WESTPORT — State leadership is “100 percent committed” to bringing long-discussed commuter rail service to SouthCoast and soon, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito told a room full of local business leaders last week. “It’s our administration’s priority to make sure this becomes a reality within the next five years,” she said at the SouthCoast Chamber’s 131st Click for more.
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DARTMOUTH, Mass. – A ribbon cutting event will be held at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Friday to launch its RapidLab prototyping operation, the school announced Tuesday. The lab, which will support multiple startup businesses located on the campus, will house 3-D printers, 3-D scanners and other equipment which can quickly produce prototypes Click for more.
A big reason for the high levels of dissatisfaction among middle- and working-class voters, particularly baby boomers, is the sense that the prosperity of the preceding generation has vanished. The post-war boom that created the largest, most prolific economy ever seen, has withered away, in their eyes, and to a great degree, they’re not wrong. Click for more.
The employment picture continued to brighten locally. Unemployment in Fall River during November was recorded at 4.1 percent.
The clean energy industry in Massachusetts has continued its steady growth, employing more than 100,000 people for the first time and generating $11.8 billion worth of economic activity in 2015, according to the latest report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
The declining support for the University of Massachusetts system, four-year state universities and two-year community colleges comes amidst “growing importance” of public higher education to the state’s long-term health, according to the report, released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.
Presentation on Fall River’s housing challenges tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers at Government Center.
“Commuter Rail service to New Bedford and Fall River, promised for decades, is slowly becoming more of a reality.”
Representative Joseph Kennedy III is hoping to jumpstart discussions on a new economic strategy for southeastern Massachusetts — one that ignores the fact there is technically a border between this state and Rhode Island. That vision is based on leveraging assets that are nearby, whether those assets are in New Bedford, Taunton, Fall River, Attleboro, or in Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island.
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is pushing a new economic strategy for southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island that he believes has the potential to bring the prosperity that has missed this corner of southeastern New England. Kennedy made a compelling case for regional collaboration during an address of the SouthCoast Development Partnership at UMass School of Law in Dartmouth Friday.