Yearly Archives: 2015

Categories: Grow, Work
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Snow Storm Loans Help Massachusetts Small Businesses

Massachusetts is stepping up to assist small businesses affected by the harsh and debilitating snow storms this past winter. On February 27, 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a one million dollar snow storm loan fund to help small businesses regain financial stability and recover from lost storm revenue. The first […]

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Massachusetts Holds Tourism Workshop on Emerging Asia Markets

(Map Courtesy of Massport) In the 1990s, business forecasters predicted that tourism/hospitality would become the number one service industry of the 21st century. That prediction has come true, and today’s travel market continues to expand rapidly thanks to new technology, larger aircraft and more leisure time, plus the emergence of […]

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Broadband for All in Massachusetts

(Image Courtesy of Axia MassBroadband 123) Massachusetts intends to achieve total broadband access in all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth, thanks to today’s announcement by the Baker-Polito Administration to give $50 million in existing capital funding to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI). MBI is the state entity designated […]

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Governor Baker Proclaims Valentine’s Week to Boost Massachusetts Small Businesses

Governor Charlie Baker declared February 14-21, 2015 to be Valentine’s Week in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, encouraging residents to visit and support “local retailers, restaurants, and small and family businesses.” The proclamation comes in the wake of a difficult winter that has “taken a toll on small businesses that depend […]

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Categories: Grow, Visit
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Seasonal direct flights between Boston & Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Starting in June

Caption: Gifrants, Haitian folk musician, performed at Logan Airport announcement of service to Haiti. (Photo: Courtesy of Massport) Boston’s Logan International Airport continues to expand its outreach around the world and across the nation, as Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced JetBlue’s new direct routes this summer to Port-au-Prince, Haiti as […]

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Categories: Grow, Innovate
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MassChallenge Launches 2015 Startup Accelerator Programs in Boston, Jerusalem and London

Governor Charlie Baker Addresses MassChallenge gathering. (Photo by Mark Steffen) Boston’s Innovation District was abuzz this week as several hundred entrepreneurs, business leaders and public officials attended the launch of the 6th MassChallenge Startup Accelerator competition. This year’s announcement took place simultaneously in Boston, Jerusalem and London, which officials say […]

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