1. From the EDC

    1. Mayor Sarno Thrilled Springfield Ranked #1 in Nation for Tech Job Growth

      Mayor Sarno Thrilled Springfield Ranked #1 in Nation for Tech Job Growth

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is pleased to learn that according to a recent article from the Business Journals the City of Springfield ranked #1 for the biggest growth in the nation for tech jobs.  According to the article, Springfield, Massachusetts saw a 506.3% increase in tech job postings from 2020 to 2021.  In the Third Quarter of 2020 there were only 602 tech job postings but in the Third Quarter of 2021 that number jumped to an astonishing 3,650.  

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    2. The Economic Pathways MA Coalition and the Atlanta Fed Launch EPICC to Help Massachusetts Workers Achieve Economic Self-Sufficiency

      The Economic Pathways MA Coalition and the Atlanta Fed Launch EPICC to Help Massachusetts Workers Achieve Economic Self-Sufficiency

      The Economic Pathways MA Coalition and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will launch the Economic Pathways Income Cliff Calculator (EPICC) dashboard, the realization of a statewide partnership formed to help workers advance their careers while transitioning from public benefits. EPICC will launch at the monthly Economic Pathways MA Coalition meeting on October 19 at 3 p.m. (ET). The meeting is open to the media.

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    3. BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2021 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD “#3 BEST AIRPORT IN THE U.S.”

      BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2021 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD  “#3 BEST AIRPORT IN THE U.S.”

      The Connecticut Airport Authority is pleased to announce that Condé Nast Traveler today released the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Bradley International Airport recognized as the 3rd best airport in the U.S.  More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to next.

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    4. Join us at the New Market Opportunities in Offshore Wind: Supply Chain 101 Seminar!

      Join us at the New Market Opportunities in Offshore Wind: Supply Chain 101 Seminar!

      MassCEC is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity in Boston this October: New Market Opportunities in Offshore Wind: Supply Chain 101 Seminar, a regional effort in partnership with Rhode Island Commerce, and Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, at the upcoming American Clean Power (ACP) Offshore WINDPOWER 2021 conference. This seminar will provide a helpful tutorial for those who are looking at the business opportunities of the emerging offshore wind industry by reviewing the market projections, breaking down the different elements and taxonomy of an offshore wind project; examining the various procurement and contracting processes; and providing general offshore ...

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Proposals needed for Center Park in Chicopee

      Proposals needed for Center Park in Chicopee

      The City of Chicopee is requesting proposals for the Center Space Property located downtown. The Center Space Property at the gateway to Chicopee Center is 0.28 acres of land located at 181 Center Street. The project is needed to provide public benefit and access as well as support area business economy and local establishments. The business zoned property is coined a “swiss army knife of a park” by the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce. The park was created in April from the revitalization efforts for downtown Chicopee by the City of Chicopee, the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, business ...

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    2. Now hiring: Ocean State Job Lot hosting hiring events at all stores

      Now hiring: Ocean State Job Lot hosting hiring events at all stores

      Ocean State Job Lot will be hosting an in-person hiring event at each of its stores on December 3 and 4 from 12 to 4 p.m. Ocean State Job Lot will be hosting on the spot interviews for all positions during the event. Candidates who can’t attend the event but are interested are asked to visit their website to apply. According to a news release sent to 22News, candidates who attend the event can learn more about career opportunities, part-time and full-time benefits, 30% associate store discount, cash bonus referral program and opportunities for store leadership, supervisory, full-time ...

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    3. Free virtual tutoring for Springfield students

      Free virtual tutoring for Springfield students

      Students in Springfield Public Schools have access to free tutoring online. According to a news release sent to 22News from Azell Cavaan Chief Communications Officer for Springfield Public Schools, students in grades six through 12 have access to real-time tutoring 24/7. The chat-based platform is offered by Paper Tutoring and is available in English and Spanish.

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    4. MCLA Department of Business Administration Earns ACBSP Accreditation

      MCLA Department of Business Administration Earns ACBSP Accreditation

      MCLA’s Department of Business Administration has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation covers all the department’s business-degree paths, as well as the college’s MBA program. A global accreditation agency, ACBSP focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the ...

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    5. Neal high on East-West Rail prospects

      Neal high on East-West Rail prospects

      A passenger rail link between Boston and western Massachusetts is “one of the most essential infrastructure investments we anticipate making” now that a federal infrastructure package has been signed into law, Congressman Richard Neal said Thursday. “Trains connecting Boston to Worcester, Springfield and onto Pittsfield is a top priority of mine,” Neal, the chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, said during a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce event. “The money is now available to do that. It’s a matter of regional equity, and it could be a game changer for local economies beyond Boston.”

