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MGC Honors Access and Opportunity Committee as Encore Boston Harbor Presents Complete Construction Diversity Results

During an MGC public meeting on September 10, 2020, members of the MGC’s Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development staff invited representatives from Encore Boston Harbor and contributors to the Access and Opportunity Committee to present on complete diversity results from the construction of Encore Boston Harbor. In December of 2014, the Commission voted to establish […]

Community Mitigation Fund Awards

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What you need to know The Expanded Gaming Act created the Community Mitigation Fund to help entities offset costs related to the construction and operation of a gaming establishment. Past awards are listed below. Details about the 2021 Community Mitigation Fund can be found here. 2021 Awards GRANTS AWARDED 2021 TYPE OF APPLICATION AWARD DESCRIPTION […]

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Launches Online Gaming Research Hub and Data Sharing Platform

The Newly Created Massachusetts Open Data Exchange (MODE) Offers Researchers Enhanced Access to Casino-Impact Related DataSets Today, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is excited to announce the launch of a robust online research library and data sharing portal, which will improve transparency and access to MGC’s extensive and growing collection of gaming-related datasets. The MGC’s […]

Update on ongoing slot application evaluation process: summary information provided below as commission enters into public deliberation phase

On February 25th and February 26th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission presented their reviews of the category 2 (slots-parlor) applications submitted by PPE (The Cordish Cos.) in Leominster, Penn National Gaming (Springfield Gaming and Redevelopment) in Plainville, and Raynham Park in Raynham. The information presented below […]

Commissioner Bruce Stebbins reports on the first meeting of MGC’s Access and Opportunity Committee, highlighting statewide commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce and supplier base

On Tuesday March 31st, Chairman Crosby, MGC Director of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development Jill Griffin, and I joined labor and community representatives, Veterans Services Secretary Urena, Baker Administration officials, diversity advocates and executives from our licensees –MGM Springfield and Wynn MA LLC – to discuss the strategic diversity mission of the commission’s new Access and Opportunity Committee. This committee will work to monitor efforts of our gaming licensees to achieve diversity in the construction workforce and supplier base and offer assistance to our licensees as they proceed with the approximate three-year construction of their resorts.

Boston Globe Op-Ed: Building a diverse casino industry

By Jill Griffin, Mary Vogel, Susan Moir and Liz Skidmore Our legislative mandate is clear: Develop a blueprint to build a gaming industry that creates a more diverse and skilled workforce, and provides opportunities for minority, women, and veteran- owned businesses, ultimately enhancing economic opportunity for all Massachusetts residents. What better way to demonstrate the industry’s long-term commitment to diversity […]

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Announces the Release of Grant Opportunities to Expand Economic Access

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to announce the release of grant opportunities aimed at Expanding Economic Access. MGC seeks proposals to aide in advancement of economic development within the state’s emerging casino industry as a result of the Expanded Gaming Act. The mission of the Office of Workforce, Supplier and Diversity Development is […]

UPDATES: Region C resort-casino application evaluation process

Beginning on April 26, 2016 at the Shaw’s Center in Brockton, the members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission presented their reviews of the category 1 RFA-2 applications submitted by Mass Gaming & Entertainment, LLC (MG&E) for a proposal in Brockton. The information presented on this page will lead to public deliberations and ultimately result in the determination of the award of the Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts) resort-casino license.

MassGaming to establish ‘Access and Opportunity’ committee, Initiative created to support state’s commitment to ensuring workforce and vendor diversity

On December 4, 2014, the Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to establish an ‘Access and Opportunity’ Committee with a primary function of monitoring diversity in the construction workforce and supplier base of the state’s resort-casino licensees. The committee will be tasked with furthering the diversity goals as outlined in the Gaming Act, and also making related recommendations to the Commission and/or licensees.

CANCELLED: Access and Opportunity Committee Meeting – March 13, 2018

Due to the impending storm, the MGC Access and Opportunity Committee meeting originally scheduled for March 13 is canceled. Please stay safe! The next AOC meeting will be held April 10th at the Sheet Metal Union (Local 17) located on 1181 Adams Street in Dorchester. Location: Springfield Technical Community College – Scibelli Hall (Building 2) […]

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