The study’s first major finding is that Massachusetts is losing the relocation game: many more establishments have moved out of state than have entered, and the trend has worsened since 2000. At the net level, Massachusetts has lost 2,152 establishments and 24,088 jobs during this time period.
About Megan Gay
Megan Gay is a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics Department at Northeastern University. She received her B.A. in History in 2001 from The College of William and Mary and received her Master’s in Applied Economics from Northeastern University in 2006. Ms. Gay expects to receive her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Northeastern University in Summer 2010. She specializes in quantitative and qualitative analyses in the areas of industrial organization and health economics.
This brief seeks to analyze the impact of changes in the composition of workplaces in Massachusetts to determine the specific impacts the changes in the raw number and percentage share of headquarters have had on job creation and loss.
This brief examines how jobs have been created and lost in Massachusetts in the eighteen- year period (1990-2007) leading up to the current recession.