The public versions of the bids in response to the Massachusetts 83C II RFP for offshore wind were released late Wednesday, September 4th. Three of four developers with offshore wind lease rights off the shores of Massachusetts submitted bids. They are Bay State Wind (a partnership of Ørsted and Eversource), Vineyard Wind (a partnership of […]
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About Elise Rapoza
Elise Rapoza is the Senior Research Associate at the Public Policy Center and the Project Manager of the Offshore Wind Economics Project. Elise specializes in statistical analysis and other applied social science research methods. An experienced policy analyst who has worked with state and local government and non-profit agencies, Elise plays an integral role in the PPC’s economic impact and industry cluster studies, program evaluations, and other empirical research involving primary and secondary data analysis. A native of the Southcoast, Elise earned a B.S. in Quantitative Public Policy Analysis at UMass Dartmouth, and an M.S. in Statistics and M.P.P. at Oregon State University.
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Residents of Massachusetts and other states along the Eastern seaboard are experiencing the arrival of a new base industry for the state—offshore wind. Offshore wind is a distinct industry from onshore wind, owing to the vastly larger size of the wind turbines and the logistical complexities of working out on the ocean. The largest turbine […]
The ability of a region to support the development of the offshore wind (OSW) supply chain will greatly affect the size of the industry’s economic impact. The impacts of OSW are higher when the industry employs people from the region and spends its dollars at the region’s businesses because this keeps dollars in the community. […]
We are super excited at The Public Policy Center that Massachusetts has finally joined the rest of the country in releasing the data that is used in the production of two important Census Bureau data products: Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) and LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES). The LODES data will be instrumental in a recently […]