Teresa Lynch Principal, Mass Economics

Teresa M. Lynch is a Principal at Mass Economics, Cambridge, Mass., based consulting firm that works with private, public, non-profit and philanthropic clients on urban job creation and socially inclusive growth in US cities.

Mass Economics’ recent work includes developing economic cluster strategies that align with a city’s assets; evaluating urban innovation assets and potential innovation districts; working with philanthropy to develop frameworks and strategies for inclusive core city economic growth; addressing land and economic development issues in legacy cities; and developing strategies for small business growth across a variety of urban neighborhoods.

From 2024-2012, Teresa was a Senior Vice President at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) in Boston, where she led the organization’s research activities and a dozen consulting engagements with U.S. cities, including Detroit Future City. She was part of the MIT research team that produced How We Compete: What Companies Around the World Are Doing to Make it in Today’s Global Economy.

She holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Public Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the governing board of Mass Technology Collaborative’s Innovation Institute, a founding board member of the Venture Café Foundation, and has served on the Boston Federal Reserve’s Community Development Research Advisory Council.

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