Regional Labor Market


Area Served

    • 43 communities; one of sixteen workforce investment boards in Massachusetts (Regional Map)

Geographic Area

  • Between Routes 128/ I 495


  • “Technology Heartland”—largest concentration of high-tech and innovation companies in Massachusetts
  • 17% of all jobs in Massachusetts


  • Employs 30% of all technology workers in MA—largest number of technology intensive jobs in MA
  • 2nd highest number of health care jobs in MA

K12 Education

  • Largest number (1/6) of all K12 students
  • 66% of all METCO students
  • More than 70% of students in 88% of region's communities score Advanced or Proficient in Math MCAS, Grade 10

Education Level

  • 54% of residents have Bachelor's degrees or higher



Additional labor market information:


Employment Trends and Wages


For advice in interpreting the data and constructing reports contact:


Sylvia L. Beville, Executive Director

Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, Inc.