Posts Tagged: Economy

The New Slow

New England will continue to experience a slow jobs recovery through 2017, according to economists speaking last week at the New England Economic Partnership (NEEP) Fall 2013 Economic Outlook Conference in Boston.The modest job growth from 2013 through 2017 will be strongest, percentage-wise, in the construction industry, fueled partly by a housing rebound, followed by professional and business se...

Chillin? American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment to Mark Fifth Anniversary

The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) will hold its fifth annual Climate Leadership Summit at American University in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, June 21 at 4 p.m. to Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m.In 2006, 12 college and university presidents agreed to become founding members of the ACUPCC. Today, nearly 700 institutions are actively engaged in creating...

Recovery at Risk: New England Economic Partnership Releases New Outlook Forecasting Sluggish Bounceback

The New England economy continues to outperform the national economy. That is the good news. But both the region’s and nation’s economies continue to have low and staggered growth. The slow recovery from the 2008-09 recession is largely due to factors outside New England influence, including the European debt crisis, volatile energy markets and continued decline in the national housing...

Doing Good and Doing Well: Performance-Based Funding in Higher Ed

The New England Board of Higher Education released a policy brief that encourages states to tie a portion of higher education appropriations to institutional outcomes. Currently, New England states tend to apportion institutional funding based on enrollment levels—a practice that rewards quantity, but not necessarily student success and degree attainment. From President Obama to private fou...

Pattenaude Emphasizes Higher Ed as Key in Maine

University of Maine System Chancellor Richard L. Pattenaude emphasized the confluence of economic development and higher education in a joint session of the Maine state Senate and House of Representatives in his "State of the University" biennial address on March 30. “Historically, higher education has meant personal growth and discovery, creating and preserving knowledge, and helping our...

Mismatch in the Labor Market: The Supply of and Demand for “Middle-Skill” Workers in New England

Over the past decade, policymakers and business leaders across New England have been concerned that the region’s slower population growth and loss of residents to other parts of the country will lead to a shortage of skilled labor—particularly when the baby boom generation retires. Prior to the Great Recession, the concern was that an inadequate supply of skilled workers would ham...

Conference on Immigrants as “Jet Fuel” for Jobs in Mass.

The Malden, Mass.-based Immigrant Learning Center Inc. (ILC) and Babson College will collaborate on a statewide conference for immigrant entrepreneurship to be hosted at Babson's Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Mass. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.The ILC  says immigrants are "jet fuel" for entrepreneurship in Massachusetts, from neighborhood revitalization to increa...

NH Pundits to Discuss Future of Granite State

The New Hampshire Forum on the Future will feature Lew Feldstein, retiring president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and Charles Arlinghaus, president of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, discussing priorities and direction for the state of New Hampshire, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m., in The Great Hall at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH. The forum is an allianc...