During my campaign, I vowed to make economic development my top priority in the district with a focus on the revitalization of Lynn. I’m proud to report that we are making great progress, and I’d like to share some of our early successes with you.
To start, I created the position of Economic Development Director on my congressional staff. The Boston Globe called it "a new, unusual position" for a congressional office -- and it is. We believe in bringing new ideas and new approaches to solving problems, expanding opportunities, and adding good jobs in the district. (Read "Job Growth on Seth Moulton's DC Agenda" in the Boston Globe).
Jason Denoncourt is our new Economic Development Director, and he left a successful career in real estate development to pursue this "opportunity to serve." As impressive as his background is, it is his personal story and commitment to service that make him such a special individual.
Jason is hitting the ground running. In his first week, he secured a critical federal permit that allowed a new craft brewery to open in Lynn. He played an instrumental role in launching an unprecedented working group of federal, state and local leaders, focused on building market-rate housing, workforce training, transportation improvements and incentivizing new businesses.
We also hosted a planning tour for federal officials from the Housing and Urban Development Agency and Federal Economic Development Administration -- to lay out priorities and coordinate federal agency resources. Read the Lynn Item's recap for more details.
Lynn is a storied city with enormous potential. Reaching that potential won't happen overnight, but now is the time for action. As always, thank you for sharing your ideas and feedback with me -- and for your continued support.
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