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Erin Lynch is named executive director at the MetroWest Visitors Bureau

Photo courtesy of MetroWest News This month, the MetroWest Board of Directors appointed Erin Lynch as the new executive director of MetroWest Visitors Bureau. The bureau represents organizations and businesses in 30 municipalities throughout MetroWest and surrounding communities.  Its mission is to stimulate the MetroWest economy by marketing the region’s […]

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Governor Baker Files Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration filed its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget recommendation, a $44.6 billion balanced and fiscally-responsible proposal which fully funds the first year of the historic Student Opportunity Act, increases funding for the MBTA and the Commonwealth’s transportation system and helps train 20,000 more workers in skilled trades […]

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MassDevelopment Announces $340,000 in Creative Catalyst Grant Awards for Gateway Cities

MassDevelopment has announced $340,000 in grants to 11 organizations to complete art and other creative-industry projects in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities. The initial round of these Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Creative Catalyst Grant awards will support locally initiated, public-facing projects that advance arts- and culture-based economic development and neighborhood revitalization. The […]

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New Bedford Invests in its Creative Economy

It is official, New Bedford, Massachusetts is a Wicked Cool Place, as evidenced by a new grant program that rewards creative placemaking. Last week, the city celebrated #ArtsMatterDay in Massachusetts by announcing by announcing Wicked Cool Places grants totaling $82,000 for local arts and culture projects. In all, 13 projects […]

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1Berkshire Celebrates the Berkshires with Trendsetter Awards

1Berkshire honored the tourism industry at the ninth Annual Celebrate the Berkshires event hosted at Jiminy Peak on September 26, 2019.  Over 300 people attended the Trendsetters Awards ceremony, which recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals whose outstanding achievements and commitment have strengthened the economy and helped the Berkshires grow. The […]

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