Gateway Cities to benefit from first major public private investment in “Creative Placemaking”

BOSTON—MassINC today received a $125,000 grant to drive a revitalization strategy for Gateway Cities that uses arts and culture to jump-start local economies and transform communities. The investment comes from an unprecedented collaboration among 11 major foundations, seven federal agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The consortium, called ArtPlace, awarded $11.5 million to

MassINC and CommonWealth to host 15th anniversary celebration

MassINC and CommonWealth magazine will host “Serious Fun: A political party,” on November 10th, 2011 at the John F. Kennedy Library in South Boston. The event will take a seriously funny look at politics, pundits and the press in celebration of MassINC and CommonWealth magazine’s 15th anniversary. The program, which includes live and taped performances

Poll: Views of Congress turn sharply negative

BOSTON—As the last day of the debt ceiling debate plays out in Washington, 63 percent of Massachusetts residents now view Congress unfavorably, a 22 point rise in unfavorables since January.  The MassINC Polling Group’s MassPulse Quarterly Poll also shows that residents are considerably more pessimistic about economic conditions than they were even as recently as April,

Poll: Massachusetts young adults are optimistic about economic prospects and discerning about potential jobs, despite tough market

Despite high unemployment rates and a sluggish economy, Massachusetts residents 18 to 29 years old are optimistic about their economic situation, according to a poll by the MassINC Polling Group released today.  A total of 36 percent of residents in this age bracket believe their financial situation will improve in the year ahead and another

MassINC announces four new members of its Board of Directors

MassINC today announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. “Each individual brings with them enormous talent and expertise, as well as a diversity of perspective attained from wide-ranging profiles,” said Greg Torres, president of MassINC and publisher of CommonWealth magazine. “With experience that spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors, from different regions of

Service sector leaders join forces at event

BOSTON—Collaboration was the theme of the day as approximately 120 people gathered this morning at “State of Service: The Next Chapter of Service” at the Liberty Hotel. The event was hosted by the MassINC Associate Board and AmeriCorps Alums Boston, a partnership of young leaders dedicated to improving service in Massachusetts. The event, the last

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