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Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Econ ideas
Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:29:53 AM

Sec Lepore: can you please describe the idea we discussed last evening?
Sec Ash: I do not know anything about EDIC. Is this City only, or is it empowered by the State? I have the same
question about the BRA or any similar municipal development authority. Is there something that we should be
proposing more broadly?
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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan,
Jennifer F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Garrity, Rob
(DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV); john.barros@boston.gov; Daniel Koh; JPranckevicius
Options Grid 6
Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:35:09 AM
Options Grid 6.docx

FYI - no Grid 5 has been provided - it was internal to me.


Here is Grid 6. Slight format change to get each option on 1 page. Good editing by Steve - all incorporated. One
matter of substance is on option 5, which reads:
"Public partners would be willing to creatively discuss building/land swap with current owners, although this option
is speculative at this time without the participation of the current owner."
Good input from Rob Garrity - question would be whether we'd be willing to swap Massport land or City of Boston
buildng or State MA DOT District 6 building as a way of making a deal work for the current owner of a building?
It may be a way of getting control of the private building without needing to put up much if any money to do so.
Obviously, it is wildly speculative, but does show creativity!

Option 1: Massport Parcels, including A-2


Current
Owner
Massport

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support

Publicly owned requiring no


special legislation or other
private negotiation, and
able to utilize full range of
public incentives.

Minimal. Can be ready


to go with design and
permitting in short
timeframe.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.

Permitting is straight
forward working with
City/State for more time
certainty to the
development.
Building size, floor plates
and layout can be right-sized
for the end tenant, including
future growth.
A new building can
accommodate parking and
other specific needs.
Massport is an experienced
developer who can fully
access other public
supports.
Especially A-2 can be
developed with only one
tenant; private vacant
parcels may require multitenants.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy and
operating efficiency.
Direct access to public
transportation and
convenient public garage.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy
efficiency installations.

Option 2: Existing Seaport Building w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$50m
(Mass Life
Science
Center),
subject to a
board vote.

Already constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

Clarity about the look


of the exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$50m.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included up to
~$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing
building the
offsite
improvements
may be limited.

Massport or other public


entity is not able to provide
lease value support.
City will have less flexibility
on tax relief on the lease or
purchase of an existing
building.
Length of negotiation and
availability of space in the
existing building could delay
occupancy, eclipsing any
projected time savings.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon distance
from Massport garage.
Direct access to public
transportation may not be
available.

Option 3: Existing Seaport Building w Public Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.
Assumption
here is that
Massport is
able to
acquire the
property.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support

Already constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

Clarity about the


look of the exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$120m, as well as the ability
for more favorable lease
concessions for the company.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included up to
~$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing
building the
offsite
improvements
may be limited.

City will have less flexibility


on tax relief on the purchase
of an existing building.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may eclipse time
savings secured through
purchasing a building.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Availability of lease or
purchase is unknown.
Availability of space in the
existing building once
acquired could delay
occupancy further.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon distance
from Massport garage.

Option 4: Vacant Parcels w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$50m
(Mass Life
Science Center)
Note: Subject
to a board
vote.

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is very uncertain.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.

Building size and


layout can be rightsized for the end
tenant.
New building will
likely allow for
maximum energy
and operating
efficiency.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.
Securing the transaction
which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$50m; lease concessions are
unlikely from the private
developer.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Permitting process will not be
any shorter and will likely be
longer and less certain, as
city and state zoning issues
may add mid to long term
delays in construction (with
possibility that some
restrictions will not be able
to be overcome).
Parcel may need to be shared
with other users.
Availability of additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon distance
from Massport garage.
Direct access to public
transportation may not be
available.

Option 5: Vacant Parcels w Public Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
vote
required.
Assumption
here is that
Massport is
able to buy
the property.
A lease of the
property
would
reduce the
ability for
lease
concessions
to be made.
Public
partners
would be
willing to
creatively
discuss
building/land
swap with
current
owners,
although this
option is
speculative
at this time
without the
participation
of the
current
owner.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is very uncertain.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.

Building size and


layout can be rightsized for the end
tenant.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.

New building will


likely allow for
maximum energy
efficiency
installations.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.
Securing the transaction
which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$120m, as well as the ability
for more favorable lease
concessions for the company.
Local and state land use
issues exist and will add time
and uncertainty to the
process (with possibility that
some restrictions will not be
able to be overcome).
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Parcel may need to be shared
with others.
Availability of additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon distance
from Massport garage.
Direct public transportation
access may not be available.

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Lepore, Kristen (ANF)


Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
RE: Econ ideas
Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:39:52 AM

It's not my idea but something that might be raised with us. It is essentially a new job refundable tax credit where
the state would forgive withholding taxes for newly created jobs. Perhaps establishing the threshold for
withholdings above $100,000 was the example given.
-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:30 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Subject: Econ ideas
Sec Lepore: can you please describe the idea we discussed last evening?
Sec Ash: I do not know anything about EDIC. Is this City only, or is it empowered by the State? I have the same
question about the BRA or any similar municipal development authority. Is there something that we should be
proposing more broadly?
Sent from my iPhone

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
RE: Econ ideas
Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:52:36 AM

On EDICs - several communities have them. They are created from state statute. Here's a link for more info:

http://www.mass.gov/hed/community/planning/economic-development-industrial-corporations.html
________________________________________
From: Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:39 AM
To: Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Subject: RE: Econ ideas
It's not my idea but something that might be raised with us. It is essentially a new job refundable tax credit where
the state would forgive withholding taxes for newly created jobs. Perhaps establishing the threshold for
withholdings above $100,000 was the example given.
-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:30 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Subject: Econ ideas
Sec Lepore: can you please describe the idea we discussed last evening?
Sec Ash: I do not know anything about EDIC. Is this City only, or is it empowered by the State? I have the same
question about the BRA or any similar municipal development authority. Is there something that we should be
proposing more broadly?
Sent from my iPhone

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Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Re: Econ ideas
Sunday, December 13, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Is there more powers that we would want to provde to them?


Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 10:52 AM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> On EDICs - several communities have them. They are created from state statute. Here's a link for more info:
>
>
> http://www.mass.gov/hed/community/planning/economic-development-industrial-corporations.html
> ________________________________________
> From: Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:39 AM
> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
> Subject: RE: Econ ideas
>
> It's not my idea but something that might be raised with us. It is essentially a new job refundable tax credit where
the state would forgive withholding taxes for newly created jobs. Perhaps establishing the threshold for
withholdings above $100,000 was the example given.
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:30 AM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
> Subject: Econ ideas
>
> Sec Lepore: can you please describe the idea we discussed last evening?
>
> Sec Ash: I do not know anything about EDIC. Is this City only, or is it empowered by the State? I have the same
question about the BRA or any similar municipal development authority. Is there something that we should be
proposing more broadly?
>
> Sent from my iPhone

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John Barros
Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Garrity, Rob (DOT);
Povich, Lon (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Re: Renderings of Approved Developments in the Seaport
Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:58:03 PM
Project Plum - South Boston Waterfront One Pager.pdf

This is a much small document. I will send the higher resolution document to Jay.
On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM, John Barros <john.barros@boston.gov> wrote:
Here is a copy of the map and renderings of buildings that have been approved to be built in
the Seaport.
-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

$1M

ANNUAL GLOBAL
STARTUP COMPETITION
AND ACCELERATOR BY
MASSCHALLENGE

1,000+

BRA BOARD APPROVED


RESIDENTIAL UNITS BUILT
2010-2014

PROJECT PLUM

900,000

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


...an ecosystem thats forward-looking

BCEC + HYNES CONVENTION


CENTER PROJECTED ATTENDEES
IN 2014

December 11, 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

OVER 30% OF BUSINESSES


ARE IN PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND
TECHNICAL SERVICES

35,000
NEW JOBS
CREATED IN 2014

SERVED BY MBTA
SILVER LINE

1.1M SF

BOARD APPROVED
PROJECTS IN 2014

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT PROJECTS

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS

WATERSIDE PHASE 2 RESIDENTIAL

PARCEL A HOTEL

PARCEL Q1 SPEC OFFICE

STATE STREET CHANNEL CENTER

2
3

50 LIBERTY RESIDENTIAL

MOAKLEY
FEDERAL
COURHOUSE

ICA

FISH
FISH
PIER
PIER

SEAPORT WORLD
TRADE CENTER

BLUE HILLS
BANK PAVILION

DISTRICT
HALL

SEAPORT
HOTEL

PIER 4 RESIDENTIAL

BOSTON
CHILDRENS
MUSEUM

PARCEL H

PARCEL A-2
6

PARCEL D-2 PARCEL D-3

7
8

121 SEAPORT SPEC OFFICE

BCEC

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


BASEMAP KEY

SEAPORT M1/M2 RESIDENTIAL

LAWN
ON D

10

Existing Buildings
Recently Completed
Under Construction
Under Review
In the Pipeline
Planned Buildings

10

ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY

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John Barros
Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Garrity, Rob (DOT);
Povich, Lon (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Re: Renderings of Approved Developments in the Seaport
Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:58:05 PM
Project Plum - South Boston Waterfront One Pager.pdf

This is a much small document. I will send the higher resolution document to Jay.
On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM, John Barros <john.barros@boston.gov> wrote:
Here is a copy of the map and renderings of buildings that have been approved to be built in
the Seaport.
-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

$1M

ANNUAL GLOBAL
STARTUP COMPETITION
AND ACCELERATOR BY
MASSCHALLENGE

1,000+

BRA BOARD APPROVED


RESIDENTIAL UNITS BUILT
2010-2014

PROJECT PLUM

900,000

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


...an ecosystem thats forward-looking

BCEC + HYNES CONVENTION


CENTER PROJECTED ATTENDEES
IN 2014

December 11, 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

OVER 30% OF BUSINESSES


ARE IN PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND
TECHNICAL SERVICES

35,000
NEW JOBS
CREATED IN 2014

SERVED BY MBTA
SILVER LINE

1.1M SF

BOARD APPROVED
PROJECTS IN 2014

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT PROJECTS

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS

WATERSIDE PHASE 2 RESIDENTIAL

PARCEL A HOTEL

PARCEL Q1 SPEC OFFICE

STATE STREET CHANNEL CENTER

2
3

50 LIBERTY RESIDENTIAL

MOAKLEY
FEDERAL
COURHOUSE

ICA

FISH
FISH
PIER
PIER

SEAPORT WORLD
TRADE CENTER

BLUE HILLS
BANK PAVILION

DISTRICT
HALL

SEAPORT
HOTEL

PIER 4 RESIDENTIAL

BOSTON
CHILDRENS
MUSEUM

PARCEL H

PARCEL A-2
6

PARCEL D-2 PARCEL D-3

7
8

121 SEAPORT SPEC OFFICE

BCEC

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


BASEMAP KEY

SEAPORT M1/M2 RESIDENTIAL

LAWN
ON D

10

Existing Buildings
Recently Completed
Under Construction
Under Review
In the Pipeline
Planned Buildings

10

ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
FW: Thanks!
Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:19:04 PM

Jay - FYI.
________________________________________
From: Mcgaugh, James (GE Corporate) [james.mcgaugh@ge.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 11:05 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Subject: Thanks!
Mike--thanks for hanging in there on this project. I think we're almost
there... Jim

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Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US
Mike Kennealy
Fwd: Renderings of Approved Developments in the Seaport
Sunday, December 13, 2015 1:44:41 PM
Project Plum - South Boston Waterfront One Pager.pdf
ATT00001.htm

Mike Kennealy
Begin forwarded message:
From: "John Barros" <john.barros@boston.gov>
To: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Kennealy,
Michael (EOHED)" <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Frazier,
Ricks (EOHED)" <ricks.frazier@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Lepore, Kristen
(ANF)" <kristen.lepore@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF)" <Jennifer.F.Sullivan@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Tom Glynn"
<tglynn@massport.com>, "Morse, Elizabeth" <EMorse@massport.com>,
"jdoolin@massport.com" <jdoolin@massport.com>, "Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)"
<stephanie.pollack@dot.state.ma.us>, "Garrity, Rob (DOT)"
<rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Povich, Lon (GOV)"
<lon.povich@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Zarrella, Lily (GOV)"
<lily.zarrella@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Renderings of Approved Developments in the Seaport

This is a much small document. I will send the higher resolution document to
Jay.
On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM, John Barros <john.barros@boston.gov>
wrote:
Here is a copy of the map and renderings of buildings that have been approved
to be built in the Seaport.
-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

$1M

ANNUAL GLOBAL
STARTUP COMPETITION
AND ACCELERATOR BY
MASSCHALLENGE

1,000+

BRA BOARD APPROVED


RESIDENTIAL UNITS BUILT
2010-2014

PROJECT PLUM

900,000

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


...an ecosystem thats forward-looking

BCEC + HYNES CONVENTION


CENTER PROJECTED ATTENDEES
IN 2014

December 11, 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

OVER 30% OF BUSINESSES


ARE IN PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND
TECHNICAL SERVICES

35,000
NEW JOBS
CREATED IN 2014

SERVED BY MBTA
SILVER LINE

1.1M SF

BOARD APPROVED
PROJECTS IN 2014

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT PROJECTS

VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS

WATERSIDE PHASE 2 RESIDENTIAL

PARCEL A HOTEL

PARCEL Q1 SPEC OFFICE

STATE STREET CHANNEL CENTER

2
3

50 LIBERTY RESIDENTIAL

MOAKLEY
FEDERAL
COURHOUSE

ICA

FISH
FISH
PIER
PIER

SEAPORT WORLD
TRADE CENTER

BLUE HILLS
BANK PAVILION

DISTRICT
HALL

SEAPORT
HOTEL

PIER 4 RESIDENTIAL

BOSTON
CHILDRENS
MUSEUM

PARCEL H

PARCEL A-2
6

PARCEL D-2 PARCEL D-3

7
8

121 SEAPORT SPEC OFFICE

BCEC

SOUTH BOSTON WATERFRONT


BASEMAP KEY

SEAPORT M1/M2 RESIDENTIAL

LAWN
ON D

10

Existing Buildings
Recently Completed
Under Construction
Under Review
In the Pipeline
Planned Buildings

10

ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF);
lon.povich@state.ma.us; ricks.fraser@state.ma.us
GE Memo
Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:21:10 PM
GE Memo 12.13.docx

Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could


easily take it out.
Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport
acquiring public land were eliminated as you can see in the memo.
Comments by 5 please.
Thx
Jay

MEMORANDUM
TO:

GE Team

FROM: Secretary Jay Ash, Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
DATE: December 13, 2015
RE:

Project Update and Grid

Thank you for the continuing discussion about the tremendous possibility the City of Bostons
Innovation District provides for locating your future project. Our public partners, including the
Governor and our team, the Mayor of Boston and his team, and quasi-public partners like
Massport, continue to examine the range of ways we may best support your project. As I hope
you can continue to sense, we are excited about the possibilities and, therefore, continue to
refine our best thinking to provide you additional clarity for you to best complete your own
review. We do stand at the ready to entertain any option you wish to pursue, and will continue
to treat each comment or question with our most urgent and well-reasoned response.
In particular, we have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours examining five
potential scenarios. Three are developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on
the final two has ended without inclusion in the grid. In this latter case, while some have
suggested that perhaps a public acquisition of a private property could be an alternative, our
combined efforts have not been able to identify a path for a city or state entity to either acquire
an existing privately owned office building or acquire privately owned land and then build an
office building. That is not to say we are not willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities; it is only meant to say that a clear path does not exist
presently and, therefore, we cannot model it for timelessness of your occupancy and overall
cost. Should you chose that option, though, we are committed to further discussions and
would benefit from having the owner of the property you select at the table as well.
Regarding the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public
option, provides for the maximization of public incentives and, we believe, certainty of time. In
each of the three scenarios, we are presenting to you the likely direct benefits for the property
development; all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I would also note that additional benefits are achievable in
negotiation with Massport at a time when many of the variables around the project are known.
Again, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable lease terms over and
above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood, as well as renderings which you may already have.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease concession possibilities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option
A public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No publicly supported additional lease concessions;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements then made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not
be able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of the availability of parking public should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building, or if another location exists for the construction of
another public parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option
A public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No publicly supported additional lease concessions;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which
could include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks
around the building;

Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with


project design, and
The possibility of the availability of parking public should the property be proximate to
the garage Massport is building, or if another location exists for the construction of
another public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of
your companys interest in Massachusetts.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (SEA)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
FW: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:27:43 PM
GE Memo 12.13.docx

Second time with proper email - no change to memo


________________________________________
Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could easily take it out.
Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport acquiring public land were eliminated
as you can see in the memo.
Comments by 5 please.
Thx
Jay

MEMORANDUM
TO:

GE Team

FROM: Secretary Jay Ash, Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
DATE: December 13, 2015
RE:

Project Update and Grid

Thank you for the continuing discussion about the tremendous possibility the City of Bostons
Innovation District provides for locating your future project. Our public partners, including the
Governor and our team, the Mayor of Boston and his team, and quasi-public partners like
Massport, continue to examine the range of ways we may best support your project. As I hope
you can continue to sense, we are excited about the possibilities and, therefore, continue to
refine our best thinking to provide you additional clarity for you to best complete your own
review. We do stand at the ready to entertain any option you wish to pursue, and will continue
to treat each comment or question with our most urgent and well-reasoned response.
In particular, we have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours examining five
potential scenarios. Three are developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on
the final two has ended without inclusion in the grid. In this latter case, while some have
suggested that perhaps a public acquisition of a private property could be an alternative, our
combined efforts have not been able to identify a path for a city or state entity to either acquire
an existing privately owned office building or acquire privately owned land and then build an
office building. That is not to say we are not willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities; it is only meant to say that a clear path does not exist
presently and, therefore, we cannot model it for timelessness of your occupancy and overall
cost. Should you chose that option, though, we are committed to further discussions and
would benefit from having the owner of the property you select at the table as well.
Regarding the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public
option, provides for the maximization of public incentives and, we believe, certainty of time. In
each of the three scenarios, we are presenting to you the likely direct benefits for the property
development; all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I would also note that additional benefits are achievable in
negotiation with Massport at a time when many of the variables around the project are known.
Again, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable lease terms over and
above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood, as well as renderings which you may already have.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease concession possibilities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option
A public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No publicly supported additional lease concessions;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements then made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not
be able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of the availability of parking public should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building, or if another location exists for the construction of
another public parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option
A public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No publicly supported additional lease concessions;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which
could include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks
around the building;

Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with


project design, and
The possibility of the availability of parking public should the property be proximate to
the garage Massport is building, or if another location exists for the construction of
another public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of
your companys interest in Massachusetts.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Lepore, Kristen (ANF)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:29:45 PM

What are you using for the $40M in employment tax benefits?
-----Original Message----From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen
(ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
Second time with proper email - no change to memo
________________________________________
Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could
easily take it out.
Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport
acquiring public land were eliminated as you can see in the memo.
Comments by 5 please.
Thx
Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:36:27 PM

Mass Life Sciences. Utilizing additional GE Health hiring and corporate


hiring together.
________________________________________
From: Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:29 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV);
Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
What are you using for the $40M in employment tax benefits?
-----Original Message----From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen
(ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
Second time with proper email - no change to memo
________________________________________
Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could
easily take it out.
Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport
acquiring public land were eliminated as you can see in the memo.
Comments by 5 please.
Thx
Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (SEA)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon
(GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Options Grid 7
Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:36:27 PM
Options Grid 7.docx

Notice that Options 3 and 5 are withdrawn, and Options are now lettered for our clarification purposes.

Option A: Massport Parcels, including A-2


Current
Owner
Massport

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support

Publicly owned requiring no


special legislation or other
private negotiation, and
able to utilize full range of
public incentives.

Minimal. Can be ready


to go with design and
permitting in short
timeframe.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
Adjacent public
parking
availability.

Permitting is straight
forward working with
City/State for more time
certainty to the
development.
Building size, floor plates
and layout can be right-sized
for the end tenant, including
future growth.
A new building can
accommodate parking and
other specific needs.
Massport is an experienced
developer who can fully
access other public
supports.
Especially A-2 can be
developed with only one
tenant; private vacant
parcels may require multitenants.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy and
operating efficiency.
Direct access to public
transportation and
convenient, adjacent public
garage.

Option B: Existing Seaport Building w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life
Science
Center),
subject to a
board vote.

Already constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

Clarity about the look


of the exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$40m in State credits.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included up to
~$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing
building the
offsite
improvements
may be limited.

Massport or other public


entity is not able to provide
lease value support.
City will have less flexibility
on tax relief on the lease or
purchase of an existing
building.
Length of negotiation and
availability of space in the
existing building could delay
occupancy, eclipsing any
projected time savings.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

Option C: Vacant Parcels w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life
Science Center)
Note: Subject
to a board
vote.

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is uncertain and likely result
in a premium, adding to an
overall cost of the project.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
and bringing
public utilities
to the site
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.

Building size, floor


plates and layout
can be right-sized
for the end tenant,
including future
growth.
New building will
likely allow for
maximum energy
and operating
efficiency.

Securing the transaction will


eat into the value of the
$40m; lease concessions are
unlikely from the private
developer.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Permitting process will likely
be longer and less certain, as
city and state zoning issues
may add mid to long term
delays in construction (with
the possibility that some
restrictions, like Chapter
91permitting, may not be
able to be overcome).
Parcel may need to be shared
with other users.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

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To:
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Date:

Lepore, Kristen (ANF)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:44:19 PM

$40M over how many years?


-----Original Message----From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:36 PM
To: Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier,
Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
Mass Life Sciences. Utilizing additional GE Health hiring and corporate hiring together.
________________________________________
From: Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:29 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
What are you using for the $40M in employment tax benefits?
-----Original Message----From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier,
Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
Second time with proper email - no change to memo ________________________________________
Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could easily take it out.
Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport acquiring public land were eliminated
as you can see in the memo.
Comments by 5 please.
Thx
Jay

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
RE: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:49:39 PM

TBD, but 3-5


________________________________________
From: Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:44 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV);
Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
$40M over how many years?
-----Original Message----From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:36 PM
To: Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven
(GOV); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
Mass Life Sciences. Utilizing additional GE Health hiring and corporate
hiring together.
________________________________________
From: Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:29 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV);
Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
What are you using for the $40M in employment tax benefits?
-----Original Message----From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen
(ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
Second time with proper email - no change to memo
________________________________________
Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could
easily take it out.
Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport
acquiring public land were eliminated as you can see in the memo.
Comments by 5 please.

Thx
Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:00:03 PM

Jay, I think this looks great - just a couple of thoughts:


- Typo with "timelessness of your occupancy"; should be "timeliness"?
- Maybe a bit more color on what we did over the last 48 hours - extensive
discussions between City and State, exhausted all alternatives with quasis
(Massport, MassDevelopment, BRA), thorough evaluation of bond cap issues,
thorough examination of statutes, etc. Those aren't the right words, but
I think it would be great if they concluded that we did a ton of homework
(and we did) on this because (a) it shows respect for their request and
strong interest in the project and (b) at the end of the day it really
demonstrates that the Massport parcels are the best options for them.
Mike
________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen
(ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
Second time with proper email - no change to memo
________________________________________
Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could
easily take it out.
Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport
acquiring public land were eliminated as you can see in the memo.
Comments by 5 please.
Thx
Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:01:44 PM

Got it - thx
________________________________________
From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:56 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
Jay, I think this looks great - just a couple of thoughts:
- Typo with "timelessness of your occupancy"; should be "timeliness"?
- Maybe a bit more color on what we did over the last 48 hours - extensive discussions between City and State,
exhausted all alternatives with quasis (Massport, MassDevelopment, BRA), thorough evaluation of bond cap issues,
thorough examination of statutes, etc. Those aren't the right words, but I think it would be great if they concluded
that we did a ton of homework (and we did) on this because (a) it shows respect for their request and strong interest
in the project and (b) at the end of the day it really demonstrates that the Massport parcels are the best options for
them.
Mike
________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier,
Ricks (EOHED)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
Second time with proper email - no change to memo
________________________________________
Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could easily take it out.
Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport acquiring public land were eliminated
as you can see in the memo.
Comments by 5 please.
Thx
Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); lon.povich@state.ma.us;
ricks.fraser@state.ma.us
Re: GE Memo
Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:04:17 PM

Just reading now!


Will be back to you shortly.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 4:23 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could
easily take it out.
>
> Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport
acquiring public land were eliminated as you can see in the memo.
>
> Comments by 5 please.
>
> Thx
>
> Jay
> <GE Memo 12.13.docx>

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF)
Re: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:25:16 PM

Jay,
Please use a more matter of fact tone. It is a little too gushy.
I do like Mike's suggestion about describing what we have done--gathered our
legal and financial teams, etc.
I would not use the term 'lease concessions', as we do not know what is
accurate, but the language that Massport has signed off on in the chart.
I would phrase the purchase of existing private property/building, or
property swaps as a legal/technical challenge that we believe would require
more time to determine how to possibly overcome.
Please use the same structure of the salutation of the memo that Mike has
been using.
Another draft?!
Thx.
Steve

Sent from my iPhone


> On Dec 13, 2015, at 5:01 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
> <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Got it - thx
> ________________________________________
> From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:56 PM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich,
> Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
>
> Jay, I think this looks great - just a couple of thoughts:
>
> - Typo with "timelessness of your occupancy"; should be "timeliness"?
>
> - Maybe a bit more color on what we did over the last 48 hours - extensive
> discussions between City and State, exhausted all alternatives with quasis
> (Massport, MassDevelopment, BRA), thorough evaluation of bond cap issues,
> thorough examination of statutes, etc. Those aren't the right words, but
> I think it would be great if they concluded that we did a ton of homework
> (and we did) on this because (a) it shows respect for their request and
> strong interest in the project and (b) at the end of the day it really
> demonstrates that the Massport parcels are the best options for them.

>
> Mike
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
> To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen
> (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
>
> Second time with proper email - no change to memo
> ________________________________________
>
> Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could
> easily take it out.
>
> Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport
> acquiring public land were eliminated as you can see in the memo.
>
> Comments by 5 please.
>
> Thx
>
> Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF)
Re: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:25:17 PM

Jay,
Please use a more matter of fact tone. It is a little too gushy.
I do like Mike's suggestion about describing what we have done--gathered our legal and financial teams, etc.
I would not use the term 'lease concessions', as we do not know what is accurate, but the language that Massport has
signed off on in the chart.
I would phrase the purchase of existing private property/building, or property swaps as a legal/technical challenge
that we believe would require more time to determine how to possibly overcome.
Please use the same structure of the salutation of the memo that Mike has been using.
Another draft?!
Thx.
Steve

Sent from my iPhone


> On Dec 13, 2015, at 5:01 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Got it - thx
> ________________________________________
> From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:56 PM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
>
> Jay, I think this looks great - just a couple of thoughts:
>
> - Typo with "timelessness of your occupancy"; should be "timeliness"?
>
> - Maybe a bit more color on what we did over the last 48 hours - extensive discussions between City and State,
exhausted all alternatives with quasis (Massport, MassDevelopment, BRA), thorough evaluation of bond cap issues,
thorough examination of statutes, etc. Those aren't the right words, but I think it would be great if they concluded
that we did a ton of homework (and we did) on this because (a) it shows respect for their request and strong interest
in the project and (b) at the end of the day it really demonstrates that the Massport parcels are the best options for
them.
>
> Mike
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM

> To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier,
Ricks (EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
>
> Second time with proper email - no change to memo
> ________________________________________
>
> Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could easily take it out.
>
> Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport acquiring public land were
eliminated as you can see in the memo.
>
> Comments by 5 please.
>
> Thx
>
> Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF)
RE: GE Memo 2
Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:29:44 PM

on it w all comments
________________________________________
From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:25 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Cc: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan,
Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Re: GE Memo 2
Jay,
Please use a more matter of fact tone. It is a little too gushy.
I do like Mike's suggestion about describing what we have done--gathered our legal and financial teams, etc.
I would not use the term 'lease concessions', as we do not know what is accurate, but the language that Massport has
signed off on in the chart.
I would phrase the purchase of existing private property/building, or property swaps as a legal/technical challenge
that we believe would require more time to determine how to possibly overcome.
Please use the same structure of the salutation of the memo that Mike has been using.
Another draft?!
Thx.
Steve

Sent from my iPhone


> On Dec 13, 2015, at 5:01 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Got it - thx
> ________________________________________
> From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:56 PM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
>
> Jay, I think this looks great - just a couple of thoughts:
>
> - Typo with "timelessness of your occupancy"; should be "timeliness"?
>
> - Maybe a bit more color on what we did over the last 48 hours - extensive discussions between City and State,
exhausted all alternatives with quasis (Massport, MassDevelopment, BRA), thorough evaluation of bond cap issues,
thorough examination of statutes, etc. Those aren't the right words, but I think it would be great if they concluded

that we did a ton of homework (and we did) on this because (a) it shows respect for their request and strong interest
in the project and (b) at the end of the day it really demonstrates that the Massport parcels are the best options for
them.
>
> Mike
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
> To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier,
Ricks (EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
>
> Second time with proper email - no change to memo
> ________________________________________
>
> Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could easily take it out.
>
> Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport acquiring public land were
eliminated as you can see in the memo.
>
> Comments by 5 please.
>
> Thx
>
> Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF)
RE: GE Memo 2 amended
Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:58:49 PM
GE Memo 12.13 - 2.docx

With Lon's changes and others incorporated. I'll dig up the salutation
structure now.
Love (whops, too gushy)
Somewhat sincerely,
Jay
________________________________________
From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:25 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Cc: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV);
Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Re: GE Memo 2
Jay,
Please use a more matter of fact tone. It is a little too gushy.
I do like Mike's suggestion about describing what we have done--gathered our
legal and financial teams, etc.
I would not use the term 'lease concessions', as we do not know what is
accurate, but the language that Massport has signed off on in the chart.
I would phrase the purchase of existing private property/building, or
property swaps as a legal/technical challenge that we believe would require
more time to determine how to possibly overcome.
Please use the same structure of the salutation of the memo that Mike has
been using.
Another draft?!
Thx.
Steve

Sent from my iPhone


> On Dec 13, 2015, at 5:01 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
> <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Got it - thx
> ________________________________________
> From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:56 PM

> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich,
> Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
>
> Jay, I think this looks great - just a couple of thoughts:
>
> - Typo with "timelessness of your occupancy"; should be "timeliness"?
>
> - Maybe a bit more color on what we did over the last 48 hours - extensive
> discussions between City and State, exhausted all alternatives with quasis
> (Massport, MassDevelopment, BRA), thorough evaluation of bond cap issues,
> thorough examination of statutes, etc. Those aren't the right words, but
> I think it would be great if they concluded that we did a ton of homework
> (and we did) on this because (a) it shows respect for their request and
> strong interest in the project and (b) at the end of the day it really
> demonstrates that the Massport parcels are the best options for them.
>
> Mike
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
> To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen
> (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
>
> Second time with proper email - no change to memo
> ________________________________________
>
> Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could
> easily take it out.
>
> Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport
> acquiring public land were eliminated as you can see in the memo.
>
> Comments by 5 please.
>
> Thx
>
> Jay

MEMORANDUM
TO:

GE Team

FROM: Secretary Jay Ash, Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
DATE: December 13, 2015
RE:

Project Update and Grid

Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District provides for locating your headquarters. Our public partners, including the
Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasi-public
partners including Massport, continue to examine the range of ways we may best support your
move to the Seaport District.
As I hope you can continue to sense, we are excited about the possibilities and, therefore,
continue to refine our best thinking to provide additional clarity so you may best complete your
own review. In particular, we have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in
extensive discussions between the public partners and their legal and financial teams, have
considered and exhausted extensive alternatives, examined options allow through statutes and
even consulted with bond counsel on potential sources of public supports. We started with five
potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. Three options are developed in the attached
Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has ended without inclusion in the grid. In
these two cases, involving the public acquisition of a building or land that is currently privately
owned, our combined efforts have not been able to identify a path for a city or state entity to
overcome the identify legal/technical challenges to do so. While we are willing to explore any
additional ideas you may have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does
not exist presently and, therefore, we cannot model it for timeliness of your occupancy and
overall cost. Regarding the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A,
the public option, provides for the maximization of public incentives and, we believe, certainty
of time. In each of the three scenarios, we are presenting to you the likely direct benefits for
the property development; all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training
grant, remain intact. In Option A, I would also note we believe additional benefits are
achievable in negotiation with Massport once the many variables of the project are known.
Again, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable lease terms over and
above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease support.
In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description
of the neighborhood, as well as renderings which you may already have.

In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option
A public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements then made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not
be able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option
A public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which
could include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks
around the building;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and

The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of
your companys interest in Massachusetts.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF)
RE: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:12:00 PM
GE Memo to Letter 1.docx

with salutation
________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:58 PM
To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan,
Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: GE Memo 2 amended
With Lon's changes and others incorporated. I'll dig up the salutation structure now.
Love (whops, too gushy)
Somewhat sincerely,
Jay
________________________________________
From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 5:25 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Cc: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan,
Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Re: GE Memo 2
Jay,
Please use a more matter of fact tone. It is a little too gushy.
I do like Mike's suggestion about describing what we have done--gathered our legal and financial teams, etc.
I would not use the term 'lease concessions', as we do not know what is accurate, but the language that Massport has
signed off on in the chart.
I would phrase the purchase of existing private property/building, or property swaps as a legal/technical challenge
that we believe would require more time to determine how to possibly overcome.
Please use the same structure of the salutation of the memo that Mike has been using.
Another draft?!
Thx.
Steve

Sent from my iPhone


> On Dec 13, 2015, at 5:01 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>

> Got it - thx


> ________________________________________
> From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:56 PM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier, Ricks
(EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: RE: GE Memo 2
>
> Jay, I think this looks great - just a couple of thoughts:
>
> - Typo with "timelessness of your occupancy"; should be "timeliness"?
>
> - Maybe a bit more color on what we did over the last 48 hours - extensive discussions between City and State,
exhausted all alternatives with quasis (Massport, MassDevelopment, BRA), thorough evaluation of bond cap issues,
thorough examination of statutes, etc. Those aren't the right words, but I think it would be great if they concluded
that we did a ton of homework (and we did) on this because (a) it shows respect for their request and strong interest
in the project and (b) at the end of the day it really demonstrates that the Massport parcels are the best options for
them.
>
> Mike
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Ash, Jay (SEA) [jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us]
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:24 PM
> To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV); Frazier,
Ricks (EOHED)
> Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Subject: FW: GE Memo 2
>
> Second time with proper email - no change to memo
> ________________________________________
>
> Feedback? Thought I should include a summary of the benefits, but could easily take it out.
>
> Memo would be accompanied by just 3 options - the two involving Massport acquiring public land were
eliminated as you can see in the memo.
>
> Comments by 5 please.
>
> Thx
>
> Jay

December 13, 2015


Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District provides for locating your headquarters. Our public partners, including the
Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasi-public
partners including Massport, continue to examine the range of ways we may best support your
move to the Seaport District.
As I hope you can continue to sense, we are excited about the possibilities and, therefore,
continue to refine our best thinking to provide additional clarity so you may best complete your
own review. In particular, we have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in
extensive discussions between the public partners and their legal and financial teams, have
considered and exhausted extensive alternatives, examined options allowed through statutes
and even consulted with bond counsel on potential sources of public supports. We started with
five potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. Three options are developed in the attached
Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has ended without inclusion in the grid. In
these two cases, involving the public acquisition of a building or land that is currently privately
owned, our combined efforts have not been able to identify a path for a city or state entity to
overcome the identify legal/technical challenges to do so. While we are willing to explore any
additional ideas you may have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does
not exist presently and, therefore, we cannot model it for timeliness of your occupancy and
overall cost. Regarding the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A,
the public option, provides for the maximization of public incentives and, we believe, certainty of
time. In each of the three scenarios, we are presenting to you the likely direct benefits for the
property development; all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training
grant, remain intact. In Option A, I would also note we believe additional benefits are
achievable in negotiation with Massport once the many variables of the project are known.

Again, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable lease terms over and
above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease support.
In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description
of the neighborhood, as well as renderings which you may already have.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements then made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not be
able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another public
parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which could
include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks around
the building;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and

The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of your
companys interest in Massachusetts.

Sincerely,

Jay Ash
Secretary

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
Innovation District Updates
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:18:09 PM
Massport Memo on A-2.doc
Options Grid 9.docx
GE Update & Grid Letter.docx

Ann, here's the weekend work on the subject. Any of us can talk further
about it as the need arises.
Cheers,
Jay

TO:

Michael Kennealy, Assistant Secretary for Business Growth


Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

FROM:

James Doolin, Chief Development Officer

SUBJECT:

Massport Parcel A-2

DATE:

December 12, 2015

Visibility

Located at the entrance to the Seaport / Innovation District coming from Logan
International Airport and points north.
Highly visible along the Congress Street corridor coming from downtown Boston.
Highly visible from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Views from the site to Boston Harbor.

Connections

Across the street from the World Trade Center MBTA Silver Line Station and Massports
Parking Garage (under design).
Ability to provide a direct and weather-protected pedestrian connection with Silver Line
Station and Garage.
Walk along World Trade Center Avenue to Boston Harbor and Seaport World Trade
Center or walk to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Immediate Neighbors and Amenities


(All within a 5 minute walk on / next to Massport property)
Employers

Fidelity 2,000 employees on Commonwealth Pier.


John Hancock 1,500 employees at 601 Congress Street.
Seaport WTC Campus office tenants include: Cabot Corp., AEW and many others.

Restaurants (within 5 minute walk)

Mortons Steakhouse
Legal Harborside
Legal Test Kitchen
Del Friscos Steakhouse
75 on Liberty Wharf
Aura Restaurant
M.C. Spiedos
Rosa Mexicana
Sebastians
Salvatores
Temezcal
Jerry Remys Grille
No-Name Restaurant

Hotels

Seaport Hotel Fidelity Real Estate investment.


Renaissance Boston Waterfront - Marriott.
Westin Boston Waterfront.

Residences

Waterside Place (Phase 1) 236 luxury apartments; Phase 2 under design.


Park Lane Seaport Apartments 465 luxury apartments.

Public Open Space

Massports Maritime Park on D Street.


Fidelitys Podium Park on WTC Avenue and Eastport Park on D Street.

Option A: Massport Parcels, including A-2


Current
Owner
Massport

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support.

Publicly owned requiring no


special legislation or other
private negotiation, and
able to utilize full range of
public incentives.

Minimal. Can be ready


to go with design and
permitting in short
timeframe.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
Adjacent public
parking
availability.

Permitting is straight
forward working with
City/State for more time
certainty to the
development.
Building size, floor plates
and layout can be right-sized
for the end tenant, including
future growth.
A new building can
accommodate on-site
parking and other specific
needs.
Massport is an experienced
developer who can fully
access other public
supports.
Especially A-2 can be
developed with only one
tenant; private vacant
parcels may require multitenants.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy and
operating efficiency.
Direct access to public
transportation and
convenient, adjacent public
parking garage.

Option B: Existing Seaport Building w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life Science
Center), subject to
a MLSC Board
vote.

Already
constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

City tax relief


would be based
upon value of
improvements,
not on preexisting property
tax.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be included
up to ~$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing building
the offsite
improvements
may be limited.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options of
supporting public
parking at another
location.

Clarity about the


look of the
exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$40m in State credits.
Massport or other public
entity is not able to provide
lease value support.
City will have less flexibility
on tax relief on the lease or
purchase of an existing
building.
Length of negotiation and
availability of space in the
existing building could delay
occupancy, eclipsing any
projected time savings.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

Option C: Vacant Parcels w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office. Buildout is
projected at
2.8m s.f. over
multiple
blocks.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life
Science Center),
subject to a
MLSC Board
vote.

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is uncertain and likely result
in a premium, adding to an
overall cost of the project.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
and bringing
public utilities to
the site could be
included in
$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
City tax relief of
up to $20m or
more depending
on size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy
efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options
of supporting
public parking at
another
location.

Building size, floor


plates and layout
can be right-sized
for the end tenant,
including future
growth.
New building will
likely allow for
maximum energy
and operating
efficiency.

Securing the transaction will


eat into the value of the
$40m; lease concessions are
unlikely from the private
developer.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Permitting process will likely
be longer and less certain, as
city and state zoning issues
may add mid to long term
delays in construction (with
the possibility that some
restrictions, like Chapter
91permitting, may not be
able to be overcome).
Parcel may need to be shared
with other users.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

December 13, 2015


Ms. Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District offers for General Electrics new headquarters. Our public partners, including
the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasipublic partners, including Massport, continue to examine the range of creative tools we could
deploy to best support your move to the Seaport District.
We have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in extensive discussions
among the public officials and their legal and financial teams, and have considered and
exhausted numerous alternatives for potential sources of public support. We began with the
five potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. After our thorough review, three options are
more fully developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has
ended without inclusion in the grid. In those two cases, involving the public acquisition of a
building or land that is currently privately owned, our combined efforts have not been able to
identify a path for a city or state entity to overcome the numerous legal and technical challenges
involved in such undertakings. While we are willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does not presently exist.
In the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public option,
provides for the maximization of public incentives and certainty of time to occupancy. In each of
the three scenarios, all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I want to emphasize that once the many variables associated with
the project become more certain, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable
lease terms over and above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease
support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements to be made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not be
able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
private building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another public
parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which could
include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks around
the building;
State energy efficiency contributions for private buildings, to be determined in
conjunction with project design and allowable, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of your
companys interest in Massachusetts.

Sincerely,
(signed)
Jay Ash
Secretary

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


John Barros; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Tom
Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:30:54 PM
GE Memo to Letter 2.docx

Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and Tom Glynn - okay with you?
To be sent with Massport A-2 description.

December 13, 2015


Ms. Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District offers for General Electrics new headquarters. Our public partners, including
the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasipublic partners, including Massport, continue to examine the range of creative tools we could
deploy to best support your move to the Seaport District.
We have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in extensive discussions
among the public officials and their legal and financial teams, and have considered and
exhausted numerous alternatives for potential sources of public support. We began with the
five potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. After our thorough review, three options are
more fully developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has
ended without inclusion in the grid. In those two cases, involving the public acquisition of a
building or land that is currently privately owned, our combined efforts have not been able to
identify a path for a city or state entity to overcome the numerous legal and technical challenges
involved in such undertakings. While we are willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does not presently exist.
In the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public option,
provides for the maximization of public incentives and certainty of time to occupancy. In each of
the three scenarios, all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I want to emphasize that once the many variables associated with
the project become more certain, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable
lease terms over and above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease
support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood, as well as renderings which you may already have.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements to be made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not be
able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another public
parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which could
include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks around
the building;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of your
companys interest in Massachusetts.

Sincerely,

Jay Ash
Secretary

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US
Mcgaugh, James (GE Corporate)
Re: Thanks!
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:31:27 PM

Thanks Jim! Very busy weekend again here for our team.
Mike Kennealy
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 11:06 AM, Mcgaugh, James (GE Corporate)
<james.mcgaugh@ge.com> wrote:
>
> Mike--thanks for hanging in there on this project. I think we're almost
there... Jim

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:33:53 PM

I think this is great


Mike Kennealy
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and
Tom Glynn - okay with you?
>
> To be sent with Massport A-2 description.
> <GE Memo to Letter 2.docx>

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Glynn, Tom
Ash, Jay (EOHED); John Barros; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Morse,
Elizabeth; Doolin, James; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
RE: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:45:26 PM

Jay, ok. Tom


________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED) [jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:29 PM
To: John Barros; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF);
Glynn, Tom; Morse, Elizabeth; Doolin, James; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: GE Letter
Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and Tom Glynn - okay with you?
To be sent with Massport A-2 description.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Glynn, Tom
RE: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:46:16 PM

Thx for everything!


________________________________________
From: Glynn, Tom [TGlynn@massport.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:44 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); John Barros; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen
(ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Morse, Elizabeth; Doolin, James;
Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: RE: GE Letter
Jay, ok. Tom
________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED) [jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:29 PM
To: John Barros; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen
(ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Glynn, Tom; Morse, Elizabeth; Doolin,
James; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: GE Letter
Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and Tom
Glynn - okay with you?
To be sent with Massport A-2 description.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Re: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:53:56 PM

Try calling John Barros?


Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and
Tom Glynn - okay with you?
>
> To be sent with Massport A-2 description.
> <GE Memo to Letter 2.docx>

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Re: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:54:47 PM

Better to send by 7 pm and be on time than wait longer ...


Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:53 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV) <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Try calling John Barros?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and Tom Glynn - okay with you?
>>
>> To be sent with Massport A-2 description.
>> <GE Memo to Letter 2.docx>

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
RE: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:56:18 PM

John and I have talked. He is reviewing.


________________________________________
From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:53 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: Re: GE Letter
Try calling John Barros?
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and Tom Glynn - okay with you?
>
> To be sent with Massport A-2 description.
> <GE Memo to Letter 2.docx>

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:59:37 PM

Jay - renderings from City going too?


Mike Kennealy
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and
Tom Glynn - okay with you?
>
> To be sent with Massport A-2 description.
> <GE Memo to Letter 2.docx>

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
RE: Innovation District Updates
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:03:44 PM
Massport Memo on A-2.doc
GE Update & Grid Letter 2.docx
Options Grid 10.docx

Last minute change


________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:00 PM
To: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
Subject: Innovation District Updates
Ann, here's the weekend work on the subject. Any of us can talk further
about it as the need arises.
Cheers,
Jay

TO:

Michael Kennealy, Assistant Secretary for Business Growth


Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

FROM:

James Doolin, Chief Development Officer

SUBJECT:

Massport Parcel A-2

DATE:

December 12, 2015

Visibility

Located at the entrance to the Seaport / Innovation District coming from Logan
International Airport and points north.
Highly visible along the Congress Street corridor coming from downtown Boston.
Highly visible from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Views from the site to Boston Harbor.

Connections

Across the street from the World Trade Center MBTA Silver Line Station and Massports
Parking Garage (under design).
Ability to provide a direct and weather-protected pedestrian connection with Silver Line
Station and Garage.
Walk along World Trade Center Avenue to Boston Harbor and Seaport World Trade
Center or walk to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Immediate Neighbors and Amenities


(All within a 5 minute walk on / next to Massport property)
Employers

Fidelity 2,000 employees on Commonwealth Pier.


John Hancock 1,500 employees at 601 Congress Street.
Seaport WTC Campus office tenants include: Cabot Corp., AEW and many others.

Restaurants (within 5 minute walk)

Mortons Steakhouse
Legal Harborside
Legal Test Kitchen
Del Friscos Steakhouse
75 on Liberty Wharf
Aura Restaurant
M.C. Spiedos
Rosa Mexicana
Sebastians
Salvatores
Temezcal
Jerry Remys Grille
No-Name Restaurant

Hotels

Seaport Hotel Fidelity Real Estate investment.


Renaissance Boston Waterfront - Marriott.
Westin Boston Waterfront.

Residences

Waterside Place (Phase 1) 236 luxury apartments; Phase 2 under design.


Park Lane Seaport Apartments 465 luxury apartments.

Public Open Space

Massports Maritime Park on D Street.


Fidelitys Podium Park on WTC Avenue and Eastport Park on D Street.

December 13, 2015


Ms. Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District offers for General Electrics new headquarters. Our public partners, including
the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasipublic partners, including Massport, continue to examine the range of creative tools we could
deploy to best support your move to the Seaport District.
We have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in extensive discussions
among the public officials and their legal and financial teams, and have considered and
exhausted numerous alternatives for potential sources of public support. We began with the
five potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. After our thorough review, three options are
more fully developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has
ended without inclusion in the grid. In those two cases, involving the public acquisition of a
building or land that is currently privately owned, our combined efforts have not been able to
identify a path for a city or state entity to overcome the numerous legal and technical challenges
involved in such undertakings. While we are willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does not presently exist.
In the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public option,
provides for the maximization of public incentives and certainty of time to occupancy. In each of
the three scenarios, all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I want to emphasize that once the many variables associated with
the project become more certain, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable
lease terms over and above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease
support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements to be made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not be
able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
private building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another public
parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $15 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which could
include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks around
the building;
State energy efficiency contributions for private buildings, to be determined in
conjunction with project design and allowable, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of your
companys interest in Massachusetts.

