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The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute is proud to present Going for Growth: Enhancing the Economic Impact of Public Transit in Gateway Cities with Comprehensive Service Planning. This new policy brief examines how best practices in transit planning can benefit Massachusetts’s Regional Transit Authorities.

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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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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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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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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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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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