Category Archives: Innovate

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Baker-Polito Administration Provides COVID-19 Update on Mask Advisory, Hospital Support

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced additional measures to address a recent rise in COVID-19 cases and to ensure acute care hospitals have sufficient capacity to care for both COVID and non-COVID patients. The Commonwealth’s healthcare system is facing a critical staffing shortage which has contributed to the loss of approximately 500 medical/surgical […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2.3 Million MassWorks Award for New Roadway Construction in Quincy Center

On December 16, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy were joined by House Speaker Ronald Mariano, Mayor Thomas Koch and other state and local officials to announce a $2.3 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to the city of Quincy to support construction of a […]

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Massachusetts Announces ‘Leading by Example’ Awards for Energy & Environmental Initiatives

The Baker-Polito Administration recognized eleven Massachusetts state agencies, public higher education institutions, municipalities, and public sector individuals for their leadership in promoting initiatives that reduce environmental impacts and associated energy costs of state operations at the 15th annual Leading by Example Awards Ceremony at UMass Lowell’s University Crossing. The awards […]

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Massachusetts Approves 10 Economic Development Projects Supporting Job Growth and Business Expansion

Bisousweet Confections, LLC (Leominster) Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved 10 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 1,672 net new jobs and retain 345 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $1.3 billion in private investment.  Of the applicants […]

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Massachusetts Awards Grants to Protect Habitat and Water Quality in the South Coast Region

Mattapoisett Land Trust The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $110,640 in federally funded grant awards for projects seeking to protect water quality and habitat in the Buzzards Bay watershed. The three grants, which are being matched by over $194,000 in private contributions and state grants, are awarded by the Buzzards Bay […]

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Massachusetts Announces FY22 Travel and Tourism Recovery Grants, Applications Due January 19, 2022

A new round of Travel and Tourism Recovery (TTR) grants has been announced by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) through the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT). Applications open December 1, 2021 and are due January 19, 2022. Read the guidelines and application information here. […]

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MassEcon Names 14 Finalists for 2021 Team Massachusetts Awards

Fourteen companies from across the state have been selected as finalists for the 2021 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, MassEcon’s 18th annual celebration of firms for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. The 14 finalists, spanning Greater Boston to Western Massachusetts, range in size and are drawn from cybersecurity, technology, […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates “Green Friday” with Tree Cutting Ceremony

In celebration of the Massachusetts Christmas tree industry, the Baker-Polito Administration, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association,  declared Friday, November 26, 2021 as “Green Friday.” Green Friday encourages people throughout the state to visit their local Christmas tree farms to […]

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Massachusetts Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday week, use available technology tools and resources to make informed decisions, and pack essential items such as face coverings that maybe required for certain travel. During this holiday season, individuals should be […]

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Massachusetts Awards MassWildlife Habitat Management Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded  $184,400 in state grant funds to eight organizations and municipalities to improve wildlife habitat on 276 acres of land within the Commonwealth. The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program, overseen by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), has provided financial assistance to private and municipal […]

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