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Boston Redevelopment Presentation Umass 2009 (2)


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Presentation to UMASS Students on the Boston Redevelopment Authority

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Boston Redevelopment Presentation Umass 2009 (2)

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  2. 2. Boston Redevelopment Authority<br />
  3. 3. Boston Redevelopment Authority<br />US Congress established Community Development Block Grant<br />Mayor’s office of Jobs & Community Services is created<br />BRA created to promote investment and development in Boston.<br />1957<br />1969<br />1974<br />1977<br />1986<br />Boston Marine Industrial Park created to protect marine, industrial and related jobs<br />New Boston City Hall opens<br />
  4. 4. City council president Thomas M. Menino becomes Boston’s 53rd Mayor<br />Mayor launches Life Tech & Onein3<br />Mayor launches Green Tech <br />1993<br />2001<br />2007<br />2005<br />2004<br />Mayor launches Back Streets<br />Mayor launches Create Boston & Boston Retail<br />
  5. 5. Boston BusinessPrivate Sector Employment<br />
  6. 6. Boston Redevelopment Authority<br />
  7. 7. Boston Redevelopment Authority<br />Economic Initiatives<br />
  8. 8. Economic Initiatives Mission<br />BRA&apos;s Economic Initiatives team implements and manages key economic sector projects to promote a strong economy in Boston.<br />Work in partnership with neighborhood residents, business owners, community-based organizations, developers, and state and federal agencies. <br />
  9. 9. Economic Initiatives Tools<br />City <br />Liaison<br />Financial Incentives<br />Policy Development<br />Site <br />Finding<br />
  10. 10. City Liaison<br />Permitting<br />Zoning<br />Educational Events<br />Outreach and Networking<br />
  11. 11. Financial Incentives<br />Loans<br />Bonds<br />Tax incremental financing<br />Other<br />
  12. 12. Policy Development<br />Business Improvements Districts<br />Neighborhood Strategic Plans<br />Policy for a Specific Sector<br />Workforce Development<br />
  13. 13. Site Finding<br />City-owned Properties<br />Local Brokers<br />Strategic Partnerships<br />Site location assistance<br />
  14. 14. FutureOutlook<br />
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  16. 16. Lisa Hemmerle, CPA (MA Lisc.)Deputy Director of Economic Initiatives <br /><br />617.918.4280 <br />