Monthly Archives: November 2019

Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts’ Green Friday Supports Local Christmas Tree Farms & Nurseries

The Baker-Polito Administration declared Friday, November 29, 2019 as “Green Friday” to encourage Massachusetts residents to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs. Governor Charlie Baker said there is “a great opportunity for Massachusetts families to shop local and purchase their Christmas […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts Companies Receive STEP Grants to Marketing Products Abroad

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that forty-two small businesses across Massachusetts are receiving State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants to help them promote their products in the global marketplace. Coordinated by the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) and Massachusetts Small Business Development Center/ Massachusetts Export Center, the STEP […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts Thanksgiving Proclamation

Photo Courtesy of State House News A Proclamation Whereas, After the first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims gathered with their neighbors, the Wampanoag Native Americans, broke bread, gave thanks and celebrated their freedom in Plymouth, observing the first Thanksgiving in the American colonies; and Whereas, During the American Revolution in […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts Awards $3 Million in Small Business Technical Assistance Grants to 47 Non-Profits

The Baker-Polito Administration and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announced $3 million in small business technical assistance grants to 47 non-profit organizations across the state. The state-funded Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program, administered by MGCC, aims to expand economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in underserved communities throughout the Commonwealth. The […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts Awards $3.6 Million in Grants for Recycling, Composting and Waste Reduction

To celebrate America Recycles Day on Friday, November 15, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $3.6 million in Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants to 54 communities, regional groups and non-profit groups. The grants, ranging from $3,000 to $300,000, are designed to increase the diversion, reuse, composting and recycling of materials in […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts Awards $250,000 in Cybersecurity Awareness Grant to 94 Municipalities and Public Schools

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is awarding $250,000 in grants to 94 municipalities and public school districts to provide cybersecurity awareness training for 42,000 employees across the state. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Technology Services and Security Curt Wood joined legislative, municipal and public school officials at Worcester City […]

Posted by