Secretary Greg Bialecki oversees the Commonwealth’s business development, housing & community development, and consumer affairs & business regulations undersecretariats. As Governor Patrick’s chief housing and economic development advisor and cabinet member, Secretary Bialecki has oversight of fourteen state agencies.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Bialecki served as the Undersecretary of Business Development. He also leads the Governor’s Development Cabinet, which improves coordination across several Cabinet Secretariats involved in high level initiatives geared towards strengthening the Commonwealth’s economic position.
He has been the architect of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Growth Districts Initiative, oversaw the implementation of the Massachusetts Opportunity Relocation & Expansion (MORE) Jobs capital program, and created an “Industry of the Month” series to strengthen relationships with key economic drivers in the state. Secretary Bialecki also served as the Commonwealth’s first Permitting Ombudsman in which he executed the Chapter 43D Expedited Permitting Program and chaired the Interagency Permitting Board.
Before joining the Patrick-Murray Administration, Bialecki enjoyed a twenty year career as a real estate development and environmental lawyer at the law firms of Hill & Barlow and DLA Piper Rudnick, where his work focused on the major urban redevelopment projects in the Greater Boston area. He also worked extensively with public agencies, non-profit organizations and private landowners on land conservation and open space protection matters throughout the Commonwealth. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.