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What Lowell, Massachusetts, Can Teach the Rest of America About Economic Inclusivity

Lowell, Massachusetts, is well-known for successfully navigating a number of economic reincarnations. Lowell, which straddles the Merrimack River and is roughly 30 miles northeast of Boston, had a booming textile industry during most of the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s. Lowell stood as a brilliant example of urbanization, with its five-story mills …

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Nation’s First Cambodian American Mayor Takes Office in Lowell

A refugee who escaped the brutality of the Khmer Rouge has been elected as the first Cambodian American mayor in the United States. Sokhary Chau, a Lowell city councilor, was unanimously chosen by his peers to take over as the legislative body’s leader on Monday. He was also the first Asian American mayor of the …

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Lowell, MA Uses Small-Scale Manufacturing to Create Amazing Communities

Lowell’s industrial heritage is being repurposed for a more sustainable future The town of Lowell, Massachusetts is famous for being the birthplace of the American industrial revolution. This historic mill town was once the heart of the textile industry and a leader in garment manufacturing. Lowell is Massachusetts’ fourth-largest city, located an hour west of …

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Employment Growth in Lowell, Massachusetts is Highlighted in a Pioneer Report

According to recent research from Pioneer Institute, which takes data from the MassEconomix online tool, employment in Lowell, Massachusetts, finally reached its pre-Great Recession peak in 2018. The return of manufacturing and the sustained high concentration of healthcare companies in the city were the primary drivers of job development in the city prior to COVID-19. …

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$1.72 Million in MassWorks Infrastructure Funds Given to Lowell and Acre Crossing

Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, and other senior state officials visited the city Monday morning to announce a $1.72 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program award, as well as a number of other incentives, to assist a mixed-use development proposed for Merrimack Street. Officials gathered for the announcement at the Merrimack Street branch of the …

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‘Up Here, There Are Possibilities.’ Entrepreneurs from All Around the World Flock to Downtown Lowell

Peter Hyunh arrived in Lowell in search of love. He came back for ramen. Hyunh’s now-fiancée grew up in the city, and when they first met over a decade ago, he drove 45 minutes from Boston to see her and her family. Hyunh grew up in Boston’s Chinatown, where his parents worked in restaurants, and …

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