1. All Articles

    1-24 of 12248 1 2 3 4 ... 509 510 511 »
    1. State Allocates $50 Million in CARES Act Funding to Schools and Colleges

      State Allocates $50 Million in CARES Act Funding to Schools and Colleges

      The Baker-Polito administration announced last week it will allocate more than $50 million in federal CARES Act funds to benefit education in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities. The funding from the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund will improve early literacy, expand remote learning opportunities, and cover costs associated with reopening certain schools and colleges, as well as boost financial aid for college students in greater need of financial assistance.

      Read Full Article
    2. Hampton Ponds Market, now open in Westfield, saw opportunity for a new supermarket

      Hampton Ponds Market, now open in Westfield, saw opportunity for a new supermarket

      Jorge Alvarado and his wife, Rosana, moved to Westfield five years ago after working for years in supermarkets in New York City. They were close to her family here. And they started working for a demolition company in Holyoke while living near East Mountain Road near Hampton Ponds. Problem was, Jorge Alvarado said, there wasn’t a food store he liked really close by. He was thinking of a neighborhood-type place where busy commuters could stop by on the way home from work.

      Read Full Article
    3. As legislative session gets extended, Massachusetts lawmakers send $1.8 billion IT bond bill to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk

      As legislative session gets extended, Massachusetts lawmakers send $1.8 billion IT bond bill to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk

      The Legislature enacted a $1.8 billion information technology bond bill after lawmakers reached a deal on a finalized proposal late Friday. The bill now heads to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk. The IT bond bill offers cybersecurity and technology improvements to early child care, classrooms, law enforcement, the food industry and other areas — all in the midst of a global pandemic that has made internet access, teleconferencing platforms and secure, efficient websites crucial for remote work.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Robert DeLeo
    4. New Valley Bank & Trust opening street-level office at One Monarch Place

      New Valley Bank & Trust opening street-level office at One Monarch Place

      New Valley Bank & Trust Co. will open its new, street-level office at One Monarch Place next door to Starbucks Monday, moving out of a ninth-floor offices. "We are looking to serve a lot of the small business and corporate offices in Springfield," said Kate Gallo Megraw, senior vice president, chief operating officer and chief information officer at New Valley.

      Read Full Article
    5. State Senate Passes Economic-recovery and Development Bill

      On Wednesday, state Sen. Eric Lesser joined colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in passing a sweeping economic-recovery and development bill providing much-needed support to businesses, investments in infrastructure, and creating new jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ENDURE Act, co-authored by Lesser, includes provisions for small-business competitive grant programs, housing production, local economic-development projects, capital funding for vocational schools and community colleges, and investments in infrastructure. It also provides support for the tourism and cultural sectors and restaurant industry. Further, to promote equity and protect borrowers and workers across the Commonwealth, the ENDURE Act establishes a ...

      Read Full Article
    6. Springfield Museums to Present ‘Heroes in Healthcare’ Exhibit

      Springfield Museums to Present ‘Heroes in Healthcare’ Exhibit

      The Springfield Museums will present “Heroes in Healthcare: Celebrating Springfield’s Medical Community” at the Wood Museum of Springfield History from Aug. 3 through Jan. 24, 2021. As a complementary exhibit to Hall of Heroes, located on the first floor of the Wood Museum of Springfield History, “Heroes in Healthcare” pinpoints the deep appreciation we all feel for those who put themselves in harm’s way in order to help others.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    7. A. Duie Pyle completes expansion of Westfield freight warehouse and truck maintenance facility

      A. Duie Pyle completes expansion of Westfield freight warehouse and truck maintenance facility

      Trucking company A. Duie Pyle announced the opening earlier this week of its expanded Westfield Integrated Distribution Center, with 44,300 square feet of additional space. The company built a 35,500-square-foot service center and an 8,800-square-foot fleet maintenance facility on a 67-acre campus at 66 Ampad Road and 211 Servistar Industrial Way in Westfield’s North End.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Westfield
    8. Massachusetts economy suffers worst quarter in history thanks to coronavirus, UMass study finds

      Massachusetts economy suffers worst quarter in history thanks to coronavirus, UMass study finds

      The coronavirus pandemic, and the shutdown of most commerce in order to keep people home and save lives, knocked the Massachusetts economy for a loop, economists said Thursday. The state’s real gross domestic product (GDP) declined at an annualized rate of 43.8% in April, May and June, according to MassBenchmarks, a study of the state’s economy coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute.

