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Category Archives: Economic Development

Lt. Governor Polito talks small bridges, best practices, and partnerships in Western Massachusetts Posted on Feb 22

Lt. Governor Polito talks small bridges, best practices, and partnerships in Western Massachusetts

  Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito took a trip out to Berkshire County on Thursday to meet up with local officials to discuss issues and upcoming plans for the western region of the Commonwealth. The trip included a tour of small businesses in Pittsfield, MA, the   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito talks small bridges, best practices, and partnerships in Western Massachusetts

On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants Posted on Feb 17

On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants

On the campus of the Gloucester Marine Genomic Institute (GMGI), surrounded by students and some fishy specimens, Governor Charlie Baker reaffirmed that Massachusetts is the most innovative state in the nation, and a global leader in the life sciences. And in order advance that primacy,   …Continue Reading On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants

Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” initiative finds better and smarter uses for state-owned property Posted on Dec 23

Baker-Polito Administration's "Open for Business" initiative finds better and smarter uses for state-owned property

For the last 14 months, officials from 10 different agencies spanning state government have gotten together to find the “highest and best use” of properties and assets “that literally have been doing nothing for a really long time.” Governor Baker briefed reporters on Thursday about the   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” initiative finds better and smarter uses for state-owned property

Governor Baker in Israel #MAIsrael Posted on Dec 7

Governor Baker in Israel #MAIsrael

Follow here as the Baker-Polito Administration embarks on a Economic Development Mission to Israel, focused on leveraging the Commonwealth’s unique and innovative economic climate to welcome Israel’s global leadership in the cybersecurity and digital health sectors. [View the story “Governor Baker in Israel #MAIsrael” on   …Continue Reading Governor Baker in Israel #MAIsrael

MassWorks: Investing in local infrastructure, unlocking jobs, housing and economic development Posted on Nov 18

MassWorks: Investing in local infrastructure, unlocking jobs, housing and economic development

From large Gateway Cities to small, rural communities, the Baker-Polito Administration is investing in public infrastructure upgrades unlocking private investments to support housing production, economic development, and job creation. Infrastructure projects awarded in the 2016 MassWorks Infrastructure Grant program round (34 grants in 33 communities) will   …Continue Reading MassWorks: Investing in local infrastructure, unlocking jobs, housing and economic development

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce investments to further bolster manufacturing workforce Posted on Sep 29

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce investments to further bolster manufacturing workforce

Standing before hundreds of leaders and managers from the Commonwealth’s manufacturing industry, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor both spoke to the strong future the industry has here with a hat tip to Massachusetts’s long history of “making things.” On the occasion of the third Advanced Manufacturing Summit,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce investments to further bolster manufacturing workforce

Billion dollar economic development package spurs opportunities for all Posted on Aug 11

Billion dollar economic development package spurs opportunities for all

When Governor Baker announced the Administration’s “Opportunities for All” economic development legislation in January, he outlined goals for fostering strong communities, continuing to build a highly-trained workforce, and continuing the Commonwealth’s commitment to welcoming emerging technologies. The $1 billion economic development package was passed unanimously   …Continue Reading Billion dollar economic development package spurs opportunities for all

THE WEEK: Governor Baker highlights housing, signs veterans bill; Lt. Governor Polito visits Hingham, Fall River Posted on Jul 15

THE WEEK: Governor Baker highlights housing, signs veterans bill; Lt. Governor Polito visits Hingham, Fall River

During the second week of July, Governor Charlie Baker brought attention to two developments, one transit-oriented housing project that just broke ground and another that is turning unused state assets into positive economic growth. Governor Baker also signed The H.O.M.E. Act, legislation providing additional support for members of   …Continue Reading THE WEEK: Governor Baker highlights housing, signs veterans bill; Lt. Governor Polito visits Hingham, Fall River

Governor Baker announces investments in nanoscale technology Posted on Apr 21

Governor Baker announces investments in nanoscale technology

On Tuesday, April 19, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $3 million investment in a project led by Northeastern University to develop nanoscale objects that will change the economic development of the future. The grant to Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security will   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces investments in nanoscale technology

Massachusetts selected to host advanced fiber and textile institute Posted on Apr 1

Massachusetts selected to host advanced fiber and textile institute

  On Friday, April 1, Governor Charlie Baker was joined by US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, US Senator Edward Markey, members of Congress and local educational and industrial partners to announce the nation’s first Revolutionary Fiber and Textile Manufacturing Innovation Institution. The announcement was made at   …Continue Reading Massachusetts selected to host advanced fiber and textile institute