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Local Government in Saxony, Germany Posted on Sep 26

Local Government in Saxony, Germany

Tim Murray Lt. Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Lt. Governor’s Bio Today, the delegation of lieutenant governors and I met the Burgomeister (town mayor) of the Village of Lommatzsch.  Like municipalities back in the United States, towns in Saxony also face challenges within the community   …Continue Reading Local Government in Saxony, Germany

Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast Posted on Jan 17

Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I recently attended the opening of a new interchange on Route 24 in Fall River. Exit 8B, as it will be called, was funded by the Recovery Act and it struck me, as I   …Continue Reading Stimulus at work: Providing jobs, access and economic opportunity on the South Coast

Stimulus was here Posted on Jun 29

Stimulus was here

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I’ve been running the state’s stimulus program for nearly two and half years now but I am still awed by the breadth of programs in Massachusetts that have been impacted by the Recovery Act.   …Continue Reading Stimulus was here

How stimulus gets the job done Posted on Jun 2

How stimulus gets the job done

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio This week was an exciting one for the great city of Quincy. Governor Patrick signed into law an act that will move forward the huge redevelopment of the city’s downtown. The project is big   …Continue Reading How stimulus gets the job done

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

Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow Posted on Nov 5

Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio Over the past year, I’ve visited an awe-inspiring range of projects and programs that have received stimulus awards and heard about the direct impact these awards will have on the people of the Commonwealth.   …Continue Reading Providing researchers with the tools to solve the problems of tomorrow

Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn Posted on Jul 16

Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio One of the great things about the stimulus program is the sheer breadth of it. In my effort to get behind the numbers and see first hand the impact of stimulus on the citizens   …Continue Reading Fighting the Good Fight in Lynn

A New Era in Energy Begins in Charlestown Posted on Jun 10

A New Era in Energy Begins in Charlestown

Jeffrey Simon Director, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office View Jeffrey’s Bio I recently had the opportunity to see what will eventually be the largest wind blade testing facility in the world – and I didn’t have to leave Massachusetts to do it. The Wind Technology   …Continue Reading A New Era in Energy Begins in Charlestown

Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill Posted on Feb 10

Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill

Deval Patrick Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts View Governor’s Bio This morning I addressed the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce to outline our new Small Business Jobs Bill. From the very beginning of our administration, our number one goal has been to create jobs and a   …Continue Reading Creating More Jobs: Our Small Business Jobs Bill

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