1. Gov. Charlie Baker signs $1B economic development bill

    Gov. Charlie Baker signs $1B economic development bill

     Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed into law a nearly $1 billion economic development bill, which includes a mix of funding for infrastructure, housing, workforce training, business development and other projects. "We're all about creating jobs, promoting vitality in communities, helping eliminate blight and creating a better quality of life for all residents of the commonwealth and businesses that operate here," said Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash. The bill includes $500 million over five years for MassWorks, a program started under former Gov. Deval Patrick that gives grants to cities and towns for public infrastructure that ...

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    1. We're all about creating jobs, promoting vitality in communities, helping eliminate blight and creating a better quality of life for all residents of the commonwealth and businesses that operate here.
    2. That's the kind of shot in the arm a targeted investment can make.
    3. It's exciting to have these type of tools as we face the daily problems of running a Gateway City.
    4. College savings tax incentives open doors for children growing up in low- and middle-income families, as they are proven to encourage families to start saving earlier and more frequently for their children's education.
    5. Each region has its own special opportunities, and by bringing these public dollars we'll be able to leverage private dollars and drive the economy in all these places.
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