Yearly Archives: 2019

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Celebrate National Park Week in Massachusetts, April 20-28

Annisquam Lighthouse at the Essex National Heritage Area National Park Week is celebrated across the United States from April 20-28, 2019, paying homage to one of America’s greatest natural resources. In 2017, 331 million park visitors spent an estimated $18.2 billion in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service […]

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Brand USA’s marketing initiatives drove record international visitor spending and economic impact in FY 2018

Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has generated a high return on investment (ROI) while driving significant incremental international visitation and spending over the past six years, according to a new report by Oxford Economics. The report shows Brand USA has consistently driven strong results for […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates National Library Week, April 7-13

As libraries across the United States celebrate National Library Week (April 7-13) and honor the great work of librarians everywhere, the illustrious traditions of Massachusetts as a center of learning, education and free exchange of ideas comes to the fore. With over 370 public libraries and 1,400 academic and specialized libraries, according […]

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Massport welcomes Hawaiian Airlines nonstop service between Boston & Honolulu

Massport continues to expand travel opportunities for New Englanders and travelers seeking to visit the region with the new Hawaiian Airlines direct nonstop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), which launched on April 5, 2019. At 5,095 miles, Hawaiian’s HNL-BOS route […]

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Massport Launches 2019 Cruise Season, Recognizes Lt. Gov Polito for her Maritime Leadership

(l-r) Lisa Wieland, Flynn Cruiseport Boston; Keiko Matsudo Orrall, MOTT; Karyn Polito, Lieutenant Governor; Martha Sheridan, GBCVB & John Pranckevicius, Massport The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) kicked off the 2019 Cruise Season at the Ray Flynn Cruiseport Boston on Friday, March 29, poised for another record-breaking year of cruise ships […]

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MASSACHUSETTS FUNDS AGRICULTURAL ‘BUY LOCAL’ GROUPS

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $500,000 in grants to the Commonwealth’s regional Buy Local agricultural organizations for projects that will enhance efforts in western, central, northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts. These organizations work to generate consumer awareness and demand for locally grown food products while improving logistical access to these important food […]

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Seafood Marketing grants increase awareness and demand for Massachusetts seafood products

Photo courtesy of CapeCod.com This week the Baker-Polito Administration announced $116,034 in grants for research projects that increase awareness and demand for Massachusetts seafood products. The grants were awarded through the Division of Marine Fisheries’ (DMF) Seafood Marketing Grant Program, created three years ago to enhance the viability and stabilize […]

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Eight Massachusetts Companies Receive Economic Development Incentive Awards

Northern Wind of New Bedford, direct off-loader, processor, and distributor of fresh and frozen scallops This week the Baker-Polito Administration and the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved eight projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 692 new jobs and […]

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