Mass using state, fed money to stimulate construction
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The Boston Globe's Casey Ross is reporting on Massachusetts' plan to use federal stimulus money and state funds to kickstart construction. Five projects have apparently been targeted so far.

Although more projects may be chosen later, the ones already approved include not only SouthField in Weymouth and Assembly Square, but a new business park in Fall River that will recruit biotech companies, the Westwood Station project, and Waterfront Square at Revere Beach.

The state??s immediate goal is to start work in the current construction season, with the first five projects receiving $20 million to $60 million in public works improvements. Patrick officials expect to officially an nounce the funding commitments over the coming.

"The projects we will be announcing will change the way we grow and develop over the next 10 years,???? said Gregory Bialecki, the Massachusetts secretary of housing and economic development. "What we??re trying to do is create the places that will be our new employment centers.????