For Immediate Release - September 27, 2009

Governor Patrick's Statement on Report of Early Signs of Economic Recovery in Massachusetts

BOSTON - Sunday, September 27, 2009 - The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick on today's report in the Boston Globe indicating that Massachusetts is set to emerge from the economic downturn more quickly than the rest of the nation.

Statement of Governor Patrick:

The Boston Globe's report today on the Massachusetts economy is very hopeful -- and no accident. Our IT and banking sectors are strong and getting stronger. Our investments in life sciences and clean energy have helped us to weather this economic downturn. Like the health care and education sectors, all of these areas of focus have and will accelerate our recovery. We have been working hard to improve the climate for business investment and quality of life for residents. That's what "investing for the long-term" means, and why we won't let up until every business, every worker and every family shares in the promise of a brighter future.