North Shore WIB Development Board

Across Massachusetts, economic growth is currently constrained by a labor shortage that many jobseekers cannot fill because they don’t possess requisite skills. For the past nine months, in partnership with the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet, the Merrimack Valley, North Shore, and Greater Lowell Workforce Boards led a region-wide planning effort to develop strategies that bridge this gap. Included in this effort were the region’s workforce, economic development, education, and business leaders.

The resultant Northeast Regional Labor Market Blueprint outlines priority and critical industries and occupations and strategies to support these industries and occupations.