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Economic Development Announcement

Joined by Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the filing of a bill to advance job creation and economic growth on Thursday, January 29, 2016. The bill will accomplish this by empowering communities and regions to reach their potential, expanding workforce development efforts to close the skills gap and connect residents with economic opportunities, and investing in emerging technologies to set the stage for future job growth across the Commonwealth.

The legislation, “An Act to Provide Opportunities for All,” reflects and begins to implement several aspects of the Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive economic development plan, including investments of up to $918 million in capital funding for local infrastructure, Brownfields site cleanup, Gateway Cities development, development site assembly and site readiness, smart growth housing, workforce development, emerging technologies, and community-based innovation.

An Act to Provide Opportunities for All is organized around four foundational themes: preparing communities for success, a new Massachusetts Innovation Initiative, workforce development, and economic competitiveness.

CLICK HERE to read the details of the “Opportunities for All” economic development bill.

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