Massachusetts

The Geography of Innovation:  A Map of Patent Activity, 2007-11

The Geography of Innovation: A Map of Patent Activity, 2007-11

The State Science and Technology Institute recently released a report showing patent activity in each of the fifty states.  As you can see in the accompanying map (click on it for a larger version), there are some surprises.  With the exception of Maine, all New England seems to be a hotbed on innovation.  Massachusetts is […]

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Massachusetts Focuses on Workforce

Massachusetts Focuses on Workforce

In his State of the State, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick committed the Bay State to a major workforce development initiative: Patrick highlighted the connection between the often overlooked [community colleges] and the unemployment problem. Encouraging more cooperation between schools and local employers, he said, would help the state’s 240,000 unemployed get the skills they need […]

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Report Recommends Changes for Bay State Community College System

Report Recommends Changes for Bay State Community College System

The Boston Foundation recently released a report recommending changes in the Massachusetts  Community College System so that the system can better meet the needs of the state’s employers: Among other things, the report recommends the adoption of performance metrics for community colleges in the state; strengthening governance and accountability within the system; clarifying the mission […]

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