Governor Wants to Hear about Arts, Culture, and the Economy


On June 25th, Governor Charlie Baker’s Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash will be holding six input and listening sessions across the state to provide businesses, organizations, and residents an opportunity to help shape the Commonwealth’s economic development future.

Let’s make sure arts, culture, and creativity is part of this discussion.

“From the Gateway Cities to the suburbs and from Boston to the rural areas of the Commonwealth, these sessions provide an opportunity for the arts, cultural and creative community to tell their stories about how its work brings economic activity, jobs, and vibrancy to our neighborhoods,”  said Matt Wilson, Executive Director of MASSCreative. 

Massachusetts law requires the secretary of Housing and Economic Development to draft a comprehensive economic development plan within the first year of a new gubernatorial administration. These regional listening sessions begin a six-month economic development planning process, and serve as a first step in drafting the statutorily-required plan.  

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development will hold listening sessions in Worcester, Quincy, Lynn, West Barnstable, Lowell, and Springfield. The executive office welcomes public participation in these sessions. For more information, visit the Economic Development Plan Listening Tour page.

Central Region
Thursday, June 25
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Quinsigamond Community College
670 W. Boylston St, Worcester

Greater Boston Region
Thursday, June 25
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Quincy College
Lower Level, North Tower – Presidents Place Conference Center
1250 Hancock St, Quincy

Northeast Region
Thursday, June 25
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
North Shore Community College
300 Broad St, Lynn

Southeastern Region
Thursday, June 25
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable   

Western Merrimack Valley and MetroWest Region
Thursday, June 25
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Federal Building
50 Kearney Sq., Lowell

Western Region
Thursday, June 25
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
UMass Center
Tower Square
1500 Main Street, Springfield


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I would love to discuss using local Art to help sell properties in Western Mass.

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