Actionable Ideas for Equitable Small Business Recovery

Gateways Podcast Episode 58

Small business owners across the state reacted in a variety of ways to Governor Charlie Baker’s reopening plan announced Monday. Many decried the incremental plan, saying it would put them out of business. Gateways Podcast · Episode 58: Ideas for Equitable Small Business Recovery All small business owners are no doubt hurting, but owners of

At the buzzer, Gateway City leaders score a game-changer

The Gateway Cities Journal

Gateway City leaders enthusiastically applauded the smart economic development investments Governor Baker signed into law last week at the State House. This session’s economic development package authorized an unusually large infusion of capital spending, including $500 million for the MassWorks grant, $45 million for the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund, and $45 million for the Transformative Development Initiative. These

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Engaging the business community in Gateway City economic development

Leaders from across the state came together in Lawrence this week for a wide-ranging conversation on engaging the business community in Gateway City economic development efforts. Co-hosted by MassINC, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, and the Lawrence Partnership, the forum featured very substantive remarks from Alex Fischer, president and CEO of the Columbus Partnership; Secretary Ash;

Secretary Jay Ash 

Speaks on private nonprofit economic development organizations

MassINC released new research on the role of private nonprofit economic development organizations in Gateway City growth and renewal at event held in Lawrence on December 8th. Cohosted with the Lawrence Partnership and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the forum brought together business and economic development leaders from across the state. In

Grading the Baker campaign’s economic development blueprint

Yesterday the Baker/Polito campaign released a comprehensive economic development blueprint spanning a wide range of policy areas. The document provides the most intimate view yet of where Governor Baker would lead the Commonwealth. The plan makes clear that urban areas—and especially the state’s Gateway Cities—would be a major part of a potential Baker Administration’s economic

Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Applauds MassDevelopment’s Hiring of Director of Transformative Development

New role will focus on economic development in Gateway Cities The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute at MassINC is excited that MassDevelopment has hired Anne Gatling Haynes as Director of Transformative Development. This appointment is sign of further momentum around House Bill 311, An Act to Promote Transformative Development in Gateway Cities, which is currently being

Working Cities Challenge Teams are rolling up their sleeves

The six winning teams from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge gathered in Fitchburg last week for a brainstorming session. Each team—from Fitchburg, Lawrence, Salem, Holyoke, Chelsea and Somerville—was awarded a grant from the Fed in January to fund their proposals to innovate government services in sectors from adult education to workforce

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