      Read Full Article
    9. New EV Charging Stations Available in Downtown Northampton

      Whalen Insurance, located at 71 King St. in Northampton, now has six new electric-vehicle (EV) chargers installed beneath and powered by its solar canopy. These charging stations are operational and available for public use, charge up to 7.2 kW of power at a cost of $2 per hour, and require no parking fees to access them. The EV chargers and 62.64 kW solar canopy were both installed by PV Squared, a local solar design and installation company based in Greenfield. The EV project was funded primarily by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, as a ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Northampton
    10. MGM Resorts names Bill Hornbuckle CEO and president; executive had been acting leader since March

      MGM Resorts names Bill Hornbuckle CEO and president; executive had been acting leader since March

      The MGM Resorts International board of directors announced Wednesday that it elected William J. Hornbuckle CEO and president. Hornbuckle has been serving the company as acting CEO and president since March, succeeding Jim Murren. The removal of “acting” from Hornbuckle’s title is immediate.

      Read Full Article
    11. Indian Orchard Mills arts and industry complex sold; will remain affordable space for artists and small companies

      Indian Orchard Mills arts and industry complex sold; will remain affordable space for artists and small companies

      Brothers Raipher D. Pellegrino and Joseph A. Pellegrino Jr. purchased the Indian Orchard Mills arts and industry complex earlier this month from its longtime owner for $4 million. “So, we did our job. We created a lovely community here,” said now-former owner Charles N. Brush. “We have such lovely tenants. It’s time to move on.”

      Read Full Article
    12. STCC Launches New Water-distribution Course

      STCC Launches New Water-distribution Course

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer an online course this fall to prepare students for careers in the drinking-water industry and to help those working in the field enhance their skills. The course, called “Concepts & Practices of Drinking Water Distribution,” is being offered through the Workforce Development Center at STCC in partnership with the Massachusetts Water Works Assoc. and the Springfield Water & Sewer Commission. The training, which runs from Sept. 14 to Dec. 4, is free for students enrolled in any community college in Massachusetts. Individuals not enrolled at a community college, as well as employees at water utilities ...

      Read Full Article
    13. COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $725,000 to 26 Nonprofits in Latest Grant Round

      COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $725,000 to 26 Nonprofits in Latest Grant Round

      The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts announced new grants totaling $725,000 to 26 local nonprofits through the COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley, targeting employment assistance, food insecurity, homelessness and foreclosure prevention, and other immediate needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Including this latest round, the Response Fund has awarded more than $5.5 million in grants to nonprofits in Western Mass. that are on the front lines of serving vulnerable populations affected by the crisis. The statewide Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund has provided $4.3 million in funding to support the Community Foundation’s response to the pandemic ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    14. Massachusetts House passes $459 million economic growth bill with sports betting, but legalization depends on Senate

      Massachusetts House passes $459 million economic growth bill with sports betting, but legalization depends on Senate

      The Massachusetts House passed a $459 million economic development bill Tuesday night that includes funding for nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic, local projects and language legalizing sports betting. Lawmakers passed the economic development bill, 156-3, after two days of reviewing more than 500 amendments. The engrossed bill has a price tag that’s close to $100 million more than when it was first released by the House Ways and Means Committee last week.

      Read Full Article
    15. Springfield non-profits aiding in coronavirus pandemic receive $240,000 in grants

      Springfield non-profits aiding in coronavirus pandemic receive $240,000 in grants

      A total of 14 non-profit agencies which have been aiding residents and organizations struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic were awarded a collective $240,000 in local grants on Monday. The city’s Prime the Pump program began in March and initially assisted owners of restaurants and other small businesses forced to close or who lost a large amount of business due to the shutdown caused by the pandemic, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said.

      Read Full Article
    16. The Shops at Marketplace in Springfield’s downtown close; owners cite coronavirus pandemic

      The Shops at Marketplace in Springfield’s downtown close; owners cite coronavirus pandemic

      The two women who founded and ran The Shops at Marketplace in downtown Springfield will close their businesses at the end of this week, citing the coronavirus pandemic. The news comes just two years after the shops — Serendipity, a store described as “retail therapy,” and Alchemy Nail Bar — were named a microbusiness of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

      Read Full Article
    17. Pioneer Valley tourism promotion gets $250K boost from state as industry emerges from coronavirus shutdowns, State Sen. Eric Lesser announces

      Pioneer Valley tourism promotion gets $250K boost from state as industry emerges from coronavirus shutdowns, State Sen. Eric Lesser announces

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau will step up its advertising — in states were folks can legally visit Massachusetts without first quarantining, and here at home — with $250,000 in funding announced Monday by state Sen. Eric P. Lesser. The money comes from the $1.1 billion supplemental budget signed into law last week by Gov. Charlie Baker.

