Baker-Polito Administration Announces Inaugural Round of Collaborative Workspace Program Awards
December 15, 2016
The Collaborative Workspace Program will support community-based innovation and entrepreneurship across the Commonwealth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORCESTER — Today the Baker-Polito Administration awarded over $950,000 in grant funding to 23 organizations across Massachusetts, to strengthen community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth’s cities and towns. The awards, managed by MassDevelopment, will build physical infrastructure to supports the growth of new entrepreneurial ventures, while spurring innovation and job-creation at the local level.
The $950,000 grant round will fund the development and expansion of 10 shared workspaces, including innovation centers, incubators, artist spaces, collaborative kitchens, and co-work spaces. Grant funds will also support planning efforts in communities, to build the capacity of 13 additional collaborative workspaces. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced the funds at an event at the WorcShop, in Worcester.