Category Archives: Innovate

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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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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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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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Baker-Polito Administration Releases “Partnerships for Growth” Economic Development Plan

Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante and members of the Economic Development Planning Council gathered in the Great Hall at the Massachusetts State House to officially release the economic development plan for the Commonwealth entitled Partnerships for Growth: […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $10+ Million for Dam and Seawall Projects in Massachusetts

Willet Pond Spillway (Photo courtesy of Neponset River Watershed Association) The Baker-Polito Administration today announced over $10.2 million in grants to assist communities in addressing deteriorating dams and coastal infrastructure. The awards, funded by the Governor’s annual capital budget, include engineering or construction phase support for seven dam repair projects, […]

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MASSECON ‘IMPACT’ AWARDS HONOR 15 MASSACHUSETTS COMPANIES

MassEcon recently honored 15 enterprising companies from across the commonwealth with its 16th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, recognizing the outstanding contributions of investment, job growth, facility expansion, and community involvement in the Bay State. Tanglewood, located in Lenox, Massachusetts, also received a Community Impact Award for its Linde […]

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Massachusetts Awards $3.6 Million in Grants for Recycling, Composting and Waste Reduction

To celebrate America Recycles Day on Friday, November 15, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $3.6 million in Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) grants to 54 communities, regional groups and non-profit groups. The grants, ranging from $3,000 to $300,000, are designed to increase the diversion, reuse, composting and recycling of materials in […]

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Massachusetts Awards $250,000 in Cybersecurity Awareness Grant to 94 Municipalities and Public Schools

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is awarding $250,000 in grants to 94 municipalities and public school districts to provide cybersecurity awareness training for 42,000 employees across the state. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Technology Services and Security Curt Wood joined legislative, municipal and public school officials at Worcester City […]

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