Reports & Presentations
Marlborough Hotel Occupancy and Meals Generated
Presentation made at the New England Sports Center (NESC) by Richard Tomanek, General Manager Embassy Suites and MEDC Board Member on December 16, 2010. Statistics on Marlborough’s hotel occupancy rates, business generated by NESC events, meals consumed etc.
Act to Promote Economic Development Throughout the Commonwealth
(Including creation of MetroWest Tourism and Visitor’s Bureau)
Filed by Senator Karen Spilka and Senate President Therese Murray, February 8,2010
MetroWest and Greater Marlborough Economic Profile 2010, Road to Recovery? © by Maureen Dunne, M.B.A.; Donald MacRitchie, M.A.; Martha Meaney, M.A.; Mary Phelan, M.B.A., C.P.A.; Fahlino Sjuib, Ph.D.; and Beverly Soriano, M.S., C.P.A..
The publication includes the latest data and analyses on: Unemployment, Employment, Wages, Payroll, Establishments, Housing Permits, Housing Prices, Cost of Living, Municipal Revenue, and Public School Enrollment for the communities of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough.
Regional data and analysis includes comparisons to Massachusetts and the United States – May 2010
Click here for the complete publication courtesy MERC
Small Business Economic Trends – June 2010
The small business sector (half of private GDP and 2/3rds of new job created historically) is showing some signs of new life.
The May survey delivered some actual positives – more owners gave positive responses than negative ones to many questions than at any time in the past two years. Still, overall, the Index and its components remain in “recession” territory. The small business sector is in maintenance mode, not growth, but it has definitely lifted off the bottom with the worst survey readings behind us.
Read the Small Business Economic Trends report.
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Benefits remains one of the most important and difficult areas of HR. It is an area where practitioners face relentless cost pressures, changes to government regulations and new service delivery options, which need to be understood and assessed.
The economic crisis adds a new dimension as employees come to realize how important benefits, especially health benefits, are. A report by the Families USA Foundation estimates that every one percentage point increase in unemployment leaves just over a million people without health insurance.1 This simple statistic is a stark reminder that the benefits that come with employment are not mere perks.
To keep on top of trends in benefits—particularly in light of what has gone on in the economy—Workscape has conducted a survey of 787 HR professionals and CEOs representing a broad range of industries and company sizes.
This survey looks at three areas:
Cost Savings - 4 specific cost-saving practices
Communications - 3 issues around communicating benefits information to employees
Responses to Economic Pressures – Data and commentary on how the current economic pressures are affecting employees and their attitudes towards benefits
Latest statistics on unemployment, employment, housing and municipal revenue provided by the Metrowest Econmic Research Center (MERC)
This presentation by the Business Resource Team explains the work of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) and outlines the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP).
EDIP – May 12, 2010
Massachusetts Opportunity Relocation and Expansion (MORE) Jobs Capital Program