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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

From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change Posted on Jul 19

From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As Director of the state’s stimulus program, I have spent the past two years overseeing the program and, of course, touting Massachusetts’ success stories. It’s nice to see that the White House agrees with   …Continue Reading From Great Barrington to the White House: A Champion of Change

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

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

Innovation Economy Partnership 2011: UK – Day One Posted on Mar 14

Innovation Economy Partnership 2011: UK – Day One

Governor Patrick meets United States Ambassador to Great Britain Louis Susman On to the UK! Yesterday, Governor Patrick and members of the delegation arrived in the United Kingdom and were greeted by British Consul General Dr. Phil Budden at Heathrow Airport. Today is their first full   …Continue Reading Innovation Economy Partnership 2011: UK – Day One

Stimulus revs it up: Growing a business, fueling the economy Posted on Nov 18

Stimulus revs it up: Growing a business, fueling the economy

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio As readers of this blog know, I have been trekking across the state this past year, to see firsthand the impact stimulus funds have had on people, organizations and towns across the state. Today   …Continue Reading Stimulus revs it up: Growing a business, fueling the economy

Growing life sciences in the Commonwealth Posted on Oct 15

Since the very beginning of the Patrick-Murray Administration, growing and supporting the life sciences in the Commonwealth has been one of our top priorities. From the creation of the Life Sciences Center to recent expansions by Shire, Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Organogenesis, Massachusetts remains a leader   …Continue Reading Growing life sciences in the Commonwealth

PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty Posted on Aug 23

PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio From the moment I walked into People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE), an anti poverty agency in New Bedford, I could tell that there was something special about the place. Maybe it was how   …Continue Reading PACE: Greater New Bedford’s Response to Poverty

Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum Posted on Dec 17

Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum

  Posted by Nancy L. Snyder, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development My name is Nancy Snyder, and I have the pleasure of serving as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.  I oversee a set of agencies that   …Continue Reading Regionalization and jobs discussion at Springfield Budget Forum

Engage with the MA Recovery and Reinvestment Office Posted on Nov 9

Engage with the MA Recovery and Reinvestment Office

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Greetings, I’m Jeffrey Simon.  I head up the Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Office.  Governor Patrick has assigned our office the task of overseeing the federal stimulus program here in Massachusetts.  I’d like to fill   …Continue Reading Engage with the MA Recovery and Reinvestment Office