The development of Boston's Seaport District will create thousands of full-time employment opportunities over the next decade. To ensure equitable access to these opportunities for Boston's communities of color, it is imperative that organizations offering employment-training programs begin to take these opportunities into account now in their training efforts. The Center for Community Economic Development (CCED) at the University of Massachusetts Boston has prepared this report, The Development of Boston's Seaport District: Employment Opportunities and Community Strategies, as a step in becoming informed about these opportunities.
This study examines employment opportunities to be created in three industries projected to be critical employers in the Seaport District: hospitality, legal services, and insurance. For each industry, we examine the occupational opportunities for people without a four-year college degree. In addition, we provide information on case studies in the areas of linkage and development resulting from military-base closings that provide lessons that can be applied to the development of Boston’s Seaport District. Our general findings and major findings for each industry are described in the sections below.
Quimby, O. Steven, "The Development of Boston's Seaport District: Employment Opportunities and Community Strategies" (2001). Gastón Institute Publications. 146.