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The Middlesex 3 Coalition recently honored state Representative Ken Gordon, a Bedford Democrat, and former Lowell city manager Bernard Lynch for their commitment to transportation coordination and improvements in the region. Each was presented with an Economic Development Advocate award for 2014 at the coalition’s second annual meeting earlier this month. Gordon was recognized for his efforts to address transportation and workforce development needs that will help the region attract businesses and workers to strengthen the region’s economy, home sales, and quality of life. Lynch was honored for advocating for the interest of the entire region, understanding that what benefits one municipality benefits the entire region, Stephanie Cronin, the coalition’s executive director said in a written statement. “Representative Gordon and city manager Lynch have been instrumental in the creation and success of the Middlesex 3 Coalition and have shown exceptional commitment to economic development throughout the corridor,” Cronin said. The Middlesex 3 Coalition is a partnership between business and government leaders in five communities along Route 3: Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, and Lowell.