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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1.2 Million to Help Collaborative Workspaces Expand, Safely Reopen

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $1,205,000 in grants to strengthen community-based innovation and entrepreneurship, awarded to 26 organizations in 18 communities throughout the Commonwealth. The fifth round of the Collaborative Workspace Program, administered by MassDevelopment, aims to accelerate business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities by supporting infrastructure that […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Further Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced further restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, including new capacity and gathering limits. These measures will go into effect on Saturday, December 26 and will remain in effect until noon on January 10, 2021. Read a summary of the restrictions […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Support For 1,158 Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Recession

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that nearly $49 million in grants to small businesses will be awarded through the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. In October, the $50.8 million grant program was announced as a key component of Partnerships for Recovery, the Administration’s comprehensive plan to […]

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Massachusetts Approves 12 Economic Development Projects Supporting Job Growth and Business Expansion

The Atlantic Red Crab Company (New Bedford) This week the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved 12 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). In total, these projects are expected to create 672 net new jobs and retain 1,348 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $309 […]

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MassDevelopment Announces $360,000 in Funding for Arts-Based Projects in Gateway Cities

Round one TDI Creative Catalyst Grant project “Main South Grown: Celebrating Food & Gardens in Main South” uses food and art to bring together Worcester growers, restaurants, urban farms, and artists MassDevelopment today announced the availability of $360,000 in funding for a new round of the Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) […]

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Massachusetts Rolls Back Reopening to Phase Three, Step One & Additional Restrictions, Effective December 13

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that effective Sunday, December 13, all communities in Massachusetts will return to Step 1 of Phase 3, of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. This will reduce indoor capacities across a broad range of sectors of the economy and tighten several other workplace restrictions. The Administration announced […]

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Massachusetts Declares November 27 as Green Friday

The Baker-Polito Administration has declared Friday, November 27, 2020 as “Green Friday” to encourage people across the Commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs. To celebrate, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux participated in a Christmas tree […]

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Massachusetts Launches “Get Back Mass” Campaign Calling for Continued Vigilance, Safety on COVID-19

The Baker-Polito Administration today launched a new public awareness effort to encourage residents to continue to stay safe and remain vigilant. The statewide campaign “Get Back Mass” highlights the critical steps everyone should take – wearing a mask and practicing good hygiene, keeping a safe distance, and getting tested – […]

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