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By Greg Ryan Massachusetts is building significantly less housing than it was in the mid-20th century. Not coincidentally, the median home sale price has nearly doubled in the past decade to $600,000, far outpacing income growth. More people are leaving Massachusetts for other states than are moving here. Those problems are what the MBTA Communities zoning […]

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Gillette to move razor-making to Andover from South Boston, explore site sale

By Greg Ryan Procter & Gamble revealed Tuesday it would move Gillette’s century-old South Boston manufacturing operations to the company’s Andover property, opening up as many as 31 acres on Fort Point Channel to redevelopment. Cincinnati-based P&G (NYSE: PG) plans to maintain the headquarters for the Gillette business and roughly 750 corporate, research and engineering employees […]

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Massachusetts Biopharma Job Growth Surpasses that of Other States: Report

By Charlotte LoBuono The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, the nation’s oldest biotech trade association, released its 2023 Industry Snapshot on September 6. The report found that biotech and pharmaceutical companies in Massachusetts added more research and development and biomanufacturing jobs than in most other states in 2022. The biopharma R&D workforce in Massachusetts had a year-over-year growth rate of 8.5% […]

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