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  1. The Boston Indicators Report2004- 2006 A Boston College Citizen Seminar June 19, 2007

  2. FOCUS 2000: The effect of the two- Tiered knowledge economy on those with & without a good education 2002: The loss of young adults to other US regions due to High housing costs & lack of “room and the top,” other factors: the job & talent wars 2004: The local impact of intensifying global competition, internal challenges The Biennial Boston Indicator Report IMPACT Shared access to baseline and trend data Housing seen as an economic & workforce driver – 40R/40S legislation; a focus on talent development and retention, & new leadership An Emerging Civic Agenda, The John LaWare Leadership Forum; pipelines of progress w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  3. w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  4. 17th Century 18th Century 19th Century 20th Century Revolutionary Founding Vision The American Revolution America’s Industrial Revolution The Information Age Greater Boston: Birthplace of Revolutions w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  5. Boston is registering the local impact of global forces… Population growth Energy demand Competitiveness Innovation Climate change A Time Like No Other w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  6. Unprecedented global population growth w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  7. Most growth through 2050 will be in Africa, Asia, & Latin America w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  8. And global innovative capacity is shifting East w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  9. Global energy consumption is also tracking population & economic growth w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  10. And global CO2 emissions track fossil fuel use, with a sharp rise after 1950 w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  11. Boston, like other coastal cities, is vulnerable to global warming trends Simulated Projection - Boston in 2100: A 15” sea-level rise and storm surge at high tide w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  12. THE GOOD NEWS:Massachusetts’ economy turned the corner in 2004-2006 w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  13. The labor force in Boston, MetroBoston & MA grew in 2006 w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  14. MA also regained its top rank for patents per capita after slipping w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  15. And Boston’s upturn in business & leisure visitors outpaced its 2000 high w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  16. Economic Competitiveness John LaWare Leadership Forum Global MA 2015 Regional Innovation Summit MA Business Resource Team Innovate Boston! Life Sciences Collaborative Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Equity, Opportunity, Capacity Commonwealth Housing Task Force Initiative for a New Economy Mayor Menino’s Health Disparities Initiative Blueprint for Boston Massachusetts Nonprofit Network New Leadership Diversity in Civic Leadership Initiative The Leadership Exchange Regional Planning MetroFuture (MAPC) MA Smart Growth Alliance New & Revitalized NE-Wide Collaboration New England Governors’ Conference Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI ) New England Futures Project The New England Energy Alliance The region’s leaders are building new collaborative partnerships & initiatives w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  17. And a plan is underway to invest in MA’s core strengths: Global Massachusetts 2015 w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  18. Boston also holds the key to the region’s critical 21st century identity w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  19. …As a hub of the Northeast Corridor, one of the world’s largest, most productive “megapolitan” regions w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  20. CRISIS/OPPORTUNITY PAIRS w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  21. Uneven Job Growth/Business Expansion w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  22. Labor Shortage/ Talent & Education Imperative w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  23. As unemployment rates decline, job vacancies rise—a growing skills mismatch w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  24. Higher Costs/Smarter Growth w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  25. Health-Care Behemoth/Cost-Effective Health w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  26. Health spending for MA residents totals $52 billion a year, but preventable disease risk factors are rising w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  27. NEHI reports a mismatch: 88% is spent on care, 4% on healthy behaviors w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  28. Widening Inequality/Greater Opportunity w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  29. Racial-Ethnic Separation/Global Connectivity w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  30. Energy Dependence/Green Innovation w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  31. The “Revolution” – fully realizing our potential for: • Collaboration • Efficiency • Innovation w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  32. We need a Revolution in: • Pre K-16 Education & Workforce Development • Renewable Energy & Conservation • Cost-Effective Health • Smart & Affordable Housing w w w. b o s t o n i n d i c a t o r s. o r g

  33. Thank you.