Innovative Communities and Massachusetts as a First Customer: The Public-Private Push for Cleantech

Maeghan Lefebvre, Project Administrator

Massachusetts is well-known for its rich tech sector. According to the Mass Technology Leadership Council’s 2014 State of Technology Report, the state’s tech sector directly employs over 200,000 people. The sector is rapidly growing, and the state is increasingly taking notice of the vibrant startup community that has made its home here in the Commonwealth.

More Snow, Less Energy

Lindsay Martinez, Workforce Development Fellow

As we've entered into the prime time for spring skiing, Killington Resort in Vermont, home to the longest ski season in the east from October to May, relies even more heavily on snowmaking to provide a dependable snow surface throughout the season, in addition to the annual natural snowfall of 250 inches.

Jump-Starting Success at the Boston Cleanweb Hackathon

Emma McGrath, Communications Fellow


When Eric Graham walked through the doors at the 2013 Boston Cleanweb Hackathon, his intentions were strictly business.

Working at the time for Next Step Living, a sponsor of the event, Graham’s role at the Hackathon was managerial and observational. He was there to ensure things ran smoothly, and to watch the area’s best innovators at work. He didn’t know that within a few hours, he’d be out there on the floor with them.

“I didn’t plan to compete,” Graham said. “It just happened.”