The Baker-Polito Economic Development Plan seeks to build a Massachusetts defined by a prosperous middle class, successful businesses, strong communities, and a responsive and nimble government. It prioritizes efforts to build capacity and leadership at the local level, while strengthening downtowns, industrial parks, and main streets to increase access to good jobs and fair wages. It emphasizes a smarter, more responsive, and less intrusive government to create a simpler and more efficient business environment. And it supports entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the economy and across the Commonwealth.
A note from Jay Ash, Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
On behalf of Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. KarynPolito, it is with much excitement that I present our working draft of the Commonwealth’s next economic development plan.
Massachusetts law requires each new administration to publish a comprehensive economic development plan, and an implementation strategy, within the administration’s first year.
The Baker-Politoadministration has met this mandate with a spirit of inclusiveness and robust public engagement.
This plan is the result of thousands of conversations with Massachusetts residents, business and community stakeholders, municipal officials, legislators and legislative staff. The plan seeks to enable economic prosperity for all the Commonwealth’s citizens, economic vitality for the Commonwealth’s communities and regions, and economic growth for its businesses.
At the same time, it remains an evolving document, and we welcome public comment on this draft plan. Any resident with feedback to offer should email Adrian.Servetnick@massmail.state.ma.usby Thursday, December 3.
Thank you for taking the time to review this working draft, and thank you for your commitment to the Commonwealth’s future.
Secretary, Executive Office of Housing
and Economic Development
November 12, 2015
The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technology will host a hearing on the proposed Baker-Polito Administration's Economic Development Plan on November 16, 2015 at 9:30 am in State House room A-1.
The Baker-Polito Administration's Economic Development Plan
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