Gov. Healey's message to businesses
“Let me speak directly to the business community.”
That’s how Maura Healey began a key section of her inaugural address yesterday after being sworn in as the 73rd governor of Massachusetts.
“You help drive our economy and you will help build our future. In me, you will have a partner every step of the way,” she continued.
“That begins with making sure you have the workforce you need. Tens of thousands of jobs in health care, transportation, and technology are going unfilled because the skills of our workers don’t match the demands of our economy. Let’s work with our community colleges and vocational schools, and make sure the training we offer meets the needs of our companies in every region.”
Healey went on to outline a series of initiatives of direct and indirect importance, to employers.
Her list included a substantial push to create more housing; free community college for anyone 25 years or older without a college degree; and a commitment to address the “unacceptable” state of our trains and roads and bridges.
?And, she added, “let’s acknowledge that we can’t have a functioning economy without a functioning T.”