Mar 21, 2007

Massachusetts Fighting Back

As shown in my previous post, Massachusetts Job Dilemma, the Boston area along with the entire state are having problems, drawing and keeping workers, because of a high cost of living and unreasonable commuting difficulties.

From a Boston Business Journal article:

"The administration of Gov. Deval Patrick counts 300 companies, 58,000 jobs and $4 billion in private investments in its expansion and relocation "pipeline," the state's top economic development official said last week.”

"We are on our way to earning back the 150,000 jobs that we lost," O'Connell said during a budget hearing in Worcester.”
Other than “…including public housing restoration…”
in their plan to restore jobs to the state, I see very little that addresses why they can’t get people to stay.