Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of January 2, 2011

Quote of the Week:

"The policy response, in its totality, has been very aggressive, and I think ensures that the recovery will evolve into a self-sustaining expansion early in 2011."

Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics, on his forecast for the economy in the upcoming year.


photo: Byron beauregard FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"They called and said we have a position for you. I was pretty excited."

Byron Beauregard, a civil engineer for Massachusetts Department of Transportation, on the stimulus-funded job he was hired for last year. At the time, Beauregard had been out of work for nearly a year.



YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Reflections: A Year of Stimulus Read more.


The MWRA's latest energy initiative gets stimulus' help

photo: Water
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), which supplies water to about 50 communities around Boston, recently installed a device to harness energy from pressurized water that's piped into the authority's storage facility in Weston. The device will help the MWRA offset its electricity costs and a stimulus award is helping to fund the project. Read <em>The Boston Globe's</em> coverage of the project.



Stimulus Stories: A well-traveled bridge gets a much-needed upgrade

photo: Oakham bridge
The Coldbrook Road Bridge in Oakham which spans Muddy Pond Brook is the most direct way for area residents to get to Worcester and experiences heavy commuter traffic. But the bridge was built in 1938 and recently it was starting to show its age. Thankfully, a stimulus award ensured that it was repaired. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Infant/Toddler Teacher

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Hopkinton Housing Authority - Building Project

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