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  • 3/14/2019: Wicked Local Provincetown discusses how our recently completed housing study informed the Town’s plan to move forward with redeveloping a municipal property to be used for housing.
  • 3/13/2019: Public Policy Center Executive Director, Michael Goodman, and Senior Research Associate, Elise Rapoza, discuss how Fall River’s charter allowed for the mayor to be recalled and then reelected in the same ballot and the implications of the election with the Fall River Herald News.
  • 12/12/2018: The Gloucester Daily Times highlights Dr. Goodman’s discussion with Senator Joan Lovely of the Ways and Means Committee on workforce trends at the annual state revenue hearings.
  • 12/5/2018: Professor Michael Goodman discussed the state’s potential for economic growth and potential future obstacles at the annual Massachusetts revenue hearings.
  • 11/15/2018: Wicked Local Wellfleet discusses the market incentives for short-term rentals in Provincetown, which we analyze in our forthcoming report on housing for the Town.
  • 11/9/2018: The Cape Cod Times covers the presentation of our forthcoming Provincetown housing analysis.
  • 10/15/2018: WBUR features a discussion with Dr. Goodman and fellow editors of MassBenchmarks on the factors driving the growth of the state’s labor force.
  • 10/8/2018: Wicked Local Stow discusses Rep. Kate Hogan’s plans to expand on our recent work for the 495/MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission with a transportation study.
  • 10/2/2018: The Milford Daily News speaks with Professor Michael Goodman on the impact the tightening labor market is having on wage growth.
  • 9/28/2018: The Gloucester Daily Times discusses Professor Michael Goodman’s presentation on regional strategies for assessing and developing the blue economy on the North Shore.
  • The Christian Science Monitor taps Professor Michael Goodman for a perspective on how seasonal growth in resort communities impacts the year-round population.
  • 6/29/2018: WBSM discusses the Conntect4Wind collaborative agreement between UMass Dartmouth, Bristol Community College, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and references our work with these partners on the 2018 Massachusetts Offshore Wind Workforce Assessment as an early example of collaboration.

Winter/Spring 2018

Summer/Fall 2017

  • 12/16/2017 Southcoast Today’s article explores how the recent Amazon bid in New Bedford sheds light on a different perspective to the gateway city.
  • 12/7/2017: The Boston Globe discusses the potential effects the New GOP tax bill could have on the US economy for both “wealthy investors and everyday workers alike.”
  • 12/6/2017: The State House News Service’s Colin A. Young writes regarding the challenges facing the diminishing tax collection growth over recent years.
  • 12/6/2017: Shira Schoenberg, author for MassLive.com, touches upon how the uncertainty of Washington tax policy increases the difficulty of agreeing upon budgets in her article.
  • 11/25/2017: Brad Petrishen discusses the obstacles and process of “Remaking Worcester” into an updated and thriving city.
  • 11/19/17: Paul Matthews, executive director of the 495/MetroWest Partnership, discusses the growth of MetroWest regional economy, including work done by the PPC, in his column in the MetroWest Daily News.
  • 11/17/17: WBUR discusses the challenges and successes of the state’s tech sector covered in the Massachusetts Tech Pulse Index, a survey conducted by the PPC on behalf of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
  • 07/28/17: The Worcester Telegram references our research on the city’s foreign-born population to provide context in their editorial about the future of immigration following the Massachusetts SJC’s recent ruling on ICE detentions.
  • 06/24/17: Professor Goodman discusses changes in the retail landscape with the New Bedford Standard Times.

