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On the Lure of "Hipsturbia" to Younger Bostonians
As urban m illennials start to look toward parenthood, many seek quieter lives in the suburbs. 
However, they also don't want to lose the "city life" to which they've grown accustomed. 

Welcome to "Hipsturbia". 

Mark Melnik , director of Economic & Public Policy Research weighs in on this trend that is very relevant to Greater Boston. What do some suburbs offer that makes them attractive to young urban families?

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2020 Massachusetts STEM Summit

Save the date: April 15, 2020 at the DCU Center in Worcester !  

The Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and the UMass Donahue Institute present the 16th year of the Summit. The event will build on the momentum of the 2nd annual Massachusetts STEM Week, held in the fall of 2019.  Summit exhibit proposals are now being accepted . Registration will open in February.  Learn more at the Summit website.
Massachusetts Economy Contracts Modestly, MassBenchmarks Reports

From the most recent MassBenchmarks report: "In the third quarter of 2019, Massachusetts real gross domestic product declined 0.2 percent according to MassBenchmarks, while U.S. real gross domestic product grew by 1.9 percent. 

"The modest contraction in state economic activity in the third quarter does not appear to indicate the beginning of a recession."

Learn more about the Massachusetts economy at www.MassBenchmarks.org. Follow the #MassBenchmarks conversation on Twitter
In Brockton Area, Career Center Helps Job-Seekers and employers

 operates under charter with the 
MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board  and is managed by the  UMass Donahue Institute

In fiscal year 2019, the center served nearly 5,800 clients (including over 350 veterans) and over 700 businesses. 

Spotlight Video

New video (3 mins.): Connected Beginnings Training Institute
builds nurturing relationships between very young children and their caregivers.

To watch and learn more, click the image above.
Donahue News

Multiple outlets: Massachusetts businesses think the 2020 state economy will shrink

Our Business Groups
Highlighted Publications

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Economic and Research Impacts.   The economic value of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) extends far  beyond the footprint of its two campuses in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

MassBenchmarks BulletinThe Massachusetts Economy Contracts Modestly in Q3. Labor force and capacity constraints appear to stall the Bay State's economic expansion. (October 2019)

MGM Springfield Construction: Spending, Employment, and Economic Impacts: Overall, every county in the Commonwealth saw some economic benefit from the construction of MGM Springfield. (for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission September 2019)

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