Yearly Archives: 2014

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Twenty-two finalists Compete for MassEcon’s 2014 Economic Impact Awards

(Caption: Greg Bialecki, Secretary of Housing & Economic Development) Excitement is building for this year’s 2014 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, presented annually by MassEcon, the state’s private sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts. Earlier this month, MassEcon announced the twenty-two companies that are finalists for the award, […]

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Massachusetts’ Economic Development Plan Should Be a National Model, Writes Two Leading Business Magazines

(Caption: Governor Deval Patrick) Massachusetts’ $80 million economic plan, signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick on August 13, 2014, is getting glowing reviews from two leading business publications, Inc. Magazine and Fortune Magazine. “Massachusetts’ economic development plan is one that other states may want to pay attention to,” writes […]

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Massachusetts – The State of Jazz

(Caption: Jazz musicians Grace Kelly and Jason Palmer) Back in the 14th century, when Marco Polo established the Silk Road trade route between Europe and China, he was opening up new connections not just in commerce but also in culture. With new direct flights between Boston Logan International Airport and […]

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Massachusetts receives $27.5 million in federal grants

(Caption: Governor Deval Patrick announces $27.5 million in federal funds) Photo by Kenshin Okubo Last week 54 cities and towns across Massachusetts got the good news that they’ll receive a total of $27.5 million in federal funds to support housing, rehabilitation, public service projects and local infrastructure. The funds come […]

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Massachusetts Convention Industry Rolls out SignatureBoston.com

(Caption: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the Hynes Convention Center) Do you think Massachusetts wants your convention business?  If there’s any doubt, check out the new website unveiled this week called SignatureBoston.com.  It’s the latest initiative to showcase Boston’s already significant role as a major meetings destination, and its […]

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Massachusetts Invests in its Cultural Facilities

(Caption: Lexington Historical Society Building) Massachusetts just reaffirmed its commitment to culture, education and the performing arts by awarding $14 million in grants to 81 new building projects for nonprofit arts and cultural groups, schools and communities across the Commonwealth. This latest round of awards is part of the Cultural […]

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