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Massachusetts Takes Aim at Red Tape Posted on Mar 5

Today Governor Deval Patrick will announce a strategy to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on Massachusetts businesses. The announcement will take place this afternoon at a meeting of The Alliance for Business Leadership. For more information about this strategy, here is an except from today’s Wall Street Journal:     …Continue Reading Massachusetts Takes Aim at Red Tape

Protect Massachusetts Military Bases for National Security & Economic Growth Posted on Feb 27

Protect Massachusetts Military Bases for National Security & Economic Growth

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio Recent announced proposals by Westover Air Reserve Base and Hanscom Air Force Base reflect a difficult reality that federal budget cuts will have an impact on military bases in Massachusetts and across the country.   …Continue Reading Protect Massachusetts Military Bases for National Security & Economic Growth

Remarks from Northeast Shingo Prize’s 2011 Annual Continuous Improvement Conference Posted on Oct 6

Remarks from Northeast Shingo Prize’s 2011 Annual Continuous Improvement Conference

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray was a featured speaker at today’s Northeast Shingo Prize’s 2011 Annual Continuous Improvement Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “Made Lean in America,” which focused on how Lean   …Continue Reading Remarks from Northeast Shingo Prize’s 2011 Annual Continuous Improvement Conference

TotalMobile Adding 100 New Jobs Posted on Aug 12

TotalMobile Adding 100 New Jobs

Lieutenant Governor Murray joins TotalMobile for an announcement relative to job creation and economic development. (Photo: Matt Bennett/ Governor’s Office) On Thursday, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray joined TotalMobile CEO Colin Reid to announce the UK-based company’s plans to add up to 100 jobs over the next   …Continue Reading TotalMobile Adding 100 New Jobs

2011 BIO Convention | Day Two Posted on Jun 29

2011 BIO Convention | Day Two

 Governor Patrick celebrating Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ expansion earlier this month. (Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office) Governor Patrick today continued participating in the 2011 International BIO Convention, promoting Massachusetts’ life sciences leadership and our strengths in the innovation economy.  After a breakfast with international corporate leaders and a roundtable discussion   …Continue Reading 2011 BIO Convention | Day Two

2011 BIO Convention | Day One Posted on Jun 28

2011 BIO Convention | Day One

 Governor Patrick joins Pfizer in Massachusetts earlier this month. (Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office) Governor Patrick today arrived at the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, DC. BIO is a worldwide conference bringing together leaders in the life sciences industries, government and academia.  The Governor is meeting   …Continue Reading 2011 BIO Convention | Day One

More on the April Job Numbers Posted on May 25

More on the April Job Numbers

Governor Patrick visits the Cedar Street Bridge Project in Wellesley. (Matt Bennett/Governor’s Office)       Last week we received excellent news about the state of the Massachusetts economy and our continued growth. During the month of April, Massachusetts gained 19,500 new jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate fell   …Continue Reading More on the April Job Numbers

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings Posted on Mar 17

More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings

Governor Patrick in Lowell in February.  There is some very good job growth news in the employment figures released today by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. In February, Massachusetts gained 15,400 new sector jobs and the unemployment rate sank to 8.2%. That’s   …Continue Reading More Jobs, Less New Unemployment Filings