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Governor Baker Announces $26 Million in Community Development Block Grants

Governor Charlie Baker Announced the CDBG Awards at the Massachusetts State House on July 15. The Baker-Polito Administration recently awarded 33 Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) totaling $26 million to 65 communities in Massachusetts. These funds help municipalities provide housing, infrastructure improvements, childcare vouchers, and other services to residents. Here […]

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Baker Administration Cabinet secretaries look to replicate job training model

(Caption: John S. LaFrancis, professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Springfield Technical Community College, discusses precision manufacturing with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Education Secretary James Peyser.) Photo by Colleen Quinn. It is nearly impossible to talk about manufacturing without the topic very quickly turning to workforce development, and the difficulty […]

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Massachusetts Listening Sessions on Economic Development Draw over 700 Residents

Lively Discussion at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester Over 700 business leaders, elected officials and community representatives from across Massachusetts came out in full force recently for a series of six listening sessions conducted by the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development. The half day sessions were simultaneously conducted […]

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Massachusetts Helps Local Companies Expand Workforce and Physical Plant

Jack’s Abby Brewing is expanding in downtown Framingham Massachusetts’ Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) recently approved 16 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 606 new jobs and retain 879 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $197.8 million in private investment. […]

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Massachusetts Cabinet Secretaries Discuss Economic Development at MassEcon Conference

(L-R: Stephanie Neal-Johnson, Stephanie Pollack, Matthew Beaton, Jay Ash, Geri Denterlein and Susan Houston). Photo courtesy of MassEcon.  Recently over 200 business leaders, academic executives, and public officials from across the Commonwealth gathered at the MassEcon annual conference in Newton to engage with cabinet secretaries on housing, economic development, energy, environmental […]

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MassVentures Wins National Tibbetts Award for Driving Innovation in Massachusetts

PHOTO: Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Jerry Bird, President of MassVentures; Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Massachusetts Office of Business Development; and Javier Saade, SBA’s Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation. Congratulations to Boston-based MassVentures, one of just three organizations across the United States to receive the 2015 […]

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Massachusetts Welcomes Aeromexico direct air service between Boston and Mexico City

This week Massachusetts officials welcomed Aeromexico’s new direct air service between Boston and Mexico City, citing enhanced opportunities in business, tourism and educational exchange between the two places. The new service launched on Monday, June 1, 2015 between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Mexico City’s Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juarez. Governor […]

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Reflections on Asian-American Heritage Month

(Photo by Jerry Kelleher, MassDOT)  by Nam Pham As we celebrate Asian American Heritage month, it is fitting that we praise our high achievers and take satisfaction in their success. That sense of pride is something all of us share – Black, White, Asian, and Latino – about who we […]

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