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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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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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MassEcon Welcomes 17 new Companies to MA

Last week, Governor Charlie Baker joined MassEcon officials and 125 business, academic and political leaders to welcome seventeen companies new to Massachusetts at the 10th Annual Corporate Welcome Reception annual Corporate Welcome Reception, held at Sanofi Genzyme’s headquarters in Cambridge. The annual gathering is designed to promote Massachusetts as an […]

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Mass Funds STEP Grants to Market Exports Abroad

The Baker-Polito Administration has provided $623,000 in matching funds to help more than 50 Massachusetts companies market their products overseas. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program is funded in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and administered in cooperation with Massachusetts Office of International Trade & […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Files Act Enhancing Opportunities for All

The Baker-Polito Administration released a new economic development framework and legislation, An Act Enhancing Opportunities for All, to build on the administration’s efforts to promote economic vitality in our communities and spur economic growth across the state. This bill serves as the next step forward to bolster Massachusetts’ success, building […]

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