Action Needed to Maintain Boston’s Talent

The Boston Globe
July 23, 2012

A newly-released Global Talent Index ranked Greater Boston first among 30 US and international metropolitan regions on the strength of its talent pool and resulting innovation. While this is very good news for a region that prides itself on its human capital, a closer look at the results show how important it is that Boston not rest on its laurels. Action must be taken on several policy fronts to maintain our region’s leadership and enhance its performance in key talent metrics.

The Global Talent Index was created by the Greater Boston Chamber with help from PwC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) and Bentley University. We chose to focus on talent because it is the most important factor driving economic growth, and we wanted to assess how major regions in the United States and around the world compare as talent centers.

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