Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of November 16, 2009

"In the Pioneer region alone we had 16-million dollars in investments this past year and next year we're planning on 19-million dollars worth of investments for various projects and most of the projects next year are local projects."
Al Stegemann, District Highway Director for Western Massachusetts, on federal stimulus funds for Western Massachusetts highway projects.

YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Rail employees hired thanks to stimulus funds

MBTA train

MassDOT, MBTA, and the Mass Bay Commuter Rail company hired a diverse group of 15 employees with funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The new jobs support the $9 million Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line project funded through the ARRA stimulus program. Read more about the Rail Line Hirings.

Federal stimulus funds awarded to New England Primate Research Center for vaccine development

Doctor with vaccine
The New England Primate Center was granted $5.1 million in stimulus funds for a contract to develop a vaccine for Marburg and Ebola viruses as well as other investigations.

The project is lead by Boston University's medical school while Harvard Medical School oversees the primate center. BU is awaiting approval for a high-security lab in the city's South End to handle the sensitive research. The primate center award comes from the federal Website that details stimulus spending.



WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Program Coordinator, Alzheimer's Disease Center / Neurology, (FT) (Use keywords to search for featured job.)

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: $100K School-Based Influenza Vaccinations Billing Research Project

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