1. From the EDC

    1. MASSECON RELEASES VIDEO SERIES PROMOTING MASSACHUSETTS REGIONS AS HOTSPOTS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

      MASSECON RELEASES VIDEO SERIES PROMOTING MASSACHUSETTS REGIONS AS HOTSPOTS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

      MassEcon, the state’s private sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts, today announced the release of a video series promoting Massachusetts as a place to work and do business.  The videos focus on the five regions of Massachusetts — West, Greater Boston, Northeast, Southeast, and Central— and Massachusetts as a whole. 

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    2. Western Mass Economic Development Council & Springfield WORKS Community Empowerment & Reinvestment Grant Event

      Western Mass Economic Development Council & Springfield WORKS  Community Empowerment & Reinvestment Grant Event

      As part of the$400,000 Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant, Springfield WORKS, a community-wide initiative with the Western Mass Economic Development Councilrecently administered surveys to Springfield residents who are justice-system involved. The intention was to gather a needs assessment to serve as a resource for the community, as well as to support the ongoing efforts of the seven subgrantee organizations, which will help facilitate the systemic socioeconomic changes needed in the city of Springfield that open up pathways to opportunity. The results of the assessment have been analyzed and below are some of those key takeaways.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Celebration held for outgoing Community Foundation CEO

      Celebration held for outgoing Community Foundation CEO

      The Community Foundation hosted a celebration for outgoing President and CEO Katie Allan Zobel. In May, it was announced that Zobel would be transitioning out of her position that she has held for over 17 years. “It’s moving to be here and see all the partners, the people I have worked with colleagues, friends, people who have worked with me on the staff and volunteers, and people who have committed their own resources and time and energy. It gives me great faith in the future,” said Zobel.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    2. MassDOT surveys commuters on state's transportation system

      MassDOT surveys commuters on state's transportation system

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is collecting information from communities across the Commonwealth. 22News found how the state plans to use this feedback from commuters. MassDOT set up tables in front of Union Station on Wednesday to hear what commuters think about the state of transportation in our state. The information being collected from people will be used in the state’s 2050 long range transportation plan, entitled Beyond Mobility. This information gathering session is one of many being held across the state.

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    3. Upcoming constructions projects in Holyoke

      Upcoming constructions projects in Holyoke

      The City of Holyoke held a news conference Wednesday to share the status of several pipeline projects. Some of the topics addressed included the repaving of High Street and a new committee formed to address urban blight. Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia joined the Office of Planning and Economic Development to provide updates on several projects the city is working on including the repaving and revitalization of High Street and orders to address vacant buildings, which the mayor says can often be the site of criminal activity.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    4. Veritas Charter Prep Raises the Bar with New High School - BusinessWest

      Veritas Charter Prep Raises the Bar with New High School - BusinessWest

      Rachel Romano says she started Veritas Prep Charter School after becoming frustrated as a middle-school teacher in Springfield with just how ill-prepared students were to succeed — at the next level in their education, and in general.  She called it “unfinished learning,” and it was occurring at many levels, especially with reading.

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    5. Hazen Paper Pioneers New Dimension for 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Yearbook

      Hazen Paper Pioneers New Dimension for 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Yearbook

      Hazen Paper’s 10th enshrinement yearbook cover for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield was anything but a repeat performance. The limited-edition 2022 cover, created with Hazen Holography, depicts an otherworldly, three-dimensional view of the panoramic Hall of Fame interior, illuminated with depth and light. According to Hazen President John Hazen, “though some of the visual elements — typography, portraits, logo — return, our holographic team flexes its technical prowess, amplifying the special effects each time to ensure the cover is more exciting than ever.”

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    6. FHWA Approves MassDOT Plan for EV Charging Stations on Highway Corridors

      FHWA Approves MassDOT Plan for EV Charging Stations on Highway Corridors

      The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved MassDOT’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan, which was developed as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. FHWA notified MassDOT the state is among the first group of states to have its EV deployment plan approved. “The federal government’s approval of our plan is an important milestone in efforts to support the Commonwealth’s transition towards low-carbon transportation,” Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler said. “Implementation of the plan will help EV buyers know they will able to charge their vehicles on major highways in Massachusetts when they take ...

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    7. Professional Drywall Construction Raises $45,500 for Baystate Children’s Hospital

      Professional Drywall Construction Raises $45,500 for Baystate Children’s Hospital

      Professional Drywall Construction Inc. (PDC), a commercial drywall company headquartered in Springfield, raised $45,500 at its sixth annual PDC Charity Golf Tournament for Baystate Children’s Hospital. The event was Sept. 8 at Southampton Country Club. “It has been an honor to host this tournament for the past six years to help an amazing organization like Baystate Children’s Hospital,” PDC co-owner Nick Shaink said. “Giving back to our community is at the core of our values as a company, and being able help children here in Western Massachusetts with this tournament is very meaningful.”

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      Mentions: Springfield
    8. Springfield Regional Chamber to Partner with MGM Springfield on Rise & Shine Business Breakfast

      Springfield Regional Chamber to Partner with MGM Springfield on Rise & Shine Business Breakfast

      The Springfield Regional Chamber will kick off its first Rise & Shine Business Breakfast of the 2022-23 season at MGM Springfield on Wednesday, Oct. 12, featuring presentations from MGM Springfield’s Executive Director of Finance Arlen Carballo and Director of Community Affairs Beth Ward. Carballo and Ward will address attendees over breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Celebrating the casino’s decade of commitment to the chamber and the Greater Springfield region, the pair will address MGM’s transformative economic impact on the region following the pandemic, the recent passage of sports betting that will lead to the opening ...

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    MASSECON RELEASES VIDEO SERIES PROMOTING MASSACHUSETTS REGIONS AS HOTSPOTS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
    MASSECON RELEASES VIDEO SERIES PROMOTING MASSACHUSETTS REGIONS AS HOTSPOTS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH From the EDC
    New Nonstop Service to Las Vegas Takes Off  at Bradley International Airport
    New Nonstop Service to Las Vegas Takes Off at Bradley International Airport From the EDC
    Western Mass Economic Development Council & Springfield WORKS  Community Empowerment & Reinvestment Grant Event
    Western Mass Economic Development Council & Springfield WORKS Community Empowerment & Reinvestment Grant Event From the EDC
    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Beyond Mobility Survey
    The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Beyond Mobility Survey From the EDC
    Community Empowerment Grant helps the formerly incarcerated | WWLP
    Community Empowerment Grant helps the formerly incarcerated | WWLP WWLP 22 News Springfield
    Western Mass Founders Network Inaugural Demo Day Recap
    Western Mass Founders Network Inaugural Demo Day Recap LinkedIn
    Gov. Charlie Baker sees new technologies, products on a visit to Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield
    Gov. Charlie Baker sees new technologies, products on a visit to Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield masslive.com
    Baker, Sarno join Springfield roundtable discussion on local entrepreneurship
    Baker, Sarno join Springfield roundtable discussion on local entrepreneurship WWLP 22 News Springfield
    Greenfield awarded grant for clean energy projects
    Greenfield awarded grant for clean energy projects WWLP 22 News Springfield
    Celebration held for outgoing Community Foundation CEO
    Celebration held for outgoing Community Foundation CEO WWLP 22 News Springfield
    MassDOT surveys commuters on state's transportation system
    MassDOT surveys commuters on state's transportation system WWLP 22 News Springfield
    Upcoming constructions projects in Holyoke
    Upcoming constructions projects in Holyoke WWLP 22 News Springfield
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