An Innovations Agenda for Massachusetts

March 8, 2010

Gregory Bialecki, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

In a July 2009 "Declaration of Innovation," posted on his new blog, Secretary Bialecki stated that "the Commonwealth must have a deliberate innovation agenda as a core element of our economic development strategy." Late last year, he described 10 key parts of that agenda which ranged from better marketing to providing start-ups with gap funding and a variety of policies in between. How were these elements chosen, how are they are being carried out and what are the preliminary results of these efforts?

Cosponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Governmentand the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government