MEDC held it’s 51st Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge Massachusetts.
Business Services Manager of the Department of Career Services
Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Mr. Messina discussed the available programs to help Massachusetts businesses including the new Mass BizWorks which is a free comprehensive service to help businesses grow, hire, train workers, while reducing costs. You can find Mr. Messina’s PowerPoint presentation here: Ken Messina.
Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Economic Development Incentive Program Director
Ms. Kersten provided a comprehensive overview of the recent changes to MOBD’s Economic Development Incentive Program. Her session also gave a comprehensive overview of the key eligibility requirements, application process, annual reporting information, and program benefits. You can find Ms. Kersten’s PowerPoint presentation here: Annamarie Kersten
Director of Real Estate Services
Ms. Hartford discussed MassDevelopment’s Transformational Development Initiative along with, the comprehensive suite of economic development services that are available to cities and towns through MassDevelopment. You can find Ms. Hartford’s PowerPoint presentation here: Tania Hartford
Secretary Gregory Bialecki gave the luncheon keynote address and was awarded with a special award for his significant contributions and leadership in the field of economic development here in Massachusetts over the last 8 years as the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development.
MEDC also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime board member Richard “Dick” Shafer, Dick was recognized for his tireless efforts in the city of Taunton as the Economic Development Director for the Industrial Development Corporation.