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    6. 'Back to Business Career and Transfer Fair' hosted by STCC

      'Back to Business Career and Transfer Fair' hosted by STCC

      A “Back to Business Career and Transfer Fair” is being held next week for job seekers and prospective students. The event is taking place on December 8th and Springfield Technical Community College will be giving students the chance to meet with potential employers and representatives from four-year colleges. STCC is hoping to help as many students as possible prepare to either further their education, or join the workforce.

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    7. Western New England University hosts career day for Springfield students

      Western New England University hosts career day for Springfield students

      Western New England University’s Department of Education hosted a career and information session for Springfield high school students. Students from John J. Duggan Academy were able to explore possibilities in the field of education, and this initiative between the two schools bridges public secondary education and private higher education.

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    8. Springfield Symphony has not yet reached agreement with MOSSO

      Springfield Symphony has not yet reached agreement with MOSSO

      There has still been no agreement on a contract between Springfield Symphony Orchestra Management and the musicians’ union. The SSO sent an open letter to the community expressing all their concerns facing the future of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. In this recent statement, the SSO said they are “exploring all options to assure the future of live professional symphonic music in the Valley.”

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    9. Frontier Airlines Introduces New, Non-stop Service from Bradley to Cancun, San Juan

      Frontier Airlines Introduces New, Non-stop Service from Bradley to Cancun, San Juan

      The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the debut of new, non-stop service from Bradley International Airport to Cancun, Mexico and San Juan, Puerto Rico on Frontier Airlines. “We’re thrilled to grow Frontier’s Hartford network with new, non-stop flights to Cancun and San Juan beginning in February 2022,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of Commercial at Frontier Airlines. “Frontier now offers seven non-stop routes from Bradley International Airport, and we look forward to welcoming Hartford-area residents to sunny Mexico and Puerto Rico for unforgettable vacations in winter 2022 and beyond.”

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    10. Local support agencies facing challenges created by pandemic

      Local support agencies facing challenges created by pandemic

      The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for support agencies such as United Way of Pioneer Valley. The traditional ebb and flow of holiday season donations received by the United Way has been impacted by the pandemic. The United Way of Pioneer Valley has stepped up its mechanism for contacting people because of adverse conditions created by COVID-19 concerns. “We’re trying to reach out to as many people as possible to stress the need,” Jennifer Kinsman, Director of United Way of Pioneer Valley, told 22News. “It’s difficult to meet people in person so that’s been a challenge ...

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    Mayor Sarno Thrilled Springfield Ranked #1 in Nation for Tech Job Growth
    Mayor Sarno Thrilled Springfield Ranked #1 in Nation for Tech Job Growth From the EDC
    The Economic Pathways MA Coalition and the Atlanta Fed Launch EPICC to Help Massachusetts Workers Achieve Economic Self-Sufficiency
    The Economic Pathways MA Coalition and the Atlanta Fed Launch EPICC to Help Massachusetts Workers Achieve Economic Self-Sufficiency From the EDC
    BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2021 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD  “#3 BEST AIRPORT IN THE U.S.”
    BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECOGNIZED WITH CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2021 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD “#3 BEST AIRPORT IN THE U.S.” From the EDC
    Join us at the New Market Opportunities in Offshore Wind: Supply Chain 101 Seminar!
    Join us at the New Market Opportunities in Offshore Wind: Supply Chain 101 Seminar! From the EDC
    EDC BOARD CHAIR, KEVIN VANN BIDS FAREWELL
    EDC BOARD CHAIR, KEVIN VANN BIDS FAREWELL From the EDC
    The EastWest Exchange “Sector Series” Event Video
    The EastWest Exchange “Sector Series” Event Video From the EDC
    EastWest Exchange Sector Series: Aerospace & Defense - May 24, 2021
    EastWest Exchange Sector Series: Aerospace & Defense - May 24, 2021 From the EDC
    2020 Western Mass Developers 3D Virtual Conference
    2020 Western Mass Developers 3D Virtual Conference From the EDC
    Proposals needed for Center Park in Chicopee
    Proposals needed for Center Park in Chicopee WWLP 22 News Springfield
    Now hiring: Ocean State Job Lot hosting hiring events at all stores
    Now hiring: Ocean State Job Lot hosting hiring events at all stores WWLP 22 News Springfield
    Free virtual tutoring for Springfield students
    Free virtual tutoring for Springfield students WWLP 22 News Springfield
    MCLA Department of Business Administration Earns ACBSP Accreditation
    MCLA Department of Business Administration Earns ACBSP Accreditation BusinessWest
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