Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-288

ECO 288

FORGE Manufacturing Initiative in Springfield

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to FORGE to promote manufacturing and innovation in the Commonwealth, through their offices located in Springfield and Lowell, by supporting manufacturing readiness for startups and connecting them to Massachusetts-based manufacturers to promote local supply chains, post-pandemic job growth, and future resiliency”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$735,000”.