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News Lt. Governor Polito to Chair Seaport Economic Council Meeting Tomorrow

5/23/2018
  • Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
  • Seaport Economic Council
  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Media Contact for Lt. Governor Polito to Chair Seaport Economic Council Meeting Tomorrow

Colleen Arons , Communications Director

GLOUCESTER, MA 

 

Tomorrow, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, chairman of the Seaport Economic Council, will attend a meeting of the council at Gloucester City Hall. At the meeting, Jack Wiggin, director or Urban Harbors Institute at UMass Boston will present a report on Massachusetts’ seafood industry, “Building the Massachusetts Seafood System: Institutional Strategies and Investments by State Agencies, Fishing Ports and the University of Massachusetts.” The report, which was commissioned by the Seaport Economic Council in August 2016, explores challenges facing the Commonwealth’s seafood industry, identifies potential opportunities to address market barriers and expand the industry’s reach.

Governor Charlie Baker established the Seaport Economic Council in 2015, to serve all 78 of Massachusetts’ diverse coastal communities. The Council helps these communities use their unique economic assets to grow the economy and unlock job creation. The Council also assists them with preparing for the impacts of climate change. The Council awards competitive grants that offer flexible funding for locally-grown ideas and projects.

Event Details:

WHAT:           Seaport Economic Council Meeting

WHEN:           3 - 4  p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018

WHERE:          Gloucester City Hall

                        9 Dale Avenue

                        Gloucester, MA

WHO:              Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

                        Housing and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carolyn Kirk

                        Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken

                        Jack Wiggin, Director, Urban Harbors Institute, UMass Boston

Media Contact for Lt. Governor Polito to Chair Seaport Economic Council Meeting Tomorrow

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development 

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development promotes vibrant communities, growing businesses, and a strong middle class.

Seaport Economic Council 

The Seaport Economic Council helps coastal communities develop and improve local assets to facilitate economic growth. The Seaport Council serves all 78 of Massachusetts’ diverse coastal communities and helps each to use their unique economic assets to grow the economy and unlock job creation. The Council also awards grants to create jobs and build resilience to climate change.

Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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