Yearly Archives: 2021

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report Finds 10 Consecutive Years of Growth for Clean Energy Industry

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) today announced that the Commonwealth’s clean energy sector continued its trend of upward growth in 2019, adding 2,132 workers to the clean energy workforce between 2018 and 2019. The figures, released as part of MassCEC’s 2020 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report, found that the […]

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Governor Baker Signs Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Climate Change While Growing Massachusetts’ Economy

Governor Charlie Baker today signed comprehensive climate change legislation that codifies into law the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions in 2050 and furthers the Commonwealth’s nation leading efforts to combat climate change and protect vulnerable communities. The new law, Senate Bill 9 – An Act Creating a […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards More Than $14 Million in Grants to 295 Additional Businesses for COVID Relief

On March 25, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced approximately $14.6 million in awards for 295 additional businesses in the eleventh round of COVID relief grants administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). As in prior rounds, each grant recipient meets sector or demographic priorities set for the grant programs […]

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Massachusetts Launches BlueTech Tech and Innovation Grant Program

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced the launch of the Seaport Economic Council’s BlueTech Tech and Innovation Grant program, established to identify new business and technology approaches that address the needs of the Commonwealth’s coastal communities. Following up on the success of the Seaport Economic Council Grand Challenge in 2018, the BlueTech […]

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Massachusetts Approves Six Economic Development Projects Supporting Job Growth + Business Expansion

Dancing Orchid Soapworks (Marlborough) Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved six projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) and one Vacant Storefront Project. These projects are expected to create 297 net new jobs and retain 25 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $108.6 million […]

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Massachusetts Announces Transition to Phase IV of Reopening Plan

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will advance to Step 1 of Phase IV of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan on Monday, March 22. The Administration continues to take steps to reopen the Commonwealth’s economy with public health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction. This includes drops in […]

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Massachusetts Announces Vaccine Timeline for All Residents & Provides Weekly Dose Updates

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the timeline for all remaining residents to be eligible for a vaccine.  The Administration also announced the weekly distribution of vaccine doses statewide for providers. Vaccine Eligibility Timeline Governor Baker today announced the dates that all remaining residents and certain worker groups will be eligible […]

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March is Massachusetts Maple Month

Photo: High Hopes Farm in Worthington Governor Charlie Baker has declared March as “Massachusetts Maple Month” in the Commonwealth, in recognition of the important role maple syrup and other maple products have in the state’s agricultural sector. Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) […]

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Massachusetts $2.5 Million in Urban Agenda Grants for Community-Based Awards to Urban Neighborhoods

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a total of $2.5 million in Urban Agenda grants to support 30 projects in 23 communities. Launched by the Baker-Polito Administration in 2015, the Urban Agenda Grant Program promotes economic vitality in urban neighborhoods by fostering partnerships that capitalize on unique local assets and community-driven […]

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