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MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the Acushnet Avenue Improvement Project

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MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the Acushnet Avenue Improvement Project

Governor Deval Patrick recently announced $1.19 million in additional funding for the City of New Bedford through the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the Acushnet Avenue Improvement Project. Through the Patrick Administration’s strategic investments in housing and economic development projects, New Bedford has become an attractive place for residents and families to live, …

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Increased Incentives for Companies Hiring Veterans and Long-Term Unemployed

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Increased Incentives for Companies Hiring Veterans and Long-Term Unemployed

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has announced it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans (regardless of length of unemployment). Increased grant funding is available through the state’s Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG), a program …

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Massachusetts Tech Tax Repealed

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Massachusetts Tech Tax Repealed

Change in Massachusetts Computer System Design Services Tax Effective immediately, the state law removing the exemption from sales tax on computer system design services has been repealed. CLICK HERE FOR THE LAW What about those companies that collected the taxes and those that collected and remitted the taxes? Businesses who collected the tax, but have …

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New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Announces New Member Campaign

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New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Announces New Member Campaign

The New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Membership Campaign on June 11th & 12th, 2013. This new member campaign will include reaching out to nearly 5,000 businesses in the Greater New Bedford Area that are not yet benefiting from Chamber membership. The campaign will include a mailed invitation and personal phone-calls …

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Chambers of Commerce in Bristol County Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Work Together to Revive Regional Tourism Efforts

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Chambers of Commerce in Bristol County Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Work Together to Revive Regional Tourism Efforts

In a move to leverage resources and encourage economic development, the five chambers of commerce based in Bristol County have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enter into a partnership to work cooperatively to revive the region’s tourism efforts. The participating chambers are the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, Fall River Area Chamber …

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