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    1. Fledgling Holyoke computer center gives $600000 in grants

      Explore masshightech.com (Jan 30 2012)

      While it still has yet to have its own home built, the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke is already giving out grants, announcing $600,000 seed grants going to seven research teams. The seed grants range from $45,000 to $130,000 each, going to multi-university collaborative teams doing research in areas that high performance computing could have an impact – New England coastal ecology studies to medical imaging, the center said in a release today. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Amherst

    2. First Niagara's 4Q profits rise 27 pct. | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Jan 29 2012)

      First Niagara Financial Group Inc. -- operator of Connecticut's former NewAlliance Bank network -- said Thursday that its fourth quarter earnings jumped 27 percent thanks to strong loan and deposit growth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   First Niagara Bank

    3. Make or break: Challenges to manufacturing in the Berkshires

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Jan 29 2012)

      Make or break: Challenges to manufacturing in the Berkshires Michael Graney, the senior vice president of business development at the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, said the "traditional, commodity-based heavy stuff" normally associated with New England manufacturing "is not going to make a lot of sense here" due to the high costs associated with labor, energy and doing business in this region. But Graney believes that small, well-run manufacturers who make products for a specific or "niche" markets, such as Pittsfield Plastics & Engineering, can succeed. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Berkshire Bank

    4. Eastman Chemical to buy Solutia Inc. for $3.4 billion

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 28 2012)

      Eastman Chemical to buy Solutia Inc. for $3.4 billion Eastman Chemical is buying Solutia Inc., chemicals provider for products from iPads to tires, for about $3.4 billion in cash and stock in a bid to drive its sluggish growth and focus on emerging markets, particularly the Asia-Pacific region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Solutia Inc.   The Republican

    5. Power town: Turners Falls turns on the charm to lure small businesses, tourism and the arts

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 28 2012)

      Power town: Turners Falls turns on the charm to lure small businesses, tourism and the arts

      Today, the largest village in the town of Montague is on a roll with new businesses on its main street, a nearly-full industrial park, improved infrastructure and a RiverCulture project that works to create a vibrant and connected Turners Falls community through innovative partnerships and cultural programming.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    6. Springfield-area small businesses urged to develop their own websites as marketing tool

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 27 2012)

      Springfield-area small businesses urged to develop their own websites as marketing tool Garvey Communication Associates and Western New England University on Tuesday hosted a free seminar for small businesses on “Growing and Managing Your Business with Google” in Rivers Memorial Hall at Western New England University. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Construction of Columbia Greenway Rail Trail section in Westfield to begin shortly

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 27 2012)

      Armed with $1 million in state funding, City Engineer Mark S. Cressotti said construction bids will be requested next month with the intent of beginning construction by April 1 or earlier. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Westfield   The Republican

    8. Early Childhood Education: Springfield Tackles a Benchmark

      Explore bos.frb.org (Jan 27 2012)

      Early Childhood Education: Springfield Tackles a Benchmark The old industrial city of Springfield, Massachusetts, has a long history with the written word. Dr. Seuss, whose rhymes made learning to read fun, was born here. This is the birthplace, too, of Merriam-Webster Inc., the famed dictionary company. Yet for many Springfield children, learning to read is a challenge. Sixty percent of the city's third graders read below grade level, according to the 2011 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), thus missing a critical benchmark that strongly predicts later success. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Hasbro, Inc.

    9. Tax credit expiration jeopardizes jobs in state - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 27 2012)

      Tax credit expiration jeopardizes jobs in state - Boston Business Journal Congress didn’t renew the federal New Markets Tax Credit program at the end of last year, threatening a program that supporters say has added several thousand jobs. (Read Full Article)

    10. Faculty innovation earns UMass 13th spot on Association of University of Technology Managers list

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 26 2012)

      Faculty innovation earns UMass 13th spot on Association of University of Technology Managers list According to the statement, Caret told the Board of Trustees Committee on Science, Technology and Research that the university was able to generate $40 million from faculty discovery and innovation and “is a testament to the great quality of the UMass faculty on all five campuses and also shows that the university is extremely focused on obtaining its fair share of the proceeds when products reach the marketplace." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    11. Springfield officials to release post-tornado master plan for rebuilding city

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 26 2012)

      Springfield officials to release post-tornado master plan for rebuilding city City residents are encouraged to attend the “Rebuild Springfield” meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s Social Center, 375 Island Pond Road (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    12. UMass president Robert Caret discusses economic development with businesses in Holyoke, Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 26 2012)

      UMass president Robert Caret discusses economic development with businesses in Holyoke, Springfield “We always do an annual breakfast focusing on economic development and because UMass is one of the economic drivers of our region we felt it would be great to have the new president speak,” said Doris Ransford, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Springfield

    13. Regional increase in state gasoline tax eyed as way to fund transportation projects in Bay State

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 25 2012)

      Regional increase in state gasoline tax eyed as way to fund transportation projects in Bay State A 1-cent per gallon gasoline tax could generate $50 million a year for transportation projects in the region, according to the executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   West Springfield   Springfield

    14. Pioneer Valley Regional School students attend 72nd Model Congress at American International College

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 25 2012)

      Pioneer Valley Regional School students attend 72nd Model Congress at American International College The three-day event is the longest running event of its kind in the country. The students submitted the legislation prior to the start of Model Congress, and each bill was then debated, amended and voted on during committee meetings. Bills that were approved in committee were taken up the next day in House and Senate sessions. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield City Council   Springfield

    15. Final Rebuild Springfield Meeting Slated for January 31

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 25 2012)

      Final Rebuild Springfield Meeting Slated for January 31   The EDC would like to encourage everyone to attend the final meeting of Rebuild Springfield, scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 from 6:30-8:00 PM at St. Anthony’s Social Center, 375 Island Pond Road. Rebuild Springfield has been an extensive process coordinated by Develop Springfield and the Springfield Redevelopment Authority. The initial focus was on rebuilding neighborhoods that were devastated by the June 1 tornado, but the process has morphed into a city-wide development strategy. If you want more information, please visit the Rebuild Springfield website -- http://rebuildspringfield.com/   (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Develop Springfield

    16. Bialecki: Manufacturing jobs not coming back to Mass. - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 25 2012)

      “If you promised me that 20 years from now we'd only have the same number of people working in manufacturing as we did today I would take your offer in a second,” Bialecki said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Gregory P. Bialecki

    17. Ameristar Casinos completes purchase of former Westinghouse site in Springfield for casino resort

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 25 2012)

      Ameristar Casinos completes purchase of former Westinghouse site in Springfield for casino resort A Nevada company today said that it has closed on a deal to buy 41 