Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of November 14, 2010

Quote of the Week:

"Massachusetts is the state best prepared to compete in a global, innovation-based economy."

From a report released by the Kauffman Foundation, an entrepreneurial advocacy organization, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a technology think tank. The index is based on measures of how global, IT-driven and entrepreneurial each state is, as well as how much their economies are based on knowledge and innovation.


photo: Jeffrey Smith FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"This [stimulus] money is helping us grow the company, develop a better product and hire more people."

Jeffrey Smith, CEO of Flight Landata, on the stimulus-funded Small Business Innovation Research grant his company received to develop a sensor to help soldiers more effectively detect explosive devices in Afghanistan.



YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: Stimulus revs it up: Growing a business, fueling the economy Read more.


Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission unveils stimulus-funded adaptive vehicle to assist people with disabilities

photo: Van
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) unveiled a state-of-the-art motor vehicle equipped with adaptive evaluation and training devices that will help promote independence and employment for people with disabilities. The van, purchased with Recovery Act funds, will be used by MRC's Driver Evaluation and Training Program to determine the type of adaptive driving equipment needed by individuals with significant disabilities. and here for Telegram & Gazette's coverage.



Stimulus Stories: Brockton's water facilities look to the future, thanks to stimulus

photo: Brockton Wastewater Plant
Brockton's aging wastewater treatment plant and sewer system recently received a major upgrade and stimulus funds helped make it happen. The city's major plant and sewer overhaul involved a stimulus grant for the rehabilitation of two of the sewer systems which had environmental and public health issues associated with overflows and discharge violations. The grant also renovated the wastewater treatment plant's sludge-burning incinerator. Read more.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Renewable Energy Coordinator

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Opportunities For Businesses: Search for Contracts

FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center - Energy efficiency financing to residences and businesses in the state

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