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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

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

In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities Posted on Sep 30

In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities

New ALS ONE license plate launched Flanked by a mock-up of a new charitable Massachusetts license plate, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito joined leaders in ALS research and care from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the unity and commitment to work together to expedite   …Continue Reading In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities

In Brief: STEM at BHCC, Springfield Rail Car Factory, MassWorks in Plymouth, Seaport Council in Fairhaven, Campus Fire Safety Posted on Sep 2

In Brief: STEM at BHCC, Springfield Rail Car Factory, MassWorks in Plymouth, Seaport Council in Fairhaven, Campus Fire Safety

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito visit STEM Starter Academy Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito both got a chance to visit the first day of the STEM Starter Academy at Bunker Hill Community College on Monday, August 22, 2016. Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, House Speaker   …Continue Reading In Brief: STEM at BHCC, Springfield Rail Car Factory, MassWorks in Plymouth, Seaport Council in Fairhaven, Campus Fire Safety

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

Baker-Polito Administration files “Opportunities for All” economic development legislation Posted on Jan 29

Baker-Polito Administration files “Opportunities for All” economic development legislation

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   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration files “Opportunities for All” economic development legislation

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits Posted on Dec 20

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration's #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and cabinet secretaries convened in Springfield on Friday, December 18, for their weekly cabinet meeting, followed by a series of events across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties showcasing regional initiatives and seeking community input as part of Governor   …Continue Reading Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits