SECTION 1. Chapter 6A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following subsection in Section 16G:-
(o.) The secretary of housing and economic development shall, in consultation with the Rural Policy Advisory Commission, establish a rural development initiative to be administered by the executive office through a contract with the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency established by section 2 of chapter 23G. The initiative will provide technical assistance to identify and implement strategies that will spur direct investment in rural communities to create jobs and expand businesses, identify cross-sector partnerships, accelerate the engagement of community members in actionable planning, and implement local economic development initiatives.
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