Winter/Spring 2017

Summer/Fall 2016

  • 12/16/16: The Fall River Herald News highlights key findings from the PPC’s recent analysis of housing conditions in the Spindle City.
  • 12/05/16: Professor Goodman’s recent testimony before a joint session of the House and Senate Ways and Means committees is highlighted in Commonwealth Magazine.
  • 12/02/16: Professor Goodman’s recent speech on Martha’s Vineyard is the subject of an article in the Martha’s Vineyard Times.
  • 11/27/16: The Fall River Herald discusses the implications of the PPC’s housing study in Fall River.
  • 11/18/16: The Boston Herald discusses the latest state jobs report with Professor Goodman.
  • 11/16/16: The Boston Globe discusses the implications for employers of a tightening labor market with Professor Goodman.
  • 11/11/16: The PPC’s work with the 495/MetroWest Suburban Edge Commission is highlighted in the Boston Globe.
  • 11/09/16: The Boston Globe discusses the economic implications of a Trump Presidency with Professor Goodman.
  • 11/05/16: Professor Goodman comments on regional patterns in political contribution levels in the New Bedford Standard Times.
  • 10/31/16: The State House News Service discusses the growth prospects for the Massachusetts economy with Professor Goodman.
  • 10/30/16: Professor Goodman discusses UMass Dartmouth’s Environmental Policy certificate program in The GW Hatchet.
  • 10/20/16:  The Boston Globe discusses the latest jobs report and growing wage pressure in the state economy with Professor Goodman.
  • 10/14/16:  Professor Goodman comments on the consequences of inadequate state investment in education and infrastructure in the Boston Globe.
  • 10/14/16:  Professor Goodman highlights the need for stronger regional leadership in his remarks at the graduation ceremony for the Leadership SouthCoast Class of 2016, reports the New Bedford Standard Times.
  • 09/22/16: The Boston Herald seeks comment from Professor Goodman on a recent state economic development incentive award in Cambridge.
  • 09/16/16: The PPC’s work in support of the MetroWest Suburban Edge Communities Commission is highlighted in the MetroWest Daily News
  • 09/16/16:  The Boston Globe discusses the latest state employment report with Professor Goodman
  • 08/04/16:  Professor Goodman comments on recent trends in state business confidence in Business West.
  • 07/13/16:  The Standard Times discusses the causes of stagnant income growth in New Bedford and other Gateway Cities with Professor Goodman
  • 07/06/16:  Professor Goodman comments on efforts to develop a non-partisan public policy think tank in Connecticut in the CT Mirror
  • 07/02/16: The Cape Cod Times speaks with Professor Goodman about the role that a lack of affordable housing options is playing in reported regional labor shortages.
  • 06/27/16:  The PPC’s analysis of housing conditions in Fall River is the focus of an article in the Fall River Herald News
  • 06/21/16: The New Bedford Standard Times discusses the potential regional impact of a looming change in ownership at the Acushnet Company (Titelist) with Professor Goodman.
  • 06/17/16: Professor Goodman comments on the critical importance of closing the “degree gap” in the Leominster Champion.

Winter/Spring 2016

  • 05/23/16  Professor Goodman comments on socioeconomic patterns in participation in the Massachusetts State Lottery in the New Bedford Standard Times.
  • 05/13/16: Professor Goodman’s keynote address before the annual meeting of the Metrowest Economic Research Center at Framingham State University is highlighted in the Metrowest Daily News.
  • 04/25/16: The American Prospect  discusses the economic development lessons that can be learned from the recent relocation of GE headquarters from Connecticut to Massachusetts with Professor Goodman.
  • 04/18/16:  The New Bedford Standard Times highlights the PPC’s collaboration with the United Way of Greater New Bedford (and many others) to empower the South End of New Bedford.
  • 04/07/16:  SouthCoast Matters, a regional public affairs program discusses the work of the PPC and the policy challenges facing the SouthCoast with Professor Goodman.
  • 03/30/16: Professor Goodman’s recent keynote address before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is covered by Banker & Tradesman.
  • 03/15/16: Boston NPR affiliate WBUR discusses the PPC’s analysis of the hidden benefits of housing development with Professor Goodman.
  • 03/10/16:  Professor Goodman comments on some significant revisions to state employment data in the Boston Globe.
  • 03/07/16:  The SouthCoast Insider discusses regional economic development conditions and challenges with Professor Goodman.
  • 03/04/16: Professor Goodman offers his perspective on why incomes appear to be declining in some Massachusetts communities in the Boston Globe.
  • 02/20/16:  The Fall River Herald News reports on and editorializes about the PPC’s forthcoming analysis of housing conditions and needs in the City of Fall River.
  • 01/26/16:  Senior Research Associate Elise Korejwa offers her perspective on what it takes to get preschool right in the New Bedford Standard Times.
  • 01/26/16:  Professor Goodman discusses the role the aging population is playing in local labor markets with the Attleboro Sun Chronicle.
  • 01/24/16:  Banker & Tradesman discusses a new small business loan program with Professor Goodman.
  • 01/22/16:  Professor Goodman comments on the prospects for continued robust job growth in Massachusetts in the Boston Globe.
  • 01/14/16:   President Obama’s final State of the Union address is the topic of Professor Goodman’s latest column in the Fall River Herald News (and other Gatehouse newspapers).
  • 01/04/16:  Professor Goodman comments in the New Bedford Standard Times on the occasion of UMass Dartmouth being designated a Carnegie Doctoral Research University.
  • 12/30/15:   State Representative Carole Fiola highlights the contributions of the PPC to ongoing efforts to develop an evidence based housing strategy for Fall River in the Herald News.
  • 12/20/15:  Professor Goodman comments on the challenges facing Provincetown in the New York Times.

Summer/Fall 2015

Winter/Spring 2015

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