Welcome to the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development's website! 

Our mission is the creation of Homes and Jobs in the Commonwealth!   We accomplish this by aligning the state’s housing and economic development agencies to better coordinate policies and programs that ensures Massachusetts will maintains its global competitive edge. 

We are proud to have many of the nation’s innovative companies, world class institutions of higher education, creative entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and the best and brightest hard working people who make Massachusetts their home.  We are working hard to keep our economic position strong by attracting new businesses, retaining existing businesses and increasing our housing stock so that Massachusetts remains an affordable place to live.

To achieve our goals, government is working in partnership with the private sector and citizens to create the conditions for optimal economic growth.  We have the tools in Massachusetts to make this happen.  When Governor Patrick took office in 2007, he announced the creation of the Development Cabinet – an executive level entity that coordinates the administrations work in housing, economic development, labor, workforce development, transportation, construction, environment affairs, energy, and finance.  By ensuring that inter-secretariat collaboration occurs on economic development projects, we are better able to identify and promote business development, job growth and infrastructure projects that will help keep our economy strong.

The team within the housing and economic development secretariat looks forward to working with you to ensure that Massachusetts remains a great place in which to live and work.  If you have any questions or would like to offer some feedback, please click on the “feedback” link at the bottom of the page. 

It is truly an honor to serve the people of Massachusetts.