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Celebrate Cape Verdeans in Massachusetts

By Francisco Fernandes Tavares Massachusetts is proud of its diverse population of residents representing dozens of ethnic communities and more than 140 languages from around the world. One of the most prominent is the Cape Verdean community, concentrated in Boston and nearby cities and towns like Quincy, Randolph, Somerville and […]

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Baker-Polito Announce EDIP Awards

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration and the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council approved state and local incentives for six companies in Massachusetts through the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). The six projects are expected to create 423 new jobs and retain 193 jobs throughout the six certified projects, leveraging $48 million in […]

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Massachusetts Supports Community-Based Innovation Programs

(Photo: Greentown Labs in Somerville)  The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced a coordinated grant funding round to support community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in municipalities across Massachusetts. The $1.175 million funding round includes grants to support physical workspaces that launch new businesses at the local level, as well as new funding for […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.3 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants

This week, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced $9.3 million in workforce skills equipment grants to 35 high schools, community colleges and vocational training providers across the Commonwealth. The grants support vocational-technical education and training equipment purchases that connect Massachusetts students and residents to economic opportunities in […]

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Massachusetts is one of 17 states to join the Accord for a New Energy Future

This week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker joined 16 other governors from around the nation in a bipartisan effort to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices and a modern electrical grid. Over 127 million Americans are represented in the participating states. The Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future provides participating […]

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Massachusetts Files Economic Development Legislation Providing “Opportunities for All”

The Baker-Polito Administration filed legislation this week entitled An Act to Provide Opportunities for All. The bill outlines investments of up to $918 million in capital funding for local infrastructure, Brownfields site cleanup, Gateway Cities development, development site assembly and site readiness, smart growth housing, workforce development, emerging technologies, and […]

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Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative

(Governor Baker at Children’s Hospital.  Photo & video courtesy of State House News Service) Last week, Governor Charlie Baker joined public officials and business leaders from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce a comprehensive public- private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s […]

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