Michael Quinlin Editor
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Bio:
Michael Quinlin is Executive Director of the Commonwealth Marketing Office, which promotes Massachusetts as an ideal place to live, work, study and visit. He is editor of Massitsallhere.com.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Innovation Initiative for Marine Economy Challenges

The Baker-Polito Administration announced a new initiative, the SEC Grand Challenge, to leverage Massachusetts’ innovation economy for the benefit of the state’s coastal communities. The Seaport Economic Council will make up to $500,000 available to the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) to support innovative solutions for marine and coastal communities. The […]

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Nine Massachusetts Communities Receive Urban Agenda Grants

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced nine Urban Agenda Grant awards with officials in Revere. The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded $500,000 to nine projects through the Urban Agenda Grant Program. The program, created in 2015, seeks to unlock community-driven responses to local economic opportunities through partnership-building, problem solving, and shared accountability […]

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Massachusetts Firsts – From College to Fried Clams

The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) has a short video entitled Massachusetts Firsts, which range from first college (Harvard, 1636) and public park (Boston Common, 1634) in America to the invention of basketball (Springfield, 1891) and the creation of fried clams (Woodman’s, 1916)! Find more information on visiting […]

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Governor Baker Gives State of the Commonwealth Address

Photo courtesy of Sam Doran/SHNS Governor Charlie Baker delivered his third State of the Commonwealth address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. Read full text here. On economic development, education and workforce development, Governor Baker said: “For the first time we’re directing capital grants to vocational technical […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2 Million in Community Compact Grants

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $2 million in Community Compact Cabinet (CCC) grants to assist 92 communities and 8 School Districts across the Commonwealth. The Community Compact Cabinet’s Efficiency & Regionalization grant program provides financial support for governmental entities interested regionalization and other efficiency initiatives that allow for long-term sustainability. […]

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MASSACHUSETTS SPORTS OFFICE ISSUES 2018 CALENDAR OF ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS

Photo courtesy of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Massachusetts, known as the State of Champions for its longstanding athletic traditions and high-level competition, has issued its annual round-up of popular sporting events throughout the Bay State in 2018. Compiled by Massachusetts Sports Marketing Office (MSMO) and Massachusetts […]

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Discover Central Massachusetts Promotes Worcester’s Growth as a Visitor Destination

Discover Central Massachusetts, a regional tourism council organization that markets Central Massachusetts as a competitive destination for travel and tourism, conventions, meetings, and events, has a new video extolling the growth of major hotels and restaurants in Worcester. The video appears on Boston Business Journal web site. As the second […]

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Massachusetts Promotes Its Winter Activities on TripAdvisor

With winter in full flight across New England this weekend, the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) and Massachusetts Ski Areas Association (MSAA) have launched an online advertising campaign on TripAdvisor to promote the Commonwealth’s 12 alpine ski areas. The two-month campaign runs through March 5 and promotes Massachusetts […]

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Specialty Crop Block Grants Support Massachusetts Agricultural Organizations

Image Courtesy of Third Sector New England This month, fifteen organizations across Massachusetts were awarded nearly $350,000 in Specialty Crop Block grants to develop and promote various products, including fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops. The Baker-Polito Administration announced the awards, which are funded through […]

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