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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $2.1 Million for Collaborative Workspaces

May 16, 2017

Collaborative Workspaces Awards support entrepreneurship and small business creation across Massachusetts


Holyoke – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced $2,145,000 in funding for the second round of Collaborative Workspace Program grants, a MassDevelopment program that accelerates business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity by supporting community-based innovation.

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones, and Barr Foundation President and Trustee James Canales at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke to official open the second round of Collaborative Workspace Program grants. This new round includes $1 million from the Baker-Polito Administration’s FY18 Capital Plan, $500,000 from MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) fund, and $645,000 from the Barr Foundation, the first installment of a three-year $1,965,000 grant to the program to expand support for arts-related collaborative workspaces in the Commonwealth.

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