“We invest in education because well-prepared young minds and mid-career talent is our global calling card and our economic edge. We invest in innovation because, with a workforce like ours, enabling and encouraging new ideas is the best way to take advantage of the knowledge explosion happening in the world economy today. We invest in infrastructure because rebuilding our roads, rails, bridges, expanding broadband to every community, building new classrooms and labs and more affordable housing gives private initiative and personal ambition the platform for growth. Education, innovation, infrastructure. It’s a strategy proven through history.  And it’s working for us today.
– Governor Deval Patrick, 2013 State of the Commonwealth