Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Economy and Jobs

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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 Jim advocates reforming our outdated tax code so that it is fairer to middle class families and helps our small businesses and entrepreneurs compete.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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More on Economy and Jobs

Nov 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass H.R. 22, the Highway Bill Reauthorization/Export-Import Bank Reauthorization, by an overwhelmingly bipartisan 363-64 vote.

Nov 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that Tom Colyer, owner of Greenwood Hill Farm in Hubbardston, Massachusetts, is among the newly appointed members of the 2016 Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Board. Each appointee will serve 3-year terms. Colyer and his wife Andrea naturally raise Merino sheep and sell yarns, sheepskins, and meat from their farm.

Nov 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that Massachusetts has received $6,697,404 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to help small businesses access the capital they need to grow and create jobs.

Oct 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) voted with 265 other Democratic and Republican Members of Congress to pass H.R. 1314, a bipartisan budget agreement that creates jobs, protects seniors, affirms the full faith and credit of the United States and invests in our future. 

Oct 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – With just eleven days remaining before a November 3 deadline for Congress to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a government default, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn in calling for a clean extension of the debt ceiling. Click here to view the letter

Oct 16, 2015

WORCESTER, MA Today, October 16 at 9:00 a.m., Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will launch his first-ever district-wide “Marketing the Heart of the Commonwealth” bus tour to help highlight Central and Western Massachusetts businesses, farms, outdoor destinations, and other attractions.

Oct 7, 2015

WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Timothy P. Murray, President/CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the Chamber a $40,900 grant for economic development planning.

Oct 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), announced the award of $2.25 million to the Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund to support CFNE's cooperative business lending, healthy food financing, and technical assistance programs.

Sep 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), announced $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Worcester Regional Airport, helping to support its continued success. The funding will support the construction of a partial parallel taxiway to Runway 11/29 in order to reduce the need to back taxi on the runway. This grant will provide funding for phase 1 of a 2 phase project. This phase includes construction of an approximately 3,500 foot haul road.