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Mayor Walsh proclaims October as Manufacturing Month

October 6, 2017

Economic Development

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Economic Development

BOSTON - Friday, October 6, 2017 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today proclaimed October to be 'Manufacturing Month' in the City of Boston. At a visit to Dorchester Brewing Company this morning, Mayor Walsh was joined by representatives from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, Newmarket Business Association Executive Director Sue Sullivan and local manufacturingcompanies to recognize the economic impact and growth of manufacturing and industrial businesses within the City of Boston.
"Manufacturing is a key sector of Boston's economy. By employing more than 13,000 people in the City of Boston, it doesn't just produce goods, it produces opportunities," said Mayor Walsh. "I am proud to declare October Manufacturing Month. Through our Back Streets Program to priorities embedded in Imagine Boston 2030, we will remain committed to helping manufacturing and industrial companies thrive in the City of Boston."
The Walsh Administration continues to support manufacturers that are producing goods in the city through the Back Streets Program, a comprehensive outreach and engagement initiative for industrial and commercial businesses in Boston's industrial corridors. Under the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, the Back Streets Program supports businesses throughout the City's nine Back Streets, and provides guidance around licensing and permitting, zoning and workforce development.
"Manufacturing is vitally important not only as an economic driver of our City, but also as a key generator of innovation, product development and employment potential," said John Barros, Chief of Economic Development. "As Boston's economy continues to transform, I look forward to supporting our manufacturing with the tools and technology to remain productive and competitive."
"The City of Boston and all its various departments have been instrumental in the successful launch and growth of our company," said Travis Lee, Co-Founder, Dorchester Brewing Company. "Mayor Walsh has clearly brought a new level of energy, excitement and commitment to Boston's small business community. It has been a privilege to do business in this great city."
The recently completed Image Boston 2030, Boston's first city-wide plan in over 50 years, prioritizes the "preservation and enhancement of critical industrial uses," and identifies ways that Boston can develop an advanced manufacturing ecosystem, including investments in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park's power systems, Readville's transportation connections, and programs focused on advanced manufacturing and other twenty-first-century industrial jobs.
About the Mayor's Office of Economic Development
The Economic Development Cabinet's mission is to make Boston an appealing and accessible place for working families, entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors to innovate, grow, and thrive in a way that fosters inclusion, broadens opportunity, and shares prosperity, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all Bostonians and the experience for all visitors. Learn more on their website.
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