Springfield, MA has a high unemployment rate and a low rate of labor force participation. Tricia Cananvan, member of the Economic Development Council of Western MA, discusses strategic workforce development needs on Comcast Newsmakers.
Springfield MA is undergoing economic growth downtown with a train station, innovation district and the MGM casino. With an uptick in the economy and the region being home to many colleges and universities, Springfield is an attractive to live and work. Springfield Regional Chamber, Nancy Creed, discusses the many opportunities for growing a business in Springfield MA.
Interview recorded May 23, 2017. Hosted by Nathan O'Leary.
Boston City Councilor at-large Annissa Essaibi George is tackling some tough problems for her Boston constituents. Education, homelessness and availability of affordable housing are a few of the topics discussed on Comcast Newsmakers with Jenny Johnson.
MA Legislators are working on reform this session: criminal justice reform from eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses to reducing racial disparities; and the Education Foundation reform and in state tuition for immigrants.
La Voz is a free Spanish-language community newspaper distributed to Lynn, Peabody, Revere and Salem all on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Reaching these communities that previously were not served, La Voz has become the voice of the Latino Community.
Interview recorded on November 21, 2017. Hosted by Jenny Johnson.
For part 2 of our conversation with Carolina Trujillo click here.