      Read Full Article
    18. Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1

      Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1

      Gov. Charlie Baker announced that, effective Saturday, Aug. 1, all travelers entering the Commonwealth, including both out-of-state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home, will be required to comply with a new travel order. The full order and other information is available at www.mass.gov/matraveler. Starting Aug. 1, all visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home, including students returning to campuses for the fall semester, must fill out a Massachusetts Travel Form and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a COVID-19 lower-risk state or they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more than 72 ...

      Read Full Article
    1-24 of 12248 1 2 3 4 ... 509 510 511 »
  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. Popular Articles

  3. From the EDC

    See all From the EDC articles
  4. Organizations in the News

    1. (1565 articles) University of Massachusetts
    2. (459 articles) Springfield Technical Community College
    3. (385 articles) Holyoke Community College
    4. (354 articles) Basketball Hall of Fame
    5. (306 articles) MassDevelopment
    6. (297 articles) Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts
    7. (277 articles) Western New England University
    8. (258 articles) Westfield State University
    9. (251 articles) Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
    10. (229 articles) Associated Industries of Massachusetts
  5. Government Officials in the News

    1. (729 articles) Domenic J. Sarno
    2. (714 articles) Governor Deval L. Patrick
    3. (418 articles) Congressman Richard E. Neal
    4. (143 articles) Kevin Kennedy
    5. (98 articles) Michael D. Bissonnette
    6. (77 articles) Congressman John W. Olver
    7. (77 articles) Daniel M. Knapik
    8. (68 articles) Alex Morse
    9. (63 articles) Gregory P. Bialecki
    10. (39 articles) Robert DeLeo
  6. Western Mass Cities in the News

    1. (6958 articles) Springfield
    2. (2343 articles) Holyoke
    3. (1648 articles) Amherst
    4. (1525 articles) Westfield
    5. (1291 articles) Chicopee
    6. (1279 articles) Northampton
    7. (780 articles) West Springfield
    8. (727 articles) Greenfield
    9. (413 articles) Palmer
    10. (403 articles) Easthampton
  7. Western Mass EDC Staff Members in the News

    1. (101 articles) Rick Sullivan
    2. (64 articles) Jeff Ciuffreda
    3. (59 articles) Mary Kay Wydra
    4. (27 articles) Ann Burke
    5. (12 articles) Kenn Delude
    6. (10 articles) Lisa McMahon
  8. Companies in the News

    1. (2143 articles) The Republican
    2. (469 articles) Baystate Health
    3. (455 articles) MassMutual
    4. (335 articles) MGM
    5. (325 articles) MassMutual Center
    6. (208 articles) Big Y Foods
    7. (188 articles) Peter Pan Bus Lines
    8. (186 articles) Amtrak
    9. (169 articles) Eastern States Exposition
    10. (162 articles) Western Massachusetts Electric Company
  9. Business Leaders in the News

    1. (109 articles) Michael Graney
    2. (105 articles) Allan W. Blair
    3. (89 articles) Timothy W. Brennan
    4. (71 articles) Robert Caret
    5. (68 articles) Kathleen G. Anderson
    6. (49 articles) Nick Fyntrilakis
    7. (33 articles) Kevin E. Lynn
    8. (22 articles) Judy Matt
    9. (20 articles) William Ward
    10. (18 articles) Jack Wilson
  10. Western Mass EDC Board of Directors in the News

    1. (50 articles) Dr. Robert C. Holub
    2. (48 articles) Carol A. Leary
    3. (42 articles) Kumble Subbaswamy
    4. (38 articles) Dr. Evan S. Dobelle
    5. (34 articles) William F. Messner
    6. (34 articles) Paul C. Picknelly
    7. (33 articles) Mark R. Tolosky
    8. (25 articles) Ira Rubenzahl
    9. (24 articles) Peter F. Straley
    10. (23 articles) Peter Rosskothen