Sincerely,
(signed)
Jay Ash
Secretary

Option A: Massport Parcels, including A-2


Current
Owner
Massport

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support.

Publicly owned requiring no


special legislation or other
private negotiation, and
able to utilize full range of
public incentives.

Minimal. Can be ready


to go with design and
permitting in short
timeframe.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
Adjacent public
parking
availability.

Permitting is straight
forward working with
City/State for more time
certainty to the
development.
Building size, floor plates
and layout can be right-sized
for the end tenant, including
future growth.
A new building can
accommodate on-site
parking and other specific
needs.
Massport is an experienced
developer who can fully
access other public
supports.
Especially A-2 can be
developed with only one
tenant; private vacant
parcels may require multitenants.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy and
operating efficiency.
Direct access to public
transportation and
convenient, adjacent public
parking garage.

Option B: Existing Seaport Building w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life Science
Center), subject to
a MLSC Board
vote.

Already
constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

City tax relief


would be based
upon value of
improvements,
not on preexisting property
tax.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be included
up to ~$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing building
the offsite
improvements
may be limited.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options of
supporting public
parking at another
location.

Clarity about the


look of the
exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$40m in State credits.
Massport or other public
entity is not able to provide
lease value support.
City will have less flexibility
on tax relief on the lease or
purchase of an existing
building.
Length of negotiation and
availability of space in the
existing building could delay
occupancy, eclipsing any
projected time savings.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

Option C: Vacant Parcels w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office. Buildout is
projected at
2.8m s.f. over
multiple
blocks.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life
Science Center),
subject to a
MLSC Board
vote.

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is uncertain and likely result
in a premium, adding to an
overall cost of the project.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
and bringing
public utilities to
the site could be
included in
$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
City tax relief of
up to $15m or
more depending
on size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy
efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options
of supporting
public parking at
another
location.

Building size, floor


plates and layout
can be right-sized
for the end tenant,
including future
growth.
New building will
likely allow for
maximum energy
and operating
efficiency.

Securing the transaction will


eat into the value of the
$40m; lease concessions are
unlikely from the private
developer.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Permitting process will likely
be longer and less certain, as
city and state zoning issues
may add mid to long term
delays in construction (with
the possibility that some
restrictions, like Chapter
91permitting, may not be
able to be overcome).
Parcel may need to be shared
with other users.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
RE: Innovation District Updates
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:05:58 PM

Change is in the private vacant site to be developed. Boston wanted it to


say $15m, not $20m, although they acknowledge that is negotiable on a
bigger building. 6 of one or a half a dozen of another.
Cheers,
Jay
________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:03 PM
To: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
Subject: RE: Innovation District Updates
Last minute change
________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:00 PM
To: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
Subject: Innovation District Updates
Ann, here's the weekend work on the subject. Any of us can talk further
about it as the need arises.
Cheers,
Jay

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
RE: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:06:04 PM

No - was question about them, so I left them out. GE already has them.
________________________________________
From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:59 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Subject: Re: GE Letter
Jay - renderings from City going too?
Mike Kennealy
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and
Tom Glynn - okay with you?
>
> To be sent with Massport A-2 description.
> <GE Memo to Letter 2.docx>

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:06:35 PM

Good.
A bit after 7 pm would be fine.
Please also copy Mo.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:56 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> John and I have talked. He is reviewing.
> ________________________________________
> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:53 PM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
> Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED);
Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse,
Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
> Subject: Re: GE Letter
>
> Try calling John Barros?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and
Tom Glynn - okay with you?
>>
>> To be sent with Massport A-2 description.
>> <GE Memo to Letter 2.docx>

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: GE Letter
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:07:41 PM

Great
Mike Kennealy
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:06 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> No - was question about them, so I left them out. GE already has them.
> ________________________________________
> From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 6:59 PM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
> Subject: Re: GE Letter
>
> Jay - renderings from City going too?
>
> Mike Kennealy
>
>> On Dec 13, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> Need quick turn around. Here is the proposed letter. John Barros and
Tom Glynn - okay with you?
>>
>> To be sent with Massport A-2 description.
>> <GE Memo to Letter 2.docx>

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
GE emailed
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:08:02 PM

We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A very big and gushy thanks to all for
your weekend of work. Great package. Let's continue to say in touch!
Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
GE emailed - copies for your records
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:08:22 PM
Options Grid 10.docx
GE Update & Grid Letter 2.docx
Massport Memo on A-2.doc

Note, last substantive change was City tax relief on new building on
vacant land. Changed up to 20 to up to $15m or more in property tax
relief.

________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:06 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED);
Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse,
Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: GE emailed
We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A
very big and gushy thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great package.
Let's continue to say in touch!
Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
Jay

Option A: Massport Parcels, including A-2


Current
Owner
Massport

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support.

Publicly owned requiring no


special legislation or other
private negotiation, and
able to utilize full range of
public incentives.

Minimal. Can be ready


to go with design and
permitting in short
timeframe.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
Adjacent public
parking
availability.

Permitting is straight
forward working with
City/State for more time
certainty to the
development.
Building size, floor plates
and layout can be right-sized
for the end tenant, including
future growth.
A new building can
accommodate on-site
parking and other specific
needs.
Massport is an experienced
developer who can fully
access other public
supports.
Especially A-2 can be
developed with only one
tenant; private vacant
parcels may require multitenants.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy and
operating efficiency.
Direct access to public
transportation and
convenient, adjacent public
parking garage.

Option B: Existing Seaport Building w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life Science
Center), subject to
a MLSC Board
vote.

Already
constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

City tax relief


would be based
upon value of
improvements,
not on preexisting property
tax.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be included
up to ~$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing building
the offsite
improvements
may be limited.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options of
supporting public
parking at another
location.

Clarity about the


look of the
exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$40m in State credits.
Massport or other public
entity is not able to provide
lease value support.
City will have less flexibility
on tax relief on the lease or
purchase of an existing
building.
Length of negotiation and
availability of space in the
existing building could delay
occupancy, eclipsing any
projected time savings.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

Option C: Vacant Parcels w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office. Buildout is
projected at
2.8m s.f. over
multiple
blocks.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life
Science Center),
subject to a
MLSC Board
vote.

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is uncertain and likely result
in a premium, adding to an
overall cost of the project.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
and bringing
public utilities to
the site could be
included in
$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
City tax relief of
up to $15m or
more depending
on size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy
efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options
of supporting
public parking at
another
location.

Building size, floor


plates and layout
can be right-sized
for the end tenant,
including future
growth.
New building will
likely allow for
maximum energy
and operating
efficiency.

Securing the transaction will


eat into the value of the
$40m; lease concessions are
unlikely from the private
developer.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Permitting process will likely
be longer and less certain, as
city and state zoning issues
may add mid to long term
delays in construction (with
the possibility that some
restrictions, like Chapter
91permitting, may not be
able to be overcome).
Parcel may need to be shared
with other users.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

December 13, 2015


Ms. Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District offers for General Electrics new headquarters. Our public partners, including
the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasipublic partners, including Massport, continue to examine the range of creative tools we could
deploy to best support your move to the Seaport District.
We have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in extensive discussions
among the public officials and their legal and financial teams, and have considered and
exhausted numerous alternatives for potential sources of public support. We began with the
five potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. After our thorough review, three options are
more fully developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has
ended without inclusion in the grid. In those two cases, involving the public acquisition of a
building or land that is currently privately owned, our combined efforts have not been able to
identify a path for a city or state entity to overcome the numerous legal and technical challenges
involved in such undertakings. While we are willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does not presently exist.
In the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public option,
provides for the maximization of public incentives and certainty of time to occupancy. In each of
the three scenarios, all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I want to emphasize that once the many variables associated with
the project become more certain, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable
lease terms over and above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease
support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements to be made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not be
able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
private building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another public
parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $15 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which could
include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks around
the building;
State energy efficiency contributions for private buildings, to be determined in
conjunction with project design and allowable, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of your
companys interest in Massachusetts.

Sincerely,
(signed)
Jay Ash
Secretary

TO:

Michael Kennealy, Assistant Secretary for Business Growth


Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

FROM:

James Doolin, Chief Development Officer

SUBJECT:

Massport Parcel A-2

DATE:

December 12, 2015

Visibility

Located at the entrance to the Seaport / Innovation District coming from Logan
International Airport and points north.
Highly visible along the Congress Street corridor coming from downtown Boston.
Highly visible from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Views from the site to Boston Harbor.

Connections

Across the street from the World Trade Center MBTA Silver Line Station and Massports
Parking Garage (under design).
Ability to provide a direct and weather-protected pedestrian connection with Silver Line
Station and Garage.
Walk along World Trade Center Avenue to Boston Harbor and Seaport World Trade
Center or walk to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Immediate Neighbors and Amenities


(All within a 5 minute walk on / next to Massport property)
Employers

Fidelity 2,000 employees on Commonwealth Pier.


John Hancock 1,500 employees at 601 Congress Street.
Seaport WTC Campus office tenants include: Cabot Corp., AEW and many others.

Restaurants (within 5 minute walk)

Mortons Steakhouse
Legal Harborside
Legal Test Kitchen
Del Friscos Steakhouse
75 on Liberty Wharf
Aura Restaurant
M.C. Spiedos
Rosa Mexicana
Sebastians
Salvatores
Temezcal
Jerry Remys Grille
No-Name Restaurant

Hotels

Seaport Hotel Fidelity Real Estate investment.


Renaissance Boston Waterfront - Marriott.
Westin Boston Waterfront.

Residences

Waterside Place (Phase 1) 236 luxury apartments; Phase 2 under design.


Park Lane Seaport Apartments 465 luxury apartments.

Public Open Space

Massports Maritime Park on D Street.


Fidelitys Podium Park on WTC Avenue and Eastport Park on D Street.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Garrity, Rob (DOT)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: GE emailed
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:08:45 PM

Good luck in that Christmas shopping. Isn't Walmart open 24 hours?


Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A
very big and gushy thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great package.
Let's continue to say in touch!
>
> Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
>
> Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
GE emailed - copies for your records
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:10:36 PM
Options Grid 10.docx
GE Update & Grid Letter 2.docx
Massport Memo on A-2.doc

Note, last substantive change was City tax relief on new building on
vacant land. Changed up to 20 to up to $15m or more in property tax
relief.

________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:06 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED);
Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse,
Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: GE emailed
We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A
very big and gushy thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great package.
Let's continue to say in touch!
Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
Jay

Option A: Massport Parcels, including A-2


Current
Owner
Massport

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support.

Publicly owned requiring no


special legislation or other
private negotiation, and
able to utilize full range of
public incentives.

Minimal. Can be ready


to go with design and
permitting in short
timeframe.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
Adjacent public
parking
availability.

Permitting is straight
forward working with
City/State for more time
certainty to the
development.
Building size, floor plates
and layout can be right-sized
for the end tenant, including
future growth.
A new building can
accommodate on-site
parking and other specific
needs.
Massport is an experienced
developer who can fully
access other public
supports.
Especially A-2 can be
developed with only one
tenant; private vacant
parcels may require multitenants.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy and
operating efficiency.
Direct access to public
transportation and
convenient, adjacent public
parking garage.

Option B: Existing Seaport Building w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life Science
Center), subject to
a MLSC Board
vote.

Already
constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

City tax relief


would be based
upon value of
improvements,
not on preexisting property
tax.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be included
up to ~$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing building
the offsite
improvements
may be limited.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options of
supporting public
parking at another
location.

Clarity about the


look of the
exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$40m in State credits.
Massport or other public
entity is not able to provide
lease value support.
City will have less flexibility
on tax relief on the lease or
purchase of an existing
building.
Length of negotiation and
availability of space in the
existing building could delay
occupancy, eclipsing any
projected time savings.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

Option C: Vacant Parcels w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office. Buildout is
projected at
2.8m s.f. over
multiple
blocks.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life
Science Center),
subject to a
MLSC Board
vote.

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is uncertain and likely result
in a premium, adding to an
overall cost of the project.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
and bringing
public utilities to
the site could be
included in
$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
City tax relief of
up to $15m or
more depending
on size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy
efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options
of supporting
public parking at
another
location.

Building size, floor


plates and layout
can be right-sized
for the end tenant,
including future
growth.
New building will
likely allow for
maximum energy
and operating
efficiency.

Securing the transaction will


eat into the value of the
$40m; lease concessions are
unlikely from the private
developer.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Permitting process will likely
be longer and less certain, as
city and state zoning issues
may add mid to long term
delays in construction (with
the possibility that some
restrictions, like Chapter
91permitting, may not be
able to be overcome).
Parcel may need to be shared
with other users.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

December 13, 2015


Ms. Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District offers for General Electrics new headquarters. Our public partners, including
the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasipublic partners, including Massport, continue to examine the range of creative tools we could
deploy to best support your move to the Seaport District.
We have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in extensive discussions
among the public officials and their legal and financial teams, and have considered and
exhausted numerous alternatives for potential sources of public support. We began with the
five potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. After our thorough review, three options are
more fully developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has
ended without inclusion in the grid. In those two cases, involving the public acquisition of a
building or land that is currently privately owned, our combined efforts have not been able to
identify a path for a city or state entity to overcome the numerous legal and technical challenges
involved in such undertakings. While we are willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does not presently exist.
In the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public option,
provides for the maximization of public incentives and certainty of time to occupancy. In each of
the three scenarios, all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I want to emphasize that once the many variables associated with
the project become more certain, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable
lease terms over and above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease
support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements to be made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not be
able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
private building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another public
parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $15 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which could
include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks around
the building;
State energy efficiency contributions for private buildings, to be determined in
conjunction with project design and allowable, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of your
companys interest in Massachusetts.

Sincerely,
(signed)
Jay Ash
Secretary

TO:

Michael Kennealy, Assistant Secretary for Business Growth


Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

FROM:

James Doolin, Chief Development Officer

SUBJECT:

Massport Parcel A-2

DATE:

December 12, 2015

Visibility

Located at the entrance to the Seaport / Innovation District coming from Logan
International Airport and points north.
Highly visible along the Congress Street corridor coming from downtown Boston.
Highly visible from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Views from the site to Boston Harbor.

Connections

Across the street from the World Trade Center MBTA Silver Line Station and Massports
Parking Garage (under design).
Ability to provide a direct and weather-protected pedestrian connection with Silver Line
Station and Garage.
Walk along World Trade Center Avenue to Boston Harbor and Seaport World Trade
Center or walk to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Immediate Neighbors and Amenities


(All within a 5 minute walk on / next to Massport property)
Employers

Fidelity 2,000 employees on Commonwealth Pier.


John Hancock 1,500 employees at 601 Congress Street.
Seaport WTC Campus office tenants include: Cabot Corp., AEW and many others.

Restaurants (within 5 minute walk)

Mortons Steakhouse
Legal Harborside
Legal Test Kitchen
Del Friscos Steakhouse
75 on Liberty Wharf
Aura Restaurant
M.C. Spiedos
Rosa Mexicana
Sebastians
Salvatores
Temezcal
Jerry Remys Grille
No-Name Restaurant

Hotels

Seaport Hotel Fidelity Real Estate investment.


Renaissance Boston Waterfront - Marriott.
Westin Boston Waterfront.

Residences

Waterside Place (Phase 1) 236 luxury apartments; Phase 2 under design.


Park Lane Seaport Apartments 465 luxury apartments.

Public Open Space

Massports Maritime Park on D Street.


Fidelitys Podium Park on WTC Avenue and Eastport Park on D Street.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
GE emailed - copies for your records
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:10:37 PM
Options Grid 10.docx
GE Update & Grid Letter 2.docx
Massport Memo on A-2.doc

Note, last substantive change was City tax relief on new building on vacant land. Changed up to 20 to up to $15m
or more in property tax relief.

________________________________________
From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:06 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: GE emailed
We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A very big and gushy thanks to all for
your weekend of work. Great package. Let's continue to say in touch!
Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
Jay

Option A: Massport Parcels, including A-2


Current
Owner
Massport

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support.

Publicly owned requiring no


special legislation or other
private negotiation, and
able to utilize full range of
public incentives.

Minimal. Can be ready


to go with design and
permitting in short
timeframe.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
Adjacent public
parking
availability.

Permitting is straight
forward working with
City/State for more time
certainty to the
development.
Building size, floor plates
and layout can be right-sized
for the end tenant, including
future growth.
A new building can
accommodate on-site
parking and other specific
needs.
Massport is an experienced
developer who can fully
access other public
supports.
Especially A-2 can be
developed with only one
tenant; private vacant
parcels may require multitenants.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy and
operating efficiency.
Direct access to public
transportation and
convenient, adjacent public
parking garage.

Option B: Existing Seaport Building w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life Science
Center), subject to
a MLSC Board
vote.

Already
constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

City tax relief


would be based
upon value of
improvements,
not on preexisting property
tax.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be included
up to ~$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing building
the offsite
improvements
may be limited.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options of
supporting public
parking at another
location.

Clarity about the


look of the
exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$40m in State credits.
Massport or other public
entity is not able to provide
lease value support.
City will have less flexibility
on tax relief on the lease or
purchase of an existing
building.
Length of negotiation and
availability of space in the
existing building could delay
occupancy, eclipsing any
projected time savings.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

Option C: Vacant Parcels w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office. Buildout is
projected at
2.8m s.f. over
multiple
blocks.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life
Science Center),
subject to a
MLSC Board
vote.

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is uncertain and likely result
in a premium, adding to an
overall cost of the project.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
and bringing
public utilities to
the site could be
included in
$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
City tax relief of
up to $15m or
more depending
on size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy
efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options
of supporting
public parking at
another
location.

Building size, floor


plates and layout
can be right-sized
for the end tenant,
including future
growth.
New building will
likely allow for
maximum energy
and operating
efficiency.

Securing the transaction will


eat into the value of the
$40m; lease concessions are
unlikely from the private
developer.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Permitting process will likely
be longer and less certain, as
city and state zoning issues
may add mid to long term
delays in construction (with
the possibility that some
restrictions, like Chapter
91permitting, may not be
able to be overcome).
Parcel may need to be shared
with other users.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

December 13, 2015


Ms. Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District offers for General Electrics new headquarters. Our public partners, including
the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasipublic partners, including Massport, continue to examine the range of creative tools we could
deploy to best support your move to the Seaport District.
We have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in extensive discussions
among the public officials and their legal and financial teams, and have considered and
exhausted numerous alternatives for potential sources of public support. We began with the
five potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. After our thorough review, three options are
more fully developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has
ended without inclusion in the grid. In those two cases, involving the public acquisition of a
building or land that is currently privately owned, our combined efforts have not been able to
identify a path for a city or state entity to overcome the numerous legal and technical challenges
involved in such undertakings. While we are willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does not presently exist.
In the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public option,
provides for the maximization of public incentives and certainty of time to occupancy. In each of
the three scenarios, all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I want to emphasize that once the many variables associated with
the project become more certain, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable
lease terms over and above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease
support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements to be made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not be
able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
private building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another public
parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $15 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which could
include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks around
the building;
State energy efficiency contributions for private buildings, to be determined in
conjunction with project design and allowable, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of your
companys interest in Massachusetts.

Sincerely,
(signed)
Jay Ash
Secretary

TO:

Michael Kennealy, Assistant Secretary for Business Growth


Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

FROM:

James Doolin, Chief Development Officer

SUBJECT:

Massport Parcel A-2

DATE:

December 12, 2015

Visibility

Located at the entrance to the Seaport / Innovation District coming from Logan
International Airport and points north.
Highly visible along the Congress Street corridor coming from downtown Boston.
Highly visible from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Views from the site to Boston Harbor.

Connections

Across the street from the World Trade Center MBTA Silver Line Station and Massports
Parking Garage (under design).
Ability to provide a direct and weather-protected pedestrian connection with Silver Line
Station and Garage.
Walk along World Trade Center Avenue to Boston Harbor and Seaport World Trade
Center or walk to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Immediate Neighbors and Amenities


(All within a 5 minute walk on / next to Massport property)
Employers

Fidelity 2,000 employees on Commonwealth Pier.


John Hancock 1,500 employees at 601 Congress Street.
Seaport WTC Campus office tenants include: Cabot Corp., AEW and many others.

Restaurants (within 5 minute walk)

Mortons Steakhouse
Legal Harborside
Legal Test Kitchen
Del Friscos Steakhouse
75 on Liberty Wharf
Aura Restaurant
M.C. Spiedos
Rosa Mexicana
Sebastians
Salvatores
Temezcal
Jerry Remys Grille
No-Name Restaurant

Hotels

Seaport Hotel Fidelity Real Estate investment.


Renaissance Boston Waterfront - Marriott.
Westin Boston Waterfront.

Residences

Waterside Place (Phase 1) 236 luxury apartments; Phase 2 under design.


Park Lane Seaport Apartments 465 luxury apartments.

Public Open Space

Massports Maritime Park on D Street.


Fidelitys Podium Park on WTC Avenue and Eastport Park on D Street.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Garrity, Rob (DOT)
RE: GE emailed
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:10:42 PM

LOL
I still need to decorate my tree!
________________________________________
From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:08 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Subject: Re: GE emailed
Good luck in that Christmas shopping. Isn't Walmart open 24 hours?
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A
very big and gushy thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great package.
Let's continue to say in touch!
>
> Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
>
> Jay

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Cowan, Mo
john.barros@boston.gov; steven.kadish@state.ma.us
GE emailed - copies for your records
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:11:49 PM
GE Update & Grid Letter 2.docx
Options Grid 10.docx
Massport Memo on A-2.doc

Mo, this was just sent to Ann Klee. Steve suggested I copy you. Thx for
your continued advice!

December 13, 2015


Ms. Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
Thank you for continuing our discussion about the exciting possibilities that the City of Bostons
Innovation District offers for General Electrics new headquarters. Our public partners, including
the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston and their teams, as well as our quasipublic partners, including Massport, continue to examine the range of creative tools we could
deploy to best support your move to the Seaport District.
We have spent considerable time over the past forty-eight hours in extensive discussions
among the public officials and their legal and financial teams, and have considered and
exhausted numerous alternatives for potential sources of public support. We began with the
five potential scenarios you suggested on Friday. After our thorough review, three options are
more fully developed in the attached Options Grid, while the discussion on two others has
ended without inclusion in the grid. In those two cases, involving the public acquisition of a
building or land that is currently privately owned, our combined efforts have not been able to
identify a path for a city or state entity to overcome the numerous legal and technical challenges
involved in such undertakings. While we are willing to explore any additional ideas you may
have regarding those possibilities, a clear path for those options does not presently exist.
In the three fully developed options attached, you will see that Option A, the public option,
provides for the maximization of public incentives and certainty of time to occupancy. In each of
the three scenarios, all other previous made pledges, i.e. a $1 million workforce training grant,
remain intact. In Option A, I want to emphasize that once the many variables associated with
the project become more certain, Massport remains committed to working with you on favorable
lease terms over and above those that accrue as a result of the $120 million initial lease
support.

In order to provide additional perspective on Option A, I am also attaching a general description


of the neighborhood.
In short, Option A, the public option, provides for:

$120 million in direct lease supports;


Additional lease value opportunities;
Up to $20 million or more of City property tax relief;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements;
Maximum State energy efficiency contributions, to be determined in conjunction with
project design, and
Adjacent public parking availability, thereby reducing the need for on-site parking
constructions and its related cost to the project.

Option B, the existing building option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
A City property tax level which is based only on the improvements to be made to the
existing building, thus likely resulting in a significantly reduced benefit;
Up to $25 million in State support infrastructure, although an existing building may not be
able to maximize this benefit;
As much State energy efficiency funding as is available and possible for an existing
private building, based upon an energy audit, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the building be proximate to
the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another public
parking garage.

Option C, the build on a private property option, provides for:

Up to $40 million in employment tax benefits, in the place of the $120 million in Option A
public lease supports which are not available for private projects;
No additional publicly supported lease value opportunities;
Up to $15 million or more of City property tax relief, as the new construction of the
building will create ample new property tax to then be relieved;
$25 million in State offsite infrastructure and/or public transit improvements, which could
include bringing public utilities to the site and building-out the public sidewalks around
the building;
State energy efficiency contributions for private buildings, to be determined in
conjunction with project design and allowable, and
The possibility of making additional parking available should the property be proximate
to the garage Massport is building or if another location can be permitted for another
public parking garage.

All members of our team remain available to discuss these matters with you in greater detail.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on this project and the additional aspects of your
companys interest in Massachusetts.

Sincerely,
(signed)
Jay Ash
Secretary

Option A: Massport Parcels, including A-2


Current
Owner
Massport

Future
Owner
Massport,
with
Massport
Board vote
required.

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

$120m in initial
lease value
support.

Publicly owned requiring no


special legislation or other
private negotiation, and
able to utilize full range of
public incentives.

Minimal. Can be ready


to go with design and
permitting in short
timeframe.

Additional
lease value
opportunities
possible with
Massport, as
building size,
lease terms are
developed.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be
included in
$25m of
additional
State
infrastructure
funding.
Public
ownership
allows for
maximum
State energy
efficiency
grant.
City tax relief
of up to $20m
or more
depending on
size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
Adjacent public
parking
availability.

Permitting is straight
forward working with
City/State for more time
certainty to the
development.
Building size, floor plates
and layout can be right-sized
for the end tenant, including
future growth.
A new building can
accommodate on-site
parking and other specific
needs.
Massport is an experienced
developer who can fully
access other public
supports.
Especially A-2 can be
developed with only one
tenant; private vacant
parcels may require multitenants.
New building will likely allow
for maximum energy and
operating efficiency.
Direct access to public
transportation and
convenient, adjacent public
parking garage.

Option B: Existing Seaport Building w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life Science
Center), subject to
a MLSC Board
vote.

Already
constructed
building.

Higher overall cost will result


to the company.

City tax relief


would be based
upon value of
improvements,
not on preexisting property
tax.
Offsite
streetscape
improvements
could be included
up to ~$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
Note: With
existing building
the offsite
improvements
may be limited.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options of
supporting public
parking at another
location.

Clarity about the


look of the
exterior.

Securing the transaction


which may require a
substantial premium will
eat into the value of the
$40m in State credits.
Massport or other public
entity is not able to provide
lease value support.
City will have less flexibility
on tax relief on the lease or
purchase of an existing
building.
Length of negotiation and
availability of space in the
existing building could delay
occupancy, eclipsing any
projected time savings.
Building size and layout may
not be right-sized for the end
tenant, thereby potentially
adding additional cost, less
flex-space and less
functionality.
Energy and operating
efficiency benefits may be
harder to achieve.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

Option C: Vacant Parcels w Private Owner


Current
Owner
Private
For example,
Parcel N is
owned by WS
Development,
called the
most
expensive land
in the city, and
not currently
permitted for
office. Buildout is
projected at
2.8m s.f. over
multiple
blocks.
Parcel P is
designated to
a private party
from the BRA,
thus is
considered to
be under
private
control, in an
area not
currently
permitted for
office.

Future
Owner
Private

Incentives

Positive

Challenges

Up to ~$40m
(Mass Life
Science Center),
subject to a
MLSC Board
vote.

May be able to
select a higher
desired location.

Availability of parcels for sale


is uncertain and likely result
in a premium, adding to an
overall cost of the project.

Offsite
streetscape
improvements
and bringing
public utilities to
the site could be
included in
$25m of
additional State
infrastructure
funding.
City tax relief of
up to $15m or
more depending
on size of the
property and
employment
commitments.
State energy
efficiency grant
available for
identifiable
energy
efficiency
project in a
private building.
State willing to
explore options
of supporting
public parking at
another
location.

Building size, floor


plates and layout
can be right-sized
for the end tenant,
including future
growth.
New building will
likely allow for
maximum energy
and operating
efficiency.

Securing the transaction will


eat into the value of the
$40m; lease concessions are
unlikely from the private
developer.
Length of negotiation for
purchase may add to the
project timeline.
Permitting process will likely
be longer and less certain, as
city and state zoning issues
may add mid to long term
delays in construction (with
the possibility that some
restrictions, like Chapter
91permitting, may not be
able to be overcome).
Parcel may need to be shared
with other users.
Availability of public
transportation and additional
parking may be inhibited
depending upon location.

TO:

Michael Kennealy, Assistant Secretary for Business Growth


Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

FROM:

James Doolin, Chief Development Officer

SUBJECT:

Massport Parcel A-2

DATE:

December 12, 2015

Visibility

Located at the entrance to the Seaport / Innovation District coming from Logan
International Airport and points north.
Highly visible along the Congress Street corridor coming from downtown Boston.
Highly visible from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Views from the site to Boston Harbor.

Connections

Across the street from the World Trade Center MBTA Silver Line Station and Massports
Parking Garage (under design).
Ability to provide a direct and weather-protected pedestrian connection with Silver Line
Station and Garage.
Walk along World Trade Center Avenue to Boston Harbor and Seaport World Trade
Center or walk to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Immediate Neighbors and Amenities


(All within a 5 minute walk on / next to Massport property)
Employers

Fidelity 2,000 employees on Commonwealth Pier.


John Hancock 1,500 employees at 601 Congress Street.
Seaport WTC Campus office tenants include: Cabot Corp., AEW and many others.

Restaurants (within 5 minute walk)

Mortons Steakhouse
Legal Harborside
Legal Test Kitchen
Del Friscos Steakhouse
75 on Liberty Wharf
Aura Restaurant
M.C. Spiedos
Rosa Mexicana
Sebastians
Salvatores
Temezcal
Jerry Remys Grille
No-Name Restaurant

Hotels

Seaport Hotel Fidelity Real Estate investment.


Renaissance Boston Waterfront - Marriott.
Westin Boston Waterfront.

Residences

Waterside Place (Phase 1) 236 luxury apartments; Phase 2 under design.


Park Lane Seaport Apartments 465 luxury apartments.

Public Open Space

Massports Maritime Park on D Street.


Fidelitys Podium Park on WTC Avenue and Eastport Park on D Street.

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
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Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Re: GE emailed
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:13:36 PM

Thank you all!!!


Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A
very big and gushy thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great package.
Let's continue to say in touch!
>
> Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
>
> Jay

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John Barros
Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Re: GE emailed
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:29:21 PM

Jay,
Can I get a copy to share with the Boston team.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:13 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> <steven.kadish@massmail.state.ma.us> wrote:
>
> Thank you all!!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
>> <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A
>> very big and gushy thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great
>> package. Let's continue to say in touch!
>>
>> Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
>>
>> Jay

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John Barros
Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Re: GE emailed
Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:30:09 PM

Thanks. Got it! Go Pat's!!


Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:13 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> <steven.kadish@massmail.state.ma.us> wrote:
>
> Thank you all!!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
>> <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A
>> very big and gushy thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great
>> package. Let's continue to say in touch!
>>
>> Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
>>
>> Jay

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Cowan, Mo
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
john.barros@boston.gov; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Re: GE emailed - copies for your records
Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:09:15 PM

Thank you, Mr. Secretary.


Mo Cowan
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:13 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Mo, this was just sent to Ann Klee. Steve suggested I copy you. Thx
for your continued advice!
> <GE Update & Grid Letter 2.docx>
> <Options Grid 10.docx>
> <Massport Memo on A-2.doc>

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Cowan, Mo; Ash, Jay (EOHED)
john.barros@boston.gov; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
RE: GE emailed - copies for your records
Sunday, December 13, 2015 11:51:44 PM

And to Boston and Massport for many hours this weekend!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Cowan, Mo" <MCowan@mlstrategies.com>


Date: 12/13/2015 10:09 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: john.barros@boston.gov, "Kadish, Steven (GOV)"
<steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: GE emailed - copies for your records
Thank you, Mr. Secretary.
Mo Cowan
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:13 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Mo, this was just sent to Ann Klee. Steve suggested I copy you. Thx for your continued advice!
> <GE Update & Grid Letter 2.docx>
> <Options Grid 10.docx>
> <Massport Memo on A-2.doc>

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


john.barros@boston.gov; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Update on further questions
Monday, December 14, 2015 10:25:46 AM

Circulating their questions and the working draft of a response. John and I have talked. John will
review all and propose changes where necessary.

Updates

1. What are the employment tax benefits through the Mass Life Science Center?
specifically
a. What is the program?
i. MLSC offers a tax credit program to expand life sciences-related
employment opportunities, promote health-related innovations and
stimulate research and development, manufacturing and commercialization
in the life sciences in MA. GE Health has recently secured a MLSC award.
The new application would include both health division future employment
growth and the GE corporate positions. Upon approval of the MLSC Board,
GE would receive a tax credit. We are open discussing it as a refundable tax
credit.
b. What is the statutory authority supporting eligibility?
c. How was the $40m calculated?
i. The $40m proposal represents the largest award ever to be made from
the program. Its calculation is based on up to 100 GE Health jobs and up to
600 corporate jobs be located in MA over the next five years. The award
would be made for FY18-FY20 receipt.
2. What are the State energy efficiency contributions explanation of the program, eligibility
requirements, potential benefits, dollar level of support?
3. Property tax abatement what is the term and expected percentage?
i. The property tax abatement term is assumed to be ____ years and the
percentage of relief is expected to be _____%. The City is interested in both
job creation and the value of the building to be constructed. The
assumption has been 600 jobs and 150,000 s.f. of building, although the
calculation as to value is dependent on many other variables. Thus, the
actual value of the tax abatement will be dependent on the final project to
be built, and whether it is on private or public land.
4. What are the issues surround building a parking structure near a privately owned lot, ie is it
just availability of land/permitting?
i. Among the issues on a parking structure is the availability of land, the
ability to secure permitting and the mix of public or private parking that
would be included in the structure. The State is willing to engage in a
discussion about a grant for the structure through either the MassWorks or
I-Cubed program. Available funding would be requested through the
normal application process. A typical MassWorks award for parking
structure would be $5m-$10m. The I-Cubed program could make an award
of up to $50m for a garage, dependent upon job growth numbers that are in
excess of 600 (the 600 already being used to calculate other incentives
being offered and thus not available to leverage this I-Cubed opportunity).

Jay Ash, Secretary


Executive Office of

Housing and Economic Development


(v) 617-788-3626
jay.ash@state.ma.us

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jay.ash@state.ma.us
Beaton, Matthew (EEA)
GE energy grant available
Monday, December 14, 2015 10:46:17 AM

Steve has asked me to get from you ASAP the description of the commitment you can make
on energy efficiency grants for these three scenarios:
1. New publicly owned building (Massport)
2. New privately developed building
3. Existing private office building.
How much $, from where, and what is the process.
Can you do by noon? Submission update requested today by company.
Thx!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Beaton, Matthew (EEA)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: GE energy grant available
Monday, December 14, 2015 10:47:23 AM

Will get you asap

On Dec 14, 2015, at 10:46 AM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>


wrote:
Steve has asked me to get from you ASAP the description of the commitment you
can make on energy efficiency grants for these three scenarios:
1. New publicly owned building (Massport)
2. New privately developed building
3. Existing private office building.
How much $, from where, and what is the process.
Can you do by noon? Submission update requested today by company.
Thx!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Beaton, Matthew (EEA); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: GE energy grant available
Monday, December 14, 2015 10:51:23 AM

You the best

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Beaton, Matthew (EEA)" <Matthew.Beaton@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/14/2015 10:47 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: GE energy grant available
Will get you asap

On Dec 14, 2015, at 10:46 AM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>


wrote:
Steve has asked me to get from you ASAP the description of the commitment you
can make on energy efficiency grants for these three scenarios:
1. New publicly owned building (Massport)
2. New privately developed building
3. Existing private office building.
How much $, from where, and what is the process.
Can you do by noon? Submission update requested today by company.
Thx!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)


Beth Nicklas (bnicklas@masslifesciences.com)
Plum
Monday, December 14, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Beth

Here is a summary of the MLSC statutory authority they requested.

The Life Sciences tax credit is authorized under G.L. c. 23I, 5(d), which provides for a number of
different incentives, including refundable tax credits for companies who commit to create at least
50 net new jobs in Massachusetts. To be eligible for life sciences tax credits, a company must meet
the requirements set out in G.L. c. 23I, 5(b) and be certified by the Centers board. Qualifying
companies may receive multiple awards. Taxpayers may use Life Sciences Tax Credits to offset up to
100% of taxable income under the provisions of G.L. c. 62, 6 (r) and c. 63, 38CC. If the amount of
the credit exceeds taxable income, the taxpayer may receive up to 90% of the value of the credit as
a refund. There is no specific limit on the amount of an award per net new full-time job created,
which is within the discretion of the Centers board, but the overall program is subject to a $25
million annual cap. See, G.L. c. 25I, 5(d), c. 62, 6(r)(4) and c. 63, 38CC(d). The annual cap is
currently further limited for administrative purposes to $20 million per year.

In reviewing your description of the credit program, I recommend a couple of tweaks:

MLSC offers a tax credit program to expand life sciences-related employment opportunities,
promote health-related innovations and stimulate research and development, manufacturing and
commercialization in the life sciences in MA. GE Health has recently secured a MLSC award. The
new application may be based on both health division future employment growth and the GE
corporate positions. Upon approval of the MLSC Board, GE would receive a tax credit, which would
be refundable.

Ricks Frazier

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development


1 Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston MA 02108
(617) 788-3659

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Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
FW: GE energy grant available
Monday, December 14, 2015 12:21:00 PM
ACP Control Document July 2011.pdf
ACP Control Document Update July 2014.docx

Gents:
Here is some info on availability of energy related funds related to the following three scenarios:

1. New publicly owned building (Massport)


2. New privately developed building
3. Existing private office building.
Specific dollar amounts are difficult to estimate because grants of this nature are very site and
project specific. Dollar amounts could vary greatly, but the amounts available are consistent with
the range we discussed last week.
MassCEC does not fund energy efficiency programs or projects. However, MassCEC does fund
renewable energy programs and projects. For example, MassCEC could fund:
1. Solar/storage -- a, or a series of, solar arrays, perhaps combined with storage.
2. Heat pumps one or more heat pumps, either air source or ground source.
3. Mass as First Customer the facility could become a site used to deploy new technologies
(living lab).
4. Microgrid the facility could become a cornerstone/anchor for a microgrid project.
Any disbursement by MassCEC over $250k would require MassCEC Board approval. We would
also need to ensure the use of funds is consistent with our statute, but these four options would not
be an issue.
All three scenarios could benefit greatly from utility incentives (Mass Save) and most likely, the
lionshare of funding would come from these incentives. Given the potential size of these projects,

these would likely be custom packages negotiated between the owner/tenant/utility.


1. New publicly owned building (Massport)
- Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant. Eversource in
particular, met with DOER in December and expressed interest in working on a
MOU relationship with Massport as they do with other large customers (could set
specific targets and drive collaborative efficiency projects).
-

Publicly owned buildings could participate in DOERs Leading by Example


program (LBE), where ACP funds could be utilized to support energy
efficiency/renewable upgrades, particularly around innovation and new
technology. There are currently not existing initiatives that these scenarios fit into,
but there could be future opportunities. LBE awards are typically run through an
application process. DOER/LBE could provide a grant directly to Massport
through a contract that would need to specify that Massport would need to follow
their procurement and contracting rules for any projects.

2. New privately developed building


- Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any energy

efficiency building projects.


Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and follow state
procurement law (laid out below).

3. Existing private office building.


Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any energy
efficiency building projects.
- Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and follow state
procurement law (laid out below).

Enabling Statute and Regulations


DOER collects Alternative Compliance Payments (ACP) from electricity suppliers, who
make use of the ACP mechanism to meet their compliance obligations for the Renewable
and Alternative Portfolio Energy Standard (RPS or APS) programs in the case that they
have insufficient Certificates pursuant to 225 CMR 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00. Sections
14.00 and 15.00 were adopted pursuant to M.G.L. c.25A, 11F, while section 16.00 was
adopted pursuant to M.G.L. c.25A, 11F1/2. Both of these enabling statutes direct DOER
to shall adopt regulations allowing for a retail supplier to discharge its obligationsby
making an alternative compliance payment in an amount established by the department;
provided, however, that the department shall set on-site generation alternative compliance
payment rates at levels that shall stimulate the development of new on-site renewable
energy generating sources. M.G.L. c.25A, 11F(h) & 11F1/2(c).
In each regulation, the procedure for retail electric suppliers to use the Alternative
Compliance mechanism is stated, more or less, as: Alternative Compliance. A Retail
Electricity Supplier may discharge its obligations under 225 CMR 14.07, in whole or in
part, for any Compliance Year by making an Alternative Compliance Payment (ACP) to
the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Such funds shall be held in an
account separate from other accounts of the MassCEC. See e.g., 225 CMR 14.08(3).
These funds are then placed into the energy resources expendable trust (7006-7060) for
further disbursement, as overseen by DOER.

Process for Disbursement (Directly from DOER and DOER to CEC)


See attached memos and letter:
1) ACP Control Document
2) ACP Control Document Update July 2014
3) ACP Disbursement Memo

Restrictions
The use of ACP revenues received from each of the programs is to be overseen by DOER
with some restrictions (Department precedent has been to use ACP funds for energyrelated activities only) as follows:
(a) RPS Class I, 225 CMR 14.08(3)(c)--so as to further the commercial development of
RPS Class I Renewable Generation Units and Solar Carve-Out Renewable Generation
Units;
(b) RPS Class II, 225 CMR 15.08(3)(b)--no restrictions; and
(c) APS, 225 CMR 16.08(3)(b)--so as to further the commercial development of

Alternative Generation.
For the use of these funds, DOER develops annual ACP spending plans and compliance
reports. <http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/renewable-energy/rpsaps/annual-compliance-reports.html>.

ACP MEMORANDUM
July 2014

The purpose of this memorandum is to lay out the process for managing ACP funds and tracking
projects funded by ACP. Its intent is to spell out the roles and responsibilities of DOER and the
Clean Energy Center (CEC).
This document will be updated as new procedures and controls are developed and
implemented. Revenue Collection
Mass CEC receives ACP funds one time per year from electric suppliers around July
o Mass CEC documents Supplier name, deposit amount and class category
based on information supplied by supplier
o Funds are kept in a standalone CEC account
DOER receives deposit information from CEC and certifies the accuracy of the
deposits including, appropriate class category, dollar amount, complete list of
payees
o In summary, CEC receives funds and document payees'.info, but DOER
policy staff need to certify accuracy with regard to the suppliers compliance
obligation
o Accuracy is certified through RPS Compliance Verification Process,
which is typically completed in July/August
DOER will work with CEC to develop a system to track interest earned by class and
formalize the reporting of interest earned and DOER's discretion over these funds
The governing document for this ACP DOER CEC relationship is an MTC MOU.
DOER will work to develop a new MOU with CEC
Spending Plan Development
Spending plan for the funds developed by DOER Commissioner subject to Secretary
approval.
Allocation of spending tied to available funds in ACP class category and
will be tracked accordingly to ensure DOER does not overcommit available
funding in each class.
Documentation files need to be maintained at DOER (e.g. DEP MOU) for public
record
Project Execution I Fund Dispersal
CEC can only release funds as directed by the DOER Commissioner
Funds disburse in three ways:
o CEC releases funds to DOER and DOER deposits funds in generic DOER trust
account
7006-7060 and now 7006-7056
CEC can also submit funds directly to DEP or
EEA per ACP disbursement memo and must be
accompanied by signed MOU with DOER and
receiving agency. (CERP DEP)

DOER will track funds in both held by CEC and by DOER within the trust accounts in
MMARS.
o CEC releases funds to itself, when approved by DOER Commissioner, to run a
program under MOU agreement
CEC requires Board approval for
receiving funds o CEC releases funds to a third party
(e.g. DEP)
Inefficient to have CEC release funds to DOER to release to DEP
It will be DOER's responsibility to track the Commissioner's fund release orders to
CEC. The funds are reconciled with CEC and DOER once per quarter.
DOER will draft a 'fund release letter' that will go from DOER Commissioner to CEC
also called an ACP disbursement.
DOER will work with CEC CFO for communication regarding release of funds, interest
earned, etc. and work with State Treasurer to implement investment programs for with out
year scheduling.
DOER Program staff will need to be part of project oversight of ACP projects at DOER,
CEC, and 3rd Parties (DEP)
o Program staff will be assigned project by project
o DOER Fiscal will track overall budget and allocation and dispersal of funds.
Open question of process of returned funds for projects that complete under-budget.
Unlike some DOE project-specific grants, these monies can be reallocated for totally
new projects provided they are approved pursuant to the above process. DOER will
work with CEC to develop a tracking system for funds returning from 3rd parties, or
if there needs to be a request process for 3rd party proposals to repurpose funds.

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Beaton, Matthew (EEA); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
RE: GE energy grant available
Monday, December 14, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Thx so much, Matt.

From: Beaton, Matthew (EEA)


Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 12:21 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: FW: GE energy grant available
Gents:
Here is some info on availability of energy related funds related to the following three scenarios:

1. New publicly owned building (Massport)


2. New privately developed building
3. Existing private office building.
Specific dollar amounts are difficult to estimate because grants of this nature are very site and
project specific. Dollar amounts could vary greatly, but the amounts available are consistent with
the range we discussed last week.
MassCEC does not fund energy efficiency programs or projects. However, MassCEC does fund
renewable energy programs and projects. For example, MassCEC could fund:
1. Solar/storage -- a, or a series of, solar arrays, perhaps combined with storage.
2. Heat pumps one or more heat pumps, either air source or ground source.
3. Mass as First Customer the facility could become a site used to deploy new technologies
(living lab).
4. Microgrid the facility could become a cornerstone/anchor for a microgrid project.
Any disbursement by MassCEC over $250k would require MassCEC Board approval. We would
also need to ensure the use of funds is consistent with our statute, but these four options would not
be an issue.
All three scenarios could benefit greatly from utility incentives (Mass Save) and most likely, the
lionshare of funding would come from these incentives. Given the potential size of these projects,

these would likely be custom packages negotiated between the owner/tenant/utility.


1. New publicly owned building (Massport)
- Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant. Eversource in
particular, met with DOER in December and expressed interest in working on a
MOU relationship with Massport as they do with other large customers (could set
specific targets and drive collaborative efficiency projects).
-

Publicly owned buildings could participate in DOERs Leading by Example


program (LBE), where ACP funds could be utilized to support energy
efficiency/renewable upgrades, particularly around innovation and new
technology. There are currently not existing initiatives that these scenarios fit into,

but there could be future opportunities. LBE awards are typically run through an
application process. DOER/LBE could provide a grant directly to Massport
through a contract that would need to specify that Massport would need to follow
their procurement and contracting rules for any projects.
2. New privately developed building
- Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any energy
efficiency building projects.
- Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and follow state
procurement law (laid out below).
3. Existing private office building.
Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any energy
efficiency building projects.
- Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and follow state
procurement law (laid out below).

Enabling Statute and Regulations


DOER collects Alternative Compliance Payments (ACP) from electricity suppliers, who
make use of the ACP mechanism to meet their compliance obligations for the Renewable
and Alternative Portfolio Energy Standard (RPS or APS) programs in the case that they
have insufficient Certificates pursuant to 225 CMR 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00. Sections
14.00 and 15.00 were adopted pursuant to M.G.L. c.25A, 11F, while section 16.00 was
adopted pursuant to M.G.L. c.25A, 11F1/2. Both of these enabling statutes direct DOER
to shall adopt regulations allowing for a retail supplier to discharge its obligationsby
making an alternative compliance payment in an amount established by the department;
provided, however, that the department shall set on-site generation alternative compliance
payment rates at levels that shall stimulate the development of new on-site renewable
energy generating sources. M.G.L. c.25A, 11F(h) & 11F1/2(c).
In each regulation, the procedure for retail electric suppliers to use the Alternative
Compliance mechanism is stated, more or less, as: Alternative Compliance. A Retail
Electricity Supplier may discharge its obligations under 225 CMR 14.07, in whole or in
part, for any Compliance Year by making an Alternative Compliance Payment (ACP) to
the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Such funds shall be held in an
account separate from other accounts of the MassCEC. See e.g., 225 CMR 14.08(3).
These funds are then placed into the energy resources expendable trust (7006-7060) for
further disbursement, as overseen by DOER.

Process for Disbursement (Directly from DOER and DOER to CEC)


See attached memos and letter:
1) ACP Control Document
2) ACP Control Document Update July 2014
3) ACP Disbursement Memo

Restrictions
The use of ACP revenues received from each of the programs is to be overseen by DOER
with some restrictions (Department precedent has been to use ACP funds for energy-

related activities only) as follows:


(a) RPS Class I, 225 CMR 14.08(3)(c)--so as to further the commercial development of
RPS Class I Renewable Generation Units and Solar Carve-Out Renewable Generation
Units;
(b) RPS Class II, 225 CMR 15.08(3)(b)--no restrictions; and
(c) APS, 225 CMR 16.08(3)(b)--so as to further the commercial development of
Alternative Generation.
For the use of these funds, DOER develops annual ACP spending plans and compliance
reports. <http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/renewable-energy/rpsaps/annual-compliance-reports.html>.

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To:
Date:
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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Monday, December 14, 2015 1:40:00 PM
GE Updates - To Grid.docx

Jay Ash, Secretary


Executive Office of
Housing and Economic Development
(v) 617-788-3626
jay.ash@state.ma.us

Updates

1.

What are the employment tax benefits through the Mass Life Science Center? specifically
a. What is the program?
i. MLSC offers a tax credit program to expand life sciences-related employment
opportunities, promote health-related innovations and stimulate research and
development, manufacturing and commercialization in the life sciences in MA.
GE Health has recently secured a MLSC award. The new application would
include both health division future employment growth and the GE corporate
positions. Upon approval of the MLSC Board, GE would receive a tax credit. We
are open discussing it as a refundable tax credit.
b. What is the statutory authority supporting eligibility?
i. The Life Sciences tax credit is authorized under G.L. c. 23I, 5(d), which provides
for a number of different incentives, including refundable tax credits for
companies who commit to create at least 50 net new jobs in Massachusetts. To
be eligible for life sciences tax credits, a company must meet the requirements
set out in G.L. c. 23I, 5(b) and be certified by the Centers board. Qualifying
companies may receive multiple awards. Taxpayers may use Life Sciences Tax
Credits to offset up to 100% of taxable income under the provisions of G.L. c. 62,
6 (r) and c. 63, 38CC. If the amount of the credit exceeds taxable income, the
taxpayer may receive up to 90% of the value of the credit as a refund. There is
no specific limit on the amount of an award per net new full-time job created,
which is within the discretion of the Centers board, but the overall program is
subject to a $25 million annual cap. See, G.L. c. 25I, 5(d), c. 62, 6(r)(4) and c.
63, 38CC(d).
c. How was the $40m calculated?
i. The $40m proposal represents the largest award ever to be made from the
program. Its calculation is based on up to 100 GE Health jobs and up to 600
corporate jobs be located in MA over the next five years. The award would be
made for FY18-FY20 receipt. The award is not based upon a formula, but is a
stretch from other awards that have been made.
2. What are the State energy efficiency contributions explanation of the program, eligibility
requirements, potential benefits, dollar level of support?
i. The funding for energy efficiency/renewable energy program is available from
the Mass Clean Energy Center (through the Alternative Compliance Payment
Fund) and from the Mass Save program. The maximum benefit to be derived,
which would be based on a customized package. A minimum award of
approximately $250,000 to a maximum that could approach or equal $5m or
more is possible.
ii. For a New publicly owned building (Option A), Mass Save (a program of the
utility companies) would be a key participant. Eversource and the MA
Department of Energy Resources (DOER) have expressed interest in working
with Massport as they do with other large customers to drive the collaborative

efficiency project. Additionally, a publicly owned building could participate in


DOERs Leading by Example program (LBE), where ACP (Alternative Compliance
Payment controlled by the MA Clean Energy Center) funds could be utilized to
support energy efficiency/renewable upgrades, particularly around innovation
and new technology. There are currently not existing initiatives that these
scenarios fit into, but there could be future opportunities. LBE awards are
typically run through an application process. DOER/LBE could provide a grant
directly to Massport through a contract that would need to specify that
Massport would need to follow their procurement and contracting rules for any
projects.
iii. A new privately developed building or an existing private office building could
also benefit from the same Mass Save program. A private building is not eligible
for DOERs LBE program, so any grant would need to be competitively procured
and follow state procurement law.
3. Property tax abatement what is the term and expected percentage?
i. The property tax abatement term is assumed to be ____ years and the
percentage of relief is expected to be _____%. The City is interested in both job
creation and the value of the building to be constructed. The assumption has
been 600 jobs and 150,000 s.f. of building, although the calculation as to value is
dependent on many other variables. Thus, the actual value of the tax
abatement will be dependent on the final project to be built, and whether it is
on private or public land.
4. What are the issues surround building a parking structure near a privately owned lot, ie is it just
availability of land/permitting?
i. Among the issues on a parking structure is the availability of land, the ability to
secure permitting and the mix of public or private parking that would be
included in the structure. The State is willing to engage in a discussion about a
grant for the structure through either the MassWorks or I-Cubed program.
Available funding would be requested through the normal application process.
A typical MassWorks award for parking structure would be $5m-$10m. The ICubed program could make an award of up to $50m for a garage, dependent
upon job growth numbers that are in excess of 600 (the 600 already being used
to calculate other incentives being offered and thus not available to leverage
this I-Cubed opportunity).

New privately developed building Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any
energy efficiency building projects. Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and
follow state procurement law (laid out below).

Existing private office building Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any
energy efficiency building projects. Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and
follow state procurement law (laid out below).

To:
Subject:
Date:

"Mcgaugh, James (GE Corporate)"


Accepted: FW: Massachusetts
Monday, December 14, 2015 3:10:00 PM

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
FW: response
Monday, December 14, 2015 3:18:00 PM
GE Updates - To Grid docx MJK.docx

Latest version

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)


Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 3:17 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: response

Mike
A few comments.

Ricks

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 3:05 PM
To: Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Subject: response

Ricks can you look at this?

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

Updates

1.

What are the employment tax benefits through the Mass Life Science Center? specifically
a. What is the program?
i. MLSC offers a tax credit program to expand life sciences-related employment
opportunities, promote health-related innovations and stimulate research and
development, manufacturing and commercialization in the life sciences in MA.
GE Healthcare Life Sciences has recently secured an MLSC award of $3.15
million. A new application could be made through GE Healthcare, but may
consider both health division future employment growth and the GE corporate
positions. Upon approval of the MLSC Board, GE would receive a tax credit,
which can be refundable depending upon the particular credit applied for.The
new application would include both health division future employment growth
and the GE corporate positions. Upon approval of the MLSC Board, GE would
receive a tax credit. We are open discussing it as a refundable tax credit.
b. What is the statutory authority supporting eligibility?
i. The Life Sciences tax credit is authorized under G.L. c. 23I, 5(d), which provides
for a number of different incentives, including refundable tax credits for
companies who commit to create at least 50 net new jobs in Massachusetts. To
be eligible for life sciences tax credits, a company must meet the requirements
set out in G.L. c. 23I, 5(b) and be certified by the Centers board. Qualifying
companies may receive multiple awards. Taxpayers may use Life Sciences Tax
Credits to offset up to 100% of taxable income under the provisions of G.L. c. 62,
6 (r) and c. 63, 38CC. If the amount of the credit exceeds taxable income, the
taxpayer may receive up to 90% of the value of the credit as a refund. There is
no specific limit on the amount of an award per net new full-time job created,
which is within the discretion of the Centers board, but the overall program is
subject to a $25 million annual cap. See, G.L. c. 25I, 5(d), c. 62, 6(r)(4) and c.
63, 38CC(d).
c. How was the $40m calculated?
i. The $40m proposal represents the largest award ever to be made from the
program. Its calculation is based on up to 100 GE Health jobs and up to 600
corporate jobs be located in MA over the next five years. The award would be
made for FY18-FY20 receipt. The award is not based upon a formula, but is a
stretch from other awards that have been made.
2. What are the State energy efficiency contributions explanation of the program, eligibility
requirements, potential benefits, dollar level of support?
i. The funding for energy efficiency/renewable energy program is available from
the Mass Clean Energy Center (through the Alternative Compliance Payment
Fund) and from the Mass Save program. The maximum benefit to would be
derived, which would be based on a customized package customized for the
property selected. A minimum award of approximately $250,000 to a maximum
that could approach or equal $5m or more is possible.

Formatted: Not Highlight

Formatted: Not Highlight

ii. For a New publicly owned building (Option A), Mass Save (a program of the
utility companies) would be a key participant. Eversource and the MA
Department of Energy Resources (DOER) have expressed interest in working
with Massport as they do with other large customers to drive the a collaborative
efficiency project. Additionally, a publicly owned building could participate in
DOERs Leading by Example program (LBE), where ACP (Alternative Compliance
Payment controlled by the MA Clean Energy Center) funds could be utilized to
support energy efficiency/renewable upgrades, particularly around innovation
and new technology. There are currently not existing initiatives that these
scenarios fit into, but there could be future opportunities. LBE awards are
typically run through an application process. DOER/LBE could provide a grant
directly to Massport through a contract that would need to specify that
Massport would need to follow their DOER procurement and contracting rules
for any projects.
iii. A new privately developed building or an existing private office building could
also benefit from the same Mass Save program. A private building is not eligible
for DOERs LBE program, so any grant would need to be competitively procured
and follow state procurement law.
3. Property tax abatement what is the term and expected percentage?
i. The property tax abatement term is assumed to be ____ years and the
percentage of relief is expected to be _____%. The City is interested in both job
creation and the value of the building to be constructed. The assumption has
been 600 jobs and 150,000 s.f. of building , although the calculation as to value
is dependent on many other variables. Thus, the actual value of the tax
abatement will be dependent on the final project to be built, and whether it is
on private or public land.
4. What are the issues surround building a parking structure near a privately owned lot, ie is it just
availability of land/permitting?
i. We are willing to explore this possibility if it furthers GE plans. The major issue
is a general parking restriction that could impact any future offsite parking
proposal. Other issues include Among the issues on a parking structure is the
availability of land, the ability to secure permitting and the mix of public or
private parking that would be included in the structure. The State is willing to
engage in a discussion about a grant for the structure through either the
MassWorks or I-Cubed program. Available funding would be requested through
the normal application process. A typical MassWorks award for parking
structure has been in the would be $5m-$10m range, but that is not a hard
limit. The I-Cubed program could make an award of up to $50m for a garage,
dependent upon job growth numbers that are in excess of 600 (the 600 already
being used to calculate other incentives being offered and thus not available to
leverage this I-Cubed opportunity).

Commented [FR(1]: I dont follow this statement. It


seems inconsistent both with what precedes is and what
follows.

New privately developed building Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any
energy efficiency building projects. Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and
follow state procurement law (laid out below).

Existing private office building Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any
energy efficiency building projects. Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and
follow state procurement law (laid out below).

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Saia, Susan (EOHED)
FW: response
Monday, December 14, 2015 3:19:00 PM
GE Updates - To Grid docx MJK.docx

Susan can you print this out and bring in to Jay and me

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)


Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 3:17 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: response

Mike
A few comments.

Ricks

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 3:05 PM
To: Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Subject: response

Ricks can you look at this?

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

Updates

1.

What are the employment tax benefits through the Mass Life Science Center? specifically
a. What is the program?
i. MLSC offers a tax credit program to expand life sciences-related employment
opportunities, promote health-related innovations and stimulate research and
development, manufacturing and commercialization in the life sciences in MA.
GE Healthcare Life Sciences has recently secured an MLSC award of $3.15
million. A new application could be made through GE Healthcare, but may
consider both health division future employment growth and the GE corporate
positions. Upon approval of the MLSC Board, GE would receive a tax credit,
which can be refundable depending upon the particular credit applied for.The
new application would include both health division future employment growth
and the GE corporate positions. Upon approval of the MLSC Board, GE would
receive a tax credit. We are open discussing it as a refundable tax credit.
b. What is the statutory authority supporting eligibility?
i. The Life Sciences tax credit is authorized under G.L. c. 23I, 5(d), which provides
for a number of different incentives, including refundable tax credits for
companies who commit to create at least 50 net new jobs in Massachusetts. To
be eligible for life sciences tax credits, a company must meet the requirements
set out in G.L. c. 23I, 5(b) and be certified by the Centers board. Qualifying
companies may receive multiple awards. Taxpayers may use Life Sciences Tax
Credits to offset up to 100% of taxable income under the provisions of G.L. c. 62,
6 (r) and c. 63, 38CC. If the amount of the credit exceeds taxable income, the
taxpayer may receive up to 90% of the value of the credit as a refund. There is
no specific limit on the amount of an award per net new full-time job created,
which is within the discretion of the Centers board, but the overall program is
subject to a $25 million annual cap. See, G.L. c. 25I, 5(d), c. 62, 6(r)(4) and c.
63, 38CC(d).
c. How was the $40m calculated?
i. The $40m proposal represents the largest award ever to be made from the
program. Its calculation is based on up to 100 GE Health jobs and up to 600
corporate jobs be located in MA over the next five years. The award would be
made for FY18-FY20 receipt. The award is not based upon a formula, but is a
stretch from other awards that have been made.
2. What are the State energy efficiency contributions explanation of the program, eligibility
requirements, potential benefits, dollar level of support?
i. The funding for energy efficiency/renewable energy program is available from
the Mass Clean Energy Center (through the Alternative Compliance Payment
Fund) and from the Mass Save program. The maximum benefit to would be
derived, which would be based on a customized package customized for the
property selected. A minimum award of approximately $250,000 to a maximum
that could approach or equal $5m or more is possible.

Formatted: Not Highlight

Formatted: Not Highlight

ii. For a New publicly owned building (Option A), Mass Save (a program of the
utility companies) would be a key participant. Eversource and the MA
Department of Energy Resources (DOER) have expressed interest in working
with Massport as they do with other large customers to drive the a collaborative
efficiency project. Additionally, a publicly owned building could participate in
DOERs Leading by Example program (LBE), where ACP (Alternative Compliance
Payment controlled by the MA Clean Energy Center) funds could be utilized to
support energy efficiency/renewable upgrades, particularly around innovation
and new technology. There are currently not existing initiatives that these
scenarios fit into, but there could be future opportunities. LBE awards are
typically run through an application process. DOER/LBE could provide a grant
directly to Massport through a contract that would need to specify that
Massport would need to follow their DOER procurement and contracting rules
for any projects.
iii. A new privately developed building or an existing private office building could
also benefit from the same Mass Save program. A private building is not eligible
for DOERs LBE program, so any grant would need to be competitively procured
and follow state procurement law.
3. Property tax abatement what is the term and expected percentage?
i. The property tax abatement term is assumed to be ____ years and the
percentage of relief is expected to be _____%. The City is interested in both job
creation and the value of the building to be constructed. The assumption has
been 600 jobs and 150,000 s.f. of building , although the calculation as to value
is dependent on many other variables. Thus, the actual value of the tax
abatement will be dependent on the final project to be built, and whether it is
on private or public land.
4. What are the issues surround building a parking structure near a privately owned lot, ie is it just
availability of land/permitting?
i. We are willing to explore this possibility if it furthers GE plans. The major issue
is a general parking restriction that could impact any future offsite parking
proposal. Other issues include Among the issues on a parking structure is the
availability of land, the ability to secure permitting and the mix of public or
private parking that would be included in the structure. The State is willing to
engage in a discussion about a grant for the structure through either the
MassWorks or I-Cubed program. Available funding would be requested through
the normal application process. A typical MassWorks award for parking
structure has been in the would be $5m-$10m range, but that is not a hard
limit. The I-Cubed program could make an award of up to $50m for a garage,
dependent upon job growth numbers that are in excess of 600 (the 600 already
being used to calculate other incentives being offered and thus not available to
leverage this I-Cubed opportunity).

Commented [FR(1]: I dont follow this statement. It


seems inconsistent both with what precedes is and what
follows.

New privately developed building Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any
energy efficiency building projects. Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and
follow state procurement law (laid out below).

Existing private office building Mass Save (as mentioned above) would be a key participant in any
energy efficiency building projects. Any DOER grants would need to be competitively procured and
follow state procurement law (laid out below).

From:
To:

Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); john.barros@boston.gov; Daniel Koh;
Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; JPranckevicius; Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
RE: I am scheduling a call for 8 pm tonight on the Boston Project.
Monday, December 14, 2015 7:12:30 PM

Team:

Could you please begin to assemble all the information we have access to regarding 253 Summer
Street, Boston?
Site, history, newspaper articles, etc.
Please send to Jay, Mike K, and John Barros.

Thx.
Steve

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 7:07 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); john.barros@boston.gov;
Daniel Koh; Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; JPranckevicius; Lepore, Kristen (ANF);
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Subject: I am scheduling a call for 8 pm tonight on the Boston Project.

720-279-0026 PIN 409005#


host code4827552

We will be focusing on one property and the nearby parking possibilities.

From:
To:

Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); john.barros@boston.gov; Daniel Koh;
Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; JPranckevicius; Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Re: I am scheduling a call for 8 pm tonight on the Boston Project.
Monday, December 14, 2015 7:28:25 PM

Please add 5 Necco St. to the info request.


Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 14, 2015, at 7:12 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
<steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Team:

Could you please begin to assemble all the information we have access to regarding
253 Summer Street, Boston?
Site, history, newspaper articles, etc.
Please send to Jay, Mike K, and John Barros.

Thx.
Steve

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 7:07 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED);
john.barros@boston.gov; Daniel Koh; Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth;
jdoolin@massport.com; JPranckevicius; Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF);
Povich, Lon (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Subject: I am scheduling a call for 8 pm tonight on the Boston Project.

720-279-0026 PIN 409005#


host code4827552

We will be focusing on one property and the nearby parking possibilities.

From:
To:

Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); john.barros@boston.gov; Daniel Koh;
Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; JPranckevicius; Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
(ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Call at 7:30 am tomorrow/Tuesday on the Boston Project.
Monday, December 14, 2015 10:24:42 PM

Call with the company and others at 7:30 am tomorrow/Tuesday toreview the 3 alternatives
we discussed this evening.

I will be sending out a call invitation.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV)
RE: GE emailed
Monday, December 14, 2015 11:28:32 PM

just hung up with Ann, John and MO - good call. Want to talk at 7:15 just
you and me. No new news, but just a good feeling.
________________________________________
From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:13 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED);
Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse,
Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: Re: GE emailed
Thank you all!!!
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A
very big and gushy thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great package.
Let's continue to say in touch!
>
> Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
>
> Jay

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
RE: GE emailed
Monday, December 14, 2015 11:39:31 PM

Or earlier. I'll be in the car at 615a.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/14/2015 11:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: GE emailed
just hung up with Ann, John and MO - good call. Want to talk at 7:15 just you and me. No new news, but just a
good feeling.
________________________________________
From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:13 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer
F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: Re: GE emailed
Thank you all!!!
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A very big and gushy thanks to all for
your weekend of work. Great package. Let's continue to say in touch!
>
> Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
>
> Jay

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: GE emailed
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 6:25:45 AM

Yes

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/15/2015 5:12 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: GE emailed
Can I call you at 6:45 this morning?
What's the best # to use?
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 14, 2015, at 11:39 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
Or earlier. I'll be in the car at 615a.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/14/2015 11:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: GE emailed
just hung up with Ann, John and MO - good call. Want to talk at 7:15 just you and me. No new
news, but just a good feeling.
________________________________________
From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:13 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF);
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Tom Glynn; Morse, Elizabeth; jdoolin@massport.com; Garrity, Rob
(DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: Re: GE emailed
Thank you all!!!

Sent from my iPhone


> On Dec 13, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> We have completed our weekend task. Documents emailed to Ann Klee. A very big and gushy
thanks to all for your weekend of work. Great package. Let's continue to say in touch!
>
> Go Pats (it is Sunday, right?!)
>
> Jay

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

John Barros
Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Conference Call
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:32:55 PM

Hi Rick,
I believe Sec. Ash mentioned the City of Boston/BRA's interest in talk about some
scenarios we are considering.
Can we schedule a 2pm conference call to discuss it. Thanks.
-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)


"John Barros"
RE: Conference Call
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:34:00 PM

Im familiar with the exercise and 2:00 is fine with me.

Ricks Frazier

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development


1 Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston MA 02108
(617) 788-3659

From: John Barros [mailto:john.barros@boston.gov]


Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:33 PM
To: Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Subject: Conference Call

Hi Rick,
I believe Sec. Ash mentioned the City of Boston/BRA's interest in talk about some
scenarios we are considering.
Can we schedule a 2pm conference call to discuss it. Thanks.
-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)


Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Project Plum
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 3:13:00 PM

Jen

Would you have another few minutes this PM to discuss City/BRAs vision of the latest scenario
involving their acquisition of the private building? I think I have steered them in the right direction,
but would appreciate a gut check on their concept.

Ricks Frazier

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development


1 Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston MA 02108
(617) 788-3659

From:
To:

Subject:
Date:

John Barros
Tom Glynn; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); EMorse@massport.com;
Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Povich, Lon (GOV); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); jdoolin@massport.com; Kadish, Steven
(GOV); Garrity, Rob (DOT); daniel.koh@boston.gov; Kadish, Steven (GOV); JPranckevicius; Pollack, Stephanie
(DOT)
Fwd: Fort Point Parcels (Review before forwarding)
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:29:27 AM

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From: Jonathan Greeley <jonathan.greeley@boston.gov>
Date: December 16, 2015 at 7:10:03 AM EST
To: John Barros <john.barros@boston.gov>
Cc: Lauren Jones <lauren.jones@boston.gov>, Heather Campisano
<heather.campisano@boston.gov>
Subject: Fort Point Parcels (Review before forwarding)
John,
Please see below for zoning information on relevant sites:
25 Thompson: Existing building is 71' (at tallest point) and and per City
Assessing contains 155,895 GSF on a 51,736 SF lot. From a Zoning perspective,
this site is in a M-4 Restricted Manufacturing District as well as the South Boston
IPOD. While there is no height restriction in M-4, the SBW IPOD sets the height
limit at 75' and a maximum FAR of 5.0. Office is an allowed use in this district.
Currently owned by Invesco.
22 Boston Wharf Road:Existing building is 8 stories (96'-6" tall), containing 6
floors of parking (583 spaces) and 2 floors of office (55,095 GSF). Proposal for
an 2-story addition (new height total of 131') and renovation, adding 2 floors of
office (54,712 GSF), ground floor retail (3,000 GSF), and a slight reduction in
parking (559) spaces will be considered at the BRA Boarding Meeting in
January. Please click here for a additional information on this proposal. This site
is also located in the M-4 Restricted Manufacturing District and the South Boston
IPOD and if the project is approved by the BRA Board, will seek zoning relief
from the Zoning Board of Appeal. The building was just acquired by Bentel
Kennedy.
The next 3 buildings aregovernedby the 100 Acres Planned Development
Area(PDA #69). Rooftop additions are allowed at no more than 10% of existing
GSF and other setback requirements (p8). For each, a deeper background
discussion with BRA staff is recommended regarding historical context and
overall planning objectives. All proposed changes to existing PDAs are reviewed
by the BRA Board and Boston Zoning Commission.

252 Summer Street: Existing office building is 74' tall and 124,382 GSF.
Currently owned by Synergy Investments.
19-27 Melcher Street: Existing building is 70' tall. Per the 100 Acres PDA, this
building is combined with 29-37 Melcher for an overal total of 105,006 GSF. 1927 Melcher is curently owned by Synergy Investments. 29-37 Melcher is owned
by Clarion Partners.
5 Necco Ct (Defined as 50 Necco Ct in PDA #69): Existing vacant building is
85' and 55,344 GSF. Currently owned by Gillette. (Would want to confirm that
this is a site of interest)
*Note: All sites are subject to Boston Landmarks Commission review per the Fort
Point Channel Landmark District (link here) and the Air Pollution Control
Commission regarding the Restricted Parking Overlay District.
As a caveat, his information was put together today and should any one (or
multiple) of these sites be chosen, I would recommend further regulatory
analysis. Thanks and please let me know if you have any comments.
-Jonathan Greeley, AICP
Director of Development Review
617.918.4486
jonathan.greeley@boston.gov

BRA/EDIC
One City Hall Square| Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org

-Jonathan Greeley, AICP


Director of Development Review
617.918.4486
jonathan.greeley@boston.gov

BRA/EDIC
One City Hall Square| Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org

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Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)


Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
RE: Call with BRA
Thursday, December 17, 2015 12:37:46 PM

I have not spoken with Boston or BRA directly. It sounded to me like the smaller group would
discuss options and youd reach out if you needed anything. I am happy to help if any of you have
questions. Thanks.

From: Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)


Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 7:51 AM
To: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Cc: John Barros; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Subject: Call with BRA

Jen

I got stuck on mute during the call, but if you do set up a call with the City and/or BRA, Id like to
participate, both for my own purposes and in case MassWorks might provide a vehicle for funding.
Just give a shout.

Thanks.

Ricks Frazier

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development


1 Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston MA 02108
(617) 788-3659

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Re: new innovation draft
Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:45:53 PM

Paul there was a sentence Jay had in mind around "GE can plug into and benefit by this
ecosystem" - I recommend that you add that somewhere and send to Steve. Question - is there
a logical title for this?
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:39 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
<paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Attached and pasted below

Massachusetts possesses the nations best-educated workforce, and the states deep
base of talent has allowed Massachusetts firms to build the deepest and most robust
innovation economy in the United States.
Roughly 40 percent of the Massachusetts workforce is employed in the innovation
economy a greater share than any other state. These employees work in a diverse
base of innovation clusters, including medical delivery, information technology, clean
energy, and the life sciences. In addition, Massachusetts firms, and Massachusetts
researchers, are driving dynamic growth in several emerging technology clusters,
including robotics, big data, cyber security, and digital health care.

As a share of GDP, Massachusetts attracts more venture capital investment, more


federal research and development funding, and more National Institutes of Health
funding, than any state in the US.

Massachusetts is also the national leader in patents per capita, and the state now
boasts the fastest rate of new business formation in the country. The Commonwealth
sits atop leading innovation economy indexes, including the Milken Institutes State
Tech and Science Index, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundations
State New Economy Index.

Massachusetts has prioritized investments in public-private research partnerships that


unlock emerging technologies, and lead to private sector job growth in innovation
sectors. In the past year, Massachusetts has committed up to $88 million in matching
funds for the implementation of public-private research projects, under the federal
National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) advanced manufacturing
competition. Massachusetts is participating in 3 NNMI advanced manufacturing
research centers: an MIT-led center for Integrated Photonics, a UMass Amherst-led
center for Flexible Hybrid Electronics, and a center on Revolutionary Fibers and
Textiles that will soon be awarded to MIT or UMass Lowell. These research

partnerships will bring together university researchers and private-sector partners in


collision spaces that advance the rapid commercialization and adoption of
revolutionary technologies.

Greater Boston possesses a mature, and expanding, infrastructure for supporting


innovation. The regions innovation infrastructure includes the Cambridge Innovation
Center, a collaborative workspace that has launched some of Cambridges largest tech
firms; LabCentral, a shared laboratory space for high-growth biotechs; Harvards
Innovation Lab; and the countrys largest cleantech incubator, Greentown Labs. These
assets support an unmatched community of innovators, and they deepen the regions
culture of innovation.

Nowhere is this innovation culture more evident than in the states globally leading
research institutions, such as MIT and Harvard. These institutions serve as sources of
technological innovation, engines of new business formation, and pipelines of new
talent. MIT talent has drawn the largest technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences
firms in the world to Kendall Square, and the university recently launched a $1.4 billion
redevelopment of Kendall Square. A recent Wired article dubbed the center of MITs
campus, the corner Main and Vassar in Kendall Square, as the worlds most innovative
intersection, and noted that MIT alumni are responsible for 6,900 current
Massachusetts startups.

Paul McMorrow
Director of policy and communications
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
617-788-3652 office
617-680-3849 cell

<project project innovation one-pager.docx>

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McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
RE: new innovation draft
Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:46:55 PM

Ok. wasnt sure how much of this was explicitly a pitch versus informational. Making that change
now

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:46 PM
To: McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Subject: Re: new innovation draft

Paul there was a sentence Jay had in mind around "GE can plug into and benefit by this ecosystem" I recommend that you add that somewhere and send to Steve. Question - is there a logical title for
this?
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:39 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED) <paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
Attached and pasted below

Massachusetts possesses the nations best-educated workforce, and the states deep
base of talent has allowed Massachusetts firms to build the deepest and most robust
innovation economy in the United States.
Roughly 40 percent of the Massachusetts workforce is employed in the innovation
economy a greater share than any other state. These employees work in a diverse
base of innovation clusters, including medical delivery, information technology, clean
energy, and the life sciences. In addition, Massachusetts firms, and Massachusetts
researchers, are driving dynamic growth in several emerging technology clusters,
including robotics, big data, cyber security, and digital health care.

As a share of GDP, Massachusetts attracts more venture capital investment, more


federal research and development funding, and more National Institutes of Health
funding, than any state in the US.

Massachusetts is also the national leader in patents per capita, and the state now
boasts the fastest rate of new business formation in the country. The Commonwealth
sits atop leading innovation economy indexes, including the Milken Institutes State
Tech and Science Index, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundations
State New Economy Index.

Massachusetts has prioritized investments in public-private research partnerships that


unlock emerging technologies, and lead to private sector job growth in innovation
sectors. In the past year, Massachusetts has committed up to $88 million in matching
funds for the implementation of public-private research projects, under the federal
National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) advanced manufacturing
competition. Massachusetts is participating in 3 NNMI advanced manufacturing
research centers: an MIT-led center for Integrated Photonics, a UMass Amherst-led
center for Flexible Hybrid Electronics, and a center on Revolutionary Fibers and
Textiles that will soon be awarded to MIT or UMass Lowell. These research
partnerships will bring together university researchers and private-sector partners in
collision spaces that advance the rapid commercialization and adoption of
revolutionary technologies.

Greater Boston possesses a mature, and expanding, infrastructure for supporting


innovation. The regions innovation infrastructure includes the Cambridge Innovation
Center, a collaborative workspace that has launched some of Cambridges largest tech
firms; LabCentral, a shared laboratory space for high-growth biotechs; Harvards
Innovation Lab; and the countrys largest cleantech incubator, Greentown Labs. These
assets support an unmatched community of innovators, and they deepen the regions
culture of innovation.

Nowhere is this innovation culture more evident than in the states globally leading
research institutions, such as MIT and Harvard. These institutions serve as sources of
technological innovation, engines of new business formation, and pipelines of new
talent. MIT talent has drawn the largest technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences
firms in the world to Kendall Square, and the university recently launched a $1.4 billion
redevelopment of Kendall Square. A recent Wired article dubbed the center of MITs
campus, the corner Main and Vassar in Kendall Square, as the worlds most innovative
intersection, and noted that MIT alumni are responsible for 6,900 current
Massachusetts startups.

Paul McMorrow
Director of policy and communications
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
617-788-3652 office
617-680-3849 cell

<project project innovation one-pager.docx>

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Re: new innovation draft
Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:49:06 PM

Steve may have a different view and he will likely edit so let's get him the content asap.
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:46 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
<paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Ok. wasnt sure how much of this was explicitly a pitch versus informational. Making
that change now

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:46 PM
To: McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Subject: Re: new innovation draft

Paul there was a sentence Jay had in mind around "GE can plug into and benefit by this
ecosystem" - I recommend that you add that somewhere and send to Steve. Question
- is there a logical title for this?
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:39 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
<paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Attached and pasted below

Massachusetts possesses the nations best-educated workforce, and the


states deep base of talent has allowed Massachusetts firms to build the
deepest and most robust innovation economy in the United States.
Roughly 40 percent of the Massachusetts workforce is employed in the
innovation economy a greater share than any other state. These
employees work in a diverse base of innovation clusters, including
medical delivery, information technology, clean energy, and the life
sciences. In addition, Massachusetts firms, and Massachusetts
researchers, are driving dynamic growth in several emerging technology
clusters, including robotics, big data, cyber security, and digital health
care.

As a share of GDP, Massachusetts attracts more venture capital

investment, more federal research and development funding, and more


National Institutes of Health funding, than any state in the US.

Massachusetts is also the national leader in patents per capita, and the
state now boasts the fastest rate of new business formation in the
country. The Commonwealth sits atop leading innovation economy
indexes, including the Milken Institutes State Tech and Science Index,
and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundations State New
Economy Index.

Massachusetts has prioritized investments in public-private research


partnerships that unlock emerging technologies, and lead to private
sector job growth in innovation sectors. In the past year, Massachusetts
has committed up to $88 million in matching funds for the
implementation of public-private research projects, under the federal
National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) advanced
manufacturing competition. Massachusetts is participating in 3 NNMI
advanced manufacturing research centers: an MIT-led center for
Integrated Photonics, a UMass Amherst-led center for Flexible Hybrid
Electronics, and a center on Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles that will
soon be awarded to MIT or UMass Lowell. These research partnerships
will bring together university researchers and private-sector partners in
collision spaces that advance the rapid commercialization and adoption
of revolutionary technologies.

Greater Boston possesses a mature, and expanding, infrastructure for


supporting innovation. The regions innovation infrastructure includes the
Cambridge Innovation Center, a collaborative workspace that has
launched some of Cambridges largest tech firms; LabCentral, a shared
laboratory space for high-growth biotechs; Harvards Innovation Lab; and
the countrys largest cleantech incubator, Greentown Labs. These assets
support an unmatched community of innovators, and they deepen the
regions culture of innovation.

Nowhere is this innovation culture more evident than in the states


globally leading research institutions, such as MIT and Harvard. These
institutions serve as sources of technological innovation, engines of new
business formation, and pipelines of new talent. MIT talent has drawn the
largest technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences firms in the world to
Kendall Square, and the university recently launched a $1.4 billion
redevelopment of Kendall Square. A recent Wired article dubbed the
center of MITs campus, the corner Main and Vassar in Kendall Square, as
the worlds most innovative intersection, and noted that MIT alumni
are responsible for 6,900 current Massachusetts startups.


Paul McMorrow
Director of policy and communications
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
617-788-3652 office
617-680-3849 cell

<project project innovation one-pager.docx>

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McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Innovation one-pager
Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:49:49 PM
MA innovation one-pager.docx

Attached and pasted below

Massachusetts possesses the nations best-educated workforce, and the states deep base of talent
has allowed Massachusetts firms to build the deepest and most robust innovation economy in the
United States.
Roughly 40 percent of the Massachusetts workforce is employed in the innovation economy a
greater share than any other state. These employees work in a diverse base of innovation clusters,
including medical delivery, information technology, clean energy, and the life sciences. In addition,
Massachusetts firms, and Massachusetts researchers, are driving dynamic growth in several
emerging technology clusters, including robotics, big data, cyber security, and digital health care.

As a share of GDP, Massachusetts attracts more venture capital investment, more federal research
and development funding, and more National Institutes of Health funding, than any state in the US.

Massachusetts is also the national leader in patents per capita, and the state now boasts the fastest
rate of new business formation in the country. The Commonwealth sits atop leading innovation
economy indexes, including the Milken Institutes State Tech and Science Index, and the Information
Technology and Innovation Foundations State New Economy Index.

Massachusetts has prioritized investments in public-private research partnerships that unlock


emerging technologies, and lead to private sector job growth in innovation sectors. In the past year,
Massachusetts has committed up to $88 million in matching funds for the implementation of publicprivate research projects, under the federal National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
advanced manufacturing competition. Massachusetts is participating in 3 NNMI advanced
manufacturing research centers: an MIT-led center for Integrated Photonics, a UMass Amherst-led
center for Flexible Hybrid Electronics, and a center on Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles that will
soon be awarded to MIT or UMass Lowell. These research partnerships will bring together university
researchers and private-sector partners in collision spaces that advance the rapid commercialization
and adoption of revolutionary technologies.

Greater Boston possesses a mature, and expanding, infrastructure for supporting innovation. The
regions innovation infrastructure includes the Cambridge Innovation Center, a collaborative
workspace that has launched some of Cambridges largest tech firms; LabCentral, a shared
laboratory space for high-growth biotechs; Harvards Innovation Lab; and the countrys largest
cleantech incubator, Greentown Labs. These assets support an unmatched community of
innovators, and they deepen the regions culture of innovation. GE can plug into and benefit from
this innovation ecosystem.

Nowhere is this innovation culture more evident than in the states globally leading research
institutions, such as MIT and Harvard. These institutions serve as sources of technological

innovation, engines of new business formation, and pipelines of new talent. MIT talent has drawn
the largest technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences firms in the world to Kendall Square, and
the university recently launched a $1.4 billion redevelopment of Kendall Square. A recent Wired
article dubbed the center of MITs campus, the corner Main and Vassar in Kendall Square, as the
worlds most innovative intersection, and noted that MIT alumni are responsible for 6,900 current
Massachusetts startups.

Paul McMorrow
Director of policy and communications
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
617-788-3652 office
617-680-3849 cell

Massachusetts possesses the nations best-educated workforce, and the states deep
base of talent has allowed Massachusetts firms to build the deepest and most robust
innovation economy in the United States.
Roughly 40 percent of the Massachusetts workforce is employed in the innovation
economy a greater share than any other state. These employees work in a diverse
base of innovation clusters, including medical delivery, information technology, clean
energy, and the life sciences. In addition, Massachusetts firms, and Massachusetts
researchers, are driving dynamic growth in several emerging technology clusters,
including robotics, big data, cyber security, and digital health care.
As a share of GDP, Massachusetts attracts more venture capital investment, more
federal research and development funding, and more National Institutes of Health
funding, than any state in the US.
Massachusetts is also the national leader in patents per capita, and the state now boasts
the fastest rate of new business formation in the country. The Commonwealth sits atop
leading innovation economy indexes, including the Milken Institutes State Tech and
Science Index, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundations State New
Economy Index.
Massachusetts has prioritized investments in public-private research partnerships that
unlock emerging technologies, and lead to private sector job growth in innovation
sectors. In the past year, Massachusetts has committed up to $88 million in matching
funds for the implementation of public-private research projects, under the federal
National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) advanced manufacturing
competition. Massachusetts is participating in 3 NNMI advanced manufacturing
research centers: an MIT-led center for Integrated Photonics, a UMass Amherst-led
center for Flexible Hybrid Electronics, and a center on Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles
that will soon be awarded to MIT or UMass Lowell. These research partnerships will
bring together university researchers and private-sector partners in collision spaces that
advance the rapid commercialization and adoption of revolutionary technologies.
Greater Boston possesses a mature, and expanding, infrastructure for supporting
innovation. The regions innovation infrastructure includes the Cambridge Innovation
Center, a collaborative workspace that has launched some of Cambridges largest tech
firms; LabCentral, a shared laboratory space for high-growth biotechs; Harvards
Innovation Lab; and the countrys largest cleantech incubator, Greentown Labs. These
assets support an unmatched community of innovators, and they deepen the regions
culture of innovation. GE can plug into and benefit from this innovation ecosystem.
Nowhere is this innovation culture more evident than in the states globally leading
research institutions, such as MIT and Harvard. These institutions serve as sources of
technological innovation, engines of new business formation, and pipelines of new

talent. MIT talent has drawn the largest technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences
firms in the world to Kendall Square, and the university recently launched a $1.4 billion
redevelopment of Kendall Square. A recent Wired article dubbed the center of MITs
campus, the corner Main and Vassar in Kendall Square, as the worlds most innovative
intersection, and noted that MIT alumni are responsible for 6,900 current
Massachusetts startups.

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To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
RE: new innovation draft
Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:50:07 PM

Done. Standing by for edits if any are needed.

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:49 PM
To: McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Subject: Re: new innovation draft

Steve may have a different view and he will likely edit so let's get him the content asap.
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:46 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED) <paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
Ok. wasnt sure how much of this was explicitly a pitch versus informational. Making
that change now

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:46 PM
To: McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Subject: Re: new innovation draft

Paul there was a sentence Jay had in mind around "GE can plug into and benefit by this
ecosystem" - I recommend that you add that somewhere and send to Steve. Question
- is there a logical title for this?
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:39 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
<paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Attached and pasted below

Massachusetts possesses the nations best-educated workforce, and the


states deep base of talent has allowed Massachusetts firms to build the
deepest and most robust innovation economy in the United States.
Roughly 40 percent of the Massachusetts workforce is employed in the
innovation economy a greater share than any other state. These

employees work in a diverse base of innovation clusters, including


medical delivery, information technology, clean energy, and the life
sciences. In addition, Massachusetts firms, and Massachusetts
researchers, are driving dynamic growth in several emerging technology
clusters, including robotics, big data, cyber security, and digital health
care.

As a share of GDP, Massachusetts attracts more venture capital


investment, more federal research and development funding, and more
National Institutes of Health funding, than any state in the US.

Massachusetts is also the national leader in patents per capita, and the
state now boasts the fastest rate of new business formation in the
country. The Commonwealth sits atop leading innovation economy
indexes, including the Milken Institutes State Tech and Science Index,
and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundations State New
Economy Index.

Massachusetts has prioritized investments in public-private research


partnerships that unlock emerging technologies, and lead to private
sector job growth in innovation sectors. In the past year, Massachusetts
has committed up to $88 million in matching funds for the
implementation of public-private research projects, under the federal
National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) advanced
manufacturing competition. Massachusetts is participating in 3 NNMI
advanced manufacturing research centers: an MIT-led center for
Integrated Photonics, a UMass Amherst-led center for Flexible Hybrid
Electronics, and a center on Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles that will
soon be awarded to MIT or UMass Lowell. These research partnerships
will bring together university researchers and private-sector partners in
collision spaces that advance the rapid commercialization and adoption
of revolutionary technologies.

Greater Boston possesses a mature, and expanding, infrastructure for


supporting innovation. The regions innovation infrastructure includes the
Cambridge Innovation Center, a collaborative workspace that has
launched some of Cambridges largest tech firms; LabCentral, a shared
laboratory space for high-growth biotechs; Harvards Innovation Lab; and
the countrys largest cleantech incubator, Greentown Labs. These assets
support an unmatched community of innovators, and they deepen the
regions culture of innovation.

Nowhere is this innovation culture more evident than in the states


globally leading research institutions, such as MIT and Harvard. These
institutions serve as sources of technological innovation, engines of new

business formation, and pipelines of new talent. MIT talent has drawn the
largest technology, pharmaceutical and life sciences firms in the world to
Kendall Square, and the university recently launched a $1.4 billion
redevelopment of Kendall Square. A recent Wired article dubbed the
center of MITs campus, the corner Main and Vassar in Kendall Square, as
the worlds most innovative intersection, and noted that MIT alumni
are responsible for 6,900 current Massachusetts startups.

Paul McMorrow
Director of policy and communications
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
617-788-3652 office
617-680-3849 cell

<project project innovation one-pager.docx>

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Re: new innovation draft
Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:50:54 PM

Thanks!
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:50 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
<paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Done. Standing by for edits if any are needed.

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:49 PM
To: McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Subject: Re: new innovation draft

Steve may have a different view and he will likely edit so let's get him the content asap.
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:46 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
<paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Ok. wasnt sure how much of this was explicitly a pitch versus
informational. Making that change now

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:46 PM
To: McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Subject: Re: new innovation draft

Paul there was a sentence Jay had in mind around "GE can plug into and
benefit by this ecosystem" - I recommend that you add that somewhere
and send to Steve. Question - is there a logical title for this?
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 17, 2015, at 3:39 PM, McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
<paul.mcmorrow@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:

Attached and pasted below

Massachusetts possesses the nations best-educated


workforce, and the states deep base of talent has allowed
Massachusetts firms to build the deepest and most robust
innovation economy in the United States.
Roughly 40 percent of the Massachusetts workforce is
employed in the innovation economy a greater share than
any other state. These employees work in a diverse base of
innovation clusters, including medical delivery, information
technology, clean energy, and the life sciences. In addition,
Massachusetts firms, and Massachusetts researchers, are
driving dynamic growth in several emerging technology
clusters, including robotics, big data, cyber security, and
digital health care.

As a share of GDP, Massachusetts attracts more venture


capital investment, more federal research and development
funding, and more National Institutes of Health funding,
than any state in the US.

Massachusetts is also the national leader in patents per


capita, and the state now boasts the fastest rate of new
business formation in the country. The Commonwealth sits
atop leading innovation economy indexes, including the
Milken Institutes State Tech and Science Index, and the
Information Technology and Innovation Foundations State
New Economy Index.

Massachusetts has prioritized investments in public-private


research partnerships that unlock emerging technologies,
and lead to private sector job growth in innovation sectors.
In the past year, Massachusetts has committed up to $88
million in matching funds for the implementation of publicprivate research projects, under the federal National
Network Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) advanced
manufacturing competition. Massachusetts is participating
in 3 NNMI advanced manufacturing research centers: an
MIT-led center for Integrated Photonics, a UMass Amherstled center for Flexible Hybrid Electronics, and a center on
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Massachusetts startups.

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Director of policy and communications
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
617-788-3652 office
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<project project innovation one-pager.docx>

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Fwd: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:48:02 AM

Could Marty and her team at MassDev help with chasing down some of this research?
Jen -- could Ben or others help?
Thx.
Steve
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: December 18, 2015 at 6:28:19 PM EST
To: "Kelleher, Michael (GOV)" <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Zarrella, Lily (GOV)" <lily.zarrella@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Weikel,
Adam (GOV)" <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
If you aren't already, please look at US News and World Report.

Can you also research the # of scientists, engineers who:


-work in the area and a comparative % of the total in the US, World, or whatever
makes sense
-were educated in the area

Total # of engineers and scientists going to school in the Boston metro area and
how many graduate each year and what % that may be of the total in the US

More to come!
From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 5:00 PM
To: Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?


Great!!
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 18, 2015, at 4:14 PM, Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
<Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Steve,

Thanks for the additional guidance for the war on talent materials. Lily
and I were able to add a few slides based on previous direction you and
Adam provided. We are going to plow through the list of additional items
(as outlined below, assigned to Lily or myself) and will send you a revised
PPT later this evening/first thing tomorrow for your review and additional
edits.

list of universities in the top 50 - mk


list of the top colleges - mk
Top 10 engineering schools - mk
Top Schools for Innovation in the United States- mk
Top schools or departments for the sciences - mk
# of international students going to school in Boston, what
specialties - mk
Top academic medical centers - mk
List of GE locations around the country/world and an indication of
how many of their leaders went to school here mk
# of international patients traveling to Boston AMCs to receive care
mk
Insert language from innovation one pager that HED put together Lily
List of all the bio tech, IT, pharma, etc firms that have determined to
locate, grow here in the last few years. (Vertex, Shire, Novartis, Pfizer,
Siemens...and all the small firms) - HED
Locations of all the company's national and international locations
with a map showing flights from Logan - Massport

Thanks,
Michael

-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:53 PM
To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Cc: Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)

Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Adam, Michael, Lily,

Ok for you to add more slides on the war on talent idea. I am


remembering a pretty rich set of them that we cut back on in later
versions. More to review/include is better now.

Include a list of universities in the top 50? Also a list of the top colleges?

Top 10 engineering schools?


Top schools for innovation?
Top schools or departments for the sciences?
# of international students going to school in Boston, and if possible in
what specialties? I remember lists that would show this.

Top academic medical centers?

Include information where the top firms go to recruit talent?

List of GE locations around the country/world and an indication of how


many of their leaders went to school here?

...you get the idea!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 18, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Weikel, Adam (GOV)


<adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Great!
> I added a few slides overnight and brought Michael into the loop this
morning.
> He will keep building and send us something revised this afternoon. He
is also able to help and edit over the weekend.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 6:46 AM
> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
> Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>
> Not a problem!

> We may have more time and I will let you know.
> Please think if this is something to assign to Michael. It may be good to
see what he can do with something like this!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 17, 2015, at 9:55 PM, Weikel, Adam (GOV)
<adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Steve. Good to hear we have a little more time.
>>
>> I know this is an important assignment and I feel guilty responding with
an excuse. I'm usually all over these kinds of assignments, but we are
driving to North Carolina on Saturday/Sunday for a week with the family.
>> I can find a couple more hours to work on it Friday but I just don't think
I can do any major work by Monday.
>>
>> I will review the info from Sec Ash to see what I can incorporate and I'll
try to add a couple more slides to fill-in the story.
>>
>> I hope this isn't a huge problem.
>> -Adam
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:19 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>>
>> Wow!
>> This is terrific!
>>
>> We just got the word that rather than making a decision this week,
that they will not make a decision until mid-January.
>> So both the good and bad news is that we have more time.
>>
>> With this in mind, what further would you do by Monday?
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:50 PM
>> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>>

>> I'm sorry it is so late.


>> We only had a 20 min break midday and 10 minutes in the afternoon.
>> Attached is what I came up with
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:38 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>>
>> Thx.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Saturday, December 19, 2015 4:10:02 PM

I can check in with MassDev Steve. I think MassTech mightbe another good option and I will check there too.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:48 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Fwd: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Could Marty and her team at MassDev help with chasing down some of this research?
Jen -- could Ben or others help?
Thx.
Steve
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: December 18, 2015 at 6:28:19 PM EST
To: "Kelleher, Michael (GOV)" <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Zarrella, Lily (GOV)" <lily.zarrella@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Weikel, Adam (GOV)"
<adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
If you aren't already, please look at US News and World Report.

Can you also research the # of scientists, engineers who:


-work in the area and a comparative % of the total in the US, World, or whatever makes sense
-were educated in the area

Total # of engineers and scientists going to school in the Boston metro area and how many graduate each year and
what % that may be of the total in the US

More to come!

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 5:00 PM
To: Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Great!!
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 18, 2015, at 4:14 PM, Kelleher, Michael (GOV) <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:

Steve,

Thanks for the additional guidance for the war on talent materials. Lily
and I were able to add a few slides based on previous direction you and
Adam provided. We are going to plow through the list of additional items
(as outlined below, assigned to Lily or myself) and will send you a revised
PPT later this evening/first thing tomorrow for your review and additional

edits.

list of universities in the top 50 - mk


list of the top colleges - mk
Top 10 engineering schools - mk
Top Schools for Innovation in the United States- mk
Top schools or departments for the sciences - mk
# of international students going to school in Boston, what
specialties - mk
Top academic medical centers - mk
List of GE locations around the country/world and an indication of
how many of their leaders went to school here mk
# of international patients traveling to Boston AMCs to receive care
mk
Insert language from innovation one pager that HED put together Lily
List of all the bio tech, IT, pharma, etc firms that have determined to
locate, grow here in the last few years. (Vertex, Shire, Novartis, Pfizer,
Siemens...and all the small firms) - HED
Locations of all the company's national and international locations
with a map showing flights from Logan - Massport

Thanks,
Michael

-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:53 PM
To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Cc: Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Adam, Michael, Lily,

Ok for you to add more slides on the war on talent idea. I am


remembering a pretty rich set of them that we cut back on in later
versions. More to review/include is better now.

Include a list of universities in the top 50? Also a list of the top colleges?

Top 10 engineering schools?


Top schools for innovation?
Top schools or departments for the sciences?
# of international students going to school in Boston, and if possible in
what specialties? I remember lists that would show this.


Top academic medical centers?

Include information where the top firms go to recruit talent?

List of GE locations around the country/world and an indication of how


many of their leaders went to school here?

...you get the idea!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 18, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Weikel, Adam (GOV)


<adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Great!
> I added a few slides overnight and brought Michael into the loop this
morning.
> He will keep building and send us something revised this afternoon. He
is also able to help and edit over the weekend.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 6:46 AM
> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
> Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>
> Not a problem!
> We may have more time and I will let you know.
> Please think if this is something to assign to Michael. It may be good to
see what he can do with something like this!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 17, 2015, at 9:55 PM, Weikel, Adam (GOV)
<adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Steve. Good to hear we have a little more time.
>>
>> I know this is an important assignment and I feel guilty responding with
an excuse. I'm usually all over these kinds of assignments, but we are
driving to North Carolina on Saturday/Sunday for a week with the family.
>> I can find a couple more hours to work on it Friday but I just don't think

I can do any major work by Monday.


>>
>> I will review the info from Sec Ash to see what I can incorporate and I'll
try to add a couple more slides to fill-in the story.
>>
>> I hope this isn't a huge problem.
>> -Adam
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:19 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>>
>> Wow!
>> This is terrific!
>>
>> We just got the word that rather than making a decision this week,
that they will not make a decision until mid-January.
>> So both the good and bad news is that we have more time.
>>
>> With this in mind, what further would you do by Monday?
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:50 PM
>> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>>
>> I'm sorry it is so late.
>> We only had a 20 min break midday and 10 minutes in the afternoon.
>> Attached is what I came up with
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:38 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>>
>> Thx.
>>

>> Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Saturday, December 19, 2015 4:24:07 PM

Please see what they can pull together for the end of the day Tuesday.
Contacting both entities would be helpful.
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:10 PM, Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
I can check in with MassDev Steve. I think MassTech mightbe another good option and I will check there too.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:48 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan,
Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Fwd: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Could Marty and her team at MassDev help with chasing down some of this research?
Jen -- could Ben or others help?
Thx.
Steve
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: December 18, 2015 at 6:28:19 PM EST
To: "Kelleher, Michael (GOV)" <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Zarrella, Lily (GOV)" <lily.zarrella@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Weikel, Adam (GOV)"
<adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
If you aren't already, please look at US News and World Report.

Can you also research the # of scientists, engineers who:


-work in the area and a comparative % of the total in the US, World, or whatever makes sense
-were educated in the area

Total # of engineers and scientists going to school in the Boston metro area and how many graduate
each year and what % that may be of the total in the US

More to come!

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 5:00 PM
To: Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Great!!
Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 18, 2015, at 4:14 PM, Kelleher, Michael (GOV) <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US>


wrote:

Steve,

Thanks for the additional guidance for the war on talent


materials. Lily and I were able to add a few slides based on
previous direction you and Adam provided. We are going to
plow through the list of additional items (as outlined below,
assigned to Lily or myself) and will send you a revised PPT
later this evening/first thing tomorrow for your review and
additional edits.

list of universities in the top 50 - mk


list of the top colleges - mk
Top 10 engineering schools - mk
Top Schools for Innovation in the United States- mk
Top schools or departments for the sciences - mk
# of international students going to school in Boston,
what specialties - mk
Top academic medical centers - mk
List of GE locations around the country/world and an
indication of how many of their leaders went to school here
mk
# of international patients traveling to Boston AMCs to
receive care mk
Insert language from innovation one pager that HED
put together - Lily
List of all the bio tech, IT, pharma, etc firms that have
determined to locate, grow here in the last few years.
(Vertex, Shire, Novartis, Pfizer, Siemens...and all the small
firms) - HED
Locations of all the company's national and
international locations with a map showing flights from
Logan - Massport

Thanks,
Michael

-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:53 PM
To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Cc: Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Adam, Michael, Lily,

Ok for you to add more slides on the war on talent idea. I am


remembering a pretty rich set of them that we cut back on
in later versions. More to review/include is better now.

Include a list of universities in the top 50? Also a list of the


top colleges?

Top 10 engineering schools?


Top schools for innovation?
Top schools or departments for the sciences?
# of international students going to school in Boston, and if
possible in what specialties? I remember lists that would
show this.

Top academic medical centers?

Include information where the top firms go to recruit talent?

List of GE locations around the country/world and an


indication of how many of their leaders went to school
here?

...you get the idea!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 18, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Weikel, Adam (GOV)


<adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Great!
> I added a few slides overnight and brought Michael into
the loop this morning.
> He will keep building and send us something revised this
afternoon. He is also able to help and edit over the
weekend.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 6:46 AM
> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
> Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent

materials?
>
> Not a problem!
> We may have more time and I will let you know.
> Please think if this is something to assign to Michael. It may
be good to see what he can do with something like this!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 17, 2015, at 9:55 PM, Weikel, Adam (GOV)
<adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Steve. Good to hear we have a little more time.
>>
>> I know this is an important assignment and I feel guilty
responding with an excuse. I'm usually all over these kinds
of assignments, but we are driving to North Carolina on
Saturday/Sunday for a week with the family.
>> I can find a couple more hours to work on it Friday but I
just don't think I can do any major work by Monday.
>>
>> I will review the info from Sec Ash to see what I can
incorporate and I'll try to add a couple more slides to fill-in
the story.
>>
>> I hope this isn't a huge problem.
>> -Adam
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:19 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent
materials?
>>
>> Wow!
>> This is terrific!
>>
>> We just got the word that rather than making a decision
this week, that they will not make a decision until midJanuary.
>> So both the good and bad news is that we have more
time.
>>

>> With this in mind, what further would you do by


Monday?
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:50 PM
>> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent
materials?
>>
>> I'm sorry it is so late.
>> We only had a 20 min break midday and 10 minutes in
the afternoon.
>> Attached is what I came up with
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:38 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
>>
>> Thx.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Saturday, December 19, 2015 5:11:40 PM

Ok
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
<steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Please see what they can pull together for the end of the day Tuesday.
Contacting both entities would be helpful.
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:10 PM, Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
I can check in with MassDev Steve. I think MassTech mightbe another good option and I will check
there too.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:48 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF);
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Fwd: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Could Marty and her team at MassDev help with chasing down some of this research?
Jen -- could Ben or others help?
Thx.
Steve
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: December 18, 2015 at 6:28:19 PM EST
To: "Kelleher, Michael (GOV)" <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Zarrella, Lily (GOV)" <lily.zarrella@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Weikel, Adam
(GOV)" <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
If you aren't already, please look at US News and World Report.

Can you also research the # of scientists, engineers who:


-work in the area and a comparative % of the total in the US, World, or whatever
makes sense
-were educated in the area

Total # of engineers and scientists going to school in the Boston metro area and
how many graduate each year and what % that may be of the total in the US

More to come!

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 5:00 PM
To: Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Great!!
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 18, 2015, at 4:14 PM, Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
<Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:

Steve,

Thanks for the additional guidance for the war


on talent materials. Lily and I were able to
add a few slides based on previous direction
you and Adam provided. We are going to plow
through the list of additional items (as outlined
below, assigned to Lily or myself) and will send
you a revised PPT later this evening/first thing
tomorrow for your review and additional edits.

list of universities in the top 50 - mk


list of the top colleges - mk
Top 10 engineering schools - mk
Top Schools for Innovation in the United
States- mk
Top schools or departments for the
sciences - mk
# of international students going to school
in Boston, what specialties - mk
Top academic medical centers - mk
List of GE locations around the
country/world and an indication of how many
of their leaders went to school here mk
# of international patients traveling to
Boston AMCs to receive care mk
Insert language from innovation one
pager that HED put together - Lily
List of all the bio tech, IT, pharma, etc
firms that have determined to locate, grow
here in the last few years. (Vertex, Shire,
Novartis, Pfizer, Siemens...and all the small
firms) - HED
Locations of all the company's national
and international locations with a map

showing flights from Logan - Massport

Thanks,
Michael

-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:53 PM
To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Cc: Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?

Adam, Michael, Lily,

Ok for you to add more slides on the war on


talent idea. I am remembering a pretty rich set
of them that we cut back on in later versions.
More to review/include is better now.

Include a list of universities in the top 50? Also


a list of the top colleges?

Top 10 engineering schools?


Top schools for innovation?
Top schools or departments for the sciences?
# of international students going to school in
Boston, and if possible in what specialties? I
remember lists that would show this.

Top academic medical centers?

Include information where the top firms go to


recruit talent?

List of GE locations around the country/world


and an indication of how many of their leaders
went to school here?

...you get the idea!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 18, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Weikel, Adam


(GOV) <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>

wrote:
>
> Great!
> I added a few slides overnight and brought
Michael into the loop this morning.
> He will keep building and send us something
revised this afternoon. He is also able to help
and edit over the weekend.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 6:46 AM
> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
> Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>
> Not a problem!
> We may have more time and I will let you
know.
> Please think if this is something to assign to
Michael. It may be good to see what he can do
with something like this!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 17, 2015, at 9:55 PM, Weikel, Adam
(GOV) <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Steve. Good to hear we have a little
more time.
>>
>> I know this is an important assignment and I
feel guilty responding with an excuse. I'm
usually all over these kinds of assignments, but
we are driving to North Carolina on
Saturday/Sunday for a week with the family.
>> I can find a couple more hours to work on it
Friday but I just don't think I can do any major
work by Monday.
>>
>> I will review the info from Sec Ash to see
what I can incorporate and I'll try to add a

couple more slides to fill-in the story.


>>
>> I hope this isn't a huge problem.
>> -Adam
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:19 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> Wow!
>> This is terrific!
>>
>> We just got the word that rather than
making a decision this week, that they will not
make a decision until mid-January.
>> So both the good and bad news is that we
have more time.
>>
>> With this in mind, what further would you
do by Monday?
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:50 PM
>> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> I'm sorry it is so late.
>> We only had a 20 min break midday and 10
minutes in the afternoon.
>> Attached is what I came up with
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:38 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: Any idea of timing for War on

Talent materials?
>>
>> Thx.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Saturday, December 19, 2015 5:26:15 PM

Mike and I will talk

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)" <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/19/2015 5:11 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Lepore, Kristen (ANF)"
<kristen.lepore@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)"
<Jennifer.F.Sullivan@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Ok
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
<steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Please see what they can pull together for the end of the day Tuesday.
Contacting both entities would be helpful.
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:10 PM, Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
I can check in with MassDev Steve. I think MassTech mightbe another good option and I will check
there too.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:48 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF);
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Fwd: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Could Marty and her team at MassDev help with chasing down some of this research?
Jen -- could Ben or others help?
Thx.
Steve

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: December 18, 2015 at 6:28:19 PM EST
To: "Kelleher, Michael (GOV)" <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Zarrella, Lily (GOV)" <lily.zarrella@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Weikel, Adam
(GOV)" <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
If you aren't already, please look at US News and World Report.

Can you also research the # of scientists, engineers who:


-work in the area and a comparative % of the total in the US, World, or whatever
makes sense
-were educated in the area

Total # of engineers and scientists going to school in the Boston metro area and
how many graduate each year and what % that may be of the total in the US

More to come!

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 5:00 PM
To: Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Great!!
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 18, 2015, at 4:14 PM, Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
<Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:

Steve,

Thanks for the additional guidance for the war


on talent materials. Lily and I were able to
add a few slides based on previous direction
you and Adam provided. We are going to plow
through the list of additional items (as outlined
below, assigned to Lily or myself) and will send
you a revised PPT later this evening/first thing
tomorrow for your review and additional edits.

list of universities in the top 50 - mk


list of the top colleges - mk
Top 10 engineering schools - mk
Top Schools for Innovation in the United
States- mk
Top schools or departments for the
sciences - mk
# of international students going to school
in Boston, what specialties - mk

Top academic medical centers - mk


List of GE locations around the
country/world and an indication of how many
of their leaders went to school here mk
# of international patients traveling to
Boston AMCs to receive care mk
Insert language from innovation one
pager that HED put together - Lily
List of all the bio tech, IT, pharma, etc
firms that have determined to locate, grow
here in the last few years. (Vertex, Shire,
Novartis, Pfizer, Siemens...and all the small
firms) - HED
Locations of all the company's national
and international locations with a map
showing flights from Logan - Massport

Thanks,
Michael

-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:53 PM
To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Cc: Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?

Adam, Michael, Lily,

Ok for you to add more slides on the war on


talent idea. I am remembering a pretty rich set
of them that we cut back on in later versions.
More to review/include is better now.

Include a list of universities in the top 50? Also


a list of the top colleges?

Top 10 engineering schools?


Top schools for innovation?
Top schools or departments for the sciences?
# of international students going to school in
Boston, and if possible in what specialties? I
remember lists that would show this.

Top academic medical centers?

Include information where the top firms go to


recruit talent?

List of GE locations around the country/world


and an indication of how many of their leaders
went to school here?

...you get the idea!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 18, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Weikel, Adam


(GOV) <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
>
> Great!
> I added a few slides overnight and brought
Michael into the loop this morning.
> He will keep building and send us something
revised this afternoon. He is also able to help
and edit over the weekend.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 6:46 AM
> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
> Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>
> Not a problem!
> We may have more time and I will let you
know.
> Please think if this is something to assign to
Michael. It may be good to see what he can do
with something like this!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 17, 2015, at 9:55 PM, Weikel, Adam
(GOV) <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:

>>
>> Thanks Steve. Good to hear we have a little
more time.
>>
>> I know this is an important assignment and I
feel guilty responding with an excuse. I'm
usually all over these kinds of assignments, but
we are driving to North Carolina on
Saturday/Sunday for a week with the family.
>> I can find a couple more hours to work on it
Friday but I just don't think I can do any major
work by Monday.
>>
>> I will review the info from Sec Ash to see
what I can incorporate and I'll try to add a
couple more slides to fill-in the story.
>>
>> I hope this isn't a huge problem.
>> -Adam
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:19 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> Wow!
>> This is terrific!
>>
>> We just got the word that rather than
making a decision this week, that they will not
make a decision until mid-January.
>> So both the good and bad news is that we
have more time.
>>
>> With this in mind, what further would you
do by Monday?
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:50 PM
>> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on

Talent materials?
>>
>> I'm sorry it is so late.
>> We only had a 20 min break midday and 10
minutes in the afternoon.
>> Attached is what I came up with
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:38 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> Thx.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Sunday, December 20, 2015 7:29:39 AM

Jay, do you want to set a time to talk today?

From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 5:26 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Mike and I will talk

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)" <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/19/2015 5:11 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Lepore, Kristen (ANF)" <kristen.lepore@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Sullivan,
Jennifer F. (ANF)" <Jennifer.F.Sullivan@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Ok
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV) <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Please see what they can pull together for the end of the day Tuesday.
Contacting both entities would be helpful.
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:10 PM, Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
I can check in with MassDev Steve. I think MassTech mightbe another good option and I will check
there too.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:48 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF);
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Fwd: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Could Marty and her team at MassDev help with chasing down some of this research?
Jen -- could Ben or others help?
Thx.
Steve
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: December 18, 2015 at 6:28:19 PM EST
To: "Kelleher, Michael (GOV)" <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Zarrella, Lily (GOV)" <lily.zarrella@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Weikel, Adam
(GOV)" <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

If you aren't already, please look at US News and World Report.

Can you also research the # of scientists, engineers who:


-work in the area and a comparative % of the total in the US, World, or whatever
makes sense
-were educated in the area

Total # of engineers and scientists going to school in the Boston metro area and
how many graduate each year and what % that may be of the total in the US

More to come!

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 5:00 PM
To: Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Great!!
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 18, 2015, at 4:14 PM, Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
<Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:

Steve,

Thanks for the additional guidance for the war


on talent materials. Lily and I were able to
add a few slides based on previous direction
you and Adam provided. We are going to plow
through the list of additional items (as outlined
below, assigned to Lily or myself) and will send
you a revised PPT later this evening/first thing
tomorrow for your review and additional edits.

list of universities in the top 50 - mk


list of the top colleges - mk
Top 10 engineering schools - mk
Top Schools for Innovation in the United
States- mk
Top schools or departments for the
sciences - mk
# of international students going to school
in Boston, what specialties - mk
Top academic medical centers - mk
List of GE locations around the
country/world and an indication of how many
of their leaders went to school here mk
# of international patients traveling to
Boston AMCs to receive care mk
Insert language from innovation one

pager that HED put together - Lily


List of all the bio tech, IT, pharma, etc
firms that have determined to locate, grow
here in the last few years. (Vertex, Shire,
Novartis, Pfizer, Siemens...and all the small
firms) - HED
Locations of all the company's national
and international locations with a map
showing flights from Logan - Massport

Thanks,
Michael

-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:53 PM
To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Cc: Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?

Adam, Michael, Lily,

Ok for you to add more slides on the war on


talent idea. I am remembering a pretty rich set
of them that we cut back on in later versions.
More to review/include is better now.

Include a list of universities in the top 50? Also


a list of the top colleges?

Top 10 engineering schools?


Top schools for innovation?
Top schools or departments for the sciences?
# of international students going to school in
Boston, and if possible in what specialties? I
remember lists that would show this.

Top academic medical centers?

Include information where the top firms go to


recruit talent?

List of GE locations around the country/world


and an indication of how many of their leaders

went to school here?

...you get the idea!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 18, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Weikel, Adam


(GOV) <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
>
> Great!
> I added a few slides overnight and brought
Michael into the loop this morning.
> He will keep building and send us something
revised this afternoon. He is also able to help
and edit over the weekend.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 6:46 AM
> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
> Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>
> Not a problem!
> We may have more time and I will let you
know.
> Please think if this is something to assign to
Michael. It may be good to see what he can do
with something like this!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 17, 2015, at 9:55 PM, Weikel, Adam
(GOV) <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Steve. Good to hear we have a little
more time.
>>
>> I know this is an important assignment and I
feel guilty responding with an excuse. I'm
usually all over these kinds of assignments, but

we are driving to North Carolina on


Saturday/Sunday for a week with the family.
>> I can find a couple more hours to work on it
Friday but I just don't think I can do any major
work by Monday.
>>
>> I will review the info from Sec Ash to see
what I can incorporate and I'll try to add a
couple more slides to fill-in the story.
>>
>> I hope this isn't a huge problem.
>> -Adam
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:19 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> Wow!
>> This is terrific!
>>
>> We just got the word that rather than
making a decision this week, that they will not
make a decision until mid-January.
>> So both the good and bad news is that we
have more time.
>>
>> With this in mind, what further would you
do by Monday?
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:50 PM
>> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> I'm sorry it is so late.
>> We only had a 20 min break midday and 10
minutes in the afternoon.
>> Attached is what I came up with
>>

>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:38 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> Thx.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Sunday, December 20, 2015 7:30:41 AM

Jay, do you want to set a time to talk today?

From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 5:26 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Mike and I will talk

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)" <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/19/2015 5:11 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Lepore, Kristen (ANF)" <kristen.lepore@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Sullivan,
Jennifer F. (ANF)" <Jennifer.F.Sullivan@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Ok
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV) <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Please see what they can pull together for the end of the day Tuesday.
Contacting both entities would be helpful.
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 19, 2015, at 4:10 PM, Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
I can check in with MassDev Steve. I think MassTech mightbe another good option and I will check
there too.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2015 6:48 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF);
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
Subject: Fwd: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?
Could Marty and her team at MassDev help with chasing down some of this research?
Jen -- could Ben or others help?
Thx.
Steve
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: December 18, 2015 at 6:28:19 PM EST
To: "Kelleher, Michael (GOV)" <Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Zarrella, Lily (GOV)" <lily.zarrella@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Weikel, Adam
(GOV)" <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

If you aren't already, please look at US News and World Report.

Can you also research the # of scientists, engineers who:


-work in the area and a comparative % of the total in the US, World, or whatever
makes sense
-were educated in the area

Total # of engineers and scientists going to school in the Boston metro area and
how many graduate each year and what % that may be of the total in the US

More to come!

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 5:00 PM
To: Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
Cc: Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on Talent materials?

Great!!
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 18, 2015, at 4:14 PM, Kelleher, Michael (GOV)
<Michael.Kelleher@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:

Steve,

Thanks for the additional guidance for the war


on talent materials. Lily and I were able to
add a few slides based on previous direction
you and Adam provided. We are going to plow
through the list of additional items (as outlined
below, assigned to Lily or myself) and will send
you a revised PPT later this evening/first thing
tomorrow for your review and additional edits.

list of universities in the top 50 - mk


list of the top colleges - mk
Top 10 engineering schools - mk
Top Schools for Innovation in the United
States- mk
Top schools or departments for the
sciences - mk
# of international students going to school
in Boston, what specialties - mk
Top academic medical centers - mk
List of GE locations around the
country/world and an indication of how many
of their leaders went to school here mk
# of international patients traveling to
Boston AMCs to receive care mk
Insert language from innovation one

pager that HED put together - Lily


List of all the bio tech, IT, pharma, etc
firms that have determined to locate, grow
here in the last few years. (Vertex, Shire,
Novartis, Pfizer, Siemens...and all the small
firms) - HED
Locations of all the company's national
and international locations with a map
showing flights from Logan - Massport

Thanks,
Michael

-----Original Message----From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 2:53 PM
To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
Cc: Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV)
Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?

Adam, Michael, Lily,

Ok for you to add more slides on the war on


talent idea. I am remembering a pretty rich set
of them that we cut back on in later versions.
More to review/include is better now.

Include a list of universities in the top 50? Also


a list of the top colleges?

Top 10 engineering schools?


Top schools for innovation?
Top schools or departments for the sciences?
# of international students going to school in
Boston, and if possible in what specialties? I
remember lists that would show this.

Top academic medical centers?

Include information where the top firms go to


recruit talent?

List of GE locations around the country/world


and an indication of how many of their leaders

went to school here?

...you get the idea!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 18, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Weikel, Adam


(GOV) <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
>
> Great!
> I added a few slides overnight and brought
Michael into the loop this morning.
> He will keep building and send us something
revised this afternoon. He is also able to help
and edit over the weekend.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 6:46 AM
> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
> Subject: Re: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>
> Not a problem!
> We may have more time and I will let you
know.
> Please think if this is something to assign to
Michael. It may be good to see what he can do
with something like this!!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 17, 2015, at 9:55 PM, Weikel, Adam
(GOV) <adam.weikel@MassMail.State.MA.US>
wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Steve. Good to hear we have a little
more time.
>>
>> I know this is an important assignment and I
feel guilty responding with an excuse. I'm
usually all over these kinds of assignments, but

we are driving to North Carolina on


Saturday/Sunday for a week with the family.
>> I can find a couple more hours to work on it
Friday but I just don't think I can do any major
work by Monday.
>>
>> I will review the info from Sec Ash to see
what I can incorporate and I'll try to add a
couple more slides to fill-in the story.
>>
>> I hope this isn't a huge problem.
>> -Adam
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:19 PM
>> To: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> Wow!
>> This is terrific!
>>
>> We just got the word that rather than
making a decision this week, that they will not
make a decision until mid-January.
>> So both the good and bad news is that we
have more time.
>>
>> With this in mind, what further would you
do by Monday?
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Weikel, Adam (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:50 PM
>> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Any idea of timing for War on
Talent materials?
>>
>> I'm sorry it is so late.
>> We only had a 20 min break midday and 10
minutes in the afternoon.
>> Attached is what I came up with
>>

>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
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EOHED Clips 12.21
Monday, December 21, 2015 10:35:31 AM

Berkshire Eagle:Gov. Baker to bring grant for South County school collaborations
Berkshire Eagle:Labor official rolls out skills grant program
Springfield Repub:Chimelis: Soldiers' Home needs Baker's attention - now
Springfield Repub:Gov. Charlie Baker says administration focusing on Holyoke Soldiers' Home
WAMC:New Report Highlights Economic Impact Of Mass. Defense Industry
Boston Globe: Editorial: Ending Sunday overtime shouldnt cost retail workers
NECN: Fed's Rate Increase and 2016's Economic Outlook[VIDEO]
Lawrence Eagle-Trib: Polartec factory is too big for needs
Lynn Item: Editorial:Lynn on PATH to progress
Lynn Item: Lynn on PATH to growth
Providence Journal: John Kostrzewa: GE to R.I.? Don't bet on it
Boston Globe: Walsh gives tentative support for measure to rein in evictions
Boston Globe: AGs program helps towns clean up derelict buildings
Wicked Local Swampscott: Chamber of Commerce hosts breakfast with Gov. Baker in Lynn
WAMC: New Report Highlights Economic Impact Of Mass. Defense Industry

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Kirk, Carolyn (EOHED)
Looking for info on any of this
Monday, December 21, 2015 11:46:00 AM

list of universities in the top 50 - mk


list of the top colleges - mk
Top 10 engineering schools - mk
Top Schools for Innovation in the United States- mk
Top schools or departments for the sciences - mk
# of international students going to school in Boston, what specialties - mk
Top academic medical centers - mk
List of GE locations around the country/world and an indication of how many of their leaders
went to school here mk
# of international patients traveling to Boston AMCs to receive care mk
Insert language from innovation one pager that HED put together - Lily
List of all the bio tech, IT, pharma, etc firms that have determined to locate, grow here in the
last few years. (Vertex, Shire, Novartis, Pfizer, Siemens...and all the small firms) - HED
Locations of all the company's national and international locations with a map showing flights
from Logan - Massport

Jay Ash, Secretary


Executive Office of
Housing and Economic Development
(v) 617-788-3626
jay.ash@state.ma.us

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Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Call today
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:50:48 AM

Any chance you are available for a call on the big project today? About Massworks. It has heated
up again.

Jay Ash, Secretary


Executive Office of
Housing and Economic Development
(v) 617-788-3626
jay.ash@state.ma.us

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Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
RE: Call today
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 10:57:53 AM

Whoops 1:30

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Is 1p okay?

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Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:22 AM
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Subject: Re: Call today

Sure. What time works for you?


Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 22, 2015, at 7:50 AM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Any chance you are available for a call on the big project today? About Massworks. It
has heated up again.

Jay Ash, Secretary


Executive Office of
Housing and Economic Development
(v) 617-788-3626
jay.ash@state.ma.us

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Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
130 call today
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:23:41 PM

Ricks are you doing this? I just got forwarded the info.
Mike Kennealy

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Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Re: 130 call today
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:26:35 PM

Ok great. I asked Amy E about it and she said it would be "highly technical" so I don't think I'll join - what do you
think?
Mike Kennealy
> On Dec 22, 2015, at 1:24 PM, Frazier, Ricks (EOHED) <ricks.frazier@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
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> I am.
>
> Ricks
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:24 PM
> To: Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
> Subject: 130 call today
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> Ricks are you doing this? I just got forwarded the info.
>
> Mike Kennealy

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Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Thx for today!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:04:25 PM

Real strange day! Thanks for being available.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Daniel Koh; John Barros; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Tom Glynn; Elizabeth Morse; Sullivan,
Jennifer F. (ANF); Garrity, Rob (DOT); Povich, Lon (GOV); david.sweeney@boston.gov
Goodall, Devon (GOV); Wehrs, Brianna (GOV)
Let"s please connect at noon on the Boston project
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 10:17:13 PM

Colleagues,
Let's please talk at noon to discuss the options regarding the BRA.
The company wants to have a 4 pm call to review the legal, technical and financial possibilities.
Devon or Brianna -- please send dial in info.
Thx.
Steve
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Kadish, Steven (GOV); Daniel Koh; John Barros; Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Povich, Lon
(GOV); michael.kennealy@state.ma.us
Private Grid 1
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 11:39:46 PM
Private Options Grid.docx

Folks, this is really tedious, with so many potential variations on each scenario. Nonetheless, here is a first draft
responding to the three basics of the scenarios. I think it encompasses everything, but need to sleep on it now. Feel
free to pick it apart!
Shared with a limited circulation. Chiefs should decided if they want to expand the loop now, or wait until the
smaller group has had at it.
Should we do a call at 8 to discuss what we are saying to them at 9?

Scenario #1
Description
253 Summer/
Melcher;
both Necco
Court
warehouses
(two);
separate
parking
structure on
P&G parking
lot;
additional
parking lot
frontage on
channel for
green space;
helipad;
access to
dock.

City
Funding
121B (up to
$20m) or
TIF (up to
$15m) on
253.
If improvements to
253 are
even more
substantial,
it is
possible to
get 253 up
to a $20m
TIF value.
If 121B not
used for
253 and
improvements
dont yield
a $20m TIF,
TIF on
Necco
warehouses
would
likely make
up the
difference.

State
Funding
Maximum MassWorks funding
is available because of the
blight eradication and
substantial nature of multiusers, if the BRA owns the
property - which is assumed
for this scenario. (Private
ownership of the property
would reduce MassWorks
potential.)
MassWorks $120m provided to
BRA to help pay for:
1. Acquisition of all properties.
2. Any enviro remediation
required for uses anticipated
and not covered from other
funding (including from the
seller).
3. Stabilization of Necco
warehouses, including exterior
demo (if allowed by Boston
Landmarks Comm), interior
demo and historic
preservation.
4. Construction of a parking
structure, the size to be
determined, with an agreed
upon # of spaces dedicated to
GE use (terms to be
negotiated).
5. Build-out of green space in
the form of public open space.
6. Surface parking if required.
7. Public Helipad development.
8. Access to the dock, to the

Other
Assumptions
253 is a
private lease
deal.

Comments

Multi-tenanting of Necco
Court would be helpful,
like, for example, a
separate innovation
center (which could
General
assumption is utilize Mass Life Science
funding for capital and
that the total
another source of
project cost
public/private funding for
will be in
operations), a GE
excess of
$120m. Costs Museum of Innovation
above $120m which is open to the
public, or the more
are assumed
to be borne by traditional like a
restaurant.
private
tenants,
through
Size of the parking
equity, debt
structure to be
or lease
determined jointly, with
payments.
a consideration for public
parking to meet an
T/I on Necco
undefined MassWorks
would be
standard (there is no
ineligible for
standard, so this is
MassWorks
negotiable); to cover
funding, and
O&M costs, and to meet
would be
general district needs,
performed by including future
building
development of adjacent
owner and
lots.
repaid
through lease Wondering why
payments or
additional parking would
paid directly
be needed for green
by the tenant. space from a public
planning perspective it
Public portion may be more desirable to
maximize green space
of helipad is
and push vehicles into
initial capital
the parking garage.
investment,
future O&M
would require
private
funding.

extent that other public


funding is not available.
9. Sidewalks, roadway and
utility needs supporting both
253 and Necco.
In the alternative to a full
MassWorks project, some
portion of EDIP or MLSC
funding could be awarded, with
a dollar for dollar reduction in
the MassWorks award, but
with the maximum flexibility as
the funding EDIP/MassWorks is
awarded directly to the
company.

Scenario #2
Description
253 Summer/
Melcher;
adjacent
Necco Court
warehouse
(one).
Build parking
decks in
warehouse;
helipad.

City
Funding
121B (up to
$20m) or
TIF (up to
$15m) on
253.
If improvements to
253 are
even more
substantial,
it is
possible to
get 253 up
to a $20m
TIF value.
If 121B not
used for
253 and
improvements
dont yield
a $20m TIF,
TIF on
Necco
ware-

State
Funding
MassWorks funding would be
several restricted if the
warehouse is for a single user.
If this was the case, this
scenario pushes the project
back to a $40m Mass Life
Sciences tax credit potential,
with nominal MassWorks
funding to support just the
public aspects of the project,
including streets, sidewalks and
utilities outside of the
warehouse; historic
preservation; the public
helipad, and perhaps some
building stabilization
(depending on the nature of
the work).
If it was for multi-users, with a
majority of the site being for
public use, then the project is
more likely to be MassWorks
eligible, but unlikely to be able
to spend the entire $120m. In
this case, the MassWorks (less
than $80m) and MLSC ($40m)

Other
Assumptions
253 is a
private lease
deal.
Only one
Necco
warehouse
parcel is
purchased,
and not a
larger acreage
which
provides for
additional
public benefit.
General
assumption is
that the total
project cost
will be in
excess of
$120m. Costs
above $120m
are assumed
to be borne by
private

Comments
Multi-tenanting of Necco
would be extremely
helpful to maximize
MassWorks funding
eligibility. Without a
desirable multi-tenant
mix, the building
acquisition cost would
not be MassWorks
eligible.
Is it anticipated that
there is public parking as
part of this scenario?
Is it anticipated that
there would be more
than just parking in the
building? For example,
parking and an
innovation center, both
with an emphasis on the
public side, would make
the project more
MassWorks eligible.

houses
would
likely make
up the
difference.

credit could be combined to


maximize the potential
incentives. MassWorks would
pay for public uses, including
building acquisition, with MLSC
paying for single user space,
including, potentially at 253.
Under the qualifying multi-user
assumption (which assumes
enough public user to be a
public use building the
percentage of which is
undefined) MassWorks funding
up to the maximum of $120m
would be provided to BRA to
help pay for:
1. Acquisition of all properties.
2. Any enviro remediation
required for uses anticipated
and not covered from other
funding (including from the
seller).
3. Stablization of Necco
warehouses, including exterior
demo (if allowed by Boston
Landmarks Comm), interior
demo and historic preservation
4. Construction of any public
spaces, including public
parking.
5. Public Helipad development.
6. Sidewalks, roadway and
utility needs supporting both
253 and Necco.

tenants,
through
equity, debt
or lease
payments.
T/I on Necco
would be
ineligible for
MassWorks
funding, and
would be
performed by
building
owner and
repaid
through lease
payments or
paid directly
by the tenant.
Public portion
of helipad is
initial capital
investment,
future O&M
would require
private
funding.

Scenario #3
Description
253 Summer/
Melcher;
helipad.
(Assume
parking in
basement of
Summer St.
Building,
with
potential for
additional
space, as
needed, in
P&G surface
lot.
Alternative add parking
building on
P&G lot.)

City
Funding
121B (up to
$20m) or
TIF (up to
$15m) on
253.
If improvements to
253 are
even more
substantial,
it is
possible to
get 253 up
to a $20m
TIF value.
The
addition of
parking in
the
building at
253 may
do that.
If 121B not
used for
253 and
improvements
dont yield
a $20m TIF,
TIF on
Necco
warehouses
would
likely make
up the
difference.

State
Funding
A 253 only project with a single
tenant and no public parking is
only eligible for MassWorks
funding on the exterior of the
building footprint - for needs
like sidewalks, utilities and
roadways. The creation of
parking under the building
would potential cause the need
for some roadway
improvements that could be
funded through MassWorks,
for example. Under this
scenario, the $40m MLSC credit
could be available to support
the company in addition to
MassWorks and up to $120m
total, with the company being
able to use the credit for any
expenditure, including on the
project.
The addition of the P&G
surface lot only adds
MassWorks eligibility if enough
of the surface lot is for public
parking. Ownership of the lot,
either private or public, does
not impact the eligibility it
would be the public use that
would. If the surface lot is one
user parking only, it would only
qualify for MassWorks on
exterior elements, like
roadwasys and sidewalks.
The creation of a parking
garage on P&G only adds
MassWorks eligibility if enough
of the garage is for public
parking. Ownership of the lot
and garage on top of it, either
private or public, does not
impact the eligibility it would

Other
Assumptions
253 is a
private lease
deal.

Comments

Multi-tenanting of Necco
Court would be helpful,
like, for example, a
separate innovation
center (which could
General
assumption is utilize Mass Life Science
funding for capital and
that the total
another source of
project cost
public/private funding for
will be in
operations), a GE
excess of
$120m. Costs Museum of Innovation
above $120m which is open to the
public, or the more
are assumed
to be borne by traditional like a
restaurant.
private
tenants,
through
Size of the parking
equity, debt
structure to be
or lease
determined jointly, with
payments.
a consideration for public
parking to meet an
The parking
undefined MassWorks
lot or garage,
standard (there is no
if to be owned standard, so this is
by the BRA, is negotiable); to cover
eligible for a
O&M costs, and to meet
BRA
general district needs,
acquisition
including future
through blight development of adjacent
eradication.
lots.
Otherwise,
the BRA may
Would it not be cost
not be able to prohibitive to put parking
acquire the
in the basement of 253?
property.
One would also think it
would add substantial
time to the eventual
occupancy of the
building.

be the public use that would.


Any open space that is
available for public use would
be eligible for MassWorks
funding if part of a bigger,
economic development piece.
The helipad, if public, would be
eligible for MassWorks funding.

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Povich, Lon (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: Private Grid 1
Thursday, December 24, 2015 7:26:38 AM

Yes. Don't see a call 8n number yet for that. The 9 is w GE.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Povich, Lon (GOV)" <lon.povich@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/24/2015 6:42 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Private Grid 1
Is there a call at 9 too?
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 24, 2015, at 6:33 AM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
830 it is. Steve or John, can you send around a call in number?

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Povich, Lon (GOV)" <lon.povich@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 12/24/2015 6:10 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: John Barros <john.barros@boston.gov>
Cc: "Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)" <ricks.frazier@MassMail.State.MA.US>,
"Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)" <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>,
Daniel Koh <daniel.koh@boston.gov>, "Ash, Jay (EOHED)"
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Kadish, Steven (GOV)"
<steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)"
<Jennifer.F.Sullivan@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Private Grid 1
Steve and Jen and I have another call at 8. Could we do 830?
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 24, 2015, at 5:55 AM, John Barros <john.barros@boston.gov> wrote:

8am is good.
On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 12:56 AM, Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
<ricks.frazier@massmail.state.ma.us> wrote:
Fine
Sent from my iPhone
On Dec 23, 2015, at 11:25 PM, Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
Works for me too
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 23, 2015, at 11:42 PM, Daniel Koh
<daniel.koh@boston.gov> wrote:
8 AM works for me.
On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:39 PM, Ash,
Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us> wrote:
Folks, this is really tedious, with so
many potential variations on each
scenario. Nonetheless, here is a first
draft responding to the three basics of
the scenarios. I think it encompasses
everything, but need to sleep on it now.
Feel free to pick it apart!
Shared with a limited circulation.
Chiefs should decided if they want to
expand the loop now, or wait until the
smaller group has had at it.
Should we do a call at 8 to discuss what
we are saying to them at 9?

-Daniel Arrigg Koh


Chief of Staff
City of Boston

-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

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Garrity, Rob (DOT)


Jay Ash; Stephanie Pollack; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07:28 AM
Memo-Helipad Permitting and Preliminary Cost 1Dec15doc.doc
ATT00001.htm
Preliminary Estimate 120115 rev2.pdf
ATT00002.htm

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar for a
new helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special port/coastal review
which I am weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton would have an excellent
grasp.
As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and local
permitting remains.
Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather district and
Chinatown are likely to be opposed.
Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the city
administration onboard that would be different.
Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
Begin forwarded message:
From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)"
<Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack, Stephanie
(DOT)" <Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>
Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,

See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a Preliminary
Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and
expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill get back to
you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)

Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look forward to
working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance with
any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on whether any


permitting has been done or initiated for that location within the highway ramp area
along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

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From: Jeff DeCarlo, Aeronautics Administrator


Subj: Memo: Heliport-Kneeland Street Permitting & Preliminary Costs
To:
Whom It May Concern
Dec 1, 2015
1. In regard to your question, With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a
question on whether any permitting has been done or initiated for that location within
the highway ramp area along Kneeland Street?
No permitting has been accomplished.
2. The New England Helicopter Council (NEHC ) published a Jan 26, 2015 report/study,
Project to Reestablish a Public Use Heliport in Boston, MA. Their findings included,
a. The Kneeland Street site is located directly under an existing helicopter route
(so route approval is not necessary). This route and the approach to the site
deconflicts (provides adequate separation) with Logan air traffic.
b. The report states, An engineering assessment of the Kneeland Street location
has been completed and the site meets the heliport design criteria described in
pertinent Federal guidelines. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has
completed an aeronautical study and approved the proposed site for use as a
heliport. The proposed heliport site was subjected to an environmental noise
assessment, which reports that the ambient sound for ground vehicles is
consistent with the expected sound from helicopter operations and is thus
compatible with existing land use (p. 6, top). (MassDOT Aeronautics has also
accomplished an aeronautical study, which agrees with the FAA findings.)
Note 1: The noise study states, Thus, the indoor and outdoor speech interference along the
helicopter flight routes would be similar to what is experienced today with the potential for a
slight increase in the vicinity of the proposed heliport. Comparing existing noise levels with the
projected helicopter operation noise levels shows that some existing non-helicopter noise levels
are equivalent to or louder than the projected helicopters during the day (p.10).
3. A preliminary cost estimate was accomplished some time ago, and updated today.
a. Preliminary Cost (see attached) ROM $500K (Assumes helipads to be built at
grade, without breaking cap over hazardous material)
4. Please let me know if I can help with any further in this matter
V/R,
Jeff
Jeffrey DeCarlo
MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator
Direct: 857-777-6765

Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence

Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 205N


East Boston, MA 02128
Tel: 617-412-3680, TTY: 857-368-0655
www.mass.gov/massdot

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PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
SUMMARY

Description

Construction

Engineering

TOTAL

Phase I - Landing Pad and Access Road

$175,432.50

$52,629.75

$228,062.25

Phase II - Taxi Route and Parking Pads

$201,767.50

$60,530.25

$262,297.75

$377,200.00
$380,000.00

$113,160.00
$120,000.00

$490,360.00
$500,000.00

TOTALS
Say
Note:

This does not include any HAZMAT mitigation. It was intended that the helipads would be built at grade. It is
expected that all work will be done without breaking the cap over the hazardous material. It was assumed that
the cap was at a depth of 3 feet and the maximum depth of excavation is approximately 2 feet or at least 1 foot
above the cap.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
Phase I - Landing Pad & Access Road

MassDOT
HWY No.

FAA Item
No.

Quantity

Engineer's Estimate

Description

Unit Cost
Amount

Unit

Total Cost

125.

P-152.1

Topsoil Excavated and Stockpiled

130

CY

$50.00

$6,500.00

120.1

P-152.2

Unclassified Excavation

500

CY

$50.00

$25,000.00

405.

P-209.1

Aggregate Base Course

350

CY

$80.00

$28,000.00

460.

P-401.1

Bituminous Concrete Asphalt

125

Ton

$175.00

$21,875.00
$70,000.00

476.

P-501.1

Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

200

CY

$350.00

854.016

P-620.1

Pavement Markings

400

SF

$2.00

$800.00

752.

P-905.1

Topsoil Rehandled and Spread with Seed

15

CY

$25.00

$375.00

not include any HAZMAT handling or disposal.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

Subtotal

$152,550.00

Contingency (15%)

$22,882.50

CONSTRUCTION

$175,432.50

Engineering (Assume 30% of Construction)

$52,629.75

TOTAL

$228,062.25

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
Phase II - Taxi Route and Parking Pads

MassDOT
HWY No.

FAA Item
No.

Quantity

Engineer's Estimate

Description

Unit Cost
Amount

Unit

Total Cost

125.

P-152.1

Topsoil Excavated and Stockpiled

150

CY

$50.00

$7,500.00

120.1

P-152.2

Unclassified Excavation

610

CY

$50.00

$30,500.00

405.

P-209.1

Aggregate Base Course

450

CY

$80.00

$36,000.00

460.

P-401.1

Bituminous Concrete Asphalt

124

Ton

$175.00

$21,700.00

476.

P-501.1

Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

220

CY

$350.00

$77,000.00

854.016

P-620.1

Pavement Markings

500

SF

$2.00

$1,000.00

752.

P-905.1

Topsoil Rehandled and Spread with Seed

70

CY

$25.00

$1,750.00

not include any HAZMAT handling or disposal.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

Subtotal

$175,450.00

Contingency (15%)

$26,317.50

CONSTRUCTION

$201,767.50

Engineering (Assume 30% of Construction)

$60,530.25

TOTAL

$262,297.75

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From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)


Garrity, Rob (DOT); Jay Ash; Kadish, Steven (GOV)
RE: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:30:47 PM

Potential complications for a helipad in the Seaport could include interference with Logan flight
paths and, if located along the waterfront, the need for a Chapter 91 license which is usually a long
and painful process. If the helipad is on Massport land then there is a statutorily-allowed
workaround in which Massport and the Department of Environmental Protection can use a
streamlined MOU process in lieu of Chapter 91 permitting.

Stephanie

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [mailto:rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Jay Ash; Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar for a new
helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special port/coastal review which I am
weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton would have an excellent grasp.

As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and local permitting
remains.

Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather district and
Chinatown are likely to be opposed.

Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the city
administration onboard that would be different.

Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
Begin forwarded message:
From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)"
<Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)"
<Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>

Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad


Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,

See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a Preliminary
Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and
expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill get back to
you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686

Fax: (617) 412-3679


E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look forward to
working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance with
any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on whether any


permitting has been done or initiated for that location within the highway ramp area
along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

_______________________________________________________________________
This email/electronic message, including any attached files, is being sent by the
MBTA. It is solely intended for the recipient(s) and may contain information that
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From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Meeting Topics
Saturday, December 26, 2015 4:28:00 PM

Steve meeting

1. GE additional thoughts
2. ED Initiative
3. Mass Eye & Ear

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Garrity, Rob (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
RE: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Monday, December 28, 2015 1:50:00 PM

Looping in Mike Kennealy who has had helipad discussions with DOT and Massport in the past.

From: Pollack, Stephanie (DOT) [mailto:stephanie.pollack@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:31 PM
To: Garrity, Rob (DOT); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: RE: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Potential complications for a helipad in the Seaport could include interference with Logan flight
paths and, if located along the waterfront, the need for a Chapter 91 license which is usually a long
and painful process. If the helipad is on Massport land then there is a statutorily-allowed
workaround in which Massport and the Department of Environmental Protection can use a
streamlined MOU process in lieu of Chapter 91 permitting.

Stephanie

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [mailto:rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Jay Ash; Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar for a new
helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special port/coastal review which I am
weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton would have an excellent grasp.

As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and local permitting
remains.

Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather district and
Chinatown are likely to be opposed.

Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the city
administration onboard that would be different.

Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)

Begin forwarded message:


From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)"
<Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)"
<Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>
Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,

See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a Preliminary
Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and
expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill get back to
you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look forward to
working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance with
any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on whether any


permitting has been done or initiated for that location within the highway ramp area
along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

_______________________________________________________________________

This email/electronic message, including any attached files, is being sent by the
MBTA. It is solely intended for the recipient(s) and may contain information that
is proprietary, confidential, legally privileged, and/or exempt from disclosure
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From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
FW: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Monday, December 28, 2015 1:50:00 PM
Memo-Helipad Permitting and Preliminary Cost 1Dec15doc.doc
ATT00001.htm
Preliminary Estimate 120115 rev2.pdf
ATT00002.htm

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [mailto:rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar for a new
helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special port/coastal review which I am
weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton would have an excellent grasp.

As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and local permitting
remains.

Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather district and
Chinatown are likely to be opposed.

Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the city
administration onboard that would be different.

Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
Begin forwarded message:
From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)"
<Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)"
<Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>
Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,


See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a Preliminary
Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and
expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill get back to
you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look forward to
working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance with
any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on whether any


permitting has been done or initiated for that location within the highway ramp area
along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

_______________________________________________________________________
This email/electronic message, including any attached files, is being sent by the
MBTA. It is solely intended for the recipient(s) and may contain information that
is proprietary, confidential, legally privileged, and/or exempt from disclosure
pursuant to state and federal law. If you have received this message in error or
are not the intended recipient(s), please notify the sender immediately by reply,
and delete all copies of this email/electronic message and any attached files from
your computer. If you are the intended recipient(s), you may use the information
contained in this email/electronic message and any attached files only as
authorized by the MBTA. Any unauthorized use, dissemination, or disclosure of
this email/electronic message and/or its attached files is strictly prohibited.

From: Jeff DeCarlo, Aeronautics Administrator


Subj: Memo: Heliport-Kneeland Street Permitting & Preliminary Costs
To:
Whom It May Concern
Dec 1, 2015
1. In regard to your question, With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a
question on whether any permitting has been done or initiated for that location within
the highway ramp area along Kneeland Street?
No permitting has been accomplished.
2. The New England Helicopter Council (NEHC ) published a Jan 26, 2015 report/study,
Project to Reestablish a Public Use Heliport in Boston, MA. Their findings included,
a. The Kneeland Street site is located directly under an existing helicopter route
(so route approval is not necessary). This route and the approach to the site
deconflicts (provides adequate separation) with Logan air traffic.
b. The report states, An engineering assessment of the Kneeland Street location
has been completed and the site meets the heliport design criteria described in
pertinent Federal guidelines. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has
completed an aeronautical study and approved the proposed site for use as a
heliport. The proposed heliport site was subjected to an environmental noise
assessment, which reports that the ambient sound for ground vehicles is
consistent with the expected sound from helicopter operations and is thus
compatible with existing land use (p. 6, top). (MassDOT Aeronautics has also
accomplished an aeronautical study, which agrees with the FAA findings.)
Note 1: The noise study states, Thus, the indoor and outdoor speech interference along the
helicopter flight routes would be similar to what is experienced today with the potential for a
slight increase in the vicinity of the proposed heliport. Comparing existing noise levels with the
projected helicopter operation noise levels shows that some existing non-helicopter noise levels
are equivalent to or louder than the projected helicopters during the day (p.10).
3. A preliminary cost estimate was accomplished some time ago, and updated today.
a. Preliminary Cost (see attached) ROM $500K (Assumes helipads to be built at
grade, without breaking cap over hazardous material)
4. Please let me know if I can help with any further in this matter
V/R,
Jeff
Jeffrey DeCarlo
MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator
Direct: 857-777-6765

Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence

Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 205N


East Boston, MA 02128
Tel: 617-412-3680, TTY: 857-368-0655
www.mass.gov/massdot

file:///sea-fp-sea-007/EED/HED-Legal/EOHED-21st%20Floor/Public%20Records/Plum%20Response/ATT00001_2.htm[5/3/2016 8:09:56 AM]

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
SUMMARY

Description

Construction

Engineering

TOTAL

Phase I - Landing Pad and Access Road

$175,432.50

$52,629.75

$228,062.25

Phase II - Taxi Route and Parking Pads

$201,767.50

$60,530.25

$262,297.75

$377,200.00
$380,000.00

$113,160.00
$120,000.00

$490,360.00
$500,000.00

TOTALS
Say
Note:

This does not include any HAZMAT mitigation. It was intended that the helipads would be built at grade. It is
expected that all work will be done without breaking the cap over the hazardous material. It was assumed that
the cap was at a depth of 3 feet and the maximum depth of excavation is approximately 2 feet or at least 1 foot
above the cap.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
Phase I - Landing Pad & Access Road

MassDOT
HWY No.

FAA Item
No.

Quantity

Engineer's Estimate

Description

Unit Cost
Amount

Unit

Total Cost

125.

P-152.1

Topsoil Excavated and Stockpiled

130

CY

$50.00

$6,500.00

120.1

P-152.2

Unclassified Excavation

500

CY

$50.00

$25,000.00

405.

P-209.1

Aggregate Base Course

350

CY

$80.00

$28,000.00

460.

P-401.1

Bituminous Concrete Asphalt

125

Ton

$175.00

$21,875.00
$70,000.00

476.

P-501.1

Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

200

CY

$350.00

854.016

P-620.1

Pavement Markings

400

SF

$2.00

$800.00

752.

P-905.1

Topsoil Rehandled and Spread with Seed

15

CY

$25.00

$375.00

not include any HAZMAT handling or disposal.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

Subtotal

$152,550.00

Contingency (15%)

$22,882.50

CONSTRUCTION

$175,432.50

Engineering (Assume 30% of Construction)

$52,629.75

TOTAL

$228,062.25

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
Phase II - Taxi Route and Parking Pads

MassDOT
HWY No.

FAA Item
No.

Quantity

Engineer's Estimate

Description

Unit Cost
Amount

Unit

Total Cost

125.

P-152.1

Topsoil Excavated and Stockpiled

150

CY

$50.00

$7,500.00

120.1

P-152.2

Unclassified Excavation

610

CY

$50.00

$30,500.00

405.

P-209.1

Aggregate Base Course

450

CY

$80.00

$36,000.00

460.

P-401.1

Bituminous Concrete Asphalt

124

Ton

$175.00

$21,700.00

476.

P-501.1

Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

220

CY

$350.00

$77,000.00

854.016

P-620.1

Pavement Markings

500

SF

$2.00

$1,000.00

752.

P-905.1

Topsoil Rehandled and Spread with Seed

70

CY

$25.00

$1,750.00

not include any HAZMAT handling or disposal.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

Subtotal

$175,450.00

Contingency (15%)

$26,317.50

CONSTRUCTION

$201,767.50

Engineering (Assume 30% of Construction)

$60,530.25

TOTAL

$262,297.75

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From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Garrity, Rob (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
RE: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Monday, December 28, 2015 1:50:02 PM

Looping in Mike Kennealy who has had helipad discussions with DOT and Massport in the past.

From: Pollack, Stephanie (DOT) [mailto:stephanie.pollack@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:31 PM
To: Garrity, Rob (DOT); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: RE: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Potential complications for a helipad in the Seaport could include interference with Logan flight
paths and, if located along the waterfront, the need for a Chapter 91 license which is usually a long
and painful process. If the helipad is on Massport land then there is a statutorily-allowed
workaround in which Massport and the Department of Environmental Protection can use a
streamlined MOU process in lieu of Chapter 91 permitting.

Stephanie

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [mailto:rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Jay Ash; Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar for a new
helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special port/coastal review which I am
weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton would have an excellent grasp.

As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and local permitting
remains.

Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather district and
Chinatown are likely to be opposed.

Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the city
administration onboard that would be different.

Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)

Begin forwarded message:


From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)"
<Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)"
<Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>
Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,

See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a Preliminary
Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and
expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill get back to
you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look forward to
working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance with
any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on whether any


permitting has been done or initiated for that location within the highway ramp area
along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

_______________________________________________________________________

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From:
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Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
FW: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Monday, December 28, 2015 1:50:22 PM
Memo-Helipad Permitting and Preliminary Cost 1Dec15doc.doc
ATT00001.htm
Preliminary Estimate 120115 rev2.pdf
ATT00002.htm

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [mailto:rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar for a new
helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special port/coastal review which I am
weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton would have an excellent grasp.

As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and local permitting
remains.

Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather district and
Chinatown are likely to be opposed.

Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the city
administration onboard that would be different.

Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
Begin forwarded message:
From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)"
<Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)"
<Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>
Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,


See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a Preliminary
Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and
expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill get back to
you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look forward to
working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance with
any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on whether any


permitting has been done or initiated for that location within the highway ramp area
along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

_______________________________________________________________________
This email/electronic message, including any attached files, is being sent by the
MBTA. It is solely intended for the recipient(s) and may contain information that
is proprietary, confidential, legally privileged, and/or exempt from disclosure
pursuant to state and federal law. If you have received this message in error or
are not the intended recipient(s), please notify the sender immediately by reply,
and delete all copies of this email/electronic message and any attached files from
your computer. If you are the intended recipient(s), you may use the information
contained in this email/electronic message and any attached files only as
authorized by the MBTA. Any unauthorized use, dissemination, or disclosure of
this email/electronic message and/or its attached files is strictly prohibited.

From: Jeff DeCarlo, Aeronautics Administrator


Subj: Memo: Heliport-Kneeland Street Permitting & Preliminary Costs
To:
Whom It May Concern
Dec 1, 2015
1. In regard to your question, With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a
question on whether any permitting has been done or initiated for that location within
the highway ramp area along Kneeland Street?
No permitting has been accomplished.
2. The New England Helicopter Council (NEHC ) published a Jan 26, 2015 report/study,
Project to Reestablish a Public Use Heliport in Boston, MA. Their findings included,
a. The Kneeland Street site is located directly under an existing helicopter route
(so route approval is not necessary). This route and the approach to the site
deconflicts (provides adequate separation) with Logan air traffic.
b. The report states, An engineering assessment of the Kneeland Street location
has been completed and the site meets the heliport design criteria described in
pertinent Federal guidelines. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has
completed an aeronautical study and approved the proposed site for use as a
heliport. The proposed heliport site was subjected to an environmental noise
assessment, which reports that the ambient sound for ground vehicles is
consistent with the expected sound from helicopter operations and is thus
compatible with existing land use (p. 6, top). (MassDOT Aeronautics has also
accomplished an aeronautical study, which agrees with the FAA findings.)
Note 1: The noise study states, Thus, the indoor and outdoor speech interference along the
helicopter flight routes would be similar to what is experienced today with the potential for a
slight increase in the vicinity of the proposed heliport. Comparing existing noise levels with the
projected helicopter operation noise levels shows that some existing non-helicopter noise levels
are equivalent to or louder than the projected helicopters during the day (p.10).
3. A preliminary cost estimate was accomplished some time ago, and updated today.
a. Preliminary Cost (see attached) ROM $500K (Assumes helipads to be built at
grade, without breaking cap over hazardous material)
4. Please let me know if I can help with any further in this matter
V/R,
Jeff
Jeffrey DeCarlo
MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator
Direct: 857-777-6765

Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence

Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 205N


East Boston, MA 02128
Tel: 617-412-3680, TTY: 857-368-0655
www.mass.gov/massdot

file:///sea-fp-sea-007/EED/HED-Legal/EOHED-21st%20Floor/Public%20Records/Plum%20Response/ATT00001_3.htm[5/3/2016 8:10:06 AM]

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
SUMMARY

Description

Construction

Engineering

TOTAL

Phase I - Landing Pad and Access Road

$175,432.50

$52,629.75

$228,062.25

Phase II - Taxi Route and Parking Pads

$201,767.50

$60,530.25

$262,297.75

$377,200.00
$380,000.00

$113,160.00
$120,000.00

$490,360.00
$500,000.00

TOTALS
Say
Note:

This does not include any HAZMAT mitigation. It was intended that the helipads would be built at grade. It is
expected that all work will be done without breaking the cap over the hazardous material. It was assumed that
the cap was at a depth of 3 feet and the maximum depth of excavation is approximately 2 feet or at least 1 foot
above the cap.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
Phase I - Landing Pad & Access Road

MassDOT
HWY No.

FAA Item
No.

Quantity

Engineer's Estimate

Description

Unit Cost
Amount

Unit

Total Cost

125.

P-152.1

Topsoil Excavated and Stockpiled

130

CY

$50.00

$6,500.00

120.1

P-152.2

Unclassified Excavation

500

CY

$50.00

$25,000.00

405.

P-209.1

Aggregate Base Course

350

CY

$80.00

$28,000.00

460.

P-401.1

Bituminous Concrete Asphalt

125

Ton

$175.00

$21,875.00
$70,000.00

476.

P-501.1

Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

200

CY

$350.00

854.016

P-620.1

Pavement Markings

400

SF

$2.00

$800.00

752.

P-905.1

Topsoil Rehandled and Spread with Seed

15

CY

$25.00

$375.00

not include any HAZMAT handling or disposal.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

Subtotal

$152,550.00

Contingency (15%)

$22,882.50

CONSTRUCTION

$175,432.50

Engineering (Assume 30% of Construction)

$52,629.75

TOTAL

$228,062.25

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
Phase II - Taxi Route and Parking Pads

MassDOT
HWY No.

FAA Item
No.

Quantity

Engineer's Estimate

Description

Unit Cost
Amount

Unit

Total Cost

125.

P-152.1

Topsoil Excavated and Stockpiled

150

CY

$50.00

$7,500.00

120.1

P-152.2

Unclassified Excavation

610

CY

$50.00

$30,500.00

405.

P-209.1

Aggregate Base Course

450

CY

$80.00

$36,000.00

460.

P-401.1

Bituminous Concrete Asphalt

124

Ton

$175.00

$21,700.00

476.

P-501.1

Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

220

CY

$350.00

$77,000.00

854.016

P-620.1

Pavement Markings

500

SF

$2.00

$1,000.00

752.

P-905.1

Topsoil Rehandled and Spread with Seed

70

CY

$25.00

$1,750.00

not include any HAZMAT handling or disposal.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

Subtotal

$175,450.00

Contingency (15%)

$26,317.50

CONSTRUCTION

$201,767.50

Engineering (Assume 30% of Construction)

$60,530.25

TOTAL

$262,297.75

file:///sea-fp-sea-007/EED/HED-Legal/EOHED-21st%20Floor/Public%20Records/Plum%20Response/ATT00002_2.htm[5/3/2016 8:10:06 AM]

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Garrity, Rob (DOT); Fichter, Katherine (DOT)
FW: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:31:00 PM
Memo-Helipad Permitting and Preliminary Cost 1Dec15doc.doc
ATT00001.htm
Preliminary Estimate 120115 rev2.pdf
ATT00002.htm

Hi Rob and Kate,

Jay passed along this memo to me which is really helpful thank you. Question would same
considerations apply for the properties currently being considered (253 Summer plus adjacent
buildings)? Anything about that site or those buildings that would make a helipad either easier or
more difficult?

Thanks,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 1:50 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: FW: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [mailto:rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar for a new
helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special port/coastal review which I am
weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton would have an excellent grasp.

As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and local permitting
remains.


Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather district and
Chinatown are likely to be opposed.

Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the city
administration onboard that would be different.

Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
Begin forwarded message:
From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)"
<Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)"
<Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>
Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,

See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a Preliminary
Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and
expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill get back to
you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look forward to
working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance with
any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on whether any


permitting has been done or initiated for that location within the highway ramp area
along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

_______________________________________________________________________
This email/electronic message, including any attached files, is being sent by the
MBTA. It is solely intended for the recipient(s) and may contain information that
is proprietary, confidential, legally privileged, and/or exempt from disclosure
pursuant to state and federal law. If you have received this message in error or
are not the intended recipient(s), please notify the sender immediately by reply,
and delete all copies of this email/electronic message and any attached files from
your computer. If you are the intended recipient(s), you may use the information
contained in this email/electronic message and any attached files only as
authorized by the MBTA. Any unauthorized use, dissemination, or disclosure of
this email/electronic message and/or its attached files is strictly prohibited.

From: Jeff DeCarlo, Aeronautics Administrator


Subj: Memo: Heliport-Kneeland Street Permitting & Preliminary Costs
To:
Whom It May Concern
Dec 1, 2015
1. In regard to your question, With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a
question on whether any permitting has been done or initiated for that location within
the highway ramp area along Kneeland Street?
No permitting has been accomplished.
2. The New England Helicopter Council (NEHC ) published a Jan 26, 2015 report/study,
Project to Reestablish a Public Use Heliport in Boston, MA. Their findings included,
a. The Kneeland Street site is located directly under an existing helicopter route
(so route approval is not necessary). This route and the approach to the site
deconflicts (provides adequate separation) with Logan air traffic.
b. The report states, An engineering assessment of the Kneeland Street location
has been completed and the site meets the heliport design criteria described in
pertinent Federal guidelines. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has
completed an aeronautical study and approved the proposed site for use as a
heliport. The proposed heliport site was subjected to an environmental noise
assessment, which reports that the ambient sound for ground vehicles is
consistent with the expected sound from helicopter operations and is thus
compatible with existing land use (p. 6, top). (MassDOT Aeronautics has also
accomplished an aeronautical study, which agrees with the FAA findings.)
Note 1: The noise study states, Thus, the indoor and outdoor speech interference along the
helicopter flight routes would be similar to what is experienced today with the potential for a
slight increase in the vicinity of the proposed heliport. Comparing existing noise levels with the
projected helicopter operation noise levels shows that some existing non-helicopter noise levels
are equivalent to or louder than the projected helicopters during the day (p.10).
3. A preliminary cost estimate was accomplished some time ago, and updated today.
a. Preliminary Cost (see attached) ROM $500K (Assumes helipads to be built at
grade, without breaking cap over hazardous material)
4. Please let me know if I can help with any further in this matter
V/R,
Jeff
Jeffrey DeCarlo
MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator
Direct: 857-777-6765

Leading the Nation in Transportation Excellence

Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 205N


East Boston, MA 02128
Tel: 617-412-3680, TTY: 857-368-0655
www.mass.gov/massdot

file:///sea-fp-sea-007/EED/HED-Legal/EOHED-21st%20Floor/Public%20Records/Plum%20Response/ATT00001_4.htm[5/3/2016 8:10:15 AM]

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
SUMMARY

Description

Construction

Engineering

TOTAL

Phase I - Landing Pad and Access Road

$175,432.50

$52,629.75

$228,062.25

Phase II - Taxi Route and Parking Pads

$201,767.50

$60,530.25

$262,297.75

$377,200.00
$380,000.00

$113,160.00
$120,000.00

$490,360.00
$500,000.00

TOTALS
Say
Note:

This does not include any HAZMAT mitigation. It was intended that the helipads would be built at grade. It is
expected that all work will be done without breaking the cap over the hazardous material. It was assumed that
the cap was at a depth of 3 feet and the maximum depth of excavation is approximately 2 feet or at least 1 foot
above the cap.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
Phase I - Landing Pad & Access Road

MassDOT
HWY No.

FAA Item
No.

Quantity

Engineer's Estimate

Description

Unit Cost
Amount

Unit

Total Cost

125.

P-152.1

Topsoil Excavated and Stockpiled

130

CY

$50.00

$6,500.00

120.1

P-152.2

Unclassified Excavation

500

CY

$50.00

$25,000.00

405.

P-209.1

Aggregate Base Course

350

CY

$80.00

$28,000.00

460.

P-401.1

Bituminous Concrete Asphalt

125

Ton

$175.00

$21,875.00
$70,000.00

476.

P-501.1

Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

200

CY

$350.00

854.016

P-620.1

Pavement Markings

400

SF

$2.00

$800.00

752.

P-905.1

Topsoil Rehandled and Spread with Seed

15

CY

$25.00

$375.00

not include any HAZMAT handling or disposal.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

Subtotal

$152,550.00

Contingency (15%)

$22,882.50

CONSTRUCTION

$175,432.50

Engineering (Assume 30% of Construction)

$52,629.75

TOTAL

$228,062.25

PRELIMINARY ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE

Date:
updated:

Client:
Project:

7/8/2013
12/1/2015

MassDOT
Kneeland Street Heliport
Phase II - Taxi Route and Parking Pads

MassDOT
HWY No.

FAA Item
No.

Quantity

Engineer's Estimate

Description

Unit Cost
Amount

Unit

Total Cost

125.

P-152.1

Topsoil Excavated and Stockpiled

150

CY

$50.00

$7,500.00

120.1

P-152.2

Unclassified Excavation

610

CY

$50.00

$30,500.00

405.

P-209.1

Aggregate Base Course

450

CY

$80.00

$36,000.00

460.

P-401.1

Bituminous Concrete Asphalt

124

Ton

$175.00

$21,700.00

476.

P-501.1

Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

220

CY

$350.00

$77,000.00

854.016

P-620.1

Pavement Markings

500

SF

$2.00

$1,000.00

752.

P-905.1

Topsoil Rehandled and Spread with Seed

70

CY

$25.00

$1,750.00

not include any HAZMAT handling or disposal.

M:\Airport - Statewide Projects\Boston Heliport\Preliminary Estimate 120115.xls

Subtotal

$175,450.00

Contingency (15%)

$26,317.50

CONSTRUCTION

$201,767.50

Engineering (Assume 30% of Construction)

$60,530.25

TOTAL

$262,297.75

file:///sea-fp-sea-007/EED/HED-Legal/EOHED-21st%20Floor/Public%20Records/Plum%20Response/ATT00002_3.htm[5/3/2016 8:10:15 AM]

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US
Fichter, Katherine (DOT)
Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Re: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:36:00 AM

Sure - can I call you at 10am?


Mike Kennealy
On Dec 30, 2015, at 9:25 AM, Fichter, Katherine (DOT) <katherine.fichter@dot.state.ma.us>
wrote:
Mike

Do you have a few minutes to chat this morning?

Thank you!
Kate

Kate Fichter
Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
10 Park Plaza, Room 4160
Boston, MA 02116
857-368-8981
katherine.fichter@state.ma.us

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) [mailto:Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US]


Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:32 PM
To: Garrity, Rob (DOT); Fichter, Katherine (DOT)
Subject: FW: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Hi Rob and Kate,

Jay passed along this memo to me which is really helpful thank you. Question would
same considerations apply for the properties currently being considered (253 Summer plus
adjacent buildings)? Anything about that site or those buildings that would make a helipad
either easier or more difficult?

Thanks,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108

Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 1:50 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: FW: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [mailto:rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar for a
new helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special port/coastal review
which I am weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton would have an excellent
grasp.

As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and local
permitting remains.

Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather district
and Chinatown are likely to be opposed.

Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the city
administration onboard that would be different.

Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
Begin forwarded message:
From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)"
<Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack, Stephanie
(DOT)" <Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>
Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,

See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a
Preliminary Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your
knowledge and expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill get
back to you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look forward
to working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I can be of
assistance with any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on whether any


permitting has been done or initiated for that location within the highway
ramp area along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

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From:
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Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US
Fichter, Katherine (DOT)
Re: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:51:59 AM

Ok thanks!
Mike Kennealy
On Dec 30, 2015, at 9:39 AM, Fichter, Katherine (DOT) <katherine.fichter@dot.state.ma.us> wrote:
Yes, definitely!

Kate Fichter
Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
10 Park Plaza, Room 4160
Boston, MA 02116
857-368-8981
katherine.fichter@state.ma.us

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) [mailto:Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US]


Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:36 AM
To: Fichter, Katherine (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Re: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Sure - can I call you at 10am?


Mike Kennealy

On Dec 30, 2015, at 9:25 AM, Fichter, Katherine (DOT) <katherine.fichter@dot.state.ma.us> wrote:
Mike

Do you have a few minutes to chat this morning?

Thank you!
Kate

Kate Fichter
Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
10 Park Plaza, Room 4160
Boston, MA 02116
857-368-8981
katherine.fichter@state.ma.us

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) [mailto:Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US]


Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:32 PM
To: Garrity, Rob (DOT); Fichter, Katherine (DOT)
Subject: FW: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Hi Rob and Kate,

Jay passed along this memo to me which is really helpful thank you. Question
would same considerations apply for the properties currently being considered (253
Summer plus adjacent buildings)? Anything about that site or those buildings that
would make a helipad either easier or more difficult?

Thanks,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 1:50 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: FW: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT) [mailto:rob.garrity@dot.state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad

Attached is our analysis of the helipad permitting at d6. The process would be similar
for a new helipad in the seaport district, with the possible addition of special
port/coastal review which I am weak on, but of which secretaries Pollack and Beaton
would have an excellent grasp.

As for the kneeling street site, The federal portion has been completed. State and
local permitting remains.

Tom Tinlin reports local permitting is the highest hurdle, as residents in the leather
district and Chinatown are likely to be opposed.

Pre-plum it was expected this could never get through city permitting, but with the
city administration onboard that would be different.

Rob
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff

MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)
Begin forwarded message:
From: "DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)" <jeffrey.decarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Date: December 1, 2015 at 11:30:21 AM EST
To: "Boyle, Mark E (MBTA)" <mboyle@mbta.com>, "DeCarlo, Jeffrey
(DOT)" <Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us>
Cc: "Garrity, Rob (DOT)" <Rob.Garrity@dot.state.ma.us>, "Pollack,
Stephanie (DOT)" <Stephanie.Pollack@dot.state.ma.us>
Subject: Heliport Permitting & Preliminary Cost--RE: Helipad
Dear Secretary, Mark & Rob,

See the attached re: Heliport permitting. The Secretary also asked for a
Preliminary Heliport cost estimate, which is also attached.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 10:01 AM
To: Boyle, Mark E (MBTA); DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: RE: Helipad

Dear Mark,

It was a real pleasure meeting with you. I appreciate you sharing your
knowledge and expertise.

Let me check on whether any permitting has been completed to date. Ill
get back to you shortly.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo

Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Boyle, Mark [mailto:MBoyle@MBTA.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:12 AM
To: DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Cc: Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: Helipad

Jeff:

Nice to meet with you last week on our related efforts and goals. I look
forward to working with you and please dont hesitate to contact me if I
can be of assistance with any real estate issues.

With reference to our helipad discussion, we have a question on


whether any permitting has been done or initiated for that location
within the highway ramp area along Kneeland Street?

Thanks.

Mark

Mark E. Boyle
Assistant General Manager
Interim Assistant Secretary
Real Estate and Asset Development
MBTA/MassDOT
Ten Park Plaza, Suite 5720
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 222-3255
mboyle@mbta.com

_______________________________________________________________________
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federal law. If you have received this message in error or are not
the intended recipient(s), please notify the sender immediately by
reply, and delete all copies of this email/electronic message and any
attached files from your computer. If you are the intended

recipient(s), you may use the information contained in this


email/electronic message and any attached files only as authorized
by the MBTA. Any unauthorized use, dissemination, or disclosure
of this email/electronic message and/or its attached files is strictly
prohibited.

From:
To:
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Date:

Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ann.Klee@ge.com
Cowan, Mo; Daniel Koh; john.barros@boston.gov; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Tom Glynn; Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
Re: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration
Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:38:58 PM

Ann:
Quick update.
We had a good call with Amy (and Scott?) with a focus on the Massport
development option. Happy to provide you an update and/or answer any
questions.
We all will be monitoring email this weekend, so please feel free to reach
out with any questions.
As suggested, we are also holding Monday, January 4 at 4:30 pm for a
check-in call.
We hope that you found the PowerPoint and the concept renderings helpful.
Best to you and your team and Happy New Year!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 30, 2015, at 5:54 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
<steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Ann,
>
> On behalf of the Governors Office and the Mayors Office, attached
is the presentation that we had mentioned that helps to describe the
strengths of the Boston area.
> We believe it provides some helpful information.
> Please let us know if you have any comments and/or would like any
further information.
>
> We have appreciated the discussions with you and your team.
> Please let us know if we may help with any other questions that you may
have.
>
> As you had mentioned, the Governor and the Mayor are both interested in
talking with the Chairman.
> Please let us know when next week or soon thereafter this makes sense to
happen.
>
> Very best wishes and Happy New Year!
>
> Steven Kadish and Daniel Koh
>
> <Boston means Innovation Talent Leadership.Dec30.2015.pptx>

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Daniel Koh
Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Ann.Klee@ge.com; Cowan, Mo; john.barros@boston.gov; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Tom Glynn; Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
Re: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration
Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:42:40 PM

Happy new year to all!


On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 2:38 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
<steven.kadish@massmail.state.ma.us> wrote:
Ann:
Quick update.
We had a good call with Amy (and Scott?) with a focus on the Massport development
option. Happy to provide you an update and/or answer any questions.
We all will be monitoring email this weekend, so please feel free to reach out with any
questions.
As suggested, we are also holding Monday, January 4 at 4:30 pm for a check-in call.
We hope that you found the PowerPoint and the concept renderings helpful.
Best to you and your team and Happy New Year!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 30, 2015, at 5:54 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
<steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Ann,
>
> On behalf of the Governors Office and the Mayors Office, attached is the
presentation that we had mentioned that helps to describe the strengths of the Boston area.
> We believe it provides some helpful information.
> Please let us know if you have any comments and/or would like any further information.
>
> We have appreciated the discussions with you and your team.
> Please let us know if we may help with any other questions that you may have.
>
> As you had mentioned, the Governor and the Mayor are both interested in talking with the
Chairman.
> Please let us know when next week or soon thereafter this makes sense to happen.
>
> Very best wishes and Happy New Year!
>
> Steven Kadish and Daniel Koh
>
> <Boston means Innovation Talent Leadership.Dec30.2015.pptx>

-Daniel Arrigg Koh


Chief of Staff
City of Boston

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)


Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cowan, Mo; Daniel Koh; john.barros@boston.gov; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Tom Glynn; Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
RE: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration
Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:45:31 PM
image001.png

Steve, Daniel,

Thank you very much for the attached presentation. Its very helpful as Im pulling together
materials for our senior leadership team.

As I mentioned on the call yesterday, we very much appreciate all the effort that you and your
extended teams have put into our discussions over the past few weeks, especially all the work that
has been done over the holidays to address our questions.

I look forward to talking with you again next week.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe new year.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV) [mailto:steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US]


Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 5:55 PM
To: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
Cc: Cowan, Mo; Daniel Koh; john.barros@boston.gov; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Tom Glynn; Lepore, Kristen
(ANF)
Subject: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration

Ann,

On behalf of the Governors Office and the Mayors Office, attached is the presentation that we had
mentioned that helps to describe the strengths of the Boston area.
We believe it provides some helpful information.
Please let us know if you have any comments and/or would like any further information.

We have appreciated the discussions with you and your team.


Please let us know if we may help with any other questions that you may have.

As you had mentioned, the Governor and the Mayor are both interested in talking with the
Chairman.
Please let us know when next week or soon thereafter this makes sense to happen.

Very best wishes and Happy New Year!

Steven Kadish and Daniel Koh

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

jay.ash@state.ma.us
Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
RE: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration
Thursday, December 31, 2015 3:06:27 PM
image001.png

Happy happy, Ann! Thx too for your efforts!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)" <Ann.Klee@ge.com>


Date: 12/31/2015 2:45 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Cowan, Mo" <MCowan@mlstrategies.com>, Daniel Koh <daniel.koh@boston.gov>,
john.barros@boston.gov, "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>, Tom
Glynn <tglynn@massport.com>, "Lepore, Kristen (ANF)"
<kristen.lepore@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration
Steve, Daniel,

Thank you very much for the attached presentation. Its very helpful as Im pulling together
materials for our senior leadership team.

As I mentioned on the call yesterday, we very much appreciate all the effort that you and your
extended teams have put into our discussions over the past few weeks, especially all the work
that has been done over the holidays to address our questions.

I look forward to talking with you again next week.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe new year.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV) [mailto:steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US]


Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 5:55 PM
To: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
Cc: Cowan, Mo; Daniel Koh; john.barros@boston.gov; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Tom Glynn; Lepore, Kristen
(ANF)
Subject: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration

Ann,

On behalf of the Governors Office and the Mayors Office, attached is the presentation that
we had mentioned that helps to describe the strengths of the Boston area.
We believe it provides some helpful information.
Please let us know if you have any comments and/or would like any further information.

We have appreciated the discussions with you and your team.


Please let us know if we may help with any other questions that you may have.

As you had mentioned, the Governor and the Mayor are both interested in talking with the
Chairman.
Please let us know when next week or soon thereafter this makes sense to happen.

Very best wishes and Happy New Year!

Steven Kadish and Daniel Koh

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Daniel Koh
Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
Kadish, Steven (GOV); Cowan, Mo; john.barros@boston.gov; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Tom Glynn; Lepore, Kristen
(ANF)
Re: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration
Thursday, December 31, 2015 3:12:34 PM
image001.png

Ann,
It is our pleasure. Thank you for all the work you have done as well; we realize the magnitude
of the decision for your company and we are appreciative of the ongoing dialogue. Best
wishes for the new year and looking forward to all the things to come in 2016.
Best,
Dan
On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 2:45 PM, Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) <Ann.Klee@ge.com> wrote:
Steve, Daniel,

Thank you very much for the attached presentation. Its very helpful as Im pulling together
materials for our senior leadership team.

As I mentioned on the call yesterday, we very much appreciate all the effort that you and
your extended teams have put into our discussions over the past few weeks, especially all
the work that has been done over the holidays to address our questions.

I look forward to talking with you again next week.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe new year.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV) [mailto:steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US]


Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 5:55 PM
To: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)

Cc: Cowan, Mo; Daniel Koh; john.barros@boston.gov; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Tom Glynn; Lepore, Kristen
(ANF)
Subject: Boston means Innovation, Talent, Inspiration

Ann,

On behalf of the Governors Office and the Mayors Office, attached is the presentation that
we had mentioned that helps to describe the strengths of the Boston area.
We believe it provides some helpful information.
Please let us know if you have any comments and/or would like any further information.

We have appreciated the discussions with you and your team.


Please let us know if we may help with any other questions that you may have.

As you had mentioned, the Governor and the Mayor are both interested in talking with the
Chairman.
Please let us know when next week or soon thereafter this makes sense to happen.

Very best wishes and Happy New Year!

Steven Kadish and Daniel Koh

-Daniel Arrigg Koh


Chief of Staff
City of Boston

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Buckley, Timothy (GOV)


Kadish, Steven (GOV); Conroy, Jim (GOV); McMorrow, Paul (EOHED); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
BG - Leung Inquiry: GE
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 12:40:21 PM

FYIShirley is again inquiring about GE and MA, specifically asking if Guv has spoken to Immelt. I am
referring her back to GE for information regarding their plans.

Tim Buckley
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
617 483-3395
@Tim_BuckleyMA

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: Proposal from Boston
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 2:12:00 PM
Project Plum Dec 8.sk.noon.docx MJK.docx

Here you go thanks!

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)


Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 2:07 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: Proposal from Boston

Can you please send me the letter in MS Word? Thanks!

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 1:16 PM
To: Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Ross,
Robert (ANF); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Tom Glynn; Elizabeth Morse; jdoolin;
Povich, Lon (GOV); Garrity, Rob (DOT)
Subject: FW: Proposal from Boston

FYI, and many thanks to all!

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 1:15 PM

To: Ann R. Klee (Ann.Klee@ge.com) <Ann.Klee@ge.com>; 'Cowan, Mo'


<MCowan@mlstrategies.com>
Cc: 'John Barros' <john.barros@boston.gov>
Subject: Proposal from Boston

Ann, Mo,

Please see the attached documents we look forward to discussing.

All the best,


Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

December 8, 2015
Ann R. Klee
Vice President
Corporate Environment, Health and Safety
General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
Dear Ms. Klee,
We are pleased to provide some additional thoughts on a partnership between General Electric,
the Commonwealth and the City. We again have endeavored to listen to your feedback and
accordingly have strengthened our proposal and added some additional elements:
1. Public support for your headquarters through a partnership with Massport: Our
December 1 proposal contemplated up to $80 million in public infrastructure improvements
financed by the state. We now propose that Massport be your development partner,
construct a building on a Massport site and, by discounting the construction cost by $80M,
arrive at substantial lease savings for GE. Massport also proposes to build a parking
structure nearby, allowing GE the benefit of proximate parking. Further, Massport has
previously structured lease payments for certain projects that delay or reduce payments in
the early years of the lease while still achieving fair market value overall, and they expect to
work closely and creatively with you.
Massport has a mission to promote economic development and a record of success in
developing its extensive real estate portfolio (including in the Seaport District). Massport
has great experience working with City and state officials, federal regulators and private
parties and in dealing with security and public safety concerns. Attached please see the
specific sites and other information related to this Massport opportunity.
2. Corporate Jets and Helicopters: We understand the importance of immediate access to
your corporate fleet. We now propose:
Parking of one executive jet and one helicopter at Logan Airport for 24/7 access.
A hangar for executive aircraft at Hanscom Airport, with on-call service to Logan.
State financed construction of a new public helipad in Boston (one-site has FAA
approval; other site options can be reviewed).
1

3. Innovation Center a premier talent pipeline: As presented on December 1, we propose


a $5M investment to launch an Innovation Center in your building or another location with
MassChallenge, an internationally renowned start-up accelerator. To advance this potential,
we propose to invite participation from Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, the UMass schools and
others, bringing together the best of our public and private universities and research
institutions. This partnership would allow you to collaborate with, and recruit, the worlds
most talented students, engineers, scientists, programmers, MDs, and entrepreneurs.
4. Local property tax incentive: Same $20M as proposed before.
5. Coordinated Permitting: Coordinated and streamlined permitting process by City and state
authorities and a permitting Ombudsman to assist in addressing any permitting issues. We
will dedicate staff in the office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance, supported by
the Governors Office. A similar dedication of staff will be provided by the Boston
Redevelopment Authority, supported by the Mayors Office.
6. GEs Current: We are prepared to support the launch of your Current business here in
Boston with a grant of $5-10M over two years.
7. Improvements to Local Transportation:
Investment of public funds to purchase new vehicles and provide additional service to
the GE headquarters site as part of the Seaport Transportation Management Association
Up to $50 million of improvements through our I-Cubed program, including streetscapes,
water taxi, parking, utilities, public safety features and other public infrastructure
Up to $125 million in City and state financed improvements to streets, transit, bridges
and bikeways.
8. Workforce Training Fund: Same $1M as proposed before.
9. Concierge and housing service: As discussed in our December 1 proposal, a Concierge
team will be dedicated to easing the transition for GE and your employees, including home
buying assistance with the Boston Home Center and MassHousing.
We believe we are presenting to you the premier ecosystem to grow your business, an
exceptional place to live, substantial public investment in your project, and other amenities that
will make it as easy as possible for GE and your employees to move to and live in Boston. We
look forward to your response.
Sincerely,

Charles D. Baker
Governor

Martin J. Walsh
Mayor of Boston
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From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
RE: Term Sheet
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 4:59:00 PM
Project Plum Boston Office Locations Booklet - Extended_v1_r5_low res.pdf

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)


Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 4:44 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: Term Sheet

Thanks so much. Please let me know if you need anything more from me. You can reach my cell
later tonight if need be. My cell: 617 997 7208.

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 4:10 PM
To: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Cc: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: Re: Term Sheet

Got it, thanks.

Mike Kennealy
On Jan 6, 2016, at 4:05 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV) <steven.kadish@massmail.state.ma.us> wrote:
Mike and Jay you have the edit pen now.

From here, please send to us and to the City.

Thx.

From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 4:05 PM
To: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Povich, Lon (GOV)

Subject: RE: Term Sheet

Please see my notes and questions on the attached.

Please add something about parking; from the grid: Direct access to public
transportation and convenient, adjacent public parking garage.

From: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)


Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 3:22 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Povich, Lon (GOV)
Subject: Term Sheet

I have attached a draft term sheet based on the December 8th letter and the discussion
today. I included up to amounts, but we can delete if you feel that is appropriate. I
dont have much detail on the Current proposal and I didnt know if the transportation
improvements are on top of the funding to be made available in item (2). Please feel
free to edit as you wish and add anything I might have missed. Mike, when you think
this is ready, please forward to the appropriate team at the City for their
review/comments. Thanks!

Regards,
Jennifer

Jennifer Sullivan
Assistant Secretary for Capital Finance
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
State House Room 373
Boston, Massachusetts 02133
P: (617) 727-2040 ext. 35432
Jennifer.F.Sullivan@massmail.state.ma.us

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PROJECT PLUM

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
...an ecosystem thats forward-looking

December 1, 2015

a talented city

boston, massachusetts highlights

Boston is a world-renowned center for


education and has one of the most highlyeducated populations in the country.

The cost of living and doing business in


Boston compares well to other cities:

a youthful city

1 in 3 Boston residents are young adults


between the ages of 20 and 34.
Boston prides itself on attracting and
retaining students and young adults, and
leads the nation in the percentage of its
population that is between the ages of
20 and 34.
Charlie Baker
Governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the


City of Boston strongly believe that Boston,
Massachusetts offers the thriving, healthy,
and innovative ecosystem that Project Plum is
seeking in order to grow and succeed.
Building on its rich history of first discoveries,
Bostons community of government,
academia, and the private sector create new
ideas each and every day. Bostons cultural
charm is equally matched by a vibrant
economy, outpacing the nations annual
job growth between 2010 and 2014. The
city is also home to a highly educated and
diverse workforce, offering Project Plum a
talented pipeline from over 55 colleges and
universities within the Greater Boston
region and creativity from the 20 to 34 year
project plum

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Martin J. Walsh
Mayor
City of Boston

old demographic, representing a third of the


citys population.
Project Plum would join Bostons vibrant
business community, a strong workforce, and
state and local government in developing
new ideas to meet the demands of the future.
Boston is a welcoming city for business
growth and development, an ideal place
for Project Plum employees to work and for
Project Plums employees and families to live,
learn, and enjoy.

The City established the Mayors ONEin3


Council to give residents ages 20-34 a
greater voice in shaping the present and
future of the city.
a growing economy

Bostons economy grew by 3.7% between


2012 to 2013, surpassing that U.S. GDP
growth of 2.2%. During the same time
period, Boston added over 12,000 new jobs.

The Tax Foundations 2016 State Business


Tax Climate estimate ranks Massachusetts
as 25th across all states. This measure
takes corporate, individual, sales, and
unemployment insurance taxes into
consideration.
According to KPMGs Total Tax Index
Boston ranks in the top-fifth of 107
international cities with the lowest
relative tax burdens.*
According to PWCs Cost of Living Index,
the Boston Metro Area has a lower cost
of living than 16 other US metro areas.
2015 lease rates for Bostons Class A
Office space range from $52 to $68 per
square foot.
Commercial industrial property tax is
$29.52 per thousand dollars of value,
and residential rates are $12.11 per
thousand dollars.
The state personal income tax is 5.15%,
and sales tax is 6.25%.
*To KMPGs Competitive Alternatives Special Report Focus
on Tax, 2014

Upon choosing Boston, Project Plum would


become a part of a dynamic network of
business leaders, entrepreneurs, start-ups,
academics, researchers, and thought leaders
actively contributing to Boston as a worldclass innovation hub.
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WORK, LIVE, PLAY,


& INNOVATE
The City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts are excellent places to work, live,
learn, play, and innovate.

WORK, LIVE, PLAY, & INNOVATE

work

innovate

Record job levels, national and interna-

World class talent with the highest


concentration of higher education
institutions, hospitals, medical research
centers, and technology enhance a culture of
innovation and entrepreneurship:

tional leadership in high growth sectors,


a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, strong anchor industries, a highly
functioning ecosystem, and ample connections to the world.
live

Vibrant neighborhoods in Boston and


surrounding communities, #1 in K-12
public education, top private high
schools and universities, world class
health care, and great culture.
play

Plentiful museums, theatres, history,


sports, concerts, beaches, shopping,
restaurants, hiking trails, festivals,
and more.

Half of all Nobel Prize winners in


the United States were educated in
Massachusetts.

#1 in bachelors degrees, at 38.2%.


#1 state in advanced degrees, at 16.8%
of the over 25 population; 19% of metroBoston.

#1 state in 4th grade math and reading,


and #2 in 4th grade writing scores.

#1 state in 8th grade math, #1 in 8th


grade reading, and #3 in 8th grade
writing scores.

#1 state in K-12 achievement by


Education Week.

#2 in the world in science achievement


among 8th graders.

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JOINT STATE-CITY TASK FORCE


The Joint State-City Project Plum Task Force provides Project Plum with a single point of
contact to support a seamless permitting, relocation, and transition to Boston. Through
its enabling legislation, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) provides streamlined
real estate development permitting. As such, the sites offered in this proposal have been
coordinated through the BRA, as a single point of contact. Should additional approvals be
required, a BRA ombudsman will coordinate with all relevant city, state and other parties.

DEPARTMENT

NAME

Governors Office

Steve Kadish, Chief of Staff

Mayors Office

Dan Koh, Chief of Staff

Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing


and Economic Development
Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing
and Economic Development
Mayor's Office of Economic Development,
City of Boston
Mayor's Office of Economic Development,
City of Boston
Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection (MASSDEP)
Massachusetts Department of
Transportation (MassDOT)

We propose an exciting partnership to launch an Innovation Lab in


Downtown Boston to showcase your technology, especially healthcare and digital hardware
technology. The proposed Life Sciences Innovation Lab would be in partnership with Project
Plum, the City of Boston, MassChallenge, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
(MLSC). As part of this partnership, MassChallenge would operate the Innovation Lab and
MLSC would support up to $5 million to build-out the facility.

your innovation lab

bostons innovation district

Mike Kennealy, Assistant Secretary for


Business Growth

Bostons Innovation District spans 1,000

John Barros, Chief


Lauren Jones, Deputy Director of
Business Strategy
Martin Suuberg, Commissioner
Kate Fichter, Assistant Secretary of
Policy Coordination
Ronald Rakow, Commissioner

Boston Civic Design Commission

David A. Carlson, Executive Director

Boston Disabilities Commission

Kristen McCosh, Commissioner

Boston Fire Department

Joseph P. Finn, Commissioner

Boston Inspectional Services


Department (ISD)

William Christopher, Commissioner

Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)

Lisa Conley, Director of Policy Development

Boston Public Works

Michael Dennehy, Commissioner

Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)

Brian Golden, Director

Boston Transportation Department (BTD)

Chris Osgood, Chief

Boston Water & Sewer Commission

Charlie Jewell, Director of Planning

Mayor's Office of Environment, Energy &


Open Space, City of Boston

Austin Blackmon, Chief

| task force

Boston is the worlds most sustainable source of exceptional talent. We are home to the
best institutions and amazing businesses; the future of robotics, life sciences, and energy are
developed here.

Jay Ash, Secretary

Boston Assessing Department

project plum

YOUR INNOVATION LAB

south bostons waterfront district

acres on the South Boston Waterfront.

Its the citys newest cluster of high


tech research, development, and
manufacturing firms.

Since 2010, the South Boston Waterfront


has added over 100 new businesses.

Home to MassChallenge, the worlds


largest startup accelerator.

Technology companies, including


greentech and life sciences, significantly
represent the areas growth.
growth in the high tech sector

Bostons high tech sector has grown 9%


per year since 2010.

Boston is particularly strong in computer


systems design and scientific research
and development. In fact, Bostons share
of employment in scientific research and
development is two and a half times the
national average.

life sciences corridor

Boston collaborates with Somerville,


Cambridge, Quincy, and Braintree to
support the Life Sciences Corridor.

The Life Sciences Corridor is home to


over 450 companies within the Life
Sciences Industry Cluster.

The Life Sciences Corridor is sustained


by skilled labor force availability, access
to leading universities, the existence
of established innovative research and
development districts, proximity to major
research hospitals, and presence of
venture capital resources.
medical research

In Boston, the Longwood Medical Area


is a world famous medical epicenter with
over 43,000 scientists, researchers, and
staff including over 19,000 students.

In 2014, the Longwood Center opened,


adding an additional 350,000 square feet
of R&D space in Bostons strongest life
sciences cluster.

2014 marked the 20th consecutive year


that Boston received the most National
Institutes of Health funding of any U.S.
city. Forty-six Boston institutions received
3,521 NIH awards for more than $1.7
billion in funding.
project plum

| innovation lab

BOSTONS LIVE NEAR


YOUR WORK INITIATIVE

YOUR HOME
project plums concierge relocation services

The City of Boston wants to ensure a seamless


relocation and transition to Boston for Project Plum and its employees. Project Plums
Concierge Relocation Services offers a range of services and support.

temporary project plum space

transportation

Boston understands Project Plums relocation


of its corporate headquarters is a major
endeavor. The State-City Joint Task Force
will work closely with Project Plum to discuss
property needs and confirm availability of
temporary space for up to 50 executives
very early in the process.

Boston has many transportation options,


and we will help you get around the city. We
will offer walking guides to the third most
walkable city in America and access to a T
(subway and bus) pass with map/schedule.

bostons business network

We will help you make connections within


the Boston business community.
homeownership

The Boston Home Center will offer a


package of resources for Project Plum
employees (See Homeownership Incentives).
job listings

We will provide referrals to head hunting


services and job listings in and around Boston.
education and childcare

We will help you find day care services,


public and private schools, and introductions
to premier colleges and universities in the
Boston area such as Harvard University,
Boston College, Northeastern University,
Emerson College, and Suffolk University.
moving referrals

We will provide referrals to moving


companies, storage companies, and home
services to get you settled in your new home.
introductory city tour

We will host an introductory city tour to


provide you with an orientation to Boston,
highlighting its history, cultural and athletic
institutions, parks, shopping areas, and
medical facilities.
project plum

| your home

The City of Bostons Boston Home Center would be able to support Project Plum employees
seeking homeownership or rentals in Boston through the following incentives:
The City of Bostons Boston Home Center (BHC) will
work with Project Plum to create a homebuying match loan program. The program will work
with the existing BHC loan program to hold a Homebuying 101 (HB101) course at Project
Plum headquarters where graduates are eligible for between 3% and 5% for down payment
and closing cost assistance from the BHC loan program. Loans are zero interest deferred
loans that are forgivable and become a grant if the homeowner lives in Boston for 10 years.

bostons live near your work initiative

boston attractions

Once youre settled and enjoying your new


home, enjoy a guide to Bostons sights,
events, and attractions. Local happenings
capturing our rich history, diverse
neighborhoods, and legacy of arts, culture
and education are frequently updated at
www.CityofBoston.gov/Visitors.
Among features in Boston, CityPass allows
you to visit the New England Aquarium,
Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts,
and either the Skywalk Observatory or the
Harvard Museum of Natural History - on us!
www.CityPass.com/Boston
on-site services for project plum employees

We will partner with Bostons City Hall To


Go truck to visit Project Plum every day
for a week upon opening, and quarterly
during Project Plums first year in Boston to
offer a range of on-site services from the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the
City of Boston for employees. No standing in
line, no hassles, no fuss, just service.
Services range from applying for a state
license and automobile registration, and
applying for a residential parking permit
to registering to vote, pre-registering for
school, and requesting a handicap parking
space. Inspired by food trucks, Bostons
bright and friendly mobile City Hall truck is
about serving city residents where they live,
work and play.

A welcome presentation from Housing


Chief Sheila Dillon and Deputy
Director Rob Consalvo on Department
of Neighborhood Development
programming including an in-depth
presentation on the homebuyer and
homeownership programs and services
offered by the BHC.
Hold a Homebuying 101 (HB101)
course at Project Plum headquarters for
company employees, including a waiver
for any and all charges for the course.
(Course currently charges a fee for
enrollment.)
Schedule BHC Meet the Lenders and
Realtors event and three additional BHC
specifically for the company at Project
Plum headquarters employees.
Dedicate a member of the BHC
homebuying team as Project Plums
Champion who will be responsible for
working with and assisting any company
employee with all aspects of homebuying
and homeownership.

For home purchases outside of Boston,


MassHousing will provide counseling for
employees including briefing/training
at their offices about the mortgage
programs that MassHousing has available
and collateral loan materials personalized
for employees. MassHousing is one of
the premier housing finance agencies
in the country, with a network of more
than 170 lenders originating mortgages
as well as its own mortgage insurance
business. MassHousing will select a
small number of its top lending partners
willing to designate specific loan officers
to work with employees, and all loans
will be serviced by dedicated staff,
insuring customized service for loans
made through the MassHousing network.
MassHousing will also provide financing
with as little as 3% down for all eligible
home buying employees of the company
and for all eligible loans. Rates will be
made at our lowest possible cost of
funds, with a 20% reduction in the cost of
private mortgage insurance.

Conduct a BHC trolley tour of Bostons


neighborhoods with BHC staff for
company employees to introduce each
Boston neighborhood to company
employees as well as to showcase
different housing stock and important
neighborhood characteristics.
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| homeowner support

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Cowan, Mo; Ann.Klee@ge.com
Daniel Koh; john.barros@boston.gov; Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Mass ranked as innovative as CA by Bloomberg
Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:57:01 PM
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-07/here-are-the-mostinnovative-states-in-america
Michelle Jamriskomljamrisko

Wei Lu

January 7, 2016 7:00 AM EST


The Boston area's Route 128 eked out a victory over Silicon Valley, as
Bloomberg's ranking of the most innovative states in the U.S. illustrates
how universities can juice local economies.

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Massachusetts is the most innovative state, with California scoring a close


second and Washington, New Jersey and Connecticut rounding out the top
five states, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg. Mississippi, West
Virginia and South Dakota are the three least innovative states.
"You've got these major, world-ranked institutions that have played a big
role in terms of churning out some very, very well-qualified, bright people,"
feeding an innovative atmosphere, said Nariman Behravesh, chief
economist at IHS Inc. in Lexington, Massachusetts.

TheMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Behravesh's alma mater, is one


such school that'sprovided a ripple effect for the local economy, he said.
MIT graduates have produced around 400 startup businesses over the past
few decades, including Framingham, Massachusetts-based electronics
maker Bose Corp., which then creates a "cluster" of companies that are
attracted to the strong business environment and in turn propel the labor
market and growth, he said.
"Innovation usually leads to job creation, and high-skilled job creation,
mostly," Behravesh said. "But there are other jobs that come with it,
namely, that as the labor force grows, they need haircuts, they need
landscapers, all that stuff so it does tend to have linkages to other parts of
the economy."
Massachusetts was able to edge out California by 0.03 point, perhaps in part
because high-tech density was measured via number of companies, rather
than market capital. That meant that the world's most valuable company,
Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc., couldn't lift the state to the top spot
in the ranking.

No. 40 North Dakota, however, illustrates what happens when economic


growthis concentrated in one industry. The crash in oil prices has hobbled
the state and soured the business environment, which might have otherwise
attracted more companies from other industries, Behraveshsaid. But states
at thebottom of the ladder aren't doomed to weak growth and a lack of
economic vitality.
"There are some things that state governments can do to make their states
more attractive to research and development," including R&D tax credits,
he said. "State governments if they carefully target areas where they think
they have a bit of a competitive advantage they could develop a cluster
around their universities, as well."
The Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index scored each of the 50 states on a 0100 scale across six equally weighted metrics: R&Dintensity; productivity;
high-tech density; concentration of science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) employment; science and engineering degree holders;
and patent activity.
The data also showthe limits of measuring healthy innovation. For example,
the migration of talent across state lines can be difficult to measure and
often captured only on delay, such as through U.S. Census bureau figures.

Kristen J. Sabella
Deputy Director of Policy & Communications
Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
E: Kristen.j.Sabella@state.ma.us
P: 617-788-3604
C: 617-352-8437

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Steffen, Mark (GOV)
Governor"s Office Press Clips 01.08.2016
Friday, January 08, 2016 8:05:30 AM

Digital Health:
Boston Globe:Massachusetts launches digital health hub

Boston.com:Massachusetts launches partnership to attract digital health innovation

Springfield Repub:Massachusetts, industry team up to help boost digital health companies

BBJ:Key takeaways from the state's new digital-health initiative

BBJ:State targets 'digital health' as latest growth frontier for Massachusetts economy

WBUR:Mass. Launches Partnership Aimed At Boosting Digital Health Sector

WBUR:Mass. Wants To Be Home To Nations Leading Cluster Of Digital Health Companies

WBUR:Radio Boston: Whats In Governor Bakers New Digital Health Initiative?[AUDIO]

WAMC:Massachusetts Making Digital Health Sector A Priority

MBTA:
Boston Globe:MBTA eyes discounts for low-income riders in the future

WGBH:Greater Boston: Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack Discusses Possible T


Fare Hike[VIDEO]

Commonwealth Mag:A Beacon Hill switcheroo: How the T fare cap went from 5% to 10%

Boston Herald:Editorial: Leading at the MBTA

Boston Herald:Speaker: T hikes should be last item

Fox 25:Schools would have to pay if MBTA fares increase[VIDEO]

Commonwealth Mag:T passes exempt from fare constraints

Commonwealth Mag:Lots of no-shows at value capture hearing


Concord Monitor:Commuters lament MBTA delays as schedule change looms

DCF:
WGBH:Greater Boston: Rachelle Bond Attorney Talks New Allegations In Baby Doe
Case[VIDEO]

Opioid Addiction:
CNHI:Advocates warn against drug-based treatment for addiction

Other:
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News:
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State acts on simultaneous surgeries

Blast injures four at North Andover chemical plant

Mass. ballot question could raise the price of eggs

Analyst warns of police pay hike

Gaming Commission fantasy report due in days

Think Boston housing is expensive now? Wait five years

Boston hits 1,000-unit mark for affordable units in 2015

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
FW: Contacts
Monday, January 11, 2016 8:13:42 AM

Jay FYI. I can send all of these.

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Mcgaugh, James (GE Corporate) [mailto:james.mcgaugh@ge.com]


Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 8:07 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Contacts

Mike---good morning---can you please send me office/cell #s for Sec. Ash, yourself, Kadish, and
Povich? Filling in my internal comms plan. Thnx. Jim

James McGaugh
Executive Manager, Government Affairs & Policy
General Electric
1100 Technology Park Drive
Billerica, MA 01821
T. 617-285-2297

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Mcgaugh, James (GE Corporate)
RE: Contacts
Monday, January 11, 2016 8:39:00 AM

Here you go Jim:

Jay Ash
Office (617) 788-3650
Cell (617) 680-0013

Mike Kennealy
Office (617) 788-3640
Cell (617) 634-4762

Steve Kadish
Office (617) 725-4000
Cell (617) 483-3426

Lon Povich
Office (617) 725-4030
Cell (617) 483-3429

Best,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Mcgaugh, James (GE Corporate) [mailto:james.mcgaugh@ge.com]


Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 8:07 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Contacts

Mike---good morning---can you please send me office/cell #s for Sec. Ash, yourself, Kadish, and
Povich? Filling in my internal comms plan. Thnx. Jim

James McGaugh
Executive Manager, Government Affairs & Policy

General Electric
1100 Technology Park Drive
Billerica, MA 01821
T. 617-285-2297

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Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US
Jim McGaugh; Timothy Buckley
Connecting you
Monday, January 11, 2016 4:20:21 PM

Jim, Tim - connecting you over email. Jim, do you want to call Tim to
discuss plan? Let me know if I can do anything else here.
Thanks,
Mike
Mike Kennealy

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Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Daniel Koh; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); john.barros@boston.gov; Tom Glynn; Kennealy, Michael
(EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
FW: Boston Globe: Why GE"s next headquarters address will be Boston
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 11:32:16 AM

My note for today for those that would be interested in moving to Boston. Check out the video!

FYI.
In todays Boston Globe.
The imbedded GE video is terrific!!!

Why GEs next headquarters address will be Boston

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McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Deal comps
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2:38:10 PM

Gov press office is looking for incentive comps on Mass. deals. Do we know all-in values of incentives in previous
substantial commitments? Evergreen, etc.
Sent from my iPhone

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McMorrow, Paul (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
RE: Deal comps
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2:50:44 PM

Hi Paul, we started coming up with a list in early December on this - this is what we found. There just haven't been
that many big deals from EDIP or MLSC. Dont know about CEC.
Bristol Meyers
$34 MM infrastructure + $33 MM tax credit = $67 MM
350 jobs
$191K/job
Liberty Mutual
$22.5 MM EDIP
600 jobs
$37.5K/job
Shire
$21 MM MLSC tax credits
520 jobs
$40K/job
Biogen
$16.5 MM MLSC tax credits
755 jobs
$22K/job
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us
-----Original Message----From: McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2:38 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>; Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
<ricks.frazier@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Deal comps
Gov press office is looking for incentive comps on Mass. deals. Do we know all-in values of incentives in previous
substantial commitments? Evergreen, etc.
Sent from my iPhone

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John Barros
Ash, Jay (SEA)
Economic Analysis
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:09:25 AM
Plum EIA 2016-01-12.docx

Attached please find economic impact analysis from the BRA.


Let's talk this morning.
-John Barros
Chief of Economic Development
Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh
6th Floor, Room 603
Boston City Hall, Boston MA 02201
t: 617-635-5729
http://www.cityofboston.gov
SHARE YOUR VISION. SHAPE OUR CITY.
http://imagine.boston.gov/

Memo
To: Mayors Office of Economic Development
From: Jonathan Lee, Research Division, BRA
Date: January 12, 2016
Subject: Potential Impacts of Project Plum Additional Scenario [DRAFT]
The Research Division analyzed an additional scenario to evaluate the long-term economic and fiscal
impacts of Project Plum on the city of Boston and the Commonwealth. These results are strictly based
on the job and income impacts, and do not account for any economic incentives. Therefore the results
represent sketch level economic and fiscal impacts. This additional scenario is based on the assumptions
below provided by the Mayors Office of Economic Development:

200 management positions with an average annual income of $400,000


200 high tech positions with an average annual income of $200,000
200 information technology positions with an average annual income of $120,000

The impact analysis was performed using the BRA Research Divisions REMI model that can capture both
local and statewide economic impacts. The results of the analysis are provided in the summary table
below:
Direct Jobs

Indirect Jobs

Total Jobs

Annual
Income
(millions $)

Annual Fiscal
Impact
(millions $)

Boston

600

590

1,190

$220

$0.01

Massachusetts

600

1,840

2,440

$325

$20.9

The results suggest that bringing these operations to Boston will have a positive economic effect on
Boston, and a larger impact statewide. The total impact for the Commonwealth will be roughly twice
that for Boston, despite Boston hosting the new company. These indirect jobs are created as a result of
the income effect (additional consumer spending by new residents of the Commonwealth on homes,
goods, and services) and the supplier effect (local industries increasing production to serve Project
Plums new Boston-based offices). Lastly, the Commonwealth will also have an opportunity to collect
approximately $20.9 million in additional income and sales tax annually if the company were to move to
the Commonwealth. For Boston, additional revenues would result from increases in property tax and
city meals tax revenues.

The impacts presented above are primarily driven by high wages attributed to the management
positions, which is $253,720 more than the management industry average in Boston and $330,920 more
than the average annual wage in Boston. 1 If the company were paying the industry average, the income
impact for Boston will drop from $220 million to $152 million, representing a 31% reduction. Similarly
for the state, this would be a reduction of $105 million in total income, a difference of 32%.

The average annual wage for jobs in Boston is $69,080 across all industries, and $146,280 for the management
industry. Source: Massachusetts Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Occupational Employment
Statistics, All Occupations, Annual Income, May 2014

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Wilkerson, Timothy (EOHED)
RE: SBD State GR Contact
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:33:00 AM

Yes, I'll call then.


Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us
-----Original Message----From: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:50 PM
To: Wilkerson, Timothy (EOHED) <timothy.wilkerson@MassMail.State.MA.US>;
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: SBD State GR Contact
Thanks. Perhaps we should call just after the GE announcement?
________________________________________
From: Wilkerson, Timothy (EOHED)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:35 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Subject: SBD State GR Contact
Mike,
Following up on our earlier conversation, here is a state government
relations person for Stanley Black & Decker:
Stanley Black and Decker contact Robert Paternostro; 860/827-3874;
Robert.paternostro@sbdinc.com<mailto:Robert.paternostro@sbdinc.com>
Please let me know should you need additional information.
Thank you,
Tim

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Doug Banks
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
GE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:34:05 AM

Jay -
Is it true that they're announcing tomorrow that Boston will be its new global hq?
Don't need your attribution...just confirmation.
Thanks,
Doug

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Liz Pujolas
Jay Ash (jay.ash@state.ma.us)
congratulations on GE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:40:19 AM

Assume the Globe is always accurate good for MA and good for you! - Liz

Liz Pujolas
Public Policy & State Government Affairs (New England, NY, PR)
Biogen | 225 Binney St |Cambridge, MA | 02142
Mail: 9 Bellaire Rd Boston MA 02132
Email: Liz.pujolas@biogen.com | Mobile: 617 780 9133
www.biogen.com

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Dan O"Connell
jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us; Tom Glynn
GE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:51:31 AM

Congratulations on a great Team effort.


Dan
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John Smolak
"Ash, Jay (EOHED)"
Congratulations on GE!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:55:05 AM

Hi Jay:
Congratulations on GE!
If the stories are true, what a coup!

Congratulations to you and your team on selling Massachusetts!

Regards,
John
John T. Smolak, Esq.
Smolak & Vaughan LLP
East Mill
21 High Street, Suite 301
North Andover, Massachusetts 01845
Tel. 978.327.5220 (Main)
Tel. 978.327.5215 (Direct)
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GE to choose Boston for new headquarters,


report says
Company expected to announce move Thursday
UPDATED 10:36 AM EST Jan 13, 2016

BOSTON General Electric plans to announce Thursday that they are moving company headquarters to

Boston, the Globe reported.


GE would likely move its 700 workers at their worldwide headquarters in Connecticut to the Seaport District.
That area is slowly becoming defined by an innovation economy.
Other aspects drawing the company to the area may be the easy access to Logan airport and the fact that 35
percent of Bostonians are 24-35.
"How close are you to closing the deal with GE?" NewsCenter 5 reporter Janet Wu asked Mayor Martin
Walsh on Tuesday.
"Really can't, really can't talk about any particulars here," he answered. "Boston is a great city, it's a wonderful
city. I think anybody would love our city and what we have to offer."
"The ecosystem of Boston is much more manageable than a New York system or one of the other mega cities
around the world," suggested Jim Rooney, of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Multiple sources say tax credits and property tax relief are under discussion.
"Tax credits I hear are on the table, property tax relief -- another thing that's on the table. Are these two
MUSTS for drawing them into Boston?" Wu asked the mayor.
"Again, I'm not going to get into the terms of any type of deal," Walsh said.
Another strong selling point -- the close cooperation between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic
Mayor Walsh.
"(Walsh) and the governor have teamed up on this in a way that may be unprecedented," Rooney said. "I
think companies look for that: that political relationship stability, they don't want to walk into a place where
there are arrows being shot back and forth."
State and city officials also are offering to find temporary office space while their worldwide headquarters is
being established.

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Chmura, Tom
Ash, Jay (EOHED) (jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US)
Congratulations!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:09:46 AM

First IBM, now GE. Congratulations on another success.

Tom

Tom Chmura
Vice President for Economic Development
University of Massachusetts
Office of the President
One Beacon Street, Floor 31
Boston, MA 02108

Tel 617-287-4832 (office)


Tel 978-844-0712 (cell)

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Nunnelly, Mark E (DOR)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (SEA)
Breaking News: Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:19:53 AM

WOW!!!!

Congratulations.hard to overestimated the ripples that will come from this.

So many thanks. This is a BIG good.

Best

Mark

GE said to pick Boston for headquarters


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Relevant Globe Story:

The company began looking to leave Fairfield, Conn., last year after state
legislators threatened to raise corporate taxes.
By Jon Chesto GLOBE STAFF JANUARY 13, 2016

General Electric Co., one of the most storied names in corporate America, will relocate is global headquarters to Boston,
according to an official familiar with the process.
Company executives called the governor and mayor separately Wednesday morning, as well as their staffs, to say a
formal announcement will come Thursday.
The decision marks the end of a high-stakes competition to woo GE from its longtime campus in suburban Connecticut,
besting New York, Providence, and other cities, and further solidifies the regions reputation as a magnet for
innovation.

Its a major victory for Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, whose aides worked closely together for
several months to lure GE to a city that has seen many of its biggest companies swallowed up by out-of-town buyers,
and a state that has labored hard to shed the Taxachusetts label pinned on it during the 1970s.
Terms of the deal, including the exact location of the headquarters, were not immediately available.
At nearly $150 billion a year in revenue, GE ranks eighth on the Fortune 500 and would be far and away the largest
publicly traded company based in Massachusetts. Its Connecticut headquarters employs about 800 people.
Shirley Leung of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Jon Chesto can be reached atjon.chesto@globe.com. Follow him on
Twitter@jonchesto.

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Subject: Breaking News: Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston

General Electric Co. will announce that it will move its worldwide headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

Breaking News January 13, 2016

Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston


General Electric Co. will announce that it will move its worldwide
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Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Wehrs, Brianna (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Buckley, Timothy (GOV); Conroy, Jim (GOV); Povich, Lon (GOV);
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Final version of Relocation document
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:37:11 AM
Relocation of GE Headquarters City & State terms.Jan13.2016.docx

Brianna: Please prepare this final document for signature.

All: We are not confirming anything at this time. Until this done, it is not done.

Summary of Incentives
General Electric Company Headquarters Relocation
To the City of Boston, Massachusetts
January 13, 2016

This document (the Summary) summarizes the principal terms of incentives offered by
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (the Commonwealth or Massachusetts) and the City
of Boston, Massachusetts (the City or Boston) as of the above-captioned date, in connection
with the proposed relocation of the General Electric Company (the Company) world
headquarters to Boston. The Summary reflects the good faith discussions of the Commonwealth,
the City and the Company. No other legally binding obligations will be created until definitive
agreements are executed and delivered by the appropriate parties. The Summary shall be
governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth and federal law.
Material Terms:
1. Commonwealth
Direct Economic
Development
Incentives

The Commonwealth has offered direct grants to public entities in


connection with infrastructure improvements in an amount up to
$120 million, to be identified by agreement upon siting and
identification of infrastructure needs of the Company, which may
include but shall not be limited to: demolition; site preparation;
abatement and remediation and, in some cases, real property
acquisition, improvements and construction; and planning, design
and construction of the following: public parking facilities, public
helicopter landing facilities, water shuttle facilities, historical
preservation and restoration, public safety equipment and facilities,
an innovation center, traffic and streetscape improvements, street
lighting, parks and green space enhancements, waterfront access
and improvements, landscaping, utilities and other capital
improvements. The specific projects to be financed by this program
will be identified in consultation with the Company, within the
framework of improvements permissible under the program as
previously discussed.

2. Boston Property Tax


Incentives

The City has offered direct local property tax relief to the Company
in an amount up to $25 million, to be established by agreement
upon determination of several factors, including without limitation:
siting of headquarters, size and type of facility and number of jobs
created, and entity-type of applicable real property owner. If the
Company occupies any properties owned or leased by Boston
Redevelopment Authority, for a lease term of up to 20 years, the
Company shall be responsible for only annual operating expenses,
property taxes not abated or subject to a PILOT agreement, and
interior renovations costs.

3. Workforce Training

The Commonwealth has offered $1 million in grants to the


1

Grants

Company for workforce training over four years. The specific


training programs to be funded will be developed to suit the
Companys requirements.

4. Innovation Center

The Commonwealth has offered up to $5 million to establish an


innovation center in or near by the Companys facilities to promote
public access to and engagement with the Company and forge
connections with innovators from Massachusetts research
institutions and the higher education community. This could take
the form of a start-up accelerator, a hybrid facility or a new concept
to be determined. The specific details of the Innovation Center to
be financed will be identified in consultation with the Company.

5. Corporate Air
Access

The Commonwealth and Massport have offered the following,


subject to FAA regulations. The Company will be responsible for
negotiating lease rates and other commercial terms with the
operators of the airports, hangars and related services as utilized:

6. Coordinated
Permitting

The City and the Commonwealth have offered the following:

7. Local

Access to parking for one executive jet and one helicopter


on-site at Logan Airport for 24/7 access by the Company.
A hangar site for six (6) executive-jet type aircraft owned by
or operated on behalf of the Company to be located at
Hanscom Airport, with on-call service to Logan Airport.
Coordination with the City and Commonwealth in
facilitating a new public helipad in Boston subject to FAA
approval.

A coordinated and streamlined permitting process by


applicable City and Commonwealth authorities.
Collaboration with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to
work with the Company on an appropriate prominent
signage package for the site.
Appointment of a Permitting Ombudsman to assist in
addressing any permitting issues.
Support of the senior staff in the Executive Offices for
Administration and Finance, Housing and Economic
Development and Energy and Environmental Affairs,
supported by the Governors Office.
Support of the senior staff of the City in the Mayors Office
of Economic Development and the Boston Redevelopment
Authority, supported by the Mayors Office.

The Company will be able to take advantage of the following


2

Transportation
Improvements

initiatives that would be provided for the benefit of the Seaport


District and nearby area:

Public funds to purchase new vehicles and dispatch software


and additional service to the Companys headquarters site as
part of the Seaport Transportation Management Association.
Up to $100 million in City financed improvements,
including a significant undertaking to replace the Northern
Avenue Bridge.
Up to $25 million in Commonwealth-financed
improvements to streets, transit, bikeways and water
transportation service.
Direct access to public transportation and a convenient,
nearby public parking garage.

The specific details of the transportation improvements will be


determined in connection with siting decisions and other factors.
8. Support of Energy
Initiatives

The Commonwealth has offered to work with the Company to


identify additional incentives related to renewable energy and
energy efficiency that may be applicable to the Company.

9. Concierge
Relocation
Services

The City and the Commonwealth will appoint a Joint Concierge


Relocation Team dedicated to easing the transition for the Company
and its employees moving to the Boston area, and will offer
additional transition assistance, including without limitation:

Through the Boston Home Center (BHC), the City will


work with the Company to create a home buying match loan
program, leveraging the existing BHC loan program for
eligible homebuyers.
Employee housing and relocation resources, including a
dedicated Champion at the BHC to conduct direct
outreach and on site presentations to assist Company
employees in navigating home buying and homeownership
through the BHC; additionally, specialized MassHousing
counseling will be offered for employees about available
mortgage programs for properties outside of Boston.
A City Hall To Go truck will visit the Company every day
for a week upon opening of transition headquarters and also
upon opening of new headquarters, and quarterly during
Companys first year in Boston to offer a range of on-site
services from the Commonwealth and the City for Company
employees, including Registry of Motor Vehicles, transit
passes, municipal parking permits, voter registration and
other City and Commonwealth government functions.
Integration into local business, employment (for spouses
3

and others), education and civic networks to welcome


Company employees and their families to the Boston
community through formal and informal means, including
an introductory City tour, headhunting services, education
and childcare referrals, and other introductions to make
Company employees feel welcome and at home in
Massachusetts.
10. Temporary Office
Space

The City and Commonwealth will assist the Company to identify


appropriate temporary space, or other real estate requirements as
may be necessary, for executives to meet the Companys temporary
space needs within the timeframe to be established by the
Company, while permanent headquarters are developed.

We hereby offer these incentives in consideration of the Companys proposed relocation


of its world headquarters to Boston. As the Governor of the Commonwealth and the Mayor of
Boston, respectively, we have a unique level of partnership and cooperation between our state
and city governments, and we are committed to continuing to work together to make the
Companys establishment of a Boston headquarters swift and successful.

Sincerely,

_______________________________
Charles D. Baker
Governor
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_______________________________
Martin J. Walsh
Mayor
City of Boston

On behalf of the Company, I hereby accept the offer of incentives in the Summary and
announce the intention of the Company to relocate its world headquarters to Boston on or about
[date].

_______________________________
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
General Electric Company
Acknowledged and accepted this _____th day of January, 2016
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Bryan Jamele
Ash, Jay (SEA)
MACP quote
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:46:41 AM

Jay,
Per your request to Dan, please find a quote from Bill Swanson on GE:
"GEs move to Boston reinforces our advantagesan incredibly skilled talent pool, world-class universities
and a thriving and innovative tech industry. The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership welcomes GE to our
state and we look forward to working with them as we continue to focus on the competitiveness of
Massachusetts."

I should have a quote from Jay Hooley over to you shortly as well.
Bryan
-____________________________________
Bryan Jamele
Executive Vice President
Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
535 Boylston Street, Top Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617.236.4099 (Main)
617.236.1337 (Fax)
bjamele@masscompetes.org
www.masscompetes.org

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JD Chesloff
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
GE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:20:15 PM

Holy friggin moly. Congratulations!

JD Chesloff
Executive Director
Massachusetts Business Roundtable
141 Tremont Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-728-0881

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Bryan Jamele
Ash, Jay (SEA)
MACP Quote - Jay Hooley
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:28:28 PM

Jay,
Please find a quote from Jay Hooley below:
"Locating in Boston is an important strategic move for GE and a terrific development for our city. Bostons
strong leadership in innovation, technology and healthcare provide a great environment for GE as it
advances its next generation of products and solutions."
Bryan

-____________________________________
Bryan Jamele
Executive Vice President
Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
535 Boylston Street, Top Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617.236.4099 (Main)
617.236.1337 (Fax)
bjamele@masscompetes.org
www.masscompetes.org

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Fwd: MACP Quote - Jay Hooley
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:31:37 PM

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: Bryan Jamele <bjamele@masscompetes.org>


Date: 01/13/2016 12:28 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: MACP Quote - Jay Hooley
Jay,
Please find a quote from Jay Hooley below:
"Locating in Boston is an important strategic move for GE and a terrific development for our city. Bostons
strong leadership in innovation, technology and healthcare provide a great environment for GE as it
advances its next generation of products and solutions."
Bryan

-____________________________________
Bryan Jamele
Executive Vice President
Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
535 Boylston Street, Top Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617.236.4099 (Main)
617.236.1337 (Fax)
bjamele@masscompetes.org
www.masscompetes.org

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Fwd: MACP quote
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:32:49 PM

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: Bryan Jamele <bjamele@masscompetes.org>


Date: 01/13/2016 11:46 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: MACP quote
Jay,
Per your request to Dan, please find a quote from Bill Swanson on GE:
"GEs move to Boston reinforces our advantagesan incredibly skilled talent pool, world-class universities
and a thriving and innovative tech industry. The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership welcomes GE to our
state and we look forward to working with them as we continue to focus on the competitiveness of
Massachusetts."

I should have a quote from Jay Hooley over to you shortly as well.
Bryan
-____________________________________
Bryan Jamele
Executive Vice President
Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
535 Boylston Street, Top Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617.236.4099 (Main)
617.236.1337 (Fax)
bjamele@masscompetes.org
www.masscompetes.org

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McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: MACP quote
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:39:05 PM

Is this being provided to Tim or just as FYI


Sent from my iPhone
On Jan 13, 2016, at 12:32 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: Bryan Jamele <bjamele@masscompetes.org>


Date: 01/13/2016 11:46 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: MACP quote
Jay,
Per your request to Dan, please find a quote from Bill Swanson on GE:
"GEs move to Boston reinforces our advantagesan incredibly skilled talent pool, worldclass universities and a thriving and innovative tech industry. The Massachusetts
Competitive Partnership welcomes GE to our state and we look forward to working with
them as we continue to focus on the competitiveness of Massachusetts."

I should have a quote from Jay Hooley over to you shortly as well.
Bryan
-____________________________________
Bryan Jamele
Executive Vice President
Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
535 Boylston Street, Top Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617.236.4099 (Main)
617.236.1337 (Fax)
bjamele@masscompetes.org
www.masscompetes.org

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Pamela Goldberg
Ash, Jay (SEA) (jay.ash@state.ma.us)
katie.stebbins@state.ma.us
Congratulations
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1:02:22 PM
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on getting GE to locate their headquarters here. That is a win for all of us.

Best,
Pamela

Pamela W. Goldberg
Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
2 Center Plaza, Suite 200
Boston, MA 02108
617-371-3999 x200
www.masstech.org

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Scott Bailey
Ash, Jay (SEA)
Globe Article about GE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:00:50 PM

Jay,
Congratulations on this great win.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/01/13/general-electric-will-announcetomorrow-that-has-selected-boston-for-global-headquarters-according-official-familiar-withprocess/ZYZSu7GorfVTRXM2ZIaabJ/story.html

If I can do anything to be helpful please let me know.


Scott
_________________________
Scott Bailey
Managing Director|MassChallenge, Boston
1.888.782.7820x 704|Scott@MassChallenge.org
Cell: 802-825-5600
21 Drydock Ave, 6th Floor|Boston, MA 02210
@MassChallenge | Facebook | Get MassChallenge News
Directions to MassChallenge
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We help entrepreneurs win!

Congrats to the 2015 MassChallenge winners!


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Steffen, Mark (GOV)
General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:02:23 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


January 13, 2016
CONTACT
Elizabeth Guyton
elizabeth.guyton@state.ma.us

General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters

BOSTON Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh today celebrated
General Electric's decision to relocate their world headquarters to Boston to take
advantage of Boston and the Commonwealth's innovative and competitive economy
and access to human capital and world-class educational institutions. General Electric
will bring approximately 800 high-paying jobs to Boston with this move.

"Our administration welcomes GEs decision to take advantage of the unique


resources that our state has to offer, ranging from our innovative economy to top
universities," said Governor Baker. "In addition to adding hundreds of high-paying
jobs to our state, we look forward to partnering with GE to achieve further growth
across a spectrum of industries and are confident GE will flourish in the
Commonwealth's inventive economy."

"General Electric's choice to move to Boston is the result of the city's willingness and
excitement to work creatively and collaboratively to bring positive activity to our local
economy and continue to grow our industries," said Mayor Walsh. "Boston is
delighted and honored to welcome General Electric and its employees to our
community and we are confident that this is the start of a strong partnership."

Bringing General Electric's operations to the Seaport District will cement the company
as an anchor in the city's innovation industry.The Commonwealth offered incentives
up to $120 million through grants and other programs and up to $25 million was
offered from the city of Boston in property tax relief. Additional incentives offered to
General Electric include:
$1 million in grants for workforce training;
Up to $5 million for an innovation center to forge connections between GE,
innovators from Massachusetts research institutions and the higher
education community;
Commitment to existing local transportation improvements in the Seaport
District;
Appointment of a joint relocation team to ease the transition for employees
moving to Boston;

Assistance for eligible employees looking to buy homes in Boston;


Additional details will be released as available.

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Mark Gallagher
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); McMorrow, Paul (EOHED); Christopher R. Anderson
Re: Breaking News: Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:11:43 PM

Yes, this is so terrific!


Sent from my iPhone
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Jay/Mike/Steve- Fantastic news and fantastic work by you guys!! Let us know how we can be helpful in
welcoming them and/or highlighting the impact and significance of this decision.

Mark

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General Electric Co. will announce that it will move its worldwide headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

Breaking News January 13, 2016

Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston


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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Congratulations
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:28:23 PM

Folks,

Saw the announcement on GE. Wonderful news for Massachusetts! Congratulations.

With Best Regards,


Grant
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jay.ash@state.ma.us
GE - congratulations!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:23:05 PM

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/01/13/general-electric-will-announce-tomorrowthat-has-selected-boston-for-global-headquarters-according-official-familiar-withprocess/ZYZSu7GorfVTRXM2ZIaabJ/story.html
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Mark Gallagher; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Christopher R. Anderson
RE: Breaking News: Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:25:00 PM

Thanks Mark!

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

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Subject: FW: Breaking News: Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston
Jay/Mike/Steve- Fantastic news and fantastic work by you guys!! Let us know how we can be helpful in welcoming
them and/or highlighting the impact and significance of this decision.

Mark

Mark Gallagher | Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Communications

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General Electric Co. will announce that it will move its worldwide headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

Breaking News January 13, 2016


Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston

General Electric Co. will announce that it will move its worldwide headquarters from Connecticut
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Mark Gallagher; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Christopher R. Anderson
RE: Breaking News: Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:25:07 PM

Thanks Mark!

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
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Jay/Mike/Steve- Fantastic news and fantastic work by you guys!! Let us know how we can be helpful in welcoming
them and/or highlighting the impact and significance of this decision.

Mark

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General Electric Co. will announce that it will move its worldwide headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

Breaking News January 13, 2016


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Nunnelly, Mark E (DOR); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: Breaking News: Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:25:34 PM

Thanks Mark!

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

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Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:20 AM
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Subject: Breaking News: Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston
WOW!!!!

Congratulations.hard to overestimated the ripples that will come from this.

So many thanks. This is a BIG good.

Best

Mark

GE said to pick Boston for headquarters


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Relevant Globe Story:

The company began looking to leave Fairfield, Conn., last year after state

legislators threatened to raise corporate taxes.


By Jon Chesto GLOBE STAFF JANUARY 13, 2016

General Electric Co., one of the most storied names in corporate America, will relocate is global headquarters to Boston,
according to an official familiar with the process.
Company executives called the governor and mayor separately Wednesday morning, as well as their staffs, to say a
formal announcement will come Thursday.
The decision marks the end of a high-stakes competition to woo GE from its longtime campus in suburban Connecticut,
besting New York, Providence, and other cities, and further solidifies the regions reputation as a magnet for
innovation.
Its a major victory for Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, whose aides worked closely together for
several months to lure GE to a city that has seen many of its biggest companies swallowed up by out-of-town buyers,
and a state that has labored hard to shed the Taxachusetts label pinned on it during the 1970s.
Terms of the deal, including the exact location of the headquarters, were not immediately available.
At nearly $150 billion a year in revenue, GE ranks eighth on the Fortune 500 and would be far and away the largest
publicly traded company based in Massachusetts. Its Connecticut headquarters employs about 800 people.
Shirley Leung of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Jon Chesto can be reached atjon.chesto@globe.com. Follow him on
Twitter@jonchesto.

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General Electric Co. will announce that it will move its worldwide headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

Breaking News January 13, 2016


Report: GE will move worldwide HQ to Boston
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Williams, Grant W.; Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: Congratulations
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:27:06 PM

Thanks Grant!

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Williams, Grant W. [mailto:williamsg@millercanfield.com]


Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:28 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>; Ash, Jay (EOHED)
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Subject: Congratulations

Folks,

Saw the announcement on GE. Wonderful news for Massachusetts! Congratulations.

With Best Regards,


Grant
248.267.3340

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State House News Service


news@statehousenews.com
REGION"S APPEAL, INCENTIVES HELPED LURE GENERAL ELECTRIC TO BOSTON [+VIDEO]
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:29:35 PM

REGION'S APPEAL, INCENTIVES HELPED LURE GENERAL


ELECTRIC TO BOSTON [+VIDEO]
By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 13, 2016....General Electric, one of the nation's largest
companies, will move about 800 jobs to Massachusetts starting this summer when it begins to
relocate its global headquarters from Connecticut to the South Boston waterfront, the company
announced on Wednesday.
The successful recruitment of GE to Massachusetts, which was chosen over several other states,
marks a major economic development victory for Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty
Walsh, who worked behind the scenes to lure the manufacturing and innovation giant.
Both the state and city put up a package worth more than $145 million in financial incentives to
entice the company to Boston, including $120 million from the state in grants and other programs
and up to $25 million over 20 years in property tax relief from Boston.
[Watch: Baker on GE]
In addition, Baker's office said the state offered General Electric $1 million in workforce training
grants, up to $5 million for an innovation center to connect the company with Massachusetts
research and higher education institutions and a commitment to support local transportation
improvements in the Seaport and assist employees with their relocation to Boston.
"GE aspires to be the most competitive company in the world," GE Chairman and CEO Jeff
Immelt said in a statement. "Today, GE is a $130 billion high-tech global industrial company, one
that is leading the digital transformation of industry. We want to be at the center of an ecosystem
that shares our aspirations."
The company cited Boston's "business ecosystem" as well as access to talent, long-term costs,
quality of life for employees and easy connections with other company assets and the world as
reasons for moving to the state.
"It's great news," House Speaker Robert DeLeo told reporters minutes before he went to the floor
of the House to announce the news to lawmakers, thanking them for their work in passing two
economic development bills in recent years that he credited with helping to make Massachusetts
an attractive landing spot for GE.
General Electric said it began considering a new location for its headquarters more than three
years ago and opened a formal review last June with a list of 40 potential locations. The company
publicly threatened to leave Connecticut in June after Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a state budget
that included corporate tax increases blasted by the business community for creating an
inhospitable environment.

Baker said he and Walsh assembled a task force that included Economic Development Secretary
Jay Ash, Administration and Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore and officials from Massport, his
office and City Hall to work with GE beginning at the end of the summer.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts President Richard Lord said Baker and Walsh hosted a
dinner on a Monday night in September at Tresca in the North End for GE's site selection team.
Lord, Ash and representatives from EMC and State Street Corporation also attended the dinner.
Baker on Wednesday said GE would be a "tremendous part of the growing innovation economy"
in Massachusetts and send a signal to other companies that the state is a good place to do
business.
"We're talking about a Fortune 10 company, the 8th largest corporation in the United States and a
real leader in what I would describe as, sort of, the internet of things and the movement toward
creating smart machines," Baker said. "This is a huge win for the city of Boston, a huge win for
Massachusetts and the indirect-direct spillover from this will be felt by this economy and this
community for years to come."
The governor described the incentives as "pretty much the same sort of thing" made available to
other companies periodically looking to expand or grow in Massachusetts, including tax breaks
and grants for infrastructure and capital support. He said some of the incentives will depend upon
the site GE selects in the Seaport district.
The company plans to sell its offices in Fairfield, Conn. and at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York
City to help offset the cost of the move, which will begin over the summer.
Though an exact location has yet to be chosen, the company said it will have 800 employees in
the Seaport District of Boston, including 200 corporate staff and 600 digital industrial product
managers, designers and developers. Employees will move to a temporary location in Boston
starting this summer, and the transition will be completed in stages by 2018.
General Electric plans a public briefing with government, business and community leaders on
Feb. 18 to discuss the move.
In its announcement, General Electric noted spending in Massachusetts on research and
development, the state's "technologically-fluent workforce" and its status as home to 55 colleges
and universities.
"'Boston lands new @generalelectric headquarters.' Proof that investments in #HigherEd and
innovation pay dividends," Sen. Eileen Donoghue, of Lowell, wrote on Twitter.
Massachusetts High Technology Council President Chris Anderson said General Electric will be
an "impact player" in the state's policy, civic, educational and philanthropic life.
"GE's selection of Boston reinforces the limitless opportunities for economic growth that are
available to us when business and political leaders work together to reinforce our
Commonwealth's strengths and to address our competitive challenges," Anderson said. "
The addition of its global headquarters in Boston will expand General Electric's already growing
footprint in Massachusetts, which includes nearly 5,000 employees in its aviation, oil and gas and
energy management businesses. The company moved its life sciences headquarters to
Marlborough in 2014, and last year announced that its energy services start-up - Current - would
be based in Boston.

"GE's move brings a host of benefits to the Massachusetts economy, from top-level jobs to
innovation to an unmatched global market presence. AIM and its 4,500 member employers
welcome GE headquarters to the commonwealth and congratulate the Baker and Walsh
administrations for recognizing that taxes, work force and other elements of the business climate
really matter in corporate location decisions," Lord said in a statement.
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce President James Rooney said the development would
carry benefits beyond job creation and economic development in the neighborhood.
"Bringing an anchor institution like GE to Boston is fundamental for spurring our innovation
ecosystem, as established global companies provide the type of skills training and early
development for startup companies that help them thrive in the long run. Additionally, big
companies increase our ability to not only generate talented minds, but to keep them in Boston
where they belong," Rooney said.
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Michelle McGee
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:31:19 PM

Congratulations!!

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ELECTRIC TO BOSTON [+VIDEO]
By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 13, 2016....General Electric, one of the nation's largest
companies, will move about 800 jobs to Massachusetts starting this summer when it
begins to relocate its global headquarters from Connecticut to the South Boston waterfront,
the company announced on Wednesday.
The successful recruitment of GE to Massachusetts, which was chosen over several other
states, marks a major economic development victory for Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston
Mayor Marty Walsh, who worked behind the scenes to lure the manufacturing and
innovation giant.
Both the state and city put up a package worth more than $145 million in financial
incentives to entice the company to Boston, including $120 million from the state in grants
and other programs and up to $25 million over 20 years in property tax relief from Boston.
[Watch: Baker on GE]
In addition, Baker's office said the state offered General Electric $1 million in workforce
training grants, up to $5 million for an innovation center to connect the company with
Massachusetts research and higher education institutions and a commitment to support
local transportation improvements in the Seaport and assist employees with their
relocation to Boston.
"GE aspires to be the most competitive company in the world," GE Chairman and CEO Jeff
Immelt said in a statement. "Today, GE is a $130 billion high-tech global industrial
company, one that is leading the digital transformation of industry. We want to be at the
center of an ecosystem that shares our aspirations."

The company cited Boston's "business ecosystem" as well as access to talent, long-term
costs, quality of life for employees and easy connections with other company assets and
the world as reasons for moving to the state.
"It's great news," House Speaker Robert DeLeo told reporters minutes before he went to
the floor of the House to announce the news to lawmakers, thanking them for their work in
passing two economic development bills in recent years that he credited with helping to
make Massachusetts an attractive landing spot for GE.
General Electric said it began considering a new location for its headquarters more than
three years ago and opened a formal review last June with a list of 40 potential locations.
The company publicly threatened to leave Connecticut in June after Gov. Dannel Malloy
signed a state budget that included corporate tax increases blasted by the business
community for creating an inhospitable environment.
Baker said he and Walsh assembled a task force that included Economic Development
Secretary Jay Ash, Administration and Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore and officials from
Massport, his office and City Hall to work with GE beginning at the end of the summer.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts President Richard Lord said Baker and Walsh
hosted a dinner on a Monday night in September at Tresca in the North End for GE's site
selection team. Lord, Ash and representatives from EMC and State Street Corporation also
attended the dinner.
Baker on Wednesday said GE would be a "tremendous part of the growing innovation
economy" in Massachusetts and send a signal to other companies that the state is a good
place to do business.
"We're talking about a Fortune 10 company, the 8th largest corporation in the United States
and a real leader in what I would describe as, sort of, the internet of things and the
movement toward creating smart machines," Baker said. "This is a huge win for the city of
Boston, a huge win for Massachusetts and the indirect-direct spillover from this will be felt
by this economy and this community for years to come."
The governor described the incentives as "pretty much the same sort of thing" made
available to other companies periodically looking to expand or grow in Massachusetts,
including tax breaks and grants for infrastructure and capital support. He said some of the
incentives will depend upon the site GE selects in the Seaport district.
The company plans to sell its offices in Fairfield, Conn. and at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New
York City to help offset the cost of the move, which will begin over the summer.
Though an exact location has yet to be chosen, the company said it will have 800
employees in the Seaport District of Boston, including 200 corporate staff and 600 digital
industrial product managers, designers and developers. Employees will move to a
temporary location in Boston starting this summer, and the transition will be completed in
stages by 2018.

