Trevor Mattos Shows How  Massachusetts Runs on Immigrants

This week on JobMakers, Host Denzil Mohammed talks with Trevor Mattos, research manager at Boston Indicators, the research center at The Boston Foundation, which educates state and local leaders on the important contributions immigrants are making. They discuss the urgency of this work, particularly in a time of divisive disinformation about immigrants and the uncertainty of the pandemic, and some of the surprising findings on the disproportionately large impact immigrant workers, entrepreneurs and innovators are having on the local economy, from Kendall Square in Cambridge to the Latin Quarter in Jamaica Plain. His research goes further, however, to show how our increasing diversity enriches the lives of all Americans, new or old, and gives us a competitive edge, as you’ll learn in this week’s JobMakers.


Trevor Mattos is the Research Manager at Boston Indicators, where his work focuses on race and ethnicity, economic development, gender and immigration. Before joining Boston Indicators, he worked as a Research Associate at The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy. Trevor has also consulted for the Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts, providing coordination and research support for the Task Force on Pathways for Women to a Living Wage. Prior to this, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Public Policy Center at UMass Dartmouth. Trevor holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from UMass Boston and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from UMass Dartmouth.

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