An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity
At the second annual Massachusetts Economic Development Summit on April 10, Governor Deval Patrick announced new legislation, An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity, to build on the Patrick Administration’s proven 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 . For a copy of the legislation, click here. To read the Governor’s remarks about this legislation, click here. For questions about the legislation, contact Assistant Secretary Jennifer Lawrence, at Jennifer.Lawrence@state.ma.us. For press requests, contact Press Secretary Emily Fitzmaurice at Emily.Fitzmaurice@state.ma.us.
The Patrick Administration has learned that we make the most progress on economic development and job creation issues when business, government and the academic community work on these issues together. The Administration has worked with its 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:
- Planning Ahead for Growth/MassWorks Infrastructure Program (Action Item 3.1.2)
- Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (Action Item 2.4.3)
- 10,000 Multifamily Housing Units Per Year Production Goal: Housing that Works (Action Item 2.2.2)
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.