Posted on: July 19, 2017

Affordable Housing Stabilizes Local Workforce

Affordable Housing is an Economic Development Benefit

Thursday, February 26, 2015

When we think of economic development opportunities that lead to greater prosperity, we are likely to think of major employers such as factories, corporate offices, universiti...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Pioneer Valley Ranked #13 in U.S. for Quality of Life

By Patrick Johnson

pjohnson@repub.com

SPRINGFIELD -- A national publication has ranked the Springfield area as among the top 20 most favorable areas in the county in terms of quality of life, making it the first time the region has made the list.

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Fight for East-West Rail Study Not Over

One of the items that did not make it to the final version of the $40 billion state budget approved a week late by the Massachusetts legislature was a high-speed rail study.  Specifically, a requirement that MassDOT do a report on the costs and b...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Affordable Housing Market Takes a Hit

The Trump administration’s plan to lower corporate tax rates has created uncertainty in the affordable housing market by devaluing low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC). LIHTC devaluation is casting a chilling effect on the construction of affordable hou...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

New England Has Oldest Population in America

New England is looking a bit grayer than it once did. The region is now home to the top three states in the nation with the oldest median populations. The median age of residents in Maine is 44.6 years old, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau d...

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