Economists see growth for Mass., but risks loom
The Massachusetts economy should grow modestly this year and slowly bring down the unemployment -- provided energy prices and the European debt crisis don’t spin out of control, a group of leading local economists said. The economists noted a number improving indicators that suggest the economic recovery will remain on track. Unemployment is down, production is up, and national economy is on the mend. But events beyond the state’s borders could derail the state’s recovery.