Economy and Jobs
Jim McGovern’s top priority in Congress is spurring economic development and job creation in the Second District, with a strong focus on helping small businesses grow and succeed. The Congressman has helped dozens of innovative small businesses thrive in our area, including companies that produce high-tech prosthetics for returning soldiers, solar panels, high-energy lasers, fuel cells, medical devices, and other essential technologies.
Jim has voted to provide tax relief and incentives to small businesses, and will continue to push for additional tax relief and to reduce red tape. Jim advocates reforming our outdated tax code so that it is fairer to middle class families and helps our small businesses and entrepreneurs compete.
Congressman McGovern also recognizes how important improving our local infrastructure is to our economic development. He has secured millions of dollars for road and bridge projects, wastewater system improvements, and commuter rail service throughout Massachusetts.
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WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) welcomed the news that MassDevelopment has awarded $400,000 to the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) to help accelerate their outreach and training programs for the defense supply chain.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), welcomed the news that Boston 2024 has chosen the DCU Center in Worcester to host Olympic handball if Boston becomes the host city for the 2024 Olympic Games. In addition to the DCU Center, Boston 2024 also selected the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Together, the three venues would host eight Olympic events.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced the Massachusetts winners of $148,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Nationwide the USDA will award $6.7 million in grants to 544 energy projects across the country. These awards are part of the USDA’s Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, released the following statement in response to the release of a series of new reports from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on truck size and weight. These reports were required by (MAP-21), the most recent surface transportation reauthorization bill, which was passed by Congress in 2012.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, spoke on the House floor to denounce provisions in the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bills that would undermine the progress of recent efforts by President Obama to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the application deadline for Massachusetts state and local agencies, tribes and certain private nonprofit agencies that may be eligible for federal disaster assistance for damages associated with the January 26-28, 2015 Blizzard has been extended to June 10, 2015.
On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) led a walking tour of downtown Amherst to visit with small business owners and other community leaders. Joining McGovern on the tour was Amherst Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Don Courtemanche as well as other members of the community for a total of about 40 people.
WORCESTER, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined community leaders at a groundbreaking for the new Gardner Kilby Hammond bike path. Congressman McGovern secured nearly $3 million in federal funding to create the lighted bike path, which will provide additional pedestrian and bike access to the Boys and Girls Club for the Main South neighborhood.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) today announced that low-interest economic injury disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to Massachusetts small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private non-profit organizations affected by the record-breaking snowfall and extreme cold temperatures between Jan. 26, 2015 and Feb. 22, 2015.