Saturday, April 7, 2007

Beacon Hill Institute Metro Competitiveness Rankings

The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University prepares an annual report on state and metro area competitiveness. The Table to the left identifies the metro area rankings for its most recent 2005 report.
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To learn more about the the index, its ranking criteria, and other information, click on this link. Download the metro/state competitiveness report here.
The Beacon Hill Institute has adopted the following mission and vision statements.
Statement of Mission
Grounded in the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets, the Beacon Hill Institute engages in rigorous economic research and conducts educational programs for the purpose of producing and disseminating readable analyses of current public policy issues to voters, taxpayers, opinion leaders and policy makers.
Statement of Vision
The Beacon Hill Institute is a world-renowned learning and research center that develops and performs innovative economic and statistical analyses of current and emerging public policy issues. It aims to strengthen that function by: providing local, state, national and international research entities with state-of-the-art tools and economic analyses, partnering with a PhD granting department of economics, and expanding its reputation for providing objective analysis to examine and influence public policy.

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