REgional Overview

Our Regional Overview summarizes recent trends in the MetroWest region, which is bouncing back from the Covid-19 pandemic, with decreasing unemployment rates and increasing total jobs. At the same time, as inflation continues to raise the cost of living across the nation, residents of MetroWest face increasing costs of homeownership and rent and an increasing number of households are receiving public assistance. And economic inequality among racial and ethnic groups persists.



Summary of Stakeholder Perspectives

This report details input from regional stakeholders provided through focus groups, interviews and a community survey.
People told us:

  • Residents are engaged and compassionate, with a strong sense of local community.
  • Overall affluence in the region can obscure local needs and challenged populations, including immigrants.
  • The region needs a strong sense of its identity, and more collaboration across sectors.