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About the MassBenchmarks Project

MassBenchmarks is a journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and managed by the Institute's Economic and Public Policy Research unit. It presents timely information concerning the performance of and prospects for the Massachusetts economy, including periodic economic analyses of major geographic regions within the Commonwealth and an array of key industries that make up the economic base of the state. The journal also provides commentary and interpretation of economic data aimed at business and labor leaders, public policy makers and the general public.

A typical issue of MassBenchmarks includes a discussion of broad economic trends including; industry analysis, public opinion polling and regional analysis. The MassBenchmarks Current and Leading Economic Indices were developed specifically for the journal and are also presented on this Web site along with regular updates.

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