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Dr. Clyde W. Barrow

Dr. Clyde W. Barrow is Director of the Center for Policy Analysis and a Chancellor Professor of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  Dr. Barrow specializes in political economy and public policy with an emphasis on regional economic development, industry analysis, and economic impact analysis.  The Center for Policy Analysis has completed more than 200 applied research projects over the last ten years for state and local governments, private business associations, labor unions and other non-profit organizations in Massachusetts.  Dr. Barrow has published widely recognized studies on The Marine Science & Technology Industry in New England (2006) and the Economic Impacts of the Textile and Apparel Industries in Massachusetts (2000).  Dr. Barrow serves as the Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod regional analyst for the Massachusetts Benchmarks Project, which is co-sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Office of the President and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  The Benchmarks Project monitors the Massachusetts economy on a statewide and regional basis and publishes a quarterly journal that is distributed to business executives, government leaders, and other policymakers.  His most recent contribution to Massachusetts Benchmarks (Winter 2008) is entitled, “The Casino Industry:  Will Massachusetts Take the Gamble?”

His talk today will discuss the state of the U.S. and Massachusetts economies, the credit crisis, and its impact on the state’s home building industry.

Jack ConwayJohn E. "Jack" Conway, GRI, CRB

Jack Conway is founder and Chairman of Jack Conway & Co. Realtors based in Norwell, Mass., the largest independently owned real estate company in five of six New England states.

The company celebrated its 51st anniversary in 2007 and consists of 43 sales offices from Boston to the South Shore, South Coast and Cape Cod. The firm also runs Conway Financial Services, a mortgage company, a commercial and development division, relocation division, referral registry, appraisal division and a real estate school.

Jack Conway is widely recognized for his and his companys many charitable endeavors, the largest of which is the MainSpring Coalition for the Homeless. The agency has named its Middleboro family shelter The Conway House in honor of the generous support of Jack and his wife Patricia. The company is also an ardent supporter of BAMSI, Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc., and its recently named Conway Childrens Advocacy Center for abused children. Jack is founder of the Ambassadors of Holy Cross, a group that supports the mission work of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the poorest areas of Peru.

Jack is a past chair of the Plymouth County Development Council and South Shore Chamber of Commerce. He was the Massachusetts Association of Realtors President in 1970 and 1971 and earned the groups Realtor of the Year Award in 1971. Jack was also the former president of RELO, the International Relocation Network. In 2006 Jack was honored by the National Association of Realtors and the Cape Cod and Islands Board of Realtors with their 2006 Realtor Emeritus Award.

Jack was born and raised in Boston, graduated from Boston College High School and attended college at the University of Notre Dame. He is a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, a father of three, and grandfather of six. He and his wife Patricia live in Scituate.


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