The kids are gone, but their boomer parents can’t afford to downsize

In the Boston area housing market, there’s no longer an upside to downsizing for many empty nesters. LET ME FIRST APOLOGIZE for any part my wife and I may be playing in worsening the Massachusetts housing shortage. Our youngest child has a freshly minted college diploma and a job. That...

As more grads head to college, companies face shortage of skilled workers

PEMBROKE – This weekend, thousands of South Shore high school seniors will toss their mortarboards in the air and go home with freshly minted diplomas, eager to chart their own paths. David Kingsley would love it if even just a few of them would come work for him. But Kingsley,...

South Shore Chamber talks economic growth in Hanover

HANOVER – Representatives from the South Shore Chamber of Commerce brought their vision of the region’s economic future to Hanover Wednesday night. Town officials and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership arranged the presentation so the chamber’s efforts to spur economic development could be discussed. The event was held at the John...

Business calls for change in South Shore housing policy

Business leaders on the South Shore are starting to wage war on the big-lot zoning that’s so common in many of their towns. The South Shore Chamber of Commerce Thursday issued a housing agenda aimed at building dense housing at or near train stations and ferry docks, retail centers, even...

Chamber CEO says South Shore ‘has got to be serious’ about housing plans

South Shore Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Peter Forman said the area has been ‘a bit behind’ other regions in finding ways to attract younger workers and families.The Chamber is releasing a “Housing 2017” report on Sept. 21. QUINCY – The South Shore is struggling to attract young professionals...

2017

Lambert, Lane (August 14, 2017) Coming to a mall near you — much more than shopping  Hanover Wicked Local

Blog – Peter Forman (June 12, 2017) Senator Markey meets with SSCC leaders; addresses regional economic development The Patriot Ledger

Blog – Peter Forman (May 17, 2017) Gov. Baker announces South Shore Chamber as first business group to receive MHP Housing Hero Award The Patriot Ledger

Blog – Housing Solutions (July 26, 2017) Housing Solutions Participates on Chamber of Commerce Housing Working Group Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts

Karlson, Doug (August 2017) Mall Makeover Cape & Plymouth Business

2016

Lambert, Lane (January 28, 2016) South Shore Chamber lays out plan for economic growth  The Patriot Ledger

Editorial (February 6, 2016)  South Shore 2030 offers a roadmap and a warning The Patriot Ledger