McGovern Launches “Marketing the Heart of the Commonwealth” Bus Tour

District-Wide Tour Aims to Boost Tourism and Highlight Local Businesses in Central and Western Massachusetts

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. Bus Route: Click here for Morning Tour. Click here for Afternoon Tour.

“With millions of visitors coming to Massachusetts every year, travel and tourism is a vital part of our economy. On today’s bus tour, we’re highlighting some of the great destinations we have to offer here in Central and Western Massachusetts,” Congressman McGovern said. “With so many strong partners at the state and local level, I’m proud to continue our work with business leaders throughout the region today to help grow our economy and bring more tourism dollars to our communities right here in Central and Western Massachusetts.”

With 18 million visitors every year pumping $13.5 billion into the Massachusetts economy, travel and tourism is a huge economic driver for the state and Congressman McGovern is launching this one-day bus tour to explore new ways to help bring those dollars to local businesses in the district.


  • 9:00AM – 9:30AMWorcester Airport (Door 4 in front) in Worcester
  • 10:05AM – 10:15AM – Davidian Farm, 500 Church Street, Northborough
  • 10:25AM – 10:45AM – Tower Hill Botanical, 11 French Drive, Boylston
  • 11:05AM – 11:35AM – Davis Farmland, 145 Redstone Hill, Sterling
  • 12:15PM – 1:00PM – Carter & Stevens Farm, 500 West Street, Barre
  • 2:00PM – 2:30PM – Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main Street, Deerfield
  • 3:00PM – 3:30PM – Tunnel Bar, 125A Pleasant St. (Main Entrance), Northampton
  • 3:45PM – 4:15PM – Eric Carle Museum, 125 W Bay Road, Amherst
  • 4:35PM – 4:45PM – Quabbin Visitors Center, 485 Ware Road, Belchertown
  • 5:20PM – 6:20PM – The Red Maple Inn, 217 Main Street, Spencer
  • 6:35PM Return to Worcester Airport in Worcester


  • Tom Glynn, CEO of Massport
  • Commissioner Carol Sanchez, MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
  • Mark Preston, Tripadvisor Northeast Sales Manager
  • Mary McGuire, AAA Director of Public and Legislative Affairs
  • Michael Quinlin, Director, Commonwealth Marketing Office
  • Roy Nascimento, President, North Central Chamber of Commerce & Johnny Appleseed Region
  • Suzanne Beck, Exec. Director, Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Nicholl, Exec. Director, MetroWest Visitors Bureau
  • Christina Andreoli, VP of Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Seth Stratton, VP and General Counsel, MGM Springfield
  • Ann Hamilton, President of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
  • Mark Wright, Executive Director, North Quabbin Chamber

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