The history of Massachusetts’s 4th District is a long and proud tradition of leadership in industry and education. Our challenge today is to carry this tradition into new industries, new markets, and new economic opportunities.
Throughout the 4th District, we see evidence of innovation everywhere we look. From the planned South Coast Life Science and Technology Park in Fall River, to the ever-expanding Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton, to all of the new life sciences and advanced manufacturing facilities in Franklin, Needham, and the MetroWest region, our district is on the path towards dynamic leadership in the 21st century economy.
As our universities and private sector companies continue to grow and innovate and compete, I believe our government can be a partner, working to augment and accelerate their hard work. Transportation investments like South Coast Rail will give workers access to more job opportunities, and also will give each growing company access to a wider pool of employees, suppliers, and resources. Funding for important projects like the revitalization of Attleboro’s downtown and the development of Fall River’s waterfront will attract even more private investment in our district, as people recognize that our cities and towns are promising places to start a business, buy a home, or build a career.
The cities and towns of the 4th District were leaders in the manufacturing economy and have all of the inherent capabilities necessary to lead the 21st century innovation economy as well. I am committed to building public-private partnerships that help the businesses and communities of the 4th District succeed. Just as the cranberry industry needs a fair regulatory environment, the life sciences need access to investment capital, and advanced manufacturing needs regional connectivity and a workforce with strong training in science and technology.
Investments in education, transportation, workforce development, and R&D will be the keys to our district’s sustainable success. These issues demand that Washington work diligently with the businesses, elected officials, and local stakeholders in our district.
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Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today announced that he will be hosting office hours in Lakeville this coming Saturday, May 11, from 11:00AM-1:00PM at the Lakeville Public Library (4 Precinct Street).
The office hours are part of ‘Tour 34,’ Congressman Kennedy’s ongoing commitment to bring constituent office hours to all 34 cities and towns in the 4th District by the end of 2013. To date, the Congressman has held office hours in Attleboro, Fall River, Taunton, Mansfield, Sharon and Newton.
Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III today announced the May schedule for his Fall River satellite office. During open hours, one of the Congressman’s caseworkers will be in the satellite office to speak with constituents.
For the month of May, the office will be open from 10:30AM to 1:00PM on May 2, 7, 9, 15, 21, and 23. The satellite office is located in room 318 at Fall River City Hall.