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    1. Baker-Polito Administration Supports Nine Community-Driven Initiatives | Mass.gov

      Baker-Polito Administration Supports Nine Community-Driven Initiatives | Mass.gov

      Springfield, Economic Development Council of Western Mass - $75,000  For every 100 Springfield residents of working age, 42 are not working, yet employers do not have enough qualified candidates to support operations and growth. Springfield WORKS is a coalition of over 30 partners including employers, residents, educators, and community-based organizations (CBOs). Partners developed strategies to align resources and systems to connect job-seekers and employers in need of highly skilled candidates.. This grant will allow the council to leverage existing assets and expand coaching and mentoring programs to help low income Springfield residents achieve long term, economic success through meaningful work.

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    2. Governor Patrick Announces Economic Development Package

      Governor Patrick Announces Economic Development Package

      Governor Deval Patrick today announced an economic development package that provides new tools and training so our workforce is prepared to meet the needs of employers, invests in our Gateway Cities to promote development across the entire state, and provides incentives to create jobs and stimulate the economy. The Governor’s bill, An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity, builds on the Administration’s proven growth strategy of investing in education, innovation and infrastructure that has led to record job creation in Massachusetts and made the Commonwealth a global leader in key innovation economy sectors.

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    3. Patrick Administration Announces $79 Million for 33 MassWorks Projects

      Patrick Administration Announces $79 Million for 33 MassWorks Projects

      “The MassWorks program is a key tool in our growth strategy of investing in education, innovation and infrastructure to create jobs and economic development,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “By partnering with municipalities, these MassWorks projects will strengthen communities for generations to come.”  “We remain committed to working with local communities to help identify opportunities to support growth and spur regional development,” said Secretary Bialecki. “I look forward to our ongoing partnerships with municipalities across the state and private industry leaders to explore additional ways to promote continued growth in every region of the Commonwealth.”  Through these grants, the Patrick Administration ...

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    4. Patrick Administration Increases Hiring Incentives

      Patrick Administration Increases Hiring Incentives

      Building off record investments made by the Patrick Administration in Veterans Services, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) today announced it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans (regardless of length of unemployment). Increased grant funding is available through the state’s Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG), a program of the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund.

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    5. Governor Patrick Announces Initial Results of Sweeping Regulatory Reform Initiative and New Steps to Streamline Small Business Regulations

      In the latest of a series of steps to keep Massachusetts ahead of its economic competitors, Governor Deval Patrick today announced the initial results of a systematic review of state regulations and new steps to streamline regulations for small businesses. After reviewing 200 regulations that were each more than 12 years old, Governor Patrick has approved changes to nearly 150 regulations. In addition, today the Governor launched a new effort to make sure that no new regulation is issued without serious consideration of its impact on small businesses.

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    6. GOVERNOR PATRICK APPOINTS JUDITH DUMONT AS DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BROADBAND INSTITUTE

      BOSTON – Thursday, December 17, 2009 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced the appointment of Judith A. Dumont as Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) – an agency working to bridge the digital divide and deliver affordable, reliable, high-speed Internet service to every community in the Commonwealth by 2011.
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