Working in partnership with business, labor, education, workforce and community-based organizations, and government, Commonwealth Corporation builds career pathways for youth and adults in Massachusetts to prepare for high-demand jobs.
The Health Connector is an independent state agency that helps Massachusetts residents find health care coverage and avoid tax penalties. The Health Connector consists of two programs:
- Commonwealth Choice offers many name-brand health insurance options, all of which carry the Health Connector's Seal of Approval.
- Commonwealth Care is low or no-cost health insurance for people who qualify.
The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) is a public-private, community development finance institution that provides technical assistance, pre-development lending, and consulting services to non-profit organizations involved in housing development, workforce development, neighborhood economic development, and capital improvements to child care facilities.
MassDevelopment is the state’s finance and development authority. Both a lender and developer, the Agency works with private- and public-sector clients to stimulate economic growth by eliminating blight, preparing key sites for development, creating jobs, and increasing the state’s housing supply.
MassHousing is an independent public authority that provides financing for the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing, and for affordable first and second mortgages for homebuyers and homeowners.
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's (MCCA) owns and oversees the operation of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, The MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA and the Boston Common Garage. It's mission is to generate significant regional economic activity by attracting conventions, tradeshows, and other events to its world-class facilities while maximizing the investment return for the residents and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) helps families plan and pay for college. It offers Massachusetts residents and out-of-state students pursuing higher education in Massachusetts community education programs, college savings plans, and low-cost financing options.
This 5-member commission is an independent body responsible for implementing and overseeing the gaming licensing process established by the passage of expanded gaming legislation in November 2011.
The mission of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) is to create and preserve jobs at small businesses, women and minority owned businesses, and to promote economic development in underserved, gateway municipalities and low and moderate income communities. Learn more about how MGCC helps eligible Massachusetts businesses by providing loans, lines of credit, guarantees, and and more.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) works with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) finances, plans, designs, constructs and oversees the management of residence halls and student activity facilities on the nine State University campuses. The housing, dining, parking, athletic, and campus center facilities developed by the Authority serve 40,000 students, one third of whom live in campus housing.
The Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits to more than 88,000 active educators and 55,000 retirees.
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) is a public economic development agency that fosters a more favorable environment for the formation, retention, and expansion of technology-related enterprises in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (MWPAT) improves the water quality in the Commonwealth through the provision of low cost capital financing to cities, towns, and other eligible entities, and maintains stewardship of public funds with prudence, professionalism, and integrity.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is a public authority established by an act of the Legislature in 1984 to provide wholesale water and sewer services to 2.5 million people and more than 5,500 large industrial users in 61 metropolitan Boston communities.
Massport owns and operates an integrated world-class transportation network that promotes economic growth and opportunity, enhances the quality of life of New England residents, and protects the freedom to travel safely, securely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
Massachusetts has fourteen regional planning agencies. These agencies exist to help the communities within their jurisdictions plan and implement short- and long-range improvements for transportation, economic development, environmental, land use, and community development needs.
Regional transit authorities (RTAs) provide and coordinate cost-effective and safe transportation options for commuters. Massachusetts has 16 RTAs, including the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority).
The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority is a public instrumentality created by the Massachusetts legislature to provide for adequate transportation of persons and necessaries of life for the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. The enabling legislation empowers the Authority to acquire, maintain and operate a boat line between the mainland ports of Woods Hole (Falmouth) and Hyannis (Barnstable) on the one hand, and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, on the other. The Authority's statutory mission is to serve as the "Lifeline to the Islands" and it is the only ferry service for the Islands that carries both passengers and vehicles, including commercial freight trucks