Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has offered an olive branch to business groups that hope to extend to their industries the new economic incentives at the heart of his 10-year, $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative.
 
Patrick is amenable to offering similar tax breaks included in his bill to at least some of the state’s other industries in future legislation, according to a spokeswoman for the governor’s economic development office.
 

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