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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 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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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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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Delivers Inaugural Address for Second Term

On Thursday, January 3, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker delivered his second inaugural address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. Here are the Governor’s full remarks as prepared for delivery: Here are excerpts from Governor Baker’s speech: “Think about the Commonwealth’s leadership on national issues. “We have the […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition at the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Photo (l-r), Secretary Ash, Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito and Incoming Secretary Kennealy Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced the departure of Housing and Economic Development (HED) Secretary Jay Ash, and introduced as incoming Secretary current HED Assistant Secretary for Business Growth, Mike Kennealy. Secretary Kennealy will […]

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