1. From the EDC

    1. 15 GROWING MASSACHUSETTS FIRMS NAMED WINNERS OF MASSECON ‘IMPACT’ AWARDS

      15 GROWING MASSACHUSETTS FIRMS NAMED WINNERS OF MASSECON ‘IMPACT’ AWARDS

      MassEcon, the state’s private sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts, today announced its Fifteenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners, recognizing 15 companies for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. The companies were selected on the basis of job growth, facility expansion, investment, and community involvement since January 1, 2017. The winners will be honored at a luncheon on November 20, 2018 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, with Citizens Bank as presenting sponsor.

      Read Full Article
    2. Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon Elected to Major Airport Trade Association Board of Directors

      Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon Elected to Major Airport Trade Association Board of Directors

      Windsor Locks, CT - Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E. has been elected to the Board of Directors for Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA). As one of the leading trade associations representing airports in the U.S. and Canada, ACI-NA advocates for policies to strengthen all North American airports, promotes cooperation and the sharing of best practices between airports, and helps support route and capital development at all member airports.

      Read Full Article
    3. "INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES"

      "INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES"

      Join UMass Amherst and Western Mass EDC for an event on this quickly growing sector, and how Western Mass and UMass Amherst are taking a lead in innovative developments.  Water technologies offers business and employment opportunities stemming from water innovation.  Network and make connections between UMass Amherst, other colleges, businesses and students.

      Keynote Speaker: Matthew Beaton, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs

      Read Full Article
    4. See all From the EDC articles
  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Rick Lord to Retire as President, CEO of AIM in 2019

      Rick Lord to Retire as President, CEO of AIM in 2019

      Richard Lord, who built Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) into one of the most far-reaching business associations in the commonwealth, will retire next year after leading the organization for almost 20 years. Lord, a North Adams native and Williams College graduate who took the top job at AIM in 1999, will remain as president and CEO while the AIM board of directors chooses a successor. “Rick Lord has built AIM into an organization of more than 4,000 employers from all sectors of the economy who believe that business should be a positive force for creating a better, more prosperous ...

      Read Full Article
    2. State Report Unveiled at UMass Amherst on New Water Technologies to Boost Business, Jobs and the Environment | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      State Report Unveiled at UMass Amherst on New Water Technologies to Boost Business, Jobs and the Environment | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has released a comprehensive study that evaluates the potential of developing a network of water-testing demonstration centers in the Commonwealth, including one at UMass Amherst. The centers would pilot new water technologies to position Massachusetts as a global leader in the water innovation and energy efficiency sector, providing significant business and employment opportunities.

      Link to the full report: 

      https://www.masscec.com/water-innovation

      Read Full Article
    3. The Republican named best Sunday newspaper in New England

      The Republican named best Sunday newspaper in New England

      The Republican and Sunday Republican were honored this week as the best Sunday newspaper in New England and a distinguished weekday newspaper by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The Republican also received a Publick Occurences Award for its coverage of the arrest of Gary Schara last September for the 1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam. The honors were awarded at the fall conference of the regional news association at the Crowne Plaza in Natick.

      Read Full Article
    4. United Bank moves into Webster Bank offices in East Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, closes others

      United Bank moves into Webster Bank offices in East Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, closes others

      United Bank has taken over six Wesbter Bank branches it bought from Webster back in May. The locations, including the West Springfield branch at 50 Elm St.,  the Springfield branch at 1355 Boston Road and an East Longmeadow branch at 62 Center Square, officially became United Bank branches Oct. 9. Signs were changed. The other branches were Waterford and Groton in Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. The bank converted customer accounts over Columbus Day weekend. United's branches at 95 Elm St., West Springfield, 459 Main St. in Indian Orchard and 94 Shaker Road in East Longmeadow have all closed.

      Read Full Article
    5. Way Finders continues demolition at old Peter Pan bus station in Springfield

      Way Finders continues demolition at old Peter Pan bus station in Springfield

      Specialized crews are removing asbestos from the former Peter Pan Springfield Bus Terminal. Meanwhile, the head of Way Finders says construction of the housing agency's new headquarters should begin at the site in the middle of November. Demolition should take four weeks once the toxic asbestos is removed and disposed of, said Peter A. Gagliardi, president and CEO of Way Finders. Way Finders is the new name for what was once HAP Housing.

      Read Full Article
    6. Developer plans $43 million mixed-use project at One Ferry Street mill complex in Easthampton

      Developer plans $43 million mixed-use project at One Ferry Street mill complex in Easthampton

      Developer Michael Michon plans an ambitious mixed-use development at One Ferry Street, an abandoned and rambling factory complex built in 1903. The project, which could cost up to $43 million, "includes the demolition, restoration, and construction of select buildings and site improvements to allow for a variety of uses," according to a special permit application submitted to the city on Tuesday.

      Read Full Article
    7. Mass DOT plans work next week on Morgan-Sullivan Bridge in advance of 4-year bridge...

      Mass DOT plans work next week on Morgan-Sullivan Bridge in advance of 4-year bridge...

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced workers will be out on the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge next week in preparation of the start of the a 47-month, $21.5 million rehabilitation project that is to begin in November. Beginning Monday, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane in either direction between 7 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. to allow for the clearing of trees and other work, according to the state DOT. Also beginning Monday, lane reductions will be in place from 8 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. to allow concrete deck repairs ...

      Read Full Article
    8. $1 million education grant to help student parents at UMass with child care costs

      $1 million education grant to help student parents at UMass with child care costs

      Low-income student parents will get added financial help after the federal Department of Education awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Massachusetts to subsidize child care costs.   The four-year funding is provided through the education department's Child Care Access Means Parents in School program, which supports the participation of low-income parents in post-secondary education, according to a press release.  The funding will significantly increase the amount of financial aid, coaching and parenting resources offered by the university's Office of Student Parent Programs to qualified low-income undergraduate and graduate students, according to the release.

      Read Full Article
    9. Picking up steam: Rail advocates to meet in Springfield for updates on CTrail, expanded north-south service and east-west plans

      Picking up steam: Rail advocates to meet in Springfield for updates on CTrail, expanded north-south service and east-west plans

      Rail passengers and their advocates will gather Saturday in Springfield at what they see as a watershed moment. The new CTrail train service from Springfield to Hartford and New Haven is five months old. Plans for new service north of Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield and east-west to the Berkshires from New York and between Boston and Springfield are picking up steam.

      Read Full Article
    10. Passenger-rail Experts, Supporters to Convene in Springfield This Saturday

      Did you know Northampton and New York are the strongest destination pairing in Amtrak’s entire northeast system? Did you know expanded North-South passenger rail service is coming to the Valley next year between Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke, and Springfield? Did you know the state is about to initiate a new study on east-west passenger rail as well? If any of this is new information to you, join the Rail Users Network (RUN), the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, and Trains in the Valley this Saturday, Oct. 13 for RUN’s annual public forum taking place from noon to 5 p.m ...

      Read Full Article
    11. See all articles
  3. Picture Gallery

    MEDIA ADVISORY
    MEDIA ADVISORY From the EDC
    15 GROWING MASSACHUSETTS FIRMS NAMED WINNERS OF MASSECON ‘IMPACT’ AWARDS
    15 GROWING MASSACHUSETTS FIRMS NAMED WINNERS OF MASSECON ‘IMPACT’ AWARDS From the EDC
    Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon Elected to Major Airport Trade Association Board of Directors
    Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon Elected to Major Airport Trade Association Board of Directors From the EDC
    "INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES"
    "INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES" From the EDC
    MassHire: Employment boards, job centers take on new name, statewide brand
    MassHire: Employment boards, job centers take on new name, statewide brand masslive.com
    Pre-opening VIP party underway as MGM Springfield poised to launch $960 million casino resort
    Pre-opening VIP party underway as MGM Springfield poised to launch $960 million casino resort masslive.com
    MGM Springfield - Grand Opening Information
    MGM Springfield - Grand Opening Information MGM Springfield
    MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says
    MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says masslive.com
    Rick Lord to Retire as President, CEO of AIM in 2019
    Rick Lord to Retire as President, CEO of AIM in 2019 BusinessWest
    State Report Unveiled at UMass Amherst on New Water Technologies to Boost Business, Jobs and the Environment | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst
    State Report Unveiled at UMass Amherst on New Water Technologies to Boost Business, Jobs and the Environment | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst University of Massachusetts Amherst
    The Republican named best Sunday newspaper in New England
    The Republican named best Sunday newspaper in New England masslive.com
    United Bank moves into Webster Bank offices in East Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, closes others
    United Bank moves into Webster Bank offices in East Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, closes others masslive.com
  4. Western Massachusetts- It's Your Move

  1. Categories

    1. Industry Clusters:

      Aerospace/Defense, Business Development, Creative Economy, Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Green Region, Health Care, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Paper Manufacturing, Plastics, Retail, Tourism, Transportation, Workforce
  2. Western Mass EDC Board Members in the News

    1. (7 articles) Paul C. Picknelly
    2. (6 articles) Kumble Subbaswamy
    3. (5 articles) Carol A. Leary
    4. (2 articles) John Heaps
    5. (2 articles) Anthony S. Caprio
    6. (1 articles) Peter F. Straley
  3. Western Mass EDC Staff in the News

    1. (28 articles) Rick Sullivan
    2. (7 articles) Mary Kay Wydra
  4. Companies in the News

    1. (100 articles) MGM
    2. (61 articles) The Republican
    3. (47 articles) MassMutual
    4. (39 articles) Baystate Health
    5. (35 articles) MassMutual Center
    6. (28 articles) Peter Pan Bus Lines
    7. (28 articles) Amtrak
    8. (27 articles) Big Y Foods
  5. Business Leaders in the News

    1. (8 articles) Kathleen G. Anderson
    2. (5 articles) Timothy W. Brennan
    3. (4 articles) Robert Bolduc
    4. (3 articles) Kevin E. Lynn
    5. (3 articles) Nick Fyntrilakis
    6. (2 articles) Rick Lord
  6. Government Officials in the News

    1. (78 articles) Domenic J. Sarno
    2. (42 articles) Congressman Richard E. Neal
    3. (31 articles) Kevin Kennedy
    4. (14 articles) Governor Deval L. Patrick
    5. (11 articles) Alex Morse
    6. (9 articles) Joseph Wagner
  7. Organizations in the News

    1. (109 articles) University of Massachusetts
    2. (57 articles) Holyoke Community College
    3. (55 articles) Springfield Technical Community College
    4. (36 articles) Basketball Hall of Fame
    5. (31 articles) MassDevelopment
    6. (28 articles) Western New England University
  8. Western Mass Cities in the News

    1. (713 articles) Springfield
    2. (247 articles) Holyoke
    3. (148 articles) Westfield
    4. (144 articles) Chicopee
    5. (131 articles) Amherst
    6. (116 articles) Northampton
  9. Recent Quotes

    1. This is a very exciting time for us.
      By Scott Goldman
    2. Western Massachusetts' ranges and landscapes are a treasured resource. Hampshire's partnership with local and state organizations will help conserve these vistas and habitats for future generations.
      By Jonathan Lash
    3. Hampshire College is leading the way to show how educational institutions can protect and care for their land as part of a commitment to environmental sustainability, not only on their core campus but in natural areas that are critical to the entire Pioneer Valley.
      By Kristin DeBoer