MassINC launches Gateway Cities Innovation Institute

MassINC, together with founding sponsors, members, fellows, and public officials, today announced the creation of the Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, a new center dedicated to the revitalization of former manufacturing centers like Springfield, New Bedford and Lowell that have both enormous potential and a disproportionate share of the state’s social and economic challenges. With dedicated

CommonWealth magazine to hold a policy debate on the American Dream with candidates in Massachusetts’ 6th congressional district

CommonWealth magazine to hold a policy debate on the “American Dream” with candidates in Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District Single issue debate format to present candidates’ positions on job growth, economic security and the future of the Middle Class When: Thursday, September 27th.  3:00 pm. Where: The North Shore Community College (NSCC). Lynn Campus, Thomas McGee Building. 300 Broad Street, Lynn, MA Partners: NSCC, Lynn

MPG Polling Briefs: Mass Senate race remains close, Romney falls further, Congress in the dumps, consumer confidence slips

Massachusetts Senate Race: The race for Massachusetts Senate remains close according to the MassPulse Quarterly Poll, released today. Among registered voters, 40 percent support Elizabeth Warren, and 38 percent support Senator Scott Brown, the latest in a series of polls which have shown the two candidates essentially neck and neck. Elizabeth Warren has become better

Letter to our friends and supporters

To our Supporters and Friends – We at MassINC are proud of our commitment to objective, non-partisan research and journalism.  You are all well aware of the fierce adherence we have to the integrity of the work of both MassINC and CommonWealth, and it is a credit to you that you choose to support an

New report assesses state’s climate change response

MassINC is proud to present Rising to the Challenge, the first independent assessment of state action on climate change since the precedent-setting Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008. Climate change is the challenge of our age. For the obvious reason – failing to respond could alter the environment with profound and dire consequences – but

MassINC Polling Group launches partnership with WBUR

BOSTON—The MassINC Polling Group (MPG) today announced the formation of a polling partnership with WBUR, a nonprofit affiliate of NPR. As a part of the newly formed agreement, MPG will conduct a series of polls on behalf of WBUR, which will extend through the 2012 election cycle.   The relationship reflects WBUR’s effort to augment

MassINC in the media

MassINC staff members have been featured prominently in local broadcast media over the last two weeks. With the release of a statewide poll by the MassINC Polling Group (MPG) and WBUR showing Senate candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren running neck and neck, MPG president Steve Koczela appeared on various WBUR programs to analyze the

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