New Bedford’s leadership on housing is a model for Gateway Cities

The Gateway Cities Journal

A new analysis of local and regional housing needs by New Bedford’s Regeneration Project marks an inflection point in the statewide housing crisis. Produced by MassINC, this in-depth report provides insight into rapidly escalating housing costs, and actions that private and public sector leaders in Greater New Bedford can take to get to the root

It’s cold outside, but things are heating up fast on Beacon Hill

The Gateway Cities Journal

The legislature is back for the final six months of the 2023-2024 session, and the FY 2025 budget process is in full swing. On Wednesday, Gov. Healey presented her second budget. While managing through the first difficult fiscal year in a long time, the administration’s blueprint makes bold investments in Gateway Cities. Here’s a quick

Gateway City mayors show collective support on several bills

With the February 7th Joint Rule 10 deadline for reporting bills out of committee approaching, Gateway City mayors voice collective support for the Downtown Vitality Act, the Affordable Homes Act, and a bill making smart investments in regional transit agencies.   Re: H.228/S.130– An Act to Promote Downtown Vitality Dear Chairs McMurtry and Payano, and

Event Recap | 11th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit

Event recognizes Gateway City clean energy efforts and presents strategies on building decarbonization and transportation in Gateway Cities

On November 14th, the 11th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards and Summit brought municipal officials together with experts on renewable energy, housing, and transportation to explore the pivotal role that our regional urban centers will play steering the commonwealth’s transition to a clean energy future. With Fitchburg State University graciously hosting us, the event

Beacon Hill Roars Back to Life

The Gateway Cities Journal

Summer recess is a distant memory as Beacon Hill roars back to life. Monday featured two prime-time hearings with major implications for Gateway Cities. Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson appeared before the education committee to testify in support of legislation to remedy inequitable flaws in school construction funding. Filed by Lynn Rep. Dan Cahill and Sen. Brendan Crighton,

26 Gateway City mayors and managers write to state legislators for HDIP

Letter of support to state senate leaders from mayors and managers representing 26 Gateway Cities

September 5, 2023 The Honorable Ron Mariano, Speaker of the House The Honorable Karen Spilka, Senate President The Honorable Aaron Michlewitz, Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means The Honorable Michael Rodrigues, Chair, Senate Committee on Ways and Means State House Boston, MA 02133 via email Time-sensitive: Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP) Dear Speaker Mariano,

Save the Date! 11th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit

Join us in Fitchburg on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Fitchburg University’s Recreation Center as we celebrate innovation and growth in our vibrant Gateway Cities. Get ready for an inspiring day of discussions, insights, and recognition of achievements that are transforming our communities. From decarbonization to rail electrification, this summit promises to ignite fresh ideas and actionable

Nominate Gateway City Innovation Award Honorees

Since 2012, MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute has celebrated individuals, organizations, and businesses that exemplify the innovative spirit of Gateway Cities. After three years of hosting our event virtually due to the pandemic, we’re excited to announce the return of in-person attendance for this highly anticipated convening this Fall. We’re looking forward to welcoming Gateway Cities

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