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Massachusetts Awards $6.4 Million in Grants to Support and Modernize the Maritime Economy

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito chairs the Seaport Economic Council This week 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 […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Names Tim McGourthy as New HED Deputy Secretary

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy announced Timothy J. McGourthy as incoming Deputy Secretary, effective March 4. McGourthy will assume 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 Awards Grants to 12 Regional 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 (REDO) groups. Established to stimulate regional business growth, […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plan to Legalize Wagering on Professional Sports

Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced plans to file legislation that would permit people in Massachusetts to wager on professional sports. The proposal would utilize the existing regulatory structure for gaming licensing in Massachusetts, including enforcement powers of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), the prohibition on wagering by anyone under 21 […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Training

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Quinsigamond Community College President Luis G. Pedraja, regional workforce leaders and state and local officials to announce $2.5 million to four regional consortiums through the Advanced Manufacturing Training Program. The AMT program enables regional partnerships to develop, coordinate and maintain regional, comprehensive manufacturing workforce development […]

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Delivers Inaugural Address for Second Term

On Thursday, January 3, 2019 Governor Charlie Baker delivered his second inaugural address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House. Here are the Governor’s full remarks as prepared for delivery: Here are excerpts from Governor Baker’s speech: “Think about the Commonwealth’s leadership on national issues. “We have the […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition at the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Photo (l-r), Secretary Ash, Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito and Incoming Secretary Kennealy Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced the departure of Housing and Economic Development (HED) Secretary Jay Ash, and introduced as incoming Secretary current HED Assistant Secretary for Business Growth, Mike Kennealy. Secretary Kennealy will […]

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Economic Development Incentive Awards to Six Companies Create and Retain over 8,000 jobs in Massachusetts

Wayfair Boston Office  The Baker-Polito Administration and the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved six projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 3,703 net new jobs, retain 4,313 jobs throughout Massachusetts and leverage more than $82 million in private investment. Governor […]

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