SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – For the second consecutive day, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will be making stops in western Massachusetts, with visits to Berkshire, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties Tuesday.

Baker and Polito first joined other state officials for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Greylock Glen Outdoor Recreation and Nature Center in Adams at 10 a.m.

MVP Grant Awards Announcement in Williamsburg

They then traveled to Williamsburg for a noontime announcement of the latest round of Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant awards.

Finally, at 2:00, they will visit Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield to meet with members of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, highlighting the organization’s work to support local entrepreneurs.

Mayor Sarno states, “Going back to our roots of ‘The City of Firsts’, back to the future with my administration’s continued support of the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ to continue to create a good four letter word, JOBS!”

CDO Sheehan stated, “This key roundtable discussion with key stakeholders will provide an update and will share information about these successful initiatives from the Western Mass Founders Network, Valley Venture Mentors, and the EDC anchor initiative that focus on helping small businesses, providing employment opportunities, and other assistance programs in CDBG eligible neighborhoods.”

Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito also made stops in western Massachusetts on Monday, making visits to Springfield, West Springfield, and Holyoke.