Development is bringing a sea change to Lynn
Boston Globe - 01/20/2018
A singular focus on developing housing, however, may not be the way to establishing broader economic development and jobs for the city, said Alicia Sasser Modestino, a policy and economics professor at Northeastern University whose work focuses on labor market dynamics. But she said such a focus may attract people who have been priced out of the Boston housing market.
“If they could capture some of that demographic, that could be beneficial,” she said. “Once you do develop a vibrant downtown and waterfront feel, then people consider Lynn a viable alternative, whereas it’s being overlooked now for not having those amenities that other surrounding towns do.”