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Massachusetts STEP grants help companies promote their products abroad

The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) and the Massachusetts Small Business Development/ Massachusetts Export Center announced that 46 small businesses across the Commonwealth will receive $666,667 in State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), […]

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March is Maple Month in Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker today declared March as “Massachusetts Maple Month,” continuing the Commonwealth’s support of maple producers and encouraging Massachusetts residents to purchase locally-produced maple products. To kick off Maple Month, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux was joined by State Senator Eric Lesser and agricultural officials […]

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Seaport Economic Council Announces $6.4 Million in Grants to 6 Communities and 4 Educational Institutions

Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $6.4 million in Seaport Economic Council Grants to support projects in 6 communities and 4 educational institutions. The grants will support development that stimulates the expansion and modernization of the maritime sector, research that prepares for shifts in climate and industry, and educational […]

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Tim McGourthy is new Deputy Secretary of EOHED in Massachusetts

Today, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy announced Timothy J. McGourthy as incoming Deputy Secretary, effective March 4. McGourthy assumes the role vacated by former Deputy Secretary Carolyn Kirk, who was named executive director of Massachusetts Technology Collaborative earlier this month. McGourthy has been engaged on policy development for […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Awards to 12 Economic Development Organizations

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Senate President Karen Spilka, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and business groups from around the state at Ashland Town Hall on February 8, 2019 to award $900,000 in grants to twelve Regional Economic Development Organization groups (REDO). Established to stimulate regional business growth, […]

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Massachusetts Announces Downtown Revitalization Awards

This week Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan joined local officials to announce $300,000 in awards to 20 communities through the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI). MDI provides communities with $15,000 grants to pursue projects that support downtown development and encourage growth. Since 2015, the […]

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Governor Charlie Baker Delivers Inaugural Address for Second Term

Today, Governor Charlie Baker delivered his second inaugural address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. See full transcript of the Governor’s remarks here. Among his remarks on the state’s economy: “Our regulatory reform project reduced the complexity of state government across the board, allowing our small businesses […]

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