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Massachusetts Regional Tourism Councils Launch SpiritofMA.com Website

Beginning in July, expect to see billboards sending “postcards of love” across the Commonwealth from the state’s own tourism destinations. Over the next three months, statewide digital billboards and MBTA stations will display “With Love From…” postcards from the tourism regions around Massachusetts. It is meant to help restart the […]

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Massachusetts Updates Its Quarantine Guidelines For Visitors from Seven States

All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. But beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine […]

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Massachusetts State Campgrounds Open on July 1

Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is reopening agency-managed campgrounds to the public that were temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DCR began accepting camping reservations on June 22, 2020. Campers can make online reservations by visiting https://www.reserveamerica.com/. Here are the […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Unveils $275M COVID-19 Economic Relief Package to Promote Equity and Economic Growth

EOHED Secretary Mike Kennealy The Baker-Polito Administration unveiled a COVID-19 economic recovery package to generate economic growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The $275 million package, designed to promote equity across the Commonwealth, is an update to the Administration’s Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth, the economic development legislation originally filed on […]

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Massachusetts Awards Marketing Grants to Support Local Seafood Industry

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $50,616 in grant funding to three projects to help the Commonwealth’s local seafood industry sell fresh, locally-caught products to Massachusetts consumers through promotion and awareness campaigns. The grants, awarded through the Division of Marine Fisheries’ (DMF) Seafood Marketing Grant Program, will enhance the viability and […]

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Reopening Massachusetts Continues with Transition to Step Two of Phase II Starting June 22

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Step Two of Phase II of the Commonwealth’s four-phase reopening plan, Reopening Massachusetts, will begin on Monday, June 22 to allow additional industries to resume operations under sector-specific guidelines. Businesses and sectors set to begin operating in Step Two of Phase II are subject to compliance with all […]

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Massachusetts Announces Additional Businesses Tax Relief Measures, Focused on Restaurant & Hospitality Sectors

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced additional administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. This tax relief builds upon previous similar tax […]

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New EDIP Projects Expected to Create 2,123 new jobs in Massachusetts

Photo: Monogram Gourmet Foods, LLC (Haverhill) Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved six projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 2,123 net new jobs and retain 477 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $519 million in private investment.  Of […]

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