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  • 1. Southeast Massachusetts RCC Briefing to the Governor & Cabinet December 12, 2003 s

2. SE Regional Competitiveness Council Agenda & Index

  • Introductions & General(Pages 1-2 & 18-20 & 49-52)
  • Competitiveness(Pages 3 & 21-22)
    • SE Regions Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Industry Clusters(Pages 4-9 & 23-41)
  • Workforce Development & Education
    • (Pages 10-13 & 42-43)
  • Infrastructure(Pages 14-16 & 44-46)
  • Housing(Pages 17 & 47-48)

S 3. Southeast Region Competitiveness Summary

  • Strengths:
  • Relatively low cost structure
  • Skilled Workforce
  • Quality of Life
  • Proximity to Boston
  • Challenges:
  • Low Educational Attainment
  • Lack of Regional Identity
  • Actions:
  • Full-court press on educational attainment, skills training
  • Smart Growth and Transportation Investment
  • Small-city support

S 4. Priority Traded Industry Clusters

  • Key Targeted Regional Clusters
  • Life Sciences
    • Analytical Instruments, Medical Devices, & Pharmaceutical
    • Bio Tech
  • Marine Technology
  • Processed Food & Agricultural Products
  • Precision Manufacturing
    • Auto, Jewelry, Production Technology, Precious Metals.
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Key Regional Clusters
  • Textiles & Apparel
  • Education
  • Health Services
  • Distribution Services
  • Business & Financial Services

S 5. SE RCC Cluster Growth Opportunities

  • Business Growth
    • Grow internally
      • -Expand current lines.
      • -Add new Customers.
    • Grow through Acquisitions
  • Economic Development
    • Grow existing businesses Maintain the current Clusters.
    • Acquire new Clusters. Bring new industries to the region.

S 6. South-East Priority Traded Clusters

  • Life Sciences
    • Strong cluster in our region(Analytical Instruments & Medical Devices)
    • Current Regional Strengths fit well for growingBio-TechCluster.
    • Actions:
    • - Focus on maintaining existing Analytical Instruments &
    • Medical Device companies in the Region.
    • 1. Develop State Strategy to prevent migration out of MA.
    • 2. Provide Manufacturing Educational Support
    • - For Bio-Tech; Include SE Region in State Bio-Tech Efforts.
    • 1. Develop site list for Life Science Manufacturers
    • 2. Support & leverage growing cluster in Bio-tech at UMD &ATMC.
    • 3. Communicate: SE Region already has the attributes Bio- Tech firms are looking for in manufacturing locations.

S 7. South-East Priority Traded Clusters

  • Marine Sciences & Technology
    • Already strong in our region.Lets keep it going!
    • Actions:
    • -Brand Rt. 195 Nations Marine Science & Technology Corridor
    • -Include this cluster in Governors Jobs First initiatives.
    • -Create incubator environment for this cluster
    • -Complete Financial Analysis and if positive, support Oceanarium development for its impact in education, research, tourism and marine cluster development.
  • Processed Food & Agricultural Products
    • Small stable cluster.Need to focus on value added products.
    • Actions:
    • -Provide manufacturing support including training & educationin automation, efficiency and lean manufacturing. Coordinatewith industry associations.

S 8. South-East Priority Traded Clusters

  • Precision Manufacturing & Production Technology
    • Large cluster in our region but under attack.
    • Actions:
    • - Provide manufacturing support including training & education inautomation, efficiency and lean manufacturing. Support brand &design development.Coordinate with industry associations.
    • - Establish plan to maintain current cluster and provide incentives toattract new companies.
  • Hospitality & Tourism-Small but important cluster.
    • Actions:
    • -Develop a coordinated marketing strategy for the SE Region
    • -Develop a realistic resource strategy to ensure stability for
    • RTC and Welcome Centers
    • -Reauthorize the Mass Tourism Fund.
    • -Complete Financial Analysis on Oceanarium in New Bedford

S 9. South-East Priority Traded Clusters

  • General
  • Applies to all clusters.
    • Actions:
    • - Develop site lists for locations that fit specific Clusterneeds.
    • - Improve ties with State, Industry and Local clustertrade groups.Communicate availability of supportprograms and educational opportunities.
    • - Provide additional Brownfield Re-developmentincentives, especially in Traded Clusters.

S 10. Southeast Region Workforce Development & Education Summary

  • CHALLENGES:
    • Low Educational Attainment and Skills Deficits
      • Population over 25 lacking a High School credential
      • 15.2% MA; 28% S/E Region; 41% SouthCoast
      • Population over 25 with a BA/BS or above
      • 33% MA; 17% S/E Region; 13% SouthCoast
    • Skilled Labor Shortage
      • Skills mismatch between existing workforce and 21 stcentury workforce
      • MA ranked 47 thin the nation in labor force growth in the 90s(1.5% vs. 11% nationally)
    • Insufficient Resources

11. Southeast Region Workforce Development & Education Summary

  • OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Develop baseline education and skill levels for referrals from One-Stop Career Centers
  • Develop educated and skilled workforce linked to Traded and Emerging clusters
  • Continue support for K-12 Education Reform & access to Higher Education

12. Southeast Region Workforce Development & Education Summary

  • ACTIONS:
  • Develop realistic resource strategies for K-12 Education, Higher Education, & Workforce Development
  • Education & Occupational Skills Development
  • Minimally, establish 1,000 new, additional ABE / ESOL slots
  • Implement multi-tier strategies to move workers up the education, skill and career ladders
  • Establish Governors Youth Employment Initiative
  • Develop Worker Readiness Certification Program
  • Incent School Districts to lower high school drop-out rates and increase college enrollment rates

13. Southeast Region Workforce Development & Education Summary

  • ACTIONS:
  • Industry Cluster Related
  • Support new sectoral training initiatives in traded and emerging clusters
  • Link workforce development & research initiatives with traded and emerging clusters
  • Link workforce development with cluster-based business recruitment strategies
  • Support / Facilitate technology transfer using incubators, commercializing intellectual property and patents

14. Infrastructure Priorities

  • CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES
    • Capital investments boost regions productivity and competitiveness
    • Long term projects need planning and design in short term
    • Leverage other investment
    • Facilitate local job creation or connect to Boston area
    • Improve state government responsiveness to regions needs (DEP, DCAM, MHD)

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