Massachusetts' Gateway Cities

Monday, February 26, 2007

A new report from MassINC highlights the important role that Massachusetts' "Gateway Cities" play in the state's economic future. These are cities, like Lawrence, that have played important roles in the state's economic past as mill cities. As the state's economy has evolved, however, these cities are at risk of falling behind.

The report urges that state and local civic leaders to should Gateway City colleges to spark local economic development.

According to the report, new connections -- the physical links of rail, the electronic links of the internet, or the intergovernmental links of cross-boundary collaboration -- can lead to improved economic competitiveness among regions. Read more. You can download a copy of the report from this page

posted by Ed Morrison |

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