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MASSACHUSETTS FUNDS AGRICULTURAL ‘BUY LOCAL’ GROUPS

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $500,000 in grants to the Commonwealth’s regional Buy Local agricultural organizations for projects that will enhance efforts in western, central, northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts. These organizations work to generate consumer awareness and demand for locally grown food products while improving logistical access to these important food […]

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Eight Massachusetts Companies Receive Economic Development Incentive Awards

Northern Wind of New Bedford, direct off-loader, processor, and distributor of fresh and frozen scallops This week the Baker-Polito Administration and the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved eight projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 692 new jobs and […]

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Massachusetts Announces Almost $700,000 in Trade Expansion Grants

This week, the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) and the Massachusetts Small Business Development/ Massachusetts Export Center announced that 46 small businesses across the Commonwealth will receive $666,667 in State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business […]

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Massachusetts Maple Month

Governor Charlie Baker today declared March as “Massachusetts Maple Month,” continuing the Commonwealth’s support of maple producers and encouraging Massachusetts residents to purchase locally-produced maple products. To kick off Maple Month, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux was joined by State Senator Eric Lesser and agricultural officials […]

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Massachusetts Awards $6.4 Million in Grants to Support and Modernize the Maritime Economy

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito chairs the Seaport Economic Council This week the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $6.4 million in Seaport Economic Council Grants to support projects in 6 communities and 4 educational institutions. The grants will support development that stimulates the expansion and modernization of the maritime sector, research […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Names Tim McGourthy as New HED Deputy Secretary

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy announced Timothy J. McGourthy as incoming Deputy Secretary, effective March 4. McGourthy will assume the role vacated by former Deputy Secretary Carolyn Kirk, who was named executive director of Massachusetts Technology Collaborative earlier this month. McGourthy has been engaged on policy development for […]

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Massport Board Approves Capital Program for FY19-23

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board voted last week to approve a five-year capital program of approximately $2.6 billion to fund major projects for fiscal years 2019-2023. The program includes $1.9 billion for Logan International Airport, $405 million for Conley Container Terminal and Flynn Cruiseport, $52 million for Hanscom Airport, […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Grants to 12 Regional Economic Development Organizations

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Senate President Karen Spilka, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and business groups from around the state at Ashland Town Hall on February 8, 2019 to award $900,000 in grants to twelve Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO) groups. Established to stimulate regional business growth, […]

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GOVERNOR BAKER TESTIFIES AT HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker testified before the House Natural Resources Committee in Washington, D.C. to discuss what Massachusetts is doing to address climate change at the first congressional hearing on climate change in over eight years. He shared the Commonwealth’s bipartisan record of addressing climate change, […]

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