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Category Archives: Economic Development

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

Massachusetts selected to host advanced fiber and textile institute Posted on Apr 1

Massachusetts selected to host advanced fiber and textile institute

  On Friday, April 1, Governor Charlie Baker was joined by US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, US Senator Edward Markey, members of Congress and local educational and industrial partners to announce the nation’s first Revolutionary Fiber and Textile Manufacturing Innovation Institution. The announcement was made at   …Continue Reading Massachusetts selected to host advanced fiber and textile institute

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

Governor Baker announces inaugural grant funding to urban communities Posted on Jan 15

Governor Baker announces inaugural grant funding to urban communities

On Wednesday, January 13, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the inaugural round of awards from the Commonwealth’s Urban Agenda Grant Program during an event attended by dozens of town and city officials, as well as non-profit organization representatives. The combined $3 million in grant funding   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces inaugural grant funding to urban communities

Governor Baker launches comprehensive digital health initiative aimed at attracting growing industry to the Commonwealth Posted on Jan 8

Governor Baker launches comprehensive digital health initiative aimed at attracting growing industry to the Commonwealth

  On Thursday, January 7, Governor Charlie Baker was joined by state political, healthcare and private sector leaders to announce a new initiative in the hopes of attracting a multibillion-dollar industry to the Bay State. During a press conference at Boston Children’s Hospital, Governor Baker,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker launches comprehensive digital health initiative aimed at attracting growing industry to the Commonwealth

Building Stronger Cities through an Urban Agenda, MassWorks Posted on Aug 17

Building Stronger Cities through an Urban Agenda, MassWorks

A top priority of the Baker-Polito Administration has been “Building Stronger Communities,” with Lt. Governor having traveled to all corners of the Commonwealth on a tour bearing the same name over the last seven months. But more specifically, Governor Baker has sought to help the Commonwealth’s   …Continue Reading Building Stronger Cities through an Urban Agenda, MassWorks

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners Posted on Jul 10

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners

On Thursday morning, Governor Charlie Baker visited the City of Gloucester. On his first stop, he headed to the harborwalk section of downtown, visiting both a successful local business and a new business under construction: Cape Pond Ice and the Beauport Hotel. Both businesses are examples   …Continue Reading Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners