Category Archives: Innovate

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Mass Businesses Now Eligible for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Massachusetts small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available following a request received from Governor Charlie Baker […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Releases New Announcements on Childcare, Small Business Tax Relief and Unemployment Insurance Legislation Related to COVID-19

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced a series of new measures to adapt childcare operations, enhance the Commonwealth’s healthcare system’s capacity, assist small businesses, and support unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak. Childcare Operations: Governor Baker issued an Executive Order requiring all early education centers and family childcare providers […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Guidance for Executive Branch Employees

Photo Credit: Sam Doran/SHNS BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today issued new guidelines to Executive Branch employees to ensure core state government functions are able to continue and key services are able to be provided to residents during the COVID-19 outbreak, while protecting the health and safety of the Executive […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

On Monday, March 16, the Baker-Polito Administration announced economic support for small businesses with a $10 million loan fund to provide financial relief to those that have been affected by COVID-19. The $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund will provide emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $3 Million for Local Projects to Enhance the Maritime Economy

Photo courtesy of City of Gloucester The Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $2.9 million in Seaport Economic Council Grants to support nine projects in seven communities. The Seaport Economic Council approved these grants at today’s meeting, chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito at Gloucester’s Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library. These […]

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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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Erin Lynch is named executive director at the MetroWest Visitors Bureau

Photo courtesy of MetroWest News This month, the MetroWest Board of Directors appointed Erin Lynch as the new executive director of MetroWest Visitors Bureau. The bureau represents organizations and businesses in 30 municipalities throughout MetroWest and surrounding communities.  Its mission is to stimulate the MetroWest economy by marketing the region’s […]

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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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