Report sees fewer educated workers: Boston Gobe

Report sees fewer educated workers

Some scary predictions. The Cape, Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires continue to be left behind as other parts of the state’s college trained population grows. And it is a rather large hit given the net result is a drop in college trained population on a statewide basis.

The report predicts that between 2010 and 2030, the number of working-age adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher will fall by 41 percent on Cape Cod; 27 percent in the Pioneer Valley; and 9 percent in the Berkshires.

Meanwhile, the rest of the state will see gains of 1 percent in the southeast region; 5 percent in the northeast region; 9 percent in Central Massachusetts; and 10 percent in both the Metrowest region and in Greater Boston.

Here’s What’s Becoming Of America’s Dead Shopping Malls : NPR

We rezoned Dennis Port Plaza where Job Lot and Dollar Tree are located. We now have a new owner. I have discussed the advantages of the Village Center zoning with the new ownership and hope we will soon see new life in the Plaza.