Michael Quinlin Editor
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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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Governor Baker Announces $83.5 Million for Career Vocational Technical Education

The Baker-Polito Administration is ramping up its support of career vocational technical education, with $83.5 million worth of new initiatives being proposed between the Governor’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget recommendation and new capital grant funding. “With too many good-paying jobs going unfilled, we are pleased to announce this critical […]

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16 Top Sporting Events in Massachusetts in 2016

(Caption: Polartec Big Air at Fenway Park) Massachusetts is a powerhouse when it comes to sports. Since the 19th century, when amateur and professional sports became one of America’s abiding passions, the Bay State has been at the forefront of producing great athletes and great sports teams. Just a few […]

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Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative

(Governor Baker at Children’s Hospital.  Photo & video courtesy of State House News Service) Last week, Governor Charlie Baker joined public officials and business leaders from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce a comprehensive public- private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s […]

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Massachusetts Farms Receive Grants to Strengthen Infrastructure

Five Massachusetts farms have been awarded $400,000 in total grant funding for infrastructure improvements through the state’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program. Established in 2009, the APR Improvement Program (AIP) is funded by the federal Farm and Lands Protection Program and is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources […]

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Take a First Day Hike in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is part of a 50-state initiative to start 2016 with a First Day Hike, a chance for local residents and visitors to welcome the New Year outdoors in America’s state parks. The annual tradition originated at the Blue Hills State Reservation in Milton, Massachusetts 25 years ago, and today […]

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Massachusetts’ Economic Development Plan Offers Opportunities for All

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito endorsed and signed the Commonwealth’s economic development plan, a strategic policy document to guide the administration’s economic development strategy. Read an online copy of the economic development plan here. Governor Baker called the plan “an important statement of our administration’s priorities and […]

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Massachusetts Approves 17 projects to increase job growth and business expansion

(Caption: OYO Sportstoys, Inc. has created a series of New England sports figures) Last week the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved 17 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 1,008 new jobs and retain 1,291 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately […]

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