Yearly Archives: 2015

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Take a First Day Hike in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is part of a 50-state initiative to start 2016 with a First Day Hike, a chance for local residents and visitors to welcome the New Year outdoors in America’s state parks. The annual tradition originated at the Blue Hills State Reservation in Milton, Massachusetts 25 years ago, and today […]

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Massachusetts’ Economic Development Plan Offers Opportunities for All

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito endorsed and signed the Commonwealth’s economic development plan, a strategic policy document to guide the administration’s economic development strategy. Read an online copy of the economic development plan here. Governor Baker called the plan “an important statement of our administration’s priorities and […]

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Massachusetts Approves 17 projects to increase job growth and business expansion

(Caption: OYO Sportstoys, Inc. has created a series of New England sports figures) Last week the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved 17 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 1,008 new jobs and retain 1,291 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately […]

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Massachusetts Holds annual Export Expo in Boston

(Caption: Kevin J. Wolf speaking at the Export Expo in Boston on December 11, 2015) Over 250 participants attended the Massachusetts Export Center annual Export Expo last week in Boston. Business owners, investors and regulatory officials came to learn the latest news on export control policy trends, recent sanction developments, […]

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Massachusetts Awards $1.5 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Training

(Caption: On December 3, 2015, Governor Charlie Baker announced training program grants at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute.) Photo by Joanne DeCaro Last week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.5 million in Advanced Manufacturing Training Program Workforce Development Grants, aimed to train Massachusetts residents looking for work and connect them with manufacturing […]

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Massachusetts Honors Companies for Jobs, Facility Growth and Investments

Congratulations to the winners of MassEcon’s 12th annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, which recognized 18 companies for their contributions to the state’s economy. Over 400 business leaders attended the awards ceremony in Boston. Keynote speaker Governor Charlie Baker said the winning companies “demonstrated a shared vision of economic prosperity […]

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Seaport Economic Council Announces $6.6 Million in Grants to Support Massachusetts Coastal Communities

(Port of New Bedford) The Baker-Polito Administration’s Seaport Economic Council has announced $6.6 million in economic development and infrastructure grants funding to Chatham, Gosnold, Marshfield, New Bedford, Quincy, Salem, Saugus, Salisbury, Winthrop, and the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative. The grants will support pier, port, and boardwalk improvements focused on long […]

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International Diplomats and Trade Officials Tour Western Mass to Explore Partnership Opportunities

(Tour of the Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke) This week, the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) led a bus tour of international diplomats and trade officials from 12 countries and regions to explore economic development and entrepreneurship initiatives in Western Massachusetts. The tour took place […]

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