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Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick

Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Young adulthood is an especially exciting time, filled with new opportunities and independence.  It can also be a particularly anxious time: not only are you embarking on a life of your own, you’re also often adjusting to a new career, new community, or both.

That’s why this Wednesday – September 23, 2009 – my administration begins a series of community meetings across the state specifically tailored to young adults between the ages of 18 and 35.
The “What’s Your Massachusetts?” series is dedicated to discussing young adult issues in Massachusetts, giving our young people a chance to network with each other, discuss a common vision for Massachusetts and share their suggestions with our administration.

We know Massachusetts is a great place to launch a career or business, live, play, and start a family.  CNBC recently ranked ours as the 8th best state in which to do business in the nation, including 1st in education and Top 10 in Quality of Life and Innovation. But we also know there is more that we can and should do, and we want to hear directly from you what that is.  What are your goals?  Are we helping you meet them?  What are we doing well, and where can we improve?

Next Wednesday’s event will take place at 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, at 6 p.m. and will feature our Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki. More forums are coming up throughout the fall. For more information about this and upcoming events, please visit and

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