General Electric plans a public briefing with government, business and community leaders
on Feb. 18 to discuss the move.
In its announcement, General Electric noted spending in Massachusetts on research and
development, the state's "technologically-fluent workforce" and its status as home to 55
colleges and universities.
"'Boston lands new @generalelectric headquarters.' Proof that investments in #HigherEd
and innovation pay dividends," Sen. Eileen Donoghue, of Lowell, wrote on Twitter.
Massachusetts High Technology Council President Chris Anderson said General Electric
will be an "impact player" in the state's policy, civic, educational and philanthropic life.
"GE's selection of Boston reinforces the limitless opportunities for economic growth that are
available to us when business and political leaders work together to reinforce our
Commonwealth's strengths and to address our competitive challenges," Anderson said. "
The addition of its global headquarters in Boston will expand General Electric's already
growing footprint in Massachusetts, which includes nearly 5,000 employees in its aviation,
oil and gas and energy management businesses. The company moved its life sciences
headquarters to Marlborough in 2014, and last year announced that its energy services
start-up - Current - would be based in Boston.
"GE's move brings a host of benefits to the Massachusetts economy, from top-level jobs to
innovation to an unmatched global market presence. AIM and its 4,500 member employers
welcome GE headquarters to the commonwealth and congratulate the Baker and Walsh
administrations for recognizing that taxes, work force and other elements of the business
climate really matter in corporate location decisions," Lord said in a statement.
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce President James Rooney said the development
would carry benefits beyond job creation and economic development in the neighborhood.
"Bringing an anchor institution like GE to Boston is fundamental for spurring our innovation
ecosystem, as established global companies provide the type of skills training and early
development for startup companies that help them thrive in the long run. Additionally, big
companies increase our ability to not only generate talented minds, but to keep them in
Boston where they belong," Rooney said.
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Martin Arnold Schmidt


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Congratulations
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:31:43 PM

Dear Jay and Katie,


Congratulations to the Baker Administration on bringing GE to MA (and the
Digital Healthcare announcement). I think these will be great adds to our
eco-system. MIT is eager and happy to assist in any way.
best,
Marty

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JD Chesloff
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
NY
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:33:39 PM

Mr. SecretaryI saw this from our sister organization in NYC. Thought you'd find it of interest. See you
tomorrow.
http://pfnyc.org/news_press/statement-from-kathryn-wylde-president-ceo-of-the-partnershipfor-new-york-city-on-ge-headquarters-decision/
JD
Sent from my iPhone

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John J. Linehan
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Ward, Aimee (EOHED)
Congratulations!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 7:50:21 PM

Jay & Aimee,


I just wanted to say congratulations for your work in getting GE to relocate their headquarters to Boston. A huge
win for Massachusetts!
Thank you!
John
(my apologies if this is repetitive and my first email also went through)

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Willenborg, Christopher (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
GE Announcement
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:18:00 PM

Congratulations on the announcement of GE headquarters moving to Boston. Fantastic news for Boston
and Massachusetts!

Chris

Christopher J. Willenborg
Executive Director
Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force
Westover Metropolitan Airport
255 Padgette Street
Chicopee, MA 01022
413-593-0214 - Office
413-593-5126 - Fax
617-447-1823 - Mobile
christopher.willenborg@massmail.state.ma.us

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Congrats
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:36:55 PM
image001.png

Mike,
I wanted to take a moment to say congrats on GE.
What a huge win for the Commonwealth --- a globally reverberating validation of our world class city, it
unique talent pool and a strong welcoming government that has demonstrated it understands that when
businesses thrive all its people will thrive. Refreshing to say the least.
Hope to see you soon.
Brendan

Brendan W. Callahan
Managing Director

One Post Office Square


Boston, MA 02109
direct +1 617 316 6402
mobile +1 917 930 1051
brendan.callahan@am.jll.com

From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]


Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 11:29 AM
To: Callahan, Brendan
Subject: RE: Question

Really helpful thanks Brendan! Will send some dates.

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Callahan, Brendan [mailto:Brendan.Callahan@am.jll.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 1:21 PM

To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Subject: RE: Question

Hi Mike,
I enjoyed chatting yesterday.
Quick down and dirty answer on new construction costs in Seaport is approximately $575 per square foot,
inclusive of land costs (highly variable), site work and union labor for a high rise building WITHOUT
structured parking. Above ground structured parking is usually carried at $25K per stall and higher for
below grade parking especially close to the water.
Let me know if you need more info and send a few dates for coffee or a cocktail to follow up on our other
discussions.
Brendan

Brendan W. Callahan
Managing Director

One Post Office Square


Boston, MA 02109
direct +1 617 316 6402
mobile +1 917 930 1051
brendan.callahan@am.jll.com

From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]


Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 12:40 PM
To: Callahan, Brendan
Subject: Question

Hi Brendan, hope you are well and had a great Thanksgiving. I had a quick question for a project we
are working on that I thought you could help with could you call me? Cell phone number below,
thanks.

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

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JD Chesloff
RE: NY
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:02:28 PM

Interesting. Thx for your leadership and support!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: JD Chesloff <jdchesloff@maroundtable.com>


Date: 01/13/2016 6:33 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: NY
Mr. SecretaryI saw this from our sister organization in NYC. Thought you'd find it of interest. See you
tomorrow.
http://pfnyc.org/news_press/statement-from-kathryn-wylde-president-ceo-of-the-partnershipfor-new-york-city-on-ge-headquarters-decision/
JD
Sent from my iPhone

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Martin Arnold Schmidt; Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
RE: Congratulations
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:03:07 PM

Thx for your leadership and support!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: Martin Arnold Schmidt <maschmid@mit.edu>


Date: 01/13/2016 6:31 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)"
<Katie.Stebbins@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Congratulations
Dear Jay and Katie,
Congratulations to the Baker Administration on bringing GE to MA (and the Digital Healthcare announcement). I
think these will be great adds to our eco-system. MIT is eager and happy to assist in any way.
best,
Marty

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Willenborg, Christopher (EOHED); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
RE: GE Announcement
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:08:19 PM

Team win!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Willenborg, Christopher (EOHED)"


<Christopher.Willenborg@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: 01/13/2016 8:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>, "Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)"
<Katie.Stebbins@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: GE Announcement
Congratulations on the announcement of GE headquarters moving to Boston. Fantastic news for Boston
and Massachusetts!

Chris

Christopher J. Willenborg
Executive Director
Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force
Westover Metropolitan Airport
255 Padgette Street
Chicopee, MA 01022
413-593-0214 - Office
413-593-5126 - Fax
617-447-1823 - Mobile
christopher.willenborg@massmail.state.ma.us

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Williams, Grant W.; Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: Congratulations
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:09:11 PM

Very nice of you, Grant!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)" <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 01/13/2016 5:27 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Williams, Grant W." <williamsg@millercanfield.com>, "Ash, Jay (EOHED)"
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: Congratulations
Thanks Grant!

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Williams, Grant W. [mailto:williamsg@millercanfield.com]


Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:28 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>; Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Congratulations

Folks,

Saw the announcement on GE. Wonderful news for Massachusetts! Congratulations.

With Best Regards,


Grant
248.267.3340

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Ward, Aimee (EOHED)


John J. Linehan
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: Congratulations!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:58:31 PM

Thanks, John!
We will be in touch shortly.
Happy new year!
Aimee
Sent from Aimee's iPhone
617-356-3037
On Jan 13, 2016, at 7:50 PM, John J. Linehan <jlinehan@ZOONEWENGLAND.COM>
wrote:

Jay & Aimee,


I just wanted to say congratulations for your work in getting GE to relocate their headquarters to
Boston. A huge win for Massachusetts!
Thank you!
John
(my apologies if this is repetitive and my first email also went through)

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John J. Linehan
Ward, Aimee (EOHED)
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: Congratulations!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:44:17 PM

Again thanks Aimee!

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

-------- Original message -------From: "Ward, Aimee (EOHED)" <aimee.ward@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 01/13/2016 8:01 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: "John J. Linehan" <jlinehan@ZOONEWENGLAND.COM>
Cc: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@state.ma.us>
Subject: Re: Congratulations!
Thanks, John!
We will be in touch shortly.
Happy new year!
Aimee
Sent from Aimee's iPhone
617-356-3037
On Jan 13, 2016, at 7:50 PM, John J. Linehan <jlinehan@ZOONEWENGLAND.COM>
wrote:

Jay & Aimee,


I just wanted to say congratulations for your work in getting GE to relocate their headquarters to
Boston. A huge win for Massachusetts!
Thank you!
John
(my apologies if this is repetitive and my first email also went through)

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


JD Chesloff
RE: GE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:58:07 PM

Well said, as usual!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: JD Chesloff <jdchesloff@maroundtable.com>


Date: 01/13/2016 12:20 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: GE
Holy friggin moly. Congratulations!

JD Chesloff
Executive Director
Massachusetts Business Roundtable
141 Tremont Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617-728-0881

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Fwd: General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters
Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:33:07 AM
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Jay,
Congratulations on this - I know you out in a ton of work.
Ron
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From: "Steffen, Mark (GOV)" <mark.steffen@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: January 13, 2016 at 2:00:29 PM EST
To: "Steffen, Mark (GOV)" <mark.steffen@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


January 13, 2016
CONTACT
Elizabeth Guyton
elizabeth.guyton@state.ma.us

General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters

BOSTON Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh today celebrated
General Electric's decision to relocate their world headquarters to Boston to take
advantage of Boston and the Commonwealth's innovative and competitive economy
and access to human capital and world-class educational institutions. General Electric
will bring approximately 800 high-paying jobs to Boston with this move.

"Our administration welcomes GEs decision to take advantage of the unique


resources that our state has to offer, ranging from our innovative economy to top
universities," said Governor Baker. "In addition to adding hundreds of high-paying
jobs to our state, we look forward to partnering with GE to achieve further growth
across a spectrum of industries and are confident GE will flourish in the
Commonwealth's inventive economy."

"General Electric's choice to move to Boston is the result of the city's willingness and
excitement to work creatively and collaboratively to bring positive activity to our local
economy and continue to grow our industries," said Mayor Walsh. "Boston is
delighted and honored to welcome General Electric and its employees to our
community and we are confident that this is the start of a strong partnership."

Bringing General Electric's operations to the Seaport District will cement the company
as an anchor in the city's innovation industry.The Commonwealth offered incentives

up to $120 million through grants and other programs and up to $25 million was
offered from the city of Boston in property tax relief. Additional incentives offered to
General Electric include:
<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->$1 million in grants for workforce training;
<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->Up to $5 million for an innovation center to
forge connections between GE, innovators from Massachusetts research
institutions and the higher education community;
<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->Commitment to existing local transportation
improvements in the Seaport District;
<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->Appointment of a joint relocation team to
ease the transition for employees moving to Boston;
<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->Assistance for eligible employees looking to
buy homes in Boston;
Additional details will be released as available.

###

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Peyser, Jim (EOE)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
GE
Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:26:08 AM

Congratulations on GE. This is a huge win and an incredibly important vote


of confidence in Massachusetts, Boston...and you! I'm sure this will
continue to pay dividends down the road. Great job!
Jim
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Derek Santos
jay.ash
Cograts on the big GE win
Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:32:54 AM

Good morning Secretary Ash,


In New Bedford we pride ourselves on singles and doubles when it come to economic
development. But everyone loves the long ball--congrats on the GE grand slam! A huge win
that demonstrates the strength of the Commonwealth as a great place to do business.
It goes without saying that you should enjoy the long weekend.
Best,
-Derek Santos
Executive Director
New Bedford Economic Development Council
1213 Purchase Street, Floor 2
New Bedford, MA 02740
508.991.3122 main
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AIM Panel Documents
Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:59:48 AM
2016OutlookForumScript.Final.CPG.doc
SOMB.01.13.15.docx

Good morning all,

Attached are two documents pertaining to the Associated Industries of Massachusetts Economic
Outlook Forum panel tomorrow morning:

1. Rick Lords State of Massachusetts Business address


2. The event script

Please note one item in the script that has changed since our conversation on Tuesday. I am now
suggesting that Jeffs first question during the panel discussion be one directed at Jay about the
significance of the GE location announcement yesterday.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. My cell is 617.834.4414 if you have any questions.

Best,
Chris

Script
January 15, 2016 AIM Economic Outlook Forum
7:30 9:15 A.M. Waltham Westin Hotel
Program: 8 a.m.

Dan Kenary:
Good Morning:
My name is Dan Kenary, Chief Executive
Officer of The Harpoon Brewery in Boston and
Chair of the Associated Industries of
Massachusetts Board of Directors. Thank you
for joining us this morning as we break out
our crystal ball for AIMs Seventh Annual
Economic Outlook Forum.
Before I introduce Rick Lord and our
panelists, I am pleased to recognize the
Founding Sponsor of this mornings program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a


community-focused, taxpaying, not-for-profit
health plan. The company and its people are
committed to working with others in a spirit
of shared responsibility to make quality health
care affordable. Consistent with its corporate
promise to always put its 2.8 million members
first, the company is rated among the nations
best health plans for member satisfaction and
quality.
All of us at AIM are grateful to Chief Executive
Andrew Dreyfus and Blue Cross Blue Shield
for their unwavering support of our work over
the years.
Thank you.

The program for this mornings outlook forum


is similar to last years.
Our morning will begin with the annual State
of Massachusetts Business address from AIM
President and Chief Executive Officer Rick
Lord.
At the completion of Ricks address our
distinguished panel will discuss his remarks
and share their views on a range political and
economic issues that will impact the economy
during the year ahead. We invite you to join
the conversation here in the room and on
Twitter at hashtag AIMExecForum.
It is now my pleasure to introduce Rick Lord,
AIMs President & CEO for his third annual
State of Massachusetts Business address.
Rick?

STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS


ADDRESS
Rick Lord:
I am now pleased to introduce Jeff Brown,
Business Editor at WBZ radio in Boston, who
will moderate our discussion of the
Massachusetts economy. Jeff, a graduate of
UMass Amherst and a 30-year veteran of the
broadcast industry, joins us for the first time
this year after joining BZ in the spring of
2012.
Jeff, welcome to AIM.

PANEL DISCUSSION
Jeff Brown:
Thank you Rick. Your remarks will certainly
provide our panel with a number of issues to
comment on. Would members of the panel
please come forward and be seated?
Our panel reflects much of the diversity and
promise that Rick identified as the hallmarks
of the Massachusetts economy:
Martha Sullivan Chief Executive Officer of
Sensata Technologies in Attleboro. Sensata is
the worlds leading supplier of sensors and
controls used in automotive, appliance,
aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle,
heating, air conditioning, data,
telecommunications, recreational vehicle and

marine applications. And heres a good omen


for this morning - the name Sensata comes
from the Latin word meaning those gifted
with sense.
Dr. Howard Grant President and CEO of
Burlington-based Lahey Health. A physician,
attorney and longtime health-care chief
executive, Dr. Grant has played a vital role in
influencing patient safety and efficient clinical
care for more than two decades at some of
the nations most preeminent health care
institutions.
The Honorable Jay Ash - Secretary of Housing
and Economic Development for the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Secretary
Ash is responsible for directing and executing
Governor Charlie Bakers agenda on job
creation, business development, consumer
affairs, and business regulation. He previously

served as the city manager in his native


Chelsea, a position he held from 2000 to
2014.
Secretary Ash, let me begin with the big story
of the week. What does the decision by
General Electric to relocate its corporate
headquarters in Boston say about
Massachusetts and its economic future?
Martha Sullivan, AIMs new Blueprint for the
Next Century economic plan finds the primary
challenge facing Massachusetts employers is
finding skilled employees. As a high-tech CEO
at Sensata Technologies, do you agree and
how do we address the issue?
Dr. Grant, Rick mentioned that Massachusetts
enjoys one of the best health-care systems in
the world, but also one of the most
expensive. Why does Massachusetts have the

highest care costs in the nation and what can


we do about it?
Dr. Grant, you raise considerable challenges
for your colleagues in health care. Are those
colleagues willing to make the tough decisions
necessary to bring down costs?
(Might ask Martha Sullivan about the degree
to which rising health insurance costs affect
Sensata)
Martha, companies like Sensata pay the third
highest electric rates in the country. How
does that affect your ability to grow the
company?
Secretary Ash, the administrations new
economic plan seems to share Ricks concern
that the technology driven economic growth

of Boston and Cambridge needs to extend to


the rest of the state. Do you and Rick agree
on how to ensure statewide economic
opportunity?
AUDIENCE QUESTIONS
Jeff Brown:
Well it looks as we are out of time. I want to
thank members of the panel for their
comments and for sharing their views and
insights on how the economy may fare during
the year ahead.
I am pleased to invite Rick Lord for closing
comments.
Rick Lord

Thank you Jeff and members of the panel for


a great discussion. I also want to again thank
our Founding Sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Massachusetts, for sponsoring the forum.
One final note I have been asked to remind
members of the AIM Board that a board
meeting will commence at 9:30 A.M. in the
___________room.
Thank you and have a great day.

State of Massachusetts Business


____________________________________________________________

Its good to be Massachusetts at the dawn of


2016. Let me tell you why I believe this is
true.
The commonwealth is likely to hit full
employment this year, defined by local
economists as an unemployment rate of
about 4.5 percent. Forecasters predict
that unemployment will decline from its
current level of 4.7 percent to 4.3 percent
by the end of 2016.
Massachusetts employers added almost
68,000 jobs during the first 11 months of
2015.
Economic output grew 25 percent faster
than the nation as a whole, and per-capita
personal income remains the second
highest in the United States, 128 percent
of the national average.

AIMs widely followed Business Confidence


Index remains solidly optimistic, despite a
marked slowdown in foreign export
markets and political uncertainty in
Washington.
Massachusetts posted a record-breaking
year for venture capital funding in 2015,
with $7.42 billion invested across 531
deals, while patents were granted in
Massachusetts at 110 percent of the
national average.
And just yesterday, General Electric, the
$148 billion global technology company
and one of AIMs charter members,
confirmed that it will move its corporate
headquarters and 800 jobs to Boston,
where its founder Thomas Edison,
launched his career as an inventor.
OK, so not everything is rosy. China is in
financial chaos and Massachusetts faces a $1
billion budget gap for the next fiscal year. But
lets face it, if the Red Sox have that kind of
record this year, we can round up the duck
boats!

In the longer term, the Massachusetts,


national and global economies are being
driven by profound changes to the manner in
which people work, live, earn their livings and
create prosperity.
The most important of these changes is this:
economic development and economic
opportunity are becoming increasingly
concentrated in a select group of urban areas
around the globe with the intellectual
infrastructure to support high-growth
industries.
The good news is that we stand this morning
in the middle of one of those innovationfueled economic growth areas. Greater
Boston maintains the ninth highest gross
domestic product of any urban area in the
country, fueled largely by its status as the
world center of biomedical research and a
similarly strong presence in growing sectors
such as information technology, software and
advanced manufacturing.

The number of construction cranes that dot


the skyline in Greater Boston these days is
truly breathtaking. Blink your eyes and it
seems another research center or office
building or high-rise condominium has
appeared in Kendall Square in Cambridge or
in the Boston Seaport District. Twelve acres
of Seaport Square sold in October for $359
million, eclipsing the record price for land that
had been set just in August.
And earlier this month, the Mandarin Oriental
hotel on Boylston Street was sold for $140
million in the richest hotel deal ever seen in
the city.
The coalescing of economic activity in and
around the Boston/Cambridge technology belt
raises two fundamental issues for
Massachusetts.

First, as anyone who sits in Expressway traffic


or waits for the T in January will tell you,
rapid growth strains the physical and financial
resources of the state and its citizens. Talk to
young people trying to afford housing close to
their jobs in a city where the Alston-Brighton
triple decker in which Ted Williams once lived
now sells for more than $1 million with units
that rent at $2,166 per month.
And second, what happens to the economy
outside Boston? How do we as a common
wealth address the widening imbalance
between the economically thriving eds and
meds economy of Greater Boston and the
more traditional economy that dominates the
commonwealth from Route 495 to Berkshire
County?
As someone who grew up in the Berkshires,
which is again preparing to lose one of its
largest employers, I can tell you that the
issue of economic balance is a real one. As

The Boston Globe noted in an article last


year: The divide between the economic
fortunes of Eastern and Western
Massachusetts is only growing. But it didnt
happen overnight, and it has vexed various
governors who have tried to fix it.
All of these long-term factors color AIMs
Blueprint for the Next Century, an attempt by
employers to articulate a long-term strategy
to secure the economic future of
Massachusetts. The Blueprint makes four
primary recommendations to create economic
growth and opportunity:
First, government and business must
develop the best system in the world for
educating and training workers with the
skills to allow Massachusetts companies to
succeed in a rapidly changing global
economy.

Second, Massachusetts must create a


competitive economic structure and
reliable transportation infrastructure
across all industries, geographic regions
and populations rather than picking
winners and losers.
Third, we must establish a world-class
state regulatory system that meets the
highest standards for efficiency,
predictability, transparency, and
responsiveness.
And finally, Massachusetts must find a
way to moderate the substantial burden
that health care and energy costs place on
business growth.

The concentration of economic activity in


Boston and other select cities around the
world reflects the unique ability of those
locations to provide the educational, scientific,
entrepreneurial raw material for growth in the
21st century economy.
The McKinsey Global Institute recently
estimated that 259 large cities in the United
States will generate 85 percent of the United
States gross domestic product during the next
decade and 10 percent of worldwide gross
domestic product.
The pattern in clear in Massachusetts, where
Bostons already imposing 81 percent share of
state economic output increased to 83
percent during the past decade of recession
and recovery. Jobs increased at twice the rate
in Greater Boston during that same decade as
in Springfield and Worcester.

Cities like Boston create their own economic


gravitational pull. The Berkeley economist
Enrico Moretti, in his 2012 book, The New
Geography of Jobs, explains that economic
momentum is the result of two trends:
markets offering rewards to innovation, and
innovative people increasingly needing and
preferring each others company.
Being around smart people makes us
smarter and more innovative, notes Moretti.
Thus, once a city attracts some innovative
workers and innovative companies, its
economy changes in ways that make it even
more attractive to other innovators. In the
end, this is what is causing the Great
Divergence among American communities, as
some cities experience an increasing
concentration of good jobs, talent, and
investment, and others are in free fall.

One vivid example of the multiplier effect of


innovation is found just a mile down the road
at AstraZenecas new Gatehouse Park BioHub
in Waltham. AstraZeneca has thrown open
the doors of scientific discovery, providing lab
space to nine early-stage biopharmaceutical
companies, creating a research hot house
where more than 700 scientists now work,
and sometimes collaborate, on drug
discovery.
Take a look
(Video)
The vision of the participating Biohub
companies is to attract the best talent and to
contribute to the synergy of the life sciences
research community in Massachusetts. There
will be a full range of scientific activity at the
BioHub, including oncology drug discovery,
antibacterial drug discovery and
development, and nanotechnology.

Please join me in acknowledging three key


players in the Biohub project: Steve Fawell,
Vice President and Head of Oncology research
at AstraZeneca; Ken Sutton, Director of
Facilities Management for AstraZeneca; and
Dr. Praveen Tipirneni (tipper-knee knee), CEO
Morphic Rock Therapeutic.
(Applause)
The success of Greater Boston as a global
center of biotechnology and innovation is
good news for all of Massachusetts because it
creates wealth, tax revenue and spinoff
benefits ranging from academic conferences
to hungry lunch customers.
But it also raises the question of how to
extend economic growth and prosperity to
citizens living outside the oxygen of the urban
area.

Its not that Springfield, Lowell, Worcester,


New Bedford and areas in between are not
growing the commonwealth as a whole
increased economic output by 39.5 percent
from 2004 to 2014 but rather that they
depend for their growth upon an industry mix
that is far more affected by the high cost
structure and heavy regulatory tradition of
Massachusetts than are software companies
in Cambridge.
For all the signs of hope that we see in the
economy from Route 495 west a Chinese
company building T cars in Springfield, a
medical products company moving 90
manufacturing jobs from China to Palmer, a
toy company set to begin an $8 million
project in Marlborough that will create 95 jobs
there are also warning signs like the
impending closure of Sabic Plastics in
Pittsfield and Malden Mills in Lawrence that
remind us to pay attention to issues like the
cost of energy and the cost of health
insurance.

If you saw AIMs centennial video, you know


that this association values every job in every
city or town in every corner of the
commonwealth.
The creation of a job and a persons ability to
do it weaves together every important aspect
of social and economic stability the desire
for a better life, the ability to support a
family, the confidence to start a business, and
the need to support efficient government
management of services such as education,
health care, and public safety.
And some of the most compelling stories of
job creation and business success are being
written in the larger Massachusetts economy,
outside the glare of our capital city,
particularly in our Gateway Cities. One of
those stories is unfolding at Crown Uniform
and Linen Service in Brockton.

Crown Uniform and Linen was founded in


1914 by a Greek immigrant who began by
delivering coats and aprons by horse and
wagon to the fish piers of Boston. Now a
fourth-generation family business, Crown
today provides uniform and linen services
throughout New England and in 2013 opened
a 94,000-square-foot laundering and
distribution facility on environmentally
reclaimed land in Brockton.

Here is their story

(Video)

Please welcome Plato Spilios and George


Spilios to this mornings Executive Forum.

AIM is pleased on behalf of Massachusetts


employers to offer constructive and creative
ideas to foster the type of business
environment that will allow more companies
like Crown Uniform and Linen to prosper.

What sorts of ideas? Heres a brief sample:

Control health-care costs by strengthening


incentives for employees to seek medical
care in reasonably priced settings with
superior outcomes. Companies like Crown
Uniform want to do right by their
employees lets help them to do so. Dr.
Howard Grant of Lahey Health System will
talk in detail about that issue in a few
moments.

Address the need for skilled employees by


encouraging the Massachusetts School
Building Authority (MSBA) to offer
financial incentives to communities for
projects that repurpose unused or underutilized space to decrease wait lists for
vocational-technical schools.
Encourage business formation by
exempting businesses earning less than
$500,000 from corporate income tax.
Also, reduce fees for starting a business.
Improve regulatory efficiency by requiring
a cost-benefit analysis and transparent
hearings for all legislative, regulatory, or
administrative initiatives.
AIM doesnt claim to have all the answers,
and we encourage everyone here this
morning - and indeed the entire employer
community - to add new ideas to the debate.

We look forward to hearing from Secretary of


Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash
in a moment about the Baker Administrations
approach to fostering job creation throughout
the commonwealth. We are similarly
interested to hear from Martha Sullivan, CEO
of Sensata Technologies in Attleboro, for a
front-line report on the challenges of growing
a technology-driven enterprise here in
Massachusetts.
Allow me to close with a story about the
human face of a job.
During our video shoot at Crown Uniform,
Plato and George were interviewed in the
lobby of the companys new facility on Battles
Street in Brockton. The lobby area was filled
with lights, video cameras and electrical cords
and the human resources department and
other employees graciously relocated to other
areas of the building to allow us to do our
work.

We spent 90 minutes in the lobby, and during


that time no fewer than a dozen people
walked in the front door looking for
employment applications. They were a cross
section of the hopes of an increasingly diverse
population in Brockton a father carrying a
toddler, an older woman and her adult
daughter, and a mother looking to support a
family.
Few spoke English as a first language. They
were immigrants from Cape Verde and South
America. They drove cars, they took the bus,
a few walked. None had any idea that the two
polite men who met them at the door and
made sure they had a comfortable place to fill
out an application were the chief executives
of the company.

They did know that Crown Uniform is a solid


place to work with good pay and benefits.
They could have taken the applications home
to fill out and return another day, but most
instead remained to ensure that their names
were considered as soon as possible.
A good job is more than just a paycheck. A
good job fosters independence and discipline,
and contributes to the health of the
community. A good job is a means to provide
for the health and welfare of a family, to own
a home, and save for retirement. A good job
provides a unique barometer of personal
dignity and accomplishment.
All labor that uplifts humanity, said Martin
Luther King, whose birthday we celebrate
next week, has dignity and importance and
should be undertaken with painstaking
excellence.

Let us always remember the faces of those


job seekers as we go about the important
work of helping employers expand
opportunity for all. Thank you.
(Applause)
I am now pleased to introduce Jeff Brown,
Business Editor at WBZ radio in Boston, who
will moderate our discussion of the
Massachusetts economy. Jeff, a graduate of
UMass Amherst and a 30-year veteran of the
broadcast industry, joins us for the first time
this year after joining BZ in the spring of
2012.
Jeff, welcome to AIM.

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Peter Abair
jay.ash@state.ma.us
congrats
Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:03:10 AM

Jay - Congrats on GE. This is a great victory for MA and credit to the
Administration.
My parents worked a combined 69 years at GE in Pittsfield, at a now
long-closed facility. That GE chose Massachusetts for its headquarters
(and its Marlboro life sciences facility) is an indication how far the
Massachusetts economy has come since the days of closures of GE operations
in places like Pittsfield and Fitchburg.
Now we just have to spread some of this activity farther afield from
greater Boston. (You can get that done next year).
All the best,
Pete
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Barrera, Joel (GOV)


Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Stebbins, Katie (EOHED); joel.barrera@state.ma.us; Buckley, Timothy
(GOV)
NYTimes: G.E. Is Moving Headquarters to Boston and Itself Into the Digital Era
Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:39:53 AM

Pretty much a perfect article on why GE chose Boston on front business


page of NYT
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/technology/ge-boston-headquarters.html?s
mprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share
The move from Connecticut is an effort to tap the high-tech environs, with
its cluster of research universities, for knowledge and recruiting.

Sent from my iPhone

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Ward, Aimee (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Fwd: AIM - GE
Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:03:08 AM

FYI
Sent from Aimee's iPhone
617-356-3037
Begin forwarded message:
From: Brad MacDougall <BMacdougall@aimnet.org>
Date: January 14, 2016 at 8:56:00 AM EST
To: "Ward, Aimee (EOHED)" <aimee.ward@MassMail.State.MA.US>,
"Wilkerson, Timothy (EOHED)" <timothy.wilkerson@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: AIM - GE

Aimee and Tim wanted to make sure you saw this. Brad

GE Move to Boston Represents Watershed for


Economy
Posted by Christopher Geehern on Jan 13, 2016 2:55:26 PM
Todays decision by General Electric Company to locate its corporate
headquarters in Boston represents a watershed for the Massachusetts economy,
the commonwealths most influential employer association said.

Associated Industries of Massachusetts, which counts GE among its


charter members, is proud to have played a significant role in the months of
discussions that took place among the company, Boston and state officials and
several cornerstone Bay State employers. The decision burnishes Greater
Bostons already strong reputation as a rapidly growing center of ideas and
innovation.
Its a great day for Massachusetts as General Electric Company, one of the most
respected companies in the world and a charter member of Associated Industries
of Massachusetts (AIM), has chosen to locate its corporate headquarters in
Boston, said AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Richard C. Lord, who
participated in a meeting with GE executives in the North End of Boston in

September.
GEs move brings a host of benefits to the Massachusetts economy, from toplevel jobs to innovation to an unmatched global market presence. AIM and its
4,500 member employers welcome GE headquarters to the commonwealth and
congratulate the Baker and Walsh administrations for recognizing that taxes,
work force and other elements of the business climate really matter in corporate
location decisions.
The company said Boston is a logical location for a company seeking to marry
manufacturing with advanced technology.
GE aspires to be the most competitive company in the world, GE Chairman and
CEO Jeff Immelt said in a statement.
Today, GE is a $130 billion high-tech global industrial company, one that is
leading the digital transformation of industry. We want to be at the center of an
ecosystem that shares our aspirations. Greater Boston is home to 55 colleges and
universities.
Massachusetts spends more on research and development than any other region
in the world, and Boston attracts a diverse, technologically-fluent workforce
focused on solving challenges for the world. We are excited to bring our
headquarters to this dynamic and creative city.
GE will bring roughly 800 jobs to Boston - 200 from corporate staff and 600
digital industrial product managers, designers and developers split between GE
Digital, Current, robotics and Life Sciences. A GE Digital Foundry will be
created for co-development, incubation and product development with customers,
startups and partners.
GE already has a significant presence in Massachusetts, with nearly 5,000
employees across the state in businesses including Aviation, Oil & Gas and
Energy Management. In 2014, GE moved its Life Sciences headquarters to
Marlborough, and in 2015 GE announced its energy services start-up, Current,
would also be headquartered in Boston.
AIM worked with Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to
bring a handful of business leaders together to meet with GEs site selection team
for a dinner at Tresca in the North End on September 14. Representatives from
two AIM member companies EMC and State Street Corporation joined Lord,
Baker, Walsh and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash.
One of the strengths I talked about was the fact that the governor, Legislature
and the mayor have worked together in a bipartisan manner to create a
predictable business climate, Lord said.
He noted that GE was the second company to join AIM in 1915 and that GE
Executive Richard Rice, served as the first chairman of the association from
1915-1917.

Bradley A. MacDougall
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Vice President | Government Affairs
617.262.1180 |@bradmacdougall | www.aimnet.org | Skype Video

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Marc Dohan
Jay Ash
Congratulations on General Electric
Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:17:48 AM

Dear Jay:
I just wanted to congratulate you on getting GE to relocate to Massachusetts.
Great job!
Marc Dohan
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Greg Torres
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Nice going
Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:23:48 AM

Congrats on the GE deal!! Let's grab lunch sometime before we get too far
into 2016. Greg
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Moore, Pat
Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Congratulations -- GE!
Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:32:54 AM

Ricks,
I hope this email finds you well. I was excited to read the news in the paper this morning, which I
hope involved some interesting legal issues. Congrats to you and the team.

All the best,


Pat

M. Patrick Moore Jr.


Deputy Associate Counsel
The White House
Direct: 202-456-3284 | Cell: 202-503-5825
Michael_P_Moore@who.eop.gov

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Willenborg, Christopher (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
GE Flight Deparment
Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:19:23 PM

Hi Jay
I was wondering if GE asked about moving their flight department from
Stewart Airport in upstate NY to MA? The civilian airport management team
at Westover is very interested in working with GE if they are interested.
I aware about the helipad needs in Boston from MassDOT.
Thanks
Chris
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Kadish, Steven (GOV)


Ash, Jay (EOHED); Beaton, Matthew (EEA); Sudders, Marylou (EHS); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Peyser, Jim (EOE);
Walker II, Ronald L. (EOLWD); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Bennett, Daniel (EPS); Povich, Lon (GOV); Conroy, Jim
(GOV); Basile, Carlo P. (GOV)
Mahoney, Elizabeth K. (GOV); Barrera, Joel (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV); Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Bode, Molly
(GOV); Ullman, Rebecca (GOV); Coleman, Ryan (GOV); Sprague, Kaitlyn C. (GOV); Watkins Ahern, Tiffany
(GOV); Kirk, Carolyn (EOHED); Cahill, Alexandra (EEA); Mackin, Patricia (EHS); Moore, Alice (EHS); Ianno,
Dominick (ANF); Reale, Ann (EOE); Neal-Johnson, Stephanie (EOLWD); Garrity, Rob (DOT); Small, Michelle
(EPS); Vallarelli, Michael (GOV); D"Arbeloff, Mindy (GOV); Rojas, Jabes (GOV); St. Hilaire, Matt (GOV); Wehrs,
Brianna (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Smyth, Maryanne (GOV); Guyton, Elizabeth (GOV); Pitman, William (GOV);
Buckley, Timothy (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Hornby, Catharine (ANF); Serpa, Dean (GOV)
RE: Cabinet Agenda for January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:20:25 PM

Secretaries and colleagues,


A very different way to start this year compared to last.
As you will remember, last year the first day of the Baker/Polito
Administration coincided with the announcement of the Boston 2024 Olympic
Bid.
This week we celebrate the decision of GE to move their headquarters to
Boston. Some of the pundits have said that this is the real gold medal.
Agenda for tomorrow's Cabinet meeting below.
Best,
Steve
_______________________________________________
Agenda:
1. Opening (Governor)
2. Thank you to GE team
15 minutes
3. Updates
--Key dates and deadlines (Elizabeth)
--Performance Management to March 1 deadline (Elizabeth, Adam)
--State of the Commonwealth Logistics (Dean)
--Weekly Tracker (Steve)
25 minutes
3. Budget (Sec Lepore)
--FY17
20 minutes
5. Round the Table (All)
60 minutes
6. Close (Governor)

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Kirk, Carolyn (EOHED)


Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Ash, Jay (EOHED); Beaton, Matthew (EEA); Sudders, Marylou (EHS); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Peyser, Jim (EOE);
Walker II, Ronald L. (EOLWD); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Bennett, Daniel (EPS); Povich, Lon (GOV); Conroy, Jim
(GOV); Basile, Carlo P. (GOV); Mahoney, Elizabeth K. (GOV); Barrera, Joel (GOV); Weikel, Adam (GOV);
Kelleher, Michael (GOV); Bode, Molly (GOV); Ullman, Rebecca (GOV); Coleman, Ryan (GOV); Sprague, Kaitlyn C.
(GOV); Watkins Ahern, Tiffany (GOV); Cahill, Alexandra (EEA); Mackin, Patricia (EHS); Moore, Alice (EHS);
Ianno, Dominick (ANF); Reale, Ann (EOE); Neal-Johnson, Stephanie (EOLWD); Garrity, Rob (DOT); Small,
Michelle (EPS); Vallarelli, Michael (GOV); D"Arbeloff, Mindy (GOV); Rojas, Jabes (GOV); St. Hilaire, Matt (GOV);
Wehrs, Brianna (GOV); Zarrella, Lily (GOV); Smyth, Maryanne (GOV); Guyton, Elizabeth (GOV); Pitman, William
(GOV); Buckley, Timothy (GOV); Hornby, Catharine (ANF); Serpa, Dean (GOV)
Re: Cabinet Agenda for January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:53:54 PM

Very well said. Only question is -- which sport? A team sport I am sure
and happy every single day to be a part of it.
Congrats to all!
Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 14, 2016, at 2:20 PM, Kadish, Steven (GOV)
<steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
>
> Secretaries and colleagues,
>
> A very different way to start this year compared to last.
> As you will remember, last year the first day of the Baker/Polito
Administration coincided with the announcement of the Boston 2024 Olympic
Bid.
> This week we celebrate the decision of GE to move their headquarters to
Boston. Some of the pundits have said that this is the real gold medal.
>
> Agenda for tomorrow's Cabinet meeting below.
>
> Best,
> Steve
> _______________________________________________
> Agenda:
>
> 1. Opening (Governor)
>
> 2. Thank you to GE team
> 15 minutes
>
> 3. Updates
> --Key dates and deadlines (Elizabeth)
> --Performance Management to March 1 deadline (Elizabeth, Adam)
> --State of the Commonwealth Logistics (Dean)
> --Weekly Tracker (Steve)
> 25 minutes
>
> 3. Budget (Sec Lepore)
> --FY17
> 20 minutes
>
> 5. Round the Table (All)

> 60 minutes
>
> 6. Close (Governor)
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Attachments:

McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)


Buckley, Timothy (GOV); Pitman, William (GOV); Guyton, Elizabeth (GOV)
Servetnick, Adrian (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
FW: public records request re: GE bid/proposal
Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:06:44 PM
GE public records request.doc

See attached / FYI

From: Gintautas Dumcius [mailto:gin.dumcius@gmail.com]


Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:03 PM
To: McMorrow, Paul (EOHED)
Subject: public records request re: GE bid/proposal

Attached. Let me know if you have any questions.


- Gin
-617.407.7434 (cell)
@gintautasd (twitter)
gin.dumcius@gmail.com (e-mail)

Jan. 14, 2016


Gintautas Dumcius
179 Presidents Lane
Unit 4M
Quincy, MA 02169
Re: Massachusetts Public Records Request
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M. G. L. Chapter 66,
Section 10). I am requesting that I be provided a copy of the following records dating
back six months:
Any marketing and sales materials, and documents, term sheets and presentations related
to the proposal to bring General Electric to Massachusetts.
If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost
will exceed $10. I also request that the information be provided in an electronic format, if
possible.
However, as a reporter for MassLive.com, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees
because the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest, related to
news gathering. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.
The Massachusetts Public Records Act requires a response to this request within 10
days. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time,
please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to
inspect the requested records.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel
justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures
available to me under the law.
Im available at 617-407-7434 or gin.dumcius@gmail.com.
Thank you for considering my request.
Sincerely,

Gintautas Dumcius

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Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


"John Regan"
RE: Thank you
Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:20:00 PM

Hi John,

Hopefully youve seen a few mentions in the press about the important role our dinner in September
played in the GE process. Jay and I really cant thank you enough, again, for your help in pulling
together such a great group for the dinner. Were all thrilled with this outcome after many months
of work it was a great team effort. Now that things might settle down a little, it would be great to
find a time to meet in person.
Thanks again, and all the best,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 3:11 PM
To: John Regan <jregan@aimnet.org>
Subject: Thank you

John,

Thank you very much again for all your help, especially on such short notice, with our event this
week. Rick, Pat, Bill and Chris were all great, and it was terrific having them there to speak so
genuinely about the Commonwealth in addition to the Governor, Mayor Walsh and President
Meehan it was quite a lineup! We already have received very good feedback from the company
and I know the dinner program was an important factor. Let me know if we can be helpful with
anything, and hope well have the opportunity to meet in person at some point.

All the best,


Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

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To:
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Julian, James
Kennealy, Michael (SEA)
RE: Thank you
Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:20:51 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful result. I know it was a lot of hard work that got GE to yes. I would
make myself available for coffee at your convenience. Ann Marie in my office can set that up
anytime.

Again, Team Baker has a lot to be proud of.

JIM

From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]


Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:13 PM
To: Julian, James <jjulian@umassp.edu>
Subject: RE: Thank you

Hi Jim,

Hopefully youve seen a few mentions in the press about the important role our dinner in September
played in the process. Jay and I really cant thank you and President Meehan enough, again, for
your role in this. Were all thrilled with this outcome after many months of work it was a great
team effort. Now that things might settle down a little, it would be great to grab coffee sometime
soon I can send some dates or if youd like to suggest some that works great too.
Thanks again, and all the best,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Julian, James [mailto:jjulian@umassp.edu]


Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 8:23 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Thank you

I am glad it worked out. We want to be helpful. Lets grab coffee some day soon
JIM
On Sep 18, 2015, at 2:57 PM, Kennealy, Michael (SEA) <michael.kennealy@state.ma.us> wrote:
Jim,

Thank you again for all your help with our event this week. President Meehan was
great, and it was terrific having him there to speak so genuinely about the
Commonwealth alongside the Governor and Mayor Walsh. We already have received
very good feedback from the company and I know the dinner program was an
important factor. Let me know if we can be helpful with anything, and hope well have
the opportunity to meet in person at some point.

All the best,


Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Quinlin, Michael (MOTT)
RE: GE
Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:21:00 PM

Thanks Michael! I appreciate it.

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Quinlin, Michael (MOTT)


Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:41 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: GE

Mike,
Congratulations on your role in the GE project. Great news for the Commonwealth.

Best,

Michael Quinlin
Director, Commonwealth Marketing Office
Massachusetts Marketing Partnership
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510
Boston, MA 02116
617 973-8503
www.massvacation.com
www.massitsallhere.com

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To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Lepore, Kristen (ANF)


Goldberger, Ben (GOV)
Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Ross, Robert
(ANF); Cosco, Jonathan (EOHED); Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)
Re: Comments on ideas?
Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:58:12 PM

I haven't yet.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 14, 2016, at 3:06 PM, Goldberger, Ben (GOV) <ben.goldberger@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>
> Has everyone had a full opportunity to review this? If there are any new concepts we are incorporating into the
ED bill, we should include them in the next EDIP draft that Jonathan will be circulating to staff tomorrow or
Tuesday.
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 8:03 PM
> To: Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
> Cc: Kadish, Steven (GOV); Goldberger, Ben (GOV); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Ross,
Robert (ANF)
> Subject: Re: Comments on ideas?
>
> I have a copy for you.
>
>
>
>> On Jan 7, 2016, at 7:39 PM, Lepore, Kristen (ANF) <kristen.lepore@MassMail.State.MA.US> wrote:
>>
>> Is this a new proposal being floated? If so, please provide all of the details beyond the paragraph below.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Kristen
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 7:16 PM
>> To: Goldberger, Ben (GOV); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Ash, Jay
>> (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF); Lepore, Kristen (ANF); Ross,
>> Robert (ANF)
>> Subject: RE: Comments on ideas?
>>
>> We need Sec Lepore and Jen to weigh in.
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Goldberger, Ben (GOV)
>> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 6:43 PM
>> To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED);
>> Sullivan, Jennifer F. (ANF)
>> Subject: RE: Comments on ideas?
>>
>> If we want to pursue this as a policy matter, we can modify the language so that it gels with the other changes we
are making to the statute.

>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
>> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 6:20 PM
>> To: Kadish, Steven (GOV); Ash, Jay (EOHED); Sullivan, Jennifer F.
>> (ANF); Goldberger, Ben (GOV)
>> Subject: RE: Comments on ideas?
>>
>> In concept I like this approach. If I understand this correctly, it is self-funding, directly tied to jobs, and paid in
arrears; so no guesswork on number of jobs or need for clawback provisions as the company is paid every year on
what it actually produced. Big variables obviously are (1) size of credit (5% means no income tax receipts net of
credit) and (2) length of incentive period - how long until the Commonwealth starts receiving a 5% tax rate from
the project. I wonder if the budget implications are easier here - if we did a deal using this framework where it was
a 3% rebate for 10 years, and we were convinced that we were not going to receive the revenue otherwise, is the 3%
really an expense or do we account for this as a project where the tax rate is 2% for 10 years and 5% thereafter? In
any case, I think this is worth considering; this approach has been suggested by others as I've discussed with Jay
and Ricks.
>>
>> Mike Kennealy
>> Assistant Secretary for Business Growth The Commonwealth of
>> Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development One
>> Ashburton Place, Room 2101 Boston, MA 02108
>> Office: 617-788-3640
>> Cell: 617-634-4762
>> michael.kennealy@state.ma.us
>>
>> -----Original Message---->> From: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 11:05 PM
>> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>; Kennealy, Michael
>> (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>; Sullivan, Jennifer F.
>> (ANF) <Jennifer.F.Sullivan@MassMail.State.MA.US>; Goldberger, Ben
>> (GOV) <ben.goldberger@MassMail.State.MA.US>
>> Subject: Comments on ideas?
>>
>> Please let me know what you think of the EDIP related ideas?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone

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Subject:
Date:

Sabella, Kristen J (EOHED)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
FW: Info on GE
Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:10:47 PM

Can you retry?


Thanks much!

Kristen J. Sabella
Deputy Director of Policy & Communications
P: 617-788-3604
C: 617-352-8437

From: Craig LeMoult [mailto:craig_lemoult@wgbh.org]


Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:09 PM
To: Sabella, Kristen J (EOHED) <Kristen.J.Sabella@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Info on GE

I stepped away from my desk for one moment and missed his call! Im trying to reach him on the number
he gave me and the number he called from, but Im not getting him. Can he call me again? Im still at my
desk. Thanks! Sorry!

From: "Sabella, Kristen J (SEA)" <kristen.j.sabella@state.ma.us>


Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 4:58 PM
To: Craig LeMoult <craig_lemoult@wgbh.org>
Subject: RE: Info on GE

Jay is booked until 6, but I have asked him to call you as soon as his mtgs are done!

Kristen J. Sabella
Deputy Director of Policy & Communications
P: 617-788-3604
C: 617-352-8437

From: Craig LeMoult [mailto:craig_lemoult@wgbh.org]


Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:36 PM
To: Sabella, Kristen J (EOHED) <Kristen.J.Sabella@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Info on GE

If its not too late, 617-300-2428 is best. I should be at my desk for a while. After that, my cell is 212-9209652. Thanks!

From: "Sabella, Kristen J (SEA)" <kristen.j.sabella@state.ma.us>


Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 4:32 PM
To: Craig LeMoult <craig_lemoult@wgbh.org>

Subject: Re: Info on GE

Ok, will do my best. What is the best number for him to reach you on?
Kristen J. Sabella
Deputy Director of Policy & Communications
p: 617-788-3604
c: 617-352-8437

Sent from my iPhone


On Jan 14, 2016, at 16:29, Craig LeMoult <craig_lemoult@wgbh.org> wrote:
Yes, this is for tomorrow, so Id definitely like to speak with him today, as early as hes available. Id only
need a few minutes. Thanks!

