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Release of the Northeast Massachusetts Innovation Economy and Workforce Report

  • 21 May 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • EBSCO Hall, 5 Peatfield St, Ipswich, MA 01938
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Re-imagining the North Shore Technology Workforce, Part III: Release of  the Northeast Massachusetts Innovation Economy Workforce Report

Please join us for the release of a new study by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, funded by Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Essex County Community Foundation for North Shore Technology Council, examining the trends and workforce needs of the technology sector.

This is the third in our ongoing advocacy event series to engage industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations in building our region's technology workforce, in order to strengthen the region North of Boston as a leader in technology, life sciences, sustainable energy, manufacturing, and other critical technology industries.

Researchers from the Donahue Institute will reveal the findings of a new 2024 workforce study. Following the presentation, a panel of experts from industry, government, and academia will discuss their perspective.

Findings will include:

  • Regional demographic, economic, and technology trends
  • The state of innovation in Northeast Massachusetts
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the region’s business and workforce
  • Recommendations to meet employer needs with a qualified workers
  • The role of industry, academia, and government in forging a path forward


9:30 - 10:00 AM: Arrivals, Networking

10:00 AM: Opening Remarks, Patrick LarkinDirector, Innovation Institute at the Mass Tech Collaborative

10:10 AM: Presentation of Regional Workforce Study by Dr. Mark MelnikDirector, Economic & Public Policy Research, and Branner Stewart, Senior Research Manager, UMass Donahue Institute

11:00 AM: Panel Discussion, Q&A


Kathleen Machet, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Government Relations, Essex County Community Foundation


Gene Wong, Dean, School of Science and Technology, Endicott College


Scott Cummings, Senior Vice President, Office of CIO, EBSCO

Kristin Kassner, Massachusetts State Representative

Jennifer James Price, Assistant Vice President at North Shore Community College and former Massachusetts Undersecretary of Labor and Workforce Development

Jim Wilkinson, Vice President, Applied Materials

This study is made possible with generous support from:

Thank you to our Event Host:


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