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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants to Spur Job Creation and Small Business Growth

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $550,000 in grant awards to spur job creation and small business growth across the Commonwealth by lowering the barriers to capital access. Seven organizations received the awards through the Community Development Capital and Microlending programs, a procurement of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $11.6 Million in Climate Change Funding to Cities and Towns

Continuing its historic investment in climate change resiliency, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $11.6 million in grants to cities and towns through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. The popular grant and designation program, created in 2017 as part of Governor Baker’s Executive Order 569, provides communities with funding and […]

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Mass Municipal Association Annual Meeting Draws 1,400+ State & Local Officials

Recently, 1,400+ local officials from across Massachusetts gathered for the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Annual Meeting & Trade Show at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay. The conference took place on January 24-25, 2020. Considered the largest gathering of local government officials in Massachusetts, the annual […]

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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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Massachusetts Announces $1.9 Million for Collaborative Workspaces

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $1,892,910 in grants to 31 organizations to strengthen community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in 22 Massachusetts communities through the Collaborative Workspace Program. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined MassDevelopment President and CEO Lauren Liss, Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus, and WorcLab Executive Director and Board Chairman Larry […]

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Massachusetts Export Expo Examines Latest Tariff Policy and Export Sanctions

Nearly 300 trade professionals, business leaders and government officials attended Mass Export Center’s annual  Export Expo on December 13 at the Massachusetts Transportation Building in Boston to learn the latest news on exports, tariffs and policy issues. Massachusetts Export Director Paula Murphy said some of the hot button issues this […]

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Brand USA is Reauthorized through 2027

“Legislation reauthorizing Brand USA through Fiscal Year 2027 passed Congress with strong bipartisan support and was signed into law by the President,” according to a statement by Brand USA on December 20, 2019.  “We will continue to inspire international travel to the United States, which creates thousands of jobs and […]

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