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SRC Event to Focus on Economic-development Legislation

SPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Joseph Wagner, chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, will keynote the Springfield Regional Chamber’s Pastries, Politics and Policy event on Tuesday, Sept. 27. He will discuss the nearly $1 billion in economic-development investments recently signed into law.

In his role as chair, Wagner was instrumental in authoring the final bill that was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. Among the investments included in the legislation are $500 million over five years in public infrastructure grants to support economic development and job creation, $45 million to support the revitalization of Springfield and other gateway cities, $45 million to support workforce development, training, and the creation of employment pipelines, and $15 million to support regionally significant commercial or industrial development.

The event begins with registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with the program following from 8 to 9 a.m. at the TD Bank Conference Center, 1441 Main St., Springfield. The cost is $15 for chamber members, $25 for general admission, which includes continental breakfast. Reservations may be made online at www.springfieldregionalchamber.com or by e-mailing Kara Cavanaugh at [email protected].

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