An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity 

Legislation was announced, An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity, to build on the growth strategy of investing in education, innovation and infrastructure that has led to record job creation and made the Commonwealth a leader in the global economy. This bill will accomplish two economic development goals that are consistent with the state’s economic development plan, Choosing to Compete in the 21st Century, by broadly expanding opportunities for communities throughout the state and by accelerating the growth of the Commonwealth’s thriving innovation economy.

A summary of the bill can be found here pdf format of Economic Development Bill Summary
. For a copy of the legislation, click here


Progress on economic development and job creation issues when business, government and the academic community work on these issues together. Work has been done with private and academic partners to create an economic development strategy that develops a common agenda for continued progress. The plan includes five strategic goals, and 55 action steps that will help us successfully advance each goal. The plan is continually updated, but for more information and updates on specific initiatives, please visit the following pages:

To read a copy of the plan, review the strategy document. To find out more about each of the five elements of the plan, click on one of the links to the left.

The plan was a project created by a 34-member advisory council . Find out who is on the council, which continues to play a role in moving the plan forward. 

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