

MassINC questions efficacy of film tax credit as jobs generator

Testimony continues organization’s scrutiny of tax incentive programs MassINC Research Director Benjamin Forman testified today on House Bill H3854, “An Act to Protect Massachusetts Taxpayers and Essential State Services,”  calling the state’s film industry tax credit program “well intentioned, but unjustified given the relatively few jobs generated by hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer

John Gillespie, co-author of “Money for Nothing,” to speak at MassINC forum on the role of corporate boards in the national economic meltdown

Lunch event is the first in new MassINC author series John Gillespie, co-author of “Money for Nothing: How the Failure of Corporate Boards is Ruining American Business and Costing Us Trillions,” will speak and answer questions on his new book on corporate accountability on March 25th. This event, sponsored by  Nutter, McClennen & Fish, is the

Greg Torres to receive “Good Guy Award”

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus will honor Greg Torres, MassINC President and Publisher of CommonWealth magazine, at the 9th Annual Good Guys Awards.  Torres joins Senator John Kerry (Lifetime Achievement Award winner); Speaker Robert DeLeo; Sheriff Frank Cousins Jr., Sheriff of Essex County; and Rick Rendon, Founder & President, Empower Peace in this year’s program

New MassINC research report: Amid rising tuition costs and heavy debt burdens, college marketplace lacks consumer focus

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 8, 2010Contact: Marjorie Malpiede, 617-548-6808   Amid rising tuition costs and heavy debt burdens,college marketplace lacks consumer focus Facing complex choices with inadequate information, families make costly mistakes BOSTON-Rising college costs have Americans making greater sacrifices to get their degrees. In 2008, families took on more than $86 billion in college loans

Upcoming MassINC report featured in Winter 2010 edition of The New England Journal of Higher Education

The latest issue of The New England Journal of Higher Education released this week features “Price and Value,” an article based on MassINC’s upcoming report, “Planning for College: A Consumer Approach to the Higher Education Marketplace. The article summarizes the report, due out next week, by education consultant C. Anthony Broh and Dana Ansel , former MassINC research

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