1. Holyoke official Marcos Marrero named to Gov. Charlie Baker's economic development council

    Holyoke official Marcos Marrero named to Gov. Charlie Baker's economic development council

    Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed city official Marcos A. Marrero to a committee that will work to meet the state requirement of filing an economic development plan within the first year of a new gubernatorial administration, officials said. Marrero, director of the Department of Planning and Economic Development, attended the first meeting of the 59-member Governor's Economic Development Planning Council Tuesday.

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    1. The planning council offers an opportunity for engagement with business, public and non-profit sector leaders on a wide range of economic development priorities and programs.
    2. One important message I'll bring to the council is the importance of continuing to support development in Western Massachusetts and other regional economies outside the Boston metro area.
    3. I couldn't be prouder to have him on our team here in Holyoke.
    4. Addressing some of the problems that stymie Massachusetts' economic development and hurt our global competitiveness requires productive dialogue with engaged citizens and industry groups.
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