Well folks...for those who say I never post any good news, here it is! We should be proud of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...WE'RE #1!!! Massachusetts: Best 'New Economy' state A study ranking state economies correlates entrepreneurship with adaptability - even during the toughest times. CNNMoney.com) -- Massachusetts is the state best positioned for growth when the current economic turmoil recedes, according to the 2008 State New Economy Index released Tuesday. The study, issued by the nonpartisan think tank Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF),measures how effectively states operate in order to compete nationally and globally. It notes that states should be focused on whether their economies are well positioned for robust growth in the next decade, pointing out that innovation is central to state economic success. Massachusetts: Best 'New Economy' state - Nov. 18, 2008 Will this guarantee Duval Patrick a key position in Obama's staff?