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International Diplomats and Trade Officials Tour Western Mass to Explore Partnership Opportunities

(Tour of the Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke) This week, the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) led a bus tour of international diplomats and trade officials from 12 countries and regions to explore economic development and entrepreneurship initiatives in Western Massachusetts. The tour took place […]

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Massachusetts Says “Vive la France”

Massachusetts citizens and public officials are standing with the people of France in the wake of the Paris bombings. On Sunday, November 15, hundreds of people turned out for a vigil on Boston Common to express sympathy and solidarity with the French. Governor Charlie Baker, US Senator Elizabeth Warren and […]

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Massachusetts Honors its Veterans at the State House and at Events Across the Commonwealth

(Caption: Massachusetts honored its veterans at a State House ceremony today. Photo by Joanne DeCaro.) Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a program that will provide homeless veterans with housing services. Under the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program, the administration is allocating 65 rental vouchers to chronically homeless veterans who were identified […]

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46 Massachusetts Communities Receive $85.6 Million in MassWorks Awards To Build Infrastructure

On Wednesday, November 4th, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined local officials at a MassWorks grants announcement for the City of Lowell.  (Photo by Joanne Decaro) The Baker-Polito administration has announced $85.6 million in MassWorks Infrastructure Awards for 46 communities across the Commonwealth. These awards support infrastructure […]

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Massachusetts STEP Grant Applications for Exporters

(Photo Courtesy of MassPort)  Local companies looking to increase export sales of their goods and services may be eligible to apply for a Massachusetts State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Applications are being accepted for consideration from November 2, 2015 to January […]

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Congratulations MassChallenge Class of 2015

(Caption: Pianist Brockett Parsons Performs at the 2015 MassChallenge Awards. Photo by Joanne Decaro.)  Over 1,500 entrepreneurs, philanthropists, corporate executives and public officials attended the 6th annual 2015 MassChallenge Awards, held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. It was a banner night for the Commonwealth’s innovation […]

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Massachusetts Is Hosting Supplier Diversity Series To Engage Small Businesses

(Caption: In February 2015, Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order to bolster diversity in state government. He is joined by the Black & Latino Legislative Caucus.) The Baker-Polito Administration is hosting five Supplier Diversity Regional Series events across the Commonwealth to engage small and diverse business enterprises with private buyers, […]

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Massachusetts Convention Industry Says “Bring it On” This Winter

State and local officials have teamed up to send a tongue-in-check but serious message to prospective convention groups affected by last winter’s record snowfall: Bring it on! A new two-minute video issued by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) includes cameo appearances by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Ed Freni, […]

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MASSACHUSETTS PROMOTES MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN OCTOBER

Massachusetts celebrates its manufacturing industry throughout October with a series of events and initiatives to support the Commonwealth’s 7,000 manufacturing companies and their 250,000 workers. You can find a full schedule of activities, which includes tours, seminars and open houses, by visiting Amp it up!, the state’s advanced manufacturing program. Among […]

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