Gregory Bialecki has served as the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since his appointment in 2009. As Governor Patrick’s housing and economic development advisor and cabinet member, Secretary Bialecki has oversight of 14 state agencies that carry out on the Administration’s top priorities in business development, housing and community development, consumer affairs, and business regulation. The focus of his Secretariat is the creation of homes and jobs in the Commonwealth. To that end, he has aligned the state’s housing and economic development priorities to coordinate policies and programs that ensure Massachusetts maintains its global competitive edge.
Secretary Bialecki led a collaborative effort of 34 public and private sector partners in the development and implementation of the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Plan, entitled "Choosing to Compete in the 21st Century." The plan identified five areas of focus and 55 action items to improve economic development and job creation in the state. Through the execution of this plan, Massachusetts was able to recover from the recession faster and stronger than the rest of the nation and is poised to remain a national and global economic leader. To learn more, please visit www.mass.gov/compete.
Before joining the Patrick Administration as the Undersecretary for Business Development, Secretary Bialecki enjoyed a 20-year career as a real estate development and environmental lawyer at the law firms of Hill & Barlow and DLA Piper Rudnick. His legal work focused on major urban redevelopment projects in the Greater Boston area. Secretary Bialecki graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.