Super Tuesday was full of surprises, both good and bad. But one of the most intriguing was Newton’s decisive support for Northland’s large Upper Falls development.
A $3 million infrastructure grant will help transform downtown Fitchburg, in part, by leveraging up to $100 million in private investments and supporting housing and mixed use development planned in the city’s “smart growth” district.
No one has a comprehensive grasp of what rules apply to multifamily construction where and what the results have been. That’s about to change with the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance’s new study.
In addition to excellent highway access, Brockton has three Commuter Rail stations, offering 30-minute trips to Boston’s South Station. Yet despite these amenities, economic success has been elusive. There are signs that this will change.
The Massachusetts economy has performed very well in 2017. Recent GDP growth is almost twice that of the national average. Compared to the rest of the U.S., our wage growth is faster and unemployment is lower.