Rural Affairs

The Director of Rural Affairs works with local, state and federal partners to provide resources and assistance to aid rural communities in shaping and achieving their vision for economic development. The director serves all 181 of Massachusetts’ diverse rural communities and helps each to use their unique economic assets to grow the economy and unlock job creation.

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Rural Affairs

Recent News & Announcements

Press Release

Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Announce Creation of Director of Rural Affairs  

3/10/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Press Release

Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Massachusetts Senator Anne Gobi as Director of Rural Affairs  

5/22/2023 Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll

Gobi to Serve as Advocate for Rural Communities & Support their Economic Development and Growth

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