Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.3 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants

This week, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced $9.3 million in workforce skills equipment grants to 35 high schools, community colleges and vocational training providers across the Commonwealth. The grants support vocational-technical education and training equipment purchases that connect Massachusetts students and residents to economic opportunities in […]

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Seaport Economic Council Announces Grants for Ten Massachusetts Communities

(Photo: Mass Maritime Academy) This week the Baker-Polito Administration’s Seaport Economic Council announced $5.15 million in grant awards to support the maritime economy by facilitating economic growth, supporting coastal infrastructure and increasing educational opportunities. Dartmouth, Gloucester, Harwich, Hingham, Nahant, New Bedford, Plymouth, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and the University of […]

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Visit Massachusetts Booth #427 at Boston Globe Travel Show

(Berkshires Vista. Photo by Ogden Gigli) The annual Boston Globe Travel Show gets underway this weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center, with dozens of enticing destinations around the world on display, plus an engaging schedule of cultural and culinary presentations, advice from travel experts and various activities for children. […]

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Massachusetts is one of 17 states to join the Accord for a New Energy Future

This week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker joined 16 other governors from around the nation in a bipartisan effort to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices and a modern electrical grid. Over 127 million Americans are represented in the participating states. The Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future provides participating […]

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Hotel Week Boston

The 3rd Annual Hotel Week Boston returns from February 14 – 21, 2016. The annual promotion takes place during February School Vacation, offering families the chance to have a mini-vacation in the city. Hotel Week participants are offering least a 30 percent discount off of the hotel’s best available rate […]

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Mark Sullivan to Head up Mass Office of International Trade & Investment

On February 8, 2016, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development welcomed Mark F. Sullivan as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI). “Mark brings a wealth of international business experience to this role,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash. “We […]

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Governor Baker & Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Boston

As part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” Real Estate Asset Leveraging (REAL) Strategy, state and city officials announced a joint venture with Veolia North America to explore the strategic redevelopment of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) District 6 Headquarters and Veolia facility in downtown Boston. The 5.5 […]

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