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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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Massachusetts Launches $10M COVID Relief Grant Program for Cultural Organizations

(Image: Sarah Slavick, Mass Cultural Council Painting Fellow, ’06 ) The Mass Cultural Council, in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, has launched the Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Grant Program, which offers grant assistance to Massachusetts nonprofit cultural organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This […]

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Massachusetts Announces $8.7 Million to Support Local Parks, Land Conservation

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced more than $8.7 million in grant awards to municipalities and land trusts to support the acquisition and conservation of over 676 acres of land throughout the Commonwealth. The grants, awarded through four separate grant programs, will fund 46 projects in 35 communities, creating or renovating […]

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