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Massachusetts Economic Outlook “rests on a precarious footing”

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

massThe Massachusetts economic outlook, according to the MassBenchmarks Editorial Board, “rests on precarious footing”. Although economic indicators for Massachusetts are generally positive, the uncertain outlook for the global economy and a recent slowing of U.S. economic growth contribute to the uncertain outlook for Massachusetts.

Expensive Boston Area Housing and the Middle Class

Posted on May 18th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

building-for-middle-cover-no-sponsorsAccording to a Metropolitan Area Planning Council report, the high cost of housing in the Boston Metro Area poses particular challenges for middle-income working households. Middle-income households earn too much to qualify for subsidized housing but not enough to have abundant choices in the housing market.

Organize Your Social Life with a Shake of the Wrist

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

shuflixOrganize your social life with a shake of your wrist at Shuflix . Select an activity type, radius, and time, shake your phone, and the app will randomly select activities that  meet your criteria. Available for iPhone now, and Android in a couple of weeks.

Massachusetts Nonprofit Report

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

MNNAccording to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector provides more than half a million nonprofit jobs , making its nonprofit sector one of the strongest in the country. The sector is home to nonprofits in a wide range of industries, beyond the familiar education and health care subsectors. And when the economy is weak, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector is resilient — adding jobs even during the Great Recession. For more

Find Boston Food Trucks in Real Time with Feed Me

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

feedAre you hungry right now? The website Feed me shows what food trucks are where in Boston and Cambridge, in real time, using geo-location capabilities.  The food trucks are searchable by date, time, food type, and neighborhood.  You can also explore the menus. Kudos to the creators, Northeastern University seniors Jennifer Kappel, Karen Doyle, Moling Guo and Krystyna Reyes.