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Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday is August 10-11, 2018

Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law the 2018 Sales Tax Holiday on August 10-11 throughout Massachusetts. The 6.25% sales tax is being waived for purchases under $2,500.00. Here are FAQs from Mass Department of Revenue, and a link to the Sales Tax Holiday legislation. Governor Baker tweeted, “This weekend, […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $32 Million in Local Aid to 59 Communities

The Baker-Polito Administration announced the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Awards, providing more than $32 million across 41 projects that benefit 59 communities. These awards enable communities to address local needs by pursuing a variety of housing, community, and economic development projects. Governor Charlie Baker said, “Massachusetts cities and […]

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Governor Baker Signs Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget into law. The $41.232 billion plan reinforces the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to structurally balancing the state budget, while investing $4.91 billion towards K-12 education, providing over $200 million to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic, increasing funding to build […]

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Governor Baker Opens UMass Lowell’s Fabric Discovery Center, Announces $7 Million in Manufacturing Awards

This week, Governor Charlie Baker joined leaders from UMass Lowell, national manufacturing institutes and the Massachusetts advanced manufacturing community to officially open the Fabric Discovery Center at UMass Lowell. First launched in May 2017 through a $10 million award to UMass Lowell, the Center will drive innovation in textile research […]

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Boston Celtics Red Auerbach Center Opens at New Balance World Headquarters in Brighton

One of the world’s most successful sports franchises, the Boston Celtics, recently opened its new Red Auerbach Center at New Balance World Headquarters, a state-of-the-art, 70-000 square-foot practice facility located at Boston Landing in the Allston/Brighton neighborhood. The building was named to honor Red Auerbach, the organization’s patriarch who led […]

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Baker-Polito Administration, MassDevelopment Announce Over $2 Million for Collaborative Workspaces

The Baker-Polito Administration and MassDevelopment announced $2,155,000 in funding for the third round of Collaborative Workspace Program grants, a MassDevelopment program that accelerates business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities by supporting infrastructure that fuels locally-based innovation. Eligible organizations may apply for either seed grants to plan and […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Economic Incentives to Support Almost 2,500 New Jobs in Massachusetts

Photo courtesy of Chase Corporation (Oxford), a leading manufacturer of protective materials. Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved 15 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 2,468 new jobs and retain 6,267 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately […]

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