Craig, WGBH
617-300-2428
cell: 212-920-9652

From: "Sabella, Kristen J (SEA)" <kristen.j.sabella@state.ma.us>


Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 3:40 PM
To: Craig LeMoult <craig_lemoult@wgbh.org>
Subject: Fwd: Info on GE

Hi Craig,
What is your timing here? Jay is jammed this afternoon, but could maybe do something after 6 today?
Kristen J. Sabella
Deputy Director of Policy & Communications
p: 617-788-3604
c: 617-352-8437

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Guyton, Elizabeth (GOV)" <elizabeth.guyton@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: January 14, 2016 at 15:26:51

From: Craig LeMoult [mailto:craig_lemoult@wgbh.org]


Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:39 PM
To: Guyton, Elizabeth (GOV)
Subject: Re: Info on GE

Thanks, Lizzy. Is there someone from the state (Jay Ash?) who I can talk to today about how the state
attracted GE?

From: "Guyton, Elizabeth (GOV)" <elizabeth.guyton@state.ma.us>


Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 2:24 PM
To: Craig LeMoult <craig_lemoult@wgbh.org>
Subject: Info on GE

Hey Craig- Got your message.

On Background:

The Commonwealth has offered GE up to $120M in Direct Economic Development Incentives in the
form of capital spending on public infrastructure projects. While the specific projects will vary
depending on the site GE eventually chooses, MA routinely invests in public infrastructure that
unlocks private development. The public infrastructure improvements could include for example,
new roads and highway ramps, water and sewer infrastructure, public parking facilities, utility work,
site demolition and remediation, etc.

This past fall, the administration committed $85.6M in MassWorks capital grants to public
infrastructure projects that unlock private investment and job creation

http://www.mass.gov/hed/press-releases/administration-awards-85-6-million-in-massworksawards.html

If you have questions on property tax you should contact the city.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
Lizzy

Elizabeth Guyton
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Charlie Baker
617-483-3394

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Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Frazier, Ricks (EOHED)


Kirk, Carolyn (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED); Pham, Nam (EOHED); Servetnick, Adrian (EOHED)
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Friday Cabinet Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:49:44 PM

All

Jay asked me to advise you that Governor Baker has invited the participants in the discussions with
GE to attend the Cabinet meeting tomorrow at 10:00. The Governor would like to express his
appreciation for the effort and creativity that forged the path to success. You are all welcome to
attend if you are available.

Ricks Frazier

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development


1 Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston MA 02108
(617) 788-3659

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Subject:
Date:

Alberto Calvo
Jay Ash
What a coup!!
Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:42:59 PM

Jay:
Congratulations for the GE coup!!
This will be a transformative change to Boston and Massachusetts. Heading
to become the next "Silicon Valley" of the east coast.
Regards,
Alberto Calvo
Stop and Compare Supermarkets
PS Did you receive my letter?

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Subject:
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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


mikekennealy@gmail.com
5
Friday, January 15, 2016 9:03:00 AM

http://www.wcvb.com/news/is-boston-ready-for-impact-of-ge-move/37442682

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Morse, Elizabeth
RE: Brochure
Friday, January 15, 2016 9:10:00 AM
Project Plum Boston Office Locations Booklet - Extended_v1_r5_low res.pdf

Thanks Elizabeth! Great working with you and the Massport team on this. Please see attached
this was sent with our proposal on December 1. Please let me know if you need anything else.

Best,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]


Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 8:55 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Brochure

Hi Michael, Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work! Could you send along a copy of
the updated brochure that was sent to the Globe? Many thanks, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Morse
Chief of Staff
Massachusetts Port Authority
One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128
617-568-1007
emorse@massport.com

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JOINT STATE-CITY TASK FORCE


The Joint State-City Project Plum Task Force provides Project Plum with a single point of
contact to support a seamless permitting, relocation, and transition to Boston. Through
its enabling legislation, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) provides streamlined
real estate development permitting. As such, the sites offered in this proposal have been
coordinated through the BRA, as a single point of contact. Should additional approvals be
required, a BRA ombudsman will coordinate with all relevant city, state and other parties.

DEPARTMENT

NAME

Governors Office

Steve Kadish, Chief of Staff

Mayors Office

Dan Koh, Chief of Staff

Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing


and Economic Development
Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing
and Economic Development
Mayor's Office of Economic Development,
City of Boston
Mayor's Office of Economic Development,
City of Boston
Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection (MASSDEP)
Massachusetts Department of
Transportation (MassDOT)

We propose an exciting partnership to launch an Innovation Lab in


Downtown Boston to showcase your technology, especially healthcare and digital hardware
technology. The proposed Life Sciences Innovation Lab would be in partnership with Project
Plum, the City of Boston, MassChallenge, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
(MLSC). As part of this partnership, MassChallenge would operate the Innovation Lab and
MLSC would support up to $5 million to build-out the facility.

your innovation lab

bostons innovation district

Mike Kennealy, Assistant Secretary for


Business Growth

Bostons Innovation District spans 1,000

John Barros, Chief


Lauren Jones, Deputy Director of
Business Strategy
Martin Suuberg, Commissioner
Kate Fichter, Assistant Secretary of
Policy Coordination
Ronald Rakow, Commissioner

Boston Civic Design Commission

David A. Carlson, Executive Director

Boston Disabilities Commission

Kristen McCosh, Commissioner

Boston Fire Department

Joseph P. Finn, Commissioner

Boston Inspectional Services


Department (ISD)

William Christopher, Commissioner

Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)

Lisa Conley, Director of Policy Development

Boston Public Works

Michael Dennehy, Commissioner

Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)

Brian Golden, Director

Boston Transportation Department (BTD)

Chris Osgood, Chief

Boston Water & Sewer Commission

Charlie Jewell, Director of Planning

Mayor's Office of Environment, Energy &


Open Space, City of Boston

Austin Blackmon, Chief

| task force

Boston is the worlds most sustainable source of exceptional talent. We are home to the
best institutions and amazing businesses; the future of robotics, life sciences, and energy are
developed here.

Jay Ash, Secretary

Boston Assessing Department

project plum

YOUR INNOVATION LAB

south bostons waterfront district

acres on the South Boston Waterfront.

Its the citys newest cluster of high


tech research, development, and
manufacturing firms.

Since 2010, the South Boston Waterfront


has added over 100 new businesses.

Home to MassChallenge, the worlds


largest startup accelerator.

Technology companies, including


greentech and life sciences, significantly
represent the areas growth.
growth in the high tech sector

Bostons high tech sector has grown 9%


per year since 2010.

Boston is particularly strong in computer


systems design and scientific research
and development. In fact, Bostons share
of employment in scientific research and
development is two and a half times the
national average.

life sciences corridor

Boston collaborates with Somerville,


Cambridge, Quincy, and Braintree to
support the Life Sciences Corridor.

The Life Sciences Corridor is home to


over 450 companies within the Life
Sciences Industry Cluster.

The Life Sciences Corridor is sustained


by skilled labor force availability, access
to leading universities, the existence
of established innovative research and
development districts, proximity to major
research hospitals, and presence of
venture capital resources.
medical research

In Boston, the Longwood Medical Area


is a world famous medical epicenter with
over 43,000 scientists, researchers, and
staff including over 19,000 students.

In 2014, the Longwood Center opened,


adding an additional 350,000 square feet
of R&D space in Bostons strongest life
sciences cluster.

2014 marked the 20th consecutive year


that Boston received the most National
Institutes of Health funding of any U.S.
city. Forty-six Boston institutions received
3,521 NIH awards for more than $1.7
billion in funding.
project plum

| innovation lab

BOSTONS LIVE NEAR


YOUR WORK INITIATIVE

YOUR HOME
project plums concierge relocation services

The City of Boston wants to ensure a seamless


relocation and transition to Boston for Project Plum and its employees. Project Plums
Concierge Relocation Services offers a range of services and support.

temporary project plum space

transportation

Boston understands Project Plums relocation


of its corporate headquarters is a major
endeavor. The State-City Joint Task Force
will work closely with Project Plum to discuss
property needs and confirm availability of
temporary space for up to 50 executives
very early in the process.

Boston has many transportation options,


and we will help you get around the city. We
will offer walking guides to the third most
walkable city in America and access to a T
(subway and bus) pass with map/schedule.

bostons business network

We will help you make connections within


the Boston business community.
homeownership

The Boston Home Center will offer a


package of resources for Project Plum
employees (See Homeownership Incentives).
job listings

We will provide referrals to head hunting


services and job listings in and around Boston.
education and childcare

We will help you find day care services,


public and private schools, and introductions
to premier colleges and universities in the
Boston area such as Harvard University,
Boston College, Northeastern University,
Emerson College, and Suffolk University.
moving referrals

We will provide referrals to moving


companies, storage companies, and home
services to get you settled in your new home.
introductory city tour

We will host an introductory city tour to


provide you with an orientation to Boston,
highlighting its history, cultural and athletic
institutions, parks, shopping areas, and
medical facilities.
project plum

| your home

The City of Bostons Boston Home Center would be able to support Project Plum employees
seeking homeownership or rentals in Boston through the following incentives:
The City of Bostons Boston Home Center (BHC) will
work with Project Plum to create a homebuying match loan program. The program will work
with the existing BHC loan program to hold a Homebuying 101 (HB101) course at Project
Plum headquarters where graduates are eligible for between 3% and 5% for down payment
and closing cost assistance from the BHC loan program. Loans are zero interest deferred
loans that are forgivable and become a grant if the homeowner lives in Boston for 10 years.

bostons live near your work initiative

boston attractions

Once youre settled and enjoying your new


home, enjoy a guide to Bostons sights,
events, and attractions. Local happenings
capturing our rich history, diverse
neighborhoods, and legacy of arts, culture
and education are frequently updated at
www.CityofBoston.gov/Visitors.
Among features in Boston, CityPass allows
you to visit the New England Aquarium,
Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts,
and either the Skywalk Observatory or the
Harvard Museum of Natural History - on us!
www.CityPass.com/Boston
on-site services for project plum employees

We will partner with Bostons City Hall To


Go truck to visit Project Plum every day
for a week upon opening, and quarterly
during Project Plums first year in Boston to
offer a range of on-site services from the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the
City of Boston for employees. No standing in
line, no hassles, no fuss, just service.
Services range from applying for a state
license and automobile registration, and
applying for a residential parking permit
to registering to vote, pre-registering for
school, and requesting a handicap parking
space. Inspired by food trucks, Bostons
bright and friendly mobile City Hall truck is
about serving city residents where they live,
work and play.

A welcome presentation from Housing


Chief Sheila Dillon and Deputy
Director Rob Consalvo on Department
of Neighborhood Development
programming including an in-depth
presentation on the homebuyer and
homeownership programs and services
offered by the BHC.
Hold a Homebuying 101 (HB101)
course at Project Plum headquarters for
company employees, including a waiver
for any and all charges for the course.
(Course currently charges a fee for
enrollment.)
Schedule BHC Meet the Lenders and
Realtors event and three additional BHC
specifically for the company at Project
Plum headquarters employees.
Dedicate a member of the BHC
homebuying team as Project Plums
Champion who will be responsible for
working with and assisting any company
employee with all aspects of homebuying
and homeownership.

For home purchases outside of Boston,


MassHousing will provide counseling for
employees including briefing/training
at their offices about the mortgage
programs that MassHousing has available
and collateral loan materials personalized
for employees. MassHousing is one of
the premier housing finance agencies
in the country, with a network of more
than 170 lenders originating mortgages
as well as its own mortgage insurance
business. MassHousing will select a
small number of its top lending partners
willing to designate specific loan officers
to work with employees, and all loans
will be serviced by dedicated staff,
insuring customized service for loans
made through the MassHousing network.
MassHousing will also provide financing
with as little as 3% down for all eligible
home buying employees of the company
and for all eligible loans. Rates will be
made at our lowest possible cost of
funds, with a 20% reduction in the cost of
private mortgage insurance.

Conduct a BHC trolley tour of Bostons


neighborhoods with BHC staff for
company employees to introduce each
Boston neighborhood to company
employees as well as to showcase
different housing stock and important
neighborhood characteristics.
project plum

| homeowner support

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McGarrah, Douglas
Jay Ash (jay.ash@state.ma.us)
ABC Full Board Meeting, February 24th, 8-9:30 a.m.
Friday, January 15, 2016 11:43:37 AM

Jay:

Would you be available to address the ABC Quarterly Board Meeting, held at Nutter out here in the
Seaport, the future location of the GE headquarters, on Wednesday, February 24th, at 8-9:30 ? You
could come or leave at some point during this period, depending upon your scheduling needs.

We would be honored to have you! Let me know.

Best,

Doug

FOLEY
HOAG LLP

Douglas M. McGarrah|Partner

Seaport World Trade Center West


155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts 02210-2600

617 832 1217 phone


617 832 7000 fax
617 686 9604 mobile

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Travis McCready
andrew.jay@siemens.com; atauntonrigby@verizon.net; Barryjj@comcast.net; csr@northbridge.com;
dalia@be4.com; david.walt@tufts.edu; dlarson174@gmail.com; fjones@broadviewventures.org;
fschoen@partners.org; gaudette@wpi.edu; "Harvey Lodish"; henry@hlhassociates.com; hillelb@2020hcp.com;
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(EOHED); Lepore, Kristen (ANF)
MLSC:Executive
GE and the Mass Life Sciences Center
Friday, January 15, 2016 12:35:51 PM

Dear Board & SAB members,

I would like to connect with you all about the recent news announced this week by General Electric
on their decision to relocate their corporate headquarters to Bostons Innovation District. GE
coming to Massachusetts is an enormous opportunity for the future of our innovation economy,
including our life sciences ecosystem. The Center played a key role in recruiting the Health Care/Life
Sciences headquarters of GE to a new location in Marlborough over the past two years, which
served as an important precursor to this weeks broader announcement.

Similarly, the MLSC collaborated to play a key, albeit smaller role in the GE corporate headquarters
decision. Through a dialogue led by the Baker administration on behalf of the state and the Walsh
administration on behalf of the City of Boston, GE was offered a package of incentives, investments
and opportunities that served all parties mutual interests. Included in this package was an
opportunity not offered by any other competitor state - the establishment of an Innovation
Center in Bostons Seaport District that would serve as a place where GE could collaborate with the
innovation economy writ large to advance technology and life sciences innovation. To help with the
development of the Center, the MLSC was asked to consider and I agreed to review an application
not to exceed $5 million in capital funding to support the build-out of this facility. We were clear
that this is not a commitment of funding at this stage, but rather a commitment to review a detailed
application for capital funding, with an eye toward doing our part to support an innovation
ecosystem in which GE will thrive.

I would ask that any press inquiries that you might receive about the Centers participation in the GE
transaction be referred to me or Angus McQuilken, our VP for Communications & Marketing, for
coordination of response. You can reach Angus at amcquilken@masslifesciences.com, or at 617921-7749.

Best regards,

Travis

Travis McCready
President & CEO
tmccready@masslifesciences.com

1000 Winter Street


Suite 2900 | South Entrance
Waltham, MA 02451
T : 781.373.7777
F : 781.622.1530
www.masslifesciences.com

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Callahan, Brendan
RE: Congrats
Friday, January 15, 2016 2:51:00 PM
image001.png

Thanks Brendan! I really appreciate your note it was quite a process. Now that things might settle
down a bit, it would be great to catch up any dates/times over the next couple of weeks that work
for you?

Best,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Callahan, Brendan [mailto:Brendan.Callahan@am.jll.com]


Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:37 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Congrats

Mike,
I wanted to take a moment to say congrats on GE.
What a huge win for the Commonwealth --- a globally reverberating validation of our world class city, it
unique talent pool and a strong welcoming government that has demonstrated it understands that when
businesses thrive all its people will thrive. Refreshing to say the least.
Hope to see you soon.
Brendan

Brendan W. Callahan
Managing Director

One Post Office Square


Boston, MA 02109
direct +1 617 316 6402

mobile +1 917 930 1051


brendan.callahan@am.jll.com

From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]


Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 11:29 AM
To: Callahan, Brendan
Subject: RE: Question

Really helpful thanks Brendan! Will send some dates.

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Callahan, Brendan [mailto:Brendan.Callahan@am.jll.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 1:21 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: Question

Hi Mike,
I enjoyed chatting yesterday.
Quick down and dirty answer on new construction costs in Seaport is approximately $575 per square foot,
inclusive of land costs (highly variable), site work and union labor for a high rise building WITHOUT
structured parking. Above ground structured parking is usually carried at $25K per stall and higher for
below grade parking especially close to the water.
Let me know if you need more info and send a few dates for coffee or a cocktail to follow up on our other
discussions.
Brendan

Brendan W. Callahan
Managing Director

One Post Office Square


Boston, MA 02109
direct +1 617 316 6402
mobile +1 917 930 1051
brendan.callahan@am.jll.com

From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]


Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 12:40 PM
To: Callahan, Brendan
Subject: Question

Hi Brendan, hope you are well and had a great Thanksgiving. I had a quick question for a project we
are working on that I thought you could help with could you call me? Cell phone number below,
thanks.

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Morse, Elizabeth
RE: Brochure
Friday, January 15, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Hi Elizabeth I think this is the same:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/295618493/Boston-s-Proposal-To-GE-On-Relocating-Headquarters

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]


Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 9:13 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: Brochure

Thanks! Do you by chance have one with the new cover page using the company name?

From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]


Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 9:10 AM
To: Morse, Elizabeth
Subject: RE: Brochure

Thanks Elizabeth! Great working with you and the Massport team on this. Please see attached
this was sent with our proposal on December 1. Please let me know if you need anything else.

Best,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762

michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]


Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 8:55 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Brochure

Hi Michael, Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work! Could you send along a copy of
the updated brochure that was sent to the Globe? Many thanks, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Morse
Chief of Staff
Massachusetts Port Authority
One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128
617-568-1007
emorse@massport.com

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Morse, Elizabeth
RE: Brochure
Friday, January 15, 2016 3:34:00 PM

You too!
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us
-----Original Message----From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 3:33 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: Brochure
This is it -- thanks! Have a great weekend

On Jan 15, 2016, at 3:31 PM, Kennealy, Michael (SEA)


<michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>> wrote:
Hi Elizabeth I think this is the same:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/295618493/Boston-s-Proposal-To-GE-On-Relocating-Headquarters
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development One Ashburton Place, Room
2101 Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>
From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 9:13 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>>
Subject: RE: Brochure
Thanks! Do you by chance have one with the new cover page using the company
name?
From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 9:10 AM
To: Morse, Elizabeth

Subject: RE: Brochure


Thanks Elizabeth! Great working with you and the Massport team on this.
Please see attached this was sent with our proposal on December 1. Please
let me know if you need anything else.
Best,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development One Ashburton Place, Room
2101 Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>
From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 8:55 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>>
Subject: Brochure
Hi Michael, Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work! Could
you send along a copy of the updated brochure that was sent to the Globe?
Many thanks, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Morse
Chief of Staff
Massachusetts Port Authority
One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128
617-568-1007
emorse@massport.com<mailto:emorse@massport.com>

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Mitch Tyson
jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us
"Stebbins, Katie (SEA)"
Resignation From the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative
Friday, January 15, 2016 3:55:54 PM

Jay,
First I want to congratulate you on landing the GE Headquarters. This
is huge for our region and the innovation ecosystem. I didnt think it
could be done when I heard GE was looking. Kudos to you and the
Governor for pulling it off.
I am writing to resign from being co-chair of the Advanced
Manufacturing Collaborative. Ive been co-chair since the beginning of
this initiative over 4 years ago and have felt that we made a lot of
progress in raising the visibility of the manufacturing sector in Mass.
and in incorporating manufacturing programs in many state agencies.
As the program continues under Marty Jones leadership I'm confident
that the progress will continue and new co-chairs can bring some new
ideas and energy. This will allow me to focus more of my efforts on the
Executive Committee of the Mass Tech Collaborative and on other
activities I am involved in the innovation economic development
ecosystem. I look forward to continuing to work with Katie Stebbins in
these areas.
Take care,
Mitch
Mitch Tyson / Tyson Associates / mtyson@tyson.net

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


"Scott Bailey"
RE: Thank you
Friday, January 15, 2016 3:57:00 PM

Hi Scott,

Hopefully youve seen a few mentions in the press about the important role our dinner in September
played in the GE process. Jay and I really cant thank you enough, again, for your help and support
here. Were all thrilled with this outcome after many months of work it was a great team effort.
Hope we can find a time to catch up soon.
Thanks again, and all the best,
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 2:59 PM
To: Scott Bailey <scott@masschallenge.org>
Subject: Thank you

Scott,

Thank you again for all your help with our event this week it was great having you there, and your
participation and comments about the Commonwealth were really helpful to our efforts. We
already have received very good feedback from the company and I know the dinner program was
an important factor. Let me know if we can be helpful with anything, and hope well have the
opportunity to connect again soon.

All the best,


Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development


One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

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John Sullivan
Jay Ash (jay.ash@state.ma.us)
GE
Friday, January 15, 2016 4:20:44 PM

Afternoon Jay, just a quick note of congratulations on GEs decision in selecting Boston as their new
headquarters!
Wow, what a terrific job by you, Governor Baker, your staff and the City of Boston that worked on
this very important deal.
Lots of hard work to make it happen, well done!!
By way, GE Healthcare will start to occupy their first phase in Marlborough this weekend, by Monday
they will have over 300 people occupying their new office space. Their next phase of bioscience labs
is now under construction through 2016.
Enjoy the weekend Jay!
-John

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Seth Daniels
Servetnick, Adrian (SEA)
Jay (SEA) Ash
Silver Line and GE
Friday, January 15, 2016 5:36:07 PM

Hello Adrian,
With the announcement about GE relocating to the Seaport District, I had
to recall how Sec. Ash had always talked about how the Silver Line in
Chelsea would unlock the opportunities in the Seaport for Chelsea
residents. So, with GE there, and all of those possibilities to come, I
was hoping to drum up a story in the Chelsea paper about that. Do you
think Sec. Ash might be able to provide a quote along those lines for our
Chelsea paper?
Best,
Seth Daniel
Chelsea Record
857.919.4366 cell
781.284.2400 x112

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Seth Daniels; Servetnick, Adrian (EOHED)
RE: Silver Line and GE
Monday, January 18, 2016 9:52:23 AM

As Boston's Seaport District continues to grow in prominence, and GE's


announcement last week shows just how prominent it will be, the
connectivity that the Silver Line will provide to Chelsea again highlights
why so many of us thought the new service would be so important for
Chelsea's residents. There are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of
great paying jobs that will be created in the Seaport District, and the
ability of Chelsea's residents to access them directly and quickly will
open great job opportunities for them. Additionally, people working in
the Seaport will find it convenient to live in Chelsea, thereby opening up
new opportunities for the city to continue to be a terrific residential
choice for those working in Boston. I wouldn't be surprised to see the
Marriott hotel also benefit from being so close and so conveniently
connected, as well.
Hope you are doing well, Seth - I miss you! Let us know if you need more.
________________________________________
From: Seth Daniels [seth@reverejournal.com]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 5:35 PM
To: Servetnick, Adrian (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Subject: Silver Line and GE
Hello Adrian,
With the announcement about GE relocating to the Seaport District, I had
to recall how Sec. Ash had always talked about how the Silver Line in
Chelsea would unlock the opportunities in the Seaport for Chelsea
residents. So, with GE there, and all of those possibilities to come, I
was hoping to drum up a story in the Chelsea paper about that. Do you
think Sec. Ash might be able to provide a quote along those lines for our
Chelsea paper?
Best,
Seth Daniel
Chelsea Record
857.919.4366 cell
781.284.2400 x112

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


John Sullivan
RE: GE
Monday, January 18, 2016 10:07:26 AM

Thx, John. It was quite a ride - wow, never had so many questions asked
of me!
Great news about Marlboro - sounds like we all have reason to cheer!
Looking forward to more good stuff for us all in 2016.
Cheers,
Jay
________________________________________
From: John Sullivan [jsullivan@atlanticmanagement.com]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 4:20 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Subject: GE
Afternoon Jay, just a quick note of congratulations on GEs decision in
selecting Boston as their new headquarters!
Wow, what a terrific job by you, Governor Baker, your staff and the City
of Boston that worked on this very important deal.
Lots of hard work to make it happen, well done!!
By way, GE Healthcare will start to occupy their first phase in
Marlborough this weekend, by Monday they will have over 300 people
occupying their new office space. Their next phase of bioscience labs is
now under construction through 2016.
Enjoy the weekend Jay!
-John

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To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Mitch Tyson
RE: Resignation From the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative
Monday, January 18, 2016 10:10:07 AM

I think I said thanks, but just in case, thanks! Your time with Katie
will be well spent - so I appreciate that too!
________________________________________
From: Mitch Tyson [mtyson@tyson.net]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 3:55 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Cc: Stebbins, Katie (EOHED)
Subject: Resignation From the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative
Jay,
First I want to congratulate you on landing the GE Headquarters. This is
huge for our region and the innovation ecosystem. I didnt think it could
be done when I heard GE was looking. Kudos to you and the Governor for
pulling it off.
I am writing to resign from being co-chair of the Advanced Manufacturing
Collaborative. Ive been co-chair since the beginning of this initiative
over 4 years ago and have felt that we made a lot of progress in raising
the visibility of the manufacturing sector in Mass. and in incorporating
manufacturing programs in many state agencies. As the program continues
under Marty Jones leadership I'm confident that the progress will
continue and new co-chairs can bring some new ideas and energy. This will
allow me to focus more of my efforts on the Executive Committee of the
Mass Tech Collaborative and on other activities I am involved in the
innovation economic development ecosystem. I look forward to continuing
to work with Katie Stebbins in these areas.
Take care,
Mitch
Mitch Tyson / Tyson Associates / mtyson@tyson.net<mailto:mtyson@tyson.net>

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Seth Daniel
RE: Silver Line and GE
Monday, January 18, 2016 10:45:55 AM

LOL and God Bless You!


________________________________________
From: Seth Daniel [seth@reverejournal.com]
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 10:42 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Subject: RE: Silver Line and GE
Thanks so much Jay. This is great. I certainly miss you too. I'm sitting
in the audience at Rev. Whitley's MLK Celebration and listening to the
Chelsea Cantare sing The Sound of Silence. Not kidding when I say I know
you miss such times. Good old Chelsea. Good crowd too.
Talk to you soon.
Seth Daniel
On Jan 18, 2016 10:02 AM, "Ash, Jay (EOHED)"
<jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us<mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us>> wrote:
As Boston's Seaport District continues to grow in prominence, and GE's
announcement last week shows just how prominent it will be, the
connectivity that the Silver Line will provide to Chelsea again highlights
why so many of us thought the new service would be so important for
Chelsea's residents. There are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of
great paying jobs that will be created in the Seaport District, and the
ability of Chelsea's residents to access them directly and quickly will
open great job opportunities for them. Additionally, people working in
the Seaport will find it convenient to live in Chelsea, thereby opening up
new opportunities for the city to continue to be a terrific residential
choice for those working in Boston. I wouldn't be surprised to see the
Marriott hotel also benefit from being so close and so conveniently
connected, as well.
Hope you are doing well, Seth - I miss you! Let us know if you need more.
________________________________________
From: Seth Daniels [seth@reverejournal.com<mailto:seth@reverejournal.com>]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 5:35 PM
To: Servetnick, Adrian (EOHED)
Cc: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Subject: Silver Line and GE
Hello Adrian,
With the announcement about GE relocating to the Seaport District, I had
to recall how Sec. Ash had always talked about how the Silver Line in
Chelsea would unlock the opportunities in the Seaport for Chelsea
residents. So, with GE there, and all of those possibilities to come, I
was hoping to drum up a story in the Chelsea paper about that. Do you
think Sec. Ash might be able to provide a quote along those lines for our
Chelsea paper?
Best,
Seth Daniel

Chelsea Record
857.919.4366<tel:857.919.4366> cell
781.284.2400 x112<tel:781.284.2400%20x112>

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Paul Dwyer
jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us
CEOPosting IDJ51927
Monday, January 18, 2016 3:04:53 PM

Hi jay,
Happy new year! Congratulations on the GE relocation. Sounds like a big
win for the commonwealth.
I found this posting on the website. Location most likely will not work. A
position like this in or around the greater Boston area would fit my
qualifications perfectly. If any are available, I would be most
interested.
Paul
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?posti
ngId=J51927&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no

Sent from my iPad

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Willenborg, Christopher (EOHED)
RE: GE Flight Deparment
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:35:06 AM

No. Just a corporate discussion. Will add this to the list to discuss in the future.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Willenborg, Christopher (EOHED)"


<Christopher.Willenborg@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: 01/14/2016 2:19 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: GE Flight Deparment
Hi Jay
I was wondering if GE asked about moving their flight department from Stewart Airport in upstate NY to MA? The
civilian airport management team at Westover is very interested in working with GE if they are interested.
I aware about the helipad needs in Boston from MassDOT.
Thanks
Chris
Sent from my iPhone

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Stebbins, Bruce (MGC)
RE: GE
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:35:20 AM

Thx!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Stebbins, Bruce (MGC)" <Bruce.Stebbins@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 01/14/2016 2:32 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: GE
Congratulations my friend a great win.

Bruce Stebbins
Commissioner

Massachusetts Gaming Commission


101 Federal Street, 23rd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
TEL 617.979.8400 | FAX 617.725.0258
www.massgaming.com

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Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)


jay.ash@state.ma.us; Kennealy, Michael (SEA) (michael.kennealy@state.ma.us)
MassPort rep
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35:55 AM

Jay, Mike,

Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to about helicopter
operations? Our transportation folks have a number of questions. Many thanks.

ark

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Janice Tatarka
Ash, Jay (EOHED)
question for you
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:10:14 AM

Hello Mr Secretary! Hope you are enjoying 2016 so far. Congrats on the whole GE thing. Whats
going on at the seaport is pretty amazing! If I win the lottery, Im moving there!

I was going to call but figured it would be easier to get in touch with you via email! We are working
with the folks who are redeveloping the old S. Weymouth naval air station. I know theyve been
working closely with your office. Is there a point person for this project that we could talk to if we
have any questions?

Thanks
Janice

Janice S. Tatarka
Dewey Square Group
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1301
Boston, MA 02114
617-367-9929

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Larry Elgart
jay.ash@state.ma.us
Congrats
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:01:00 PM

Hi Jay:

Congratulations on the GE coup. Tremendous influx into the Commonwealth. Would love to come
meet you for lunch and catch-up. Let me know if you have an opening in your calendar. Im buying!

-- Larry -

Larry Elgart, M.Ed.


Director
Adult Education Services & Workforce Development
Project Hope
550 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-1880 x232
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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Zukowski, Joseph
RE: Congrats
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:14:24 PM

Thx!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Zukowski, Joseph H (Joe)" <joseph.h.zukowski@verizon.com>


Date: 01/14/2016 9:33 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Congrats
Nice work on landing GE.

Great addition to our already smoking Innovation Economy.

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Greg Torres; Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: Nice going
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:15:26 PM

Thx. I'll try to figure out lunch. ..I could use a session with you.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: Greg Torres <gtorres@massinc.org>


Date: 01/14/2016 9:23 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Nice going
Congrats on the GE deal!! Let's grab lunch sometime before we get too far into 2016. Greg
Sent from my iPhone

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Marc Dohan
RE: Congratulations on General Electric
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:15:37 PM

So nice of you!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: Marc Dohan <mdohan@nvcomm.org>


Date: 01/14/2016 9:17 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Congratulations on General Electric
Dear Jay:
I just wanted to congratulate you on getting GE to relocate to Massachusetts.
Great job!
Marc Dohan
--

*We've changed our name, Twin Cities CDC is nowNewVue Communities!*


Marc Dohan

470 Main Street


Fitchburg, MA 01420
mdohan@nvcomm.org
Direct:978-400-0160
Phone: 978-342-9561
www.newvuecommunities.org

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Peter Abair; Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: congrats
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:17:00 PM

Great story and so true of your commentary. Thx for your contributions to our great
ecosystem!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: Peter Abair <Peter.Abair@massbio.org>


Date: 01/14/2016 7:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: congrats
Jay - Congrats on GE. This is a great victory for MA and credit to the Administration.
My parents worked a combined 69 years at GE in Pittsfield, at a now long-closed facility. That GE chose
Massachusetts for its headquarters (and its Marlboro life sciences facility) is an indication how far the
Massachusetts economy has come since the days of closures of GE operations in places like Pittsfield and
Fitchburg.
Now we just have to spread some of this activity farther afield from greater Boston. (You can get that done next
year).
All the best,
Pete
Sent from my iPhone

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Derek Santos
RE: Cograts on the big GE win
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:17:39 PM

Thx so much!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: Derek Santos <dsantos@nbedc.org>


Date: 01/14/2016 6:32 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Cograts on the big GE win
Good morning Secretary Ash,
In New Bedford we pride ourselves on singles and doubles when it come to economic
development. But everyone loves the long ball--congrats on the GE grand slam! A huge win
that demonstrates the strength of the Commonwealth as a great place to do business.
It goes without saying that you should enjoy the long weekend.
Best,
-Derek Santos
Executive Director
New Bedford Economic Development Council
1213 Purchase Street, Floor 2
New Bedford, MA 02740
508.991.3122 main
508.991.3122x 141 direct
508.991.7372 fax
www.nbedc.org

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail or its attachments.

This email and any files transmitted with it areconfidential and intended solely for the use of the
individual(s) or entity named above.

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Peyser, Jim (EOE)
RE: GE
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:18:19 PM

Good win for us all!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Peyser, Jim (EOE)" <jim.peyser@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 01/14/2016 6:26 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: GE
Congratulations on GE. This is a huge win and an incredibly important vote of confidence in Massachusetts,
Boston...and you! I'm sure this will continue to pay dividends down the road. Great job!
Jim
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jay.ash@state.ma.us
Walker II, Ronald L. (EOLWD)
RE: General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:18:59 PM
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Congrats to us all!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Walker II, Ronald L. (EOLWD)" <ronald.walker@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 01/14/2016 5:33 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Fwd: General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters
Jay,
Congratulations on this - I know you out in a ton of work.
Ron
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From: "Steffen, Mark (GOV)" <mark.steffen@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Date: January 13, 2016 at 2:00:29 PM EST
To: "Steffen, Mark (GOV)" <mark.steffen@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


January 13, 2016
CONTACT
Elizabeth Guyton
elizabeth.guyton@state.ma.us

General Electric Chooses Boston for World Headquarters

BOSTON Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh today celebrated
General Electric's decision to relocate their world headquarters to Boston to take
advantage of Boston and the Commonwealth's innovative and competitive economy
and access to human capital and world-class educational institutions. General Electric
will bring approximately 800 high-paying jobs to Boston with this move.

"Our administration welcomes GEs decision to take advantage of the unique


resources that our state has to offer, ranging from our innovative economy to top
universities," said Governor Baker. "In addition to adding hundreds of high-paying
jobs to our state, we look forward to partnering with GE to achieve further growth

across a spectrum of industries and are confident GE will flourish in the


Commonwealth's inventive economy."

"General Electric's choice to move to Boston is the result of the city's willingness and
excitement to work creatively and collaboratively to bring positive activity to our local
economy and continue to grow our industries," said Mayor Walsh. "Boston is
delighted and honored to welcome General Electric and its employees to our
community and we are confident that this is the start of a strong partnership."

Bringing General Electric's operations to the Seaport District will cement the company
as an anchor in the city's innovation industry.The Commonwealth offered incentives
up to $120 million through grants and other programs and up to $25 million was
offered from the city of Boston in property tax relief. Additional incentives offered to
General Electric include:
$1 million in grants for workforce training;
Up to $5 million for an innovation center to forge connections between GE,
innovators from Massachusetts research institutions and the higher
education community;
Commitment to existing local transportation improvements in the Seaport
District;
Appointment of a joint relocation team to ease the transition for employees
moving to Boston;
Assistance for eligible employees looking to buy homes in Boston;
Additional details will be released as available.

###

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Povich, Lon (GOV)


Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Kadish, Steven (GOV)
FW: Pre-State of the State
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 3:55:46 PM

Stephanie and Jay,


Steve and I are having dinner with Ann Klee before the State of the State.
(See below.)
Care to join us at 5:30 or so. Totally optional.
Thanks.
Lon
Lon F. Povich
Governor's Chief Legal Counsel
State House, Room 271
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 725-4082

-----Original Message----From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]


Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 3:07 PM
To: Povich, Lon (GOV)
Cc: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Re: Pre-State of the State
Absolutely. Would love to.
Sent from my iPad
On Jan 19, 2016, at 3:03 PM, Povich, Lon (GOV)
<lon.povich@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:lon.povich@MassMail.State.MA.US>>
wrote:
Ann,
Great that you can come for the State of the State on Thursday. Are you
free to catch a quick, social dinner with me and Steve (and maybe a couple
of others) before the speech starts at 7?
Glad we will be neighbors!
Regards,
Lon
Lon F. Povich
Governor's Chief Legal Counsel
State House, Room 271
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 725-4082

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Povich, Lon (GOV); Pollack, Stephanie (DOT); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Kadish, Steven (GOV)
RE: Pre-State of the State
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 4:03:28 PM

Should be able. One caveat is I may be meeting with the speaker. 5% chance

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Povich, Lon (GOV)" <lon.povich@MassMail.State.MA.US>


Date: 01/19/2016 3:55 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Pollack, Stephanie (DOT)" <stephanie.pollack@dot.state.ma.us>, "Ash, Jay (EOHED)"
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Cc: "Kadish, Steven (GOV)" <steven.kadish@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: FW: Pre-State of the State
Stephanie and Jay,
Steve and I are having dinner with Ann Klee before the State of the State. (See below.)
Care to join us at 5:30 or so. Totally optional.
Thanks.
Lon
Lon F. Povich
Governors Chief Legal Counsel
State House, Room 271
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 725-4082

-----Original Message----From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]


Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 3:07 PM
To: Povich, Lon (GOV)
Cc: Kadish, Steven (GOV)
Subject: Re: Pre-State of the State
Absolutely. Would love to.
Sent from my iPad
On Jan 19, 2016, at 3:03 PM, Povich, Lon (GOV)
<lon.povich@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:lon.povich@MassMail.State.MA.US>> wrote:
Ann,
Great that you can come for the State of the State on Thursday. Are you free to catch a quick, social dinner with me
and Steve (and maybe a couple of others) before the speech starts at 7?

Glad we will be neighbors!


Regards,
Lon
Lon F. Povich
Governors Chief Legal Counsel
State House, Room 271
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 725-4082

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Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Garrity, Rob (DOT)
FW: MassPort rep
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 4:50:00 PM

Hi Rob, please see email from Ann below this is you guys, right, not Massport? If so, who would
you recommend that I put her in touch with?

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]


Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: MassPort rep

Jay, Mike,

Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to about helicopter
operations? Our transportation folks have a number of questions. Many thanks.

ark

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Date:

DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)


Garrity, Rob (DOT); Michael Kennealy
Mihaley, Andrew (DOT)
Hello Mike--RE: Mike, meet Jeff, jeff meet mike.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:25:07 PM

Hi MikeK,

It is a pleasure to meet you.

Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. My direct number is 857-777-6765.

I have Ccd Drew Mihaley, the MassDOT Aeronautics Inspector.

V/R,

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

From: Garrity, Rob (DOT)


Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:12 PM
To: Michael Kennealy; DeCarlo, Jeffrey (DOT)
Subject: Mike, meet Jeff, jeff meet mike.

Mike, Jeff DeCarlo is our aeronautics administrator who, while new, knows a lot about helipads.

Jeff - mike has been talking with folks at GE who are curious about helipad issues.
Rob Garrity
Chief of Staff
MassDOT
857-368-8893 (o)
617-356-4981 (c)

Mike - here's jeffs contact info.

Jeffrey DeCarlo
Administrator
MassDOT Aeronautics Division
Logan Office Center
One Harborside Dr., Ste 205N
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Tel: (617) 412-3686
Fax: (617) 412-3679
E-mail: Jeffrey.DeCarlo@dot.state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/massdot/aeronautics

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Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
RE: MassPort rep
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:36:00 PM

We have several names, depending on the need. Mike and I thought we should make the first call to
whomever we decide and have them call your person, just so the introduction has been made and
the first conversation continues in the spirit of us working together on this. Make sense?

Also, we werent sure if you needed to talk to MassPort or Mass Aeronautics, so we didnt want to
have you needing to make multiple calls to get to the right person.

From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]


Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Subject: MassPort rep

Jay, Mike,

Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to about helicopter
operations? Our transportation folks have a number of questions. Many thanks.

ark

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To:
Subject:
Date:

Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)


Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Re: MassPort rep
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:39:48 PM

That's fine. Our corporate air folks just need someone to talk to about
where we can land helicopter, any limitations, and maybe talk hangars.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:36 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us>> wrote:
We have several names, depending on the need. Mike and I thought we
should make the first call to whomever we decide and have them call your
person, just so the introduction has been made and the first conversation
continues in the spirit of us working together on this. Make sense?
Also, we werent sure if you needed to talk to MassPort or Mass
Aeronautics, so we didnt want to have you needing to make multiple calls
to get to the right person.
From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Subject: MassPort rep
Jay, Mike,
Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to
about helicopter operations? Our transportation folks have a number of
questions. Many thanks.
ark

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)
RE: MassPort rep
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:44:00 PM

We'll get the MassPort name to you tomorrow. If it is about a separate


helipad, then it would be Mass Aeronautics.
-----Original Message----From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:40 PM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
Subject: Re: MassPort rep
That's fine. Our corporate air folks just need someone to talk to about
where we can land helicopter, any limitations, and maybe talk hangars.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:36 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us>> wrote:
We have several names, depending on the need. Mike and I thought we
should make the first call to whomever we decide and have them call your
person, just so the introduction has been made and the first conversation
continues in the spirit of us working together on this. Make sense?
Also, we weren't sure if you needed to talk to MassPort or Mass
Aeronautics, so we didn't want to have you needing to make multiple calls
to get to the right person.
From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
Subject: MassPort rep
Jay, Mike,
Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to
about helicopter operations? Our transportation folks have a number of
questions. Many thanks.
ark

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)


Ash, Jay (SEA)
Re: MassPort rep
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:46:39 PM

Not the separate helipad yet. Thanks.


Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:44 PM, Ash, Jay (SEA) <jay.ash@state.ma.us> wrote:
>
> We'll get the MassPort name to you tomorrow. If it is about a separate
helipad, then it would be Mass Aeronautics.
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:40 PM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
> Subject: Re: MassPort rep
>
> That's fine. Our corporate air folks just need someone to talk to about
where we can land helicopter, any limitations, and maybe talk hangars.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:36 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us>> wrote:
>
> We have several names, depending on the need. Mike and I thought we
should make the first call to whomever we decide and have them call your
person, just so the introduction has been made and the first conversation
continues in the spirit of us working together on this. Make sense?
>
> Also, we weren't sure if you needed to talk to MassPort or Mass
Aeronautics, so we didn't want to have you needing to make multiple calls
to get to the right person.
>
> From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Subject: MassPort rep
>
> Jay, Mike,
>
> Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to
about helicopter operations? Our transportation folks have a number of
questions. Many thanks.
>
> ark

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Morse, Elizabeth
FW: MassPort rep
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:48:00 PM

Hi Elizabeth, please see below from Ann Jay traded emails with her and she wants to get a contact
for their corporate air travel person to speak with. Can you tell me who you would recommend?

Thanks!
Mike

Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]


Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED) <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>; Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: MassPort rep

Jay, Mike,

Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to about helicopter
operations? Our transportation folks have a number of questions. Many thanks.

ark

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Ash, Jay (EOHED)


Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate); Ash, Jay (EOHED)
RE: MassPort rep
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:50:40 PM

Got it. Hope to see you tonight among the crowd of a thousand. I'll be the tall one (other than
the Governor!)!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate)" <Ann.Klee@ge.com>


Date: 01/19/2016 5:46 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: "Ash, Jay (EOHED)" <jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: MassPort rep
Not the separate helipad yet. Thanks.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:44 PM, Ash, Jay (SEA) <jay.ash@state.ma.us> wrote:
>
> We'll get the MassPort name to you tomorrow. If it is about a separate helipad, then it would be Mass
Aeronautics.
>
> -----Original Message----> From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:40 PM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
> Subject: Re: MassPort rep
>
> That's fine. Our corporate air folks just need someone to talk to about where we can land helicopter, any
limitations, and maybe talk hangars.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:36 PM, Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:jay.ash@massmail.state.ma.us>> wrote:
>
> We have several names, depending on the need. Mike and I thought we should make the first call to whomever
we decide and have them call your person, just so the introduction has been made and the first conversation
continues in the spirit of us working together on this. Make sense?
>
> Also, we weren't sure if you needed to talk to MassPort or Mass Aeronautics, so we didn't want to have you
needing to make multiple calls to get to the right person.
>
> From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
> To: Ash, Jay (EOHED); Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
> Subject: MassPort rep
>
> Jay, Mike,

>
> Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to about helicopter operations? Our
transportation folks have a number of questions. Many thanks.
>
> ark

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Morse, Elizabeth
RE: MassPort rep
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:13:00 PM

Ok thanks Elizabeth. Do you have his email address?


Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us
-----Original Message----From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:50 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: MassPort rep
Hi Mike,
Please have them reach out to Ed Freni, Director of Aviation. He can be
reached at 617-561-1618.
Thanks, Elizabeth

On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:48 PM, Kennealy, Michael (SEA)


<michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>> wrote:
Hi Elizabeth, please see below from Ann Jay traded emails with her and she
wants to get a contact for their corporate air travel person to speak with.
Can you tell me who you would recommend?
Thanks!
Mike
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development One Ashburton Place, Room
2101 Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>
From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>>;

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>>
Subject: MassPort rep
Jay, Mike,
Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to
about helicopter operations? Our transportation folks have a number of
questions. Many thanks.
ark

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Morse, Elizabeth
Kennealy, Michael (SEA)
RE: MassPort rep
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:15:29 PM

EFreni@massport.com
-----Original Message----From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:13 PM
To: Morse, Elizabeth
Subject: RE: MassPort rep
Ok thanks Elizabeth. Do you have his email address?
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development One Ashburton Place, Room
2101 Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us
-----Original Message----From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:50 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: MassPort rep
Hi Mike,
Please have them reach out to Ed Freni, Director of Aviation. He can be
reached at 617-561-1618.
Thanks, Elizabeth

On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:48 PM, Kennealy, Michael (SEA)


<michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>> wrote:
Hi Elizabeth, please see below from Ann Jay traded emails with her and she
wants to get a contact for their corporate air travel person to speak with.
Can you tell me who you would recommend?
Thanks!
Mike
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development One Ashburton Place, Room
2101 Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640

Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>
From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>>;
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>>
Subject: MassPort rep
Jay, Mike,
Could you give me the name of someone at MassPort that we could talk to
about helicopter operations? Our transportation folks have a number of
questions. Many thanks.
ark

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)


Morse, Elizabeth
RE: MassPort rep
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Thanks!
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us

-----Original Message----From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]


Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:15 PM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: RE: MassPort rep
EFreni@massport.com
-----Original Message----From: Kennealy, Michael (SEA) [mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us]
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:13 PM
To: Morse, Elizabeth
Subject: RE: MassPort rep
Ok thanks Elizabeth. Do you have his email address?
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development One Ashburton Place, Room
2101 Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us
-----Original Message----From: Morse, Elizabeth [mailto:EMorse@massport.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:50 AM
To: Kennealy, Michael (EOHED) <Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>
Subject: Re: MassPort rep
Hi Mike,
Please have them reach out to Ed Freni, Director of Aviation. He can be
reached at 617-561-1618.
Thanks, Elizabeth

On Jan 19, 2016, at 5:48 PM, Kennealy, Michael (SEA)


<michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>> wrote:
Hi Elizabeth, please see below from Ann Jay traded emails with her and she
wants to get a contact for their corporate air travel person to speak with.
Can you tell me who you would recommend?
Thanks!
Mike
Mike Kennealy
Assistant Secretary for Business Growth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development One Ashburton Place, Room
2101 Boston, MA 02108
Office: 617-788-3640
Cell: 617-634-4762
michael.kennealy@state.ma.us<mailto:michael.kennealy@state.ma.us>
From: Klee, Ann (GE, Corporate) [mailto:Ann.Klee@ge.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:35 AM
To: Ash, Jay (EOHED)
<jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:jay.ash@MassMail.State.MA.US>>;
Kennealy, Michael (EOHED)
<Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US<mailto:Michael.kennealy@MassMail.State.MA.US>>
Subject: MassPort rep
Jay, Mike,
Could