Category Archives: Grow

Categories: Grow, Innovate
Entry Thumbnail

Twenty-two finalists Compete for MassEcon’s 2014 Economic Impact Awards

(Caption: Greg Bialecki, Secretary of Housing & Economic Development) Excitement is building for this year’s 2014 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, presented annually by MassEcon, the state’s private sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts. Earlier this month, MassEcon announced the twenty-two companies that are finalists for the award, […]

Posted by
Categories: Grow, Innovate, Work
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts’ Economic Development Plan Should Be a National Model, Writes Two Leading Business Magazines

(Caption: Governor Deval Patrick) Massachusetts’ $80 million economic plan, signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick on August 13, 2014, is getting glowing reviews from two leading business publications, Inc. Magazine and Fortune Magazine. “Massachusetts’ economic development plan is one that other states may want to pay attention to,” writes […]

Posted by
Categories: Grow, Work
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts receives $27.5 million in federal grants

(Caption: Governor Deval Patrick announces $27.5 million in federal funds) Photo by Kenshin Okubo Last week 54 cities and towns across Massachusetts got the good news that they’ll receive a total of $27.5 million in federal funds to support housing, rehabilitation, public service projects and local infrastructure. The funds come […]

Posted by
Categories: Grow, Visit
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts Convention Industry Rolls out SignatureBoston.com

(Caption: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the Hynes Convention Center) Do you think Massachusetts wants your convention business?  If there’s any doubt, check out the new website unveiled this week called SignatureBoston.com.  It’s the latest initiative to showcase Boston’s already significant role as a major meetings destination, and its […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts Invests in its Cultural Facilities

(Caption: Lexington Historical Society Building) Massachusetts just reaffirmed its commitment to culture, education and the performing arts by awarding $14 million in grants to 81 new building projects for nonprofit arts and cultural groups, schools and communities across the Commonwealth. This latest round of awards is part of the Cultural […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Economic Development Projects Allow Companies to Expand and Add Jobs in Massachusetts

(Caption: SanDisk Corporation in Marlbourough) Here in Massachusetts, companies are growing to scale, expanding their facilities and adding jobs. Just last week, the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) held its quarterly meeting and approved 10 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These new projects are expected […]

Posted by
Entry Thumbnail

Massachusetts Welcomes China

(Caption: Chinese visitors stand in front of the John Harvard statue in Cambridge.) Photo by Maria Speridakos There’s a new Silk Road coming through Massachusetts, thanks to the recent launch of Hainan Airlines’ direct air route between Boston and Beijing. Just as Marco Polo’s 14th century Silk Road opened up […]

Posted by