• Important! Comments due today for Baker-Polito Economic Development Plan

    by  • December 3, 2015 • Calls to Action, Issues, News

    It is important that artists and artists’ run organizations submit their comments today on the Baker-Polito Economic Development Plan.

    The “draft” Baker-Polito Economic Development Plan was released on November 12, 2015. The mandatory public hearing for it was held last week, November 16, 2015, by the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

    It is important to note that key priorities from the final Economic Development Plan will be more than likely be crafted into economic development bill filed by the Baker Administration in early 2016.

    Massachusetts law requires each new administration to publish a comprehensive economic development plan, and an implementation strategy, within the administration’s first year.

    ~Jay Ash, Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

    This plan is an “evolving document”.  All public comments are due by Thursday, December 3rd,  and should be sent by email to:

    Link to more information and to the report: http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic-development-plan.html


    The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table.