Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of January 30, 2011

Quote of the Week:

"While some economic reports in January and February may get clipped by the severe weather, the ISM report confirms that underlying growth momentum is quite strong in early 2011 and we would expect the economy to bounce back from any such effects as soon as the winter storms are behind us -- whenever that might be."

John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics LLC in New York, on the report from the Institute for Supply Management which indicated that manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in over six years.


photo: Maritza Santiago FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"This project provides an opportunity for families like me to make it."

Maritza Santiago, a single mother of three, on the affordable housing project in Lunenburg she now lives in. The project was built with help from a stimulus-funded housing program.


YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Stimulus in action: Creating jobs, building homes Read more.


MA awarded $3.4 mil stimulus grant for electronic health records

photo: Health Information Technology
Massachusetts has been awarded a stimulus grant worth $3.4 million to help establish a health information exchange that will help doctors at different hospitals share patients' health data. The goal is to reduce errors and duplicative care, which would improve health care quality and bring down costs. The money will go to the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation in Westborough. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: Providing housing -- and opportunities -- in Lunenburg

photo: Hardwick, MA
The town of Lancaster is going green and it is a stimulus grant that started it all. Lancaster received a stimulus-funded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant of $80K which was used for the installation of energy efficient heating systems and upgrades in town buildings and motivated the town to pursue a green community designation. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Sales Engineer - Microsoft Consulting Services for Insight

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Brockton City Hall Window Restoration

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