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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Yesterday the Baker/Polito campaign released a comprehensive economic development blueprint spanning a wide range of policy areas. The document provides the most intimate view yet of where Governor Baker would lead the Commonwealth. The plan makes clear that urban areas—and especially the state’s Gateway Cities—would be a major part of a potential Baker Administration’s economic development agenda. Here’s our take on the proposals the campaign has laid out.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Many thanks to all candidates who fought hard to make the Commonwealth’s Gateway Cities better places to live, work, and play this primary season. Below you will find a rundown of the winning candidates (in red) in contested House and Senate races. Candidates for opposing parties are included as reference even if not contested.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mimicking much of the rest of the Commonwealth, Gateway Cities voted resoundingly to send Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker to compete in the general election for the State’s highest office.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Transformative Development Fund will fuel the growth of collaborative workspaces—a budding new approach to draw the innovation economy into the Commonwealth’s Gateway Cities.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
As voters in Commonwealth head to the polls today (or at least an estimated twenty-percent of them), most of the focus of the Massachusetts political establishment will be tightly trained on the open primaries for four of the six statewide constitutional offices. Data collected MassInc Polling Group shows that voters in Gateway Cities will play a huge part in who comes out on top of those races, especially in the hotly contested Democrat primaries for Governor and Attorney General.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

The recently passed economic stimulus package totaling $46 million is now on its way to Governor Patrick’s desk. Aside from the $16 million Gateway Cities Transformative Development Fund, the addition of $10 million to the states’ Brownfield Redevelopment Fund, and $20 million into the Housing Development Incentive Program, the bill included many other appropriations that will have a direct impact on the Gateway Cities.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Stacked up against Governor Patrick’s budget proposal, the FY 15 House budget reduces funding for key Gateway City education initiatives. Governor Patrick’s budget request increased investment in line items related to the Gateway Cities Vision by nearly $40 million; in contrast, the House budget increases funding in these areas by $26 million.
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Boston-based Jobs for the Future will help the city build new pathways to college & career
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Gateway Cities Vision emphasizes the importance of early education and social and emotional growth in improving the learning conditions in the Gateway Cities. One way to approach this is through Parent-Child Home Programs (PCHPs), which use biweekly home visits to help develop parent-child relationships, language acquisition, and social and emotional experience. Currently there are 32 PCHPs in place across the Commonwealth, 14 of which serve Gateway Cities. Overall, PCHPs served 900 families across the Commonwealth in 2012-2013.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
New role will focus on economic development in Gateway Cities

The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute at MassINC is excited that MassDevelopment has hired Anne Gatling Haynes as Director of Transformative Development. This appointment is sign of further momentum around House Bill 311, An Act to Promote Transformative Development in Gateway Cities, which is currently being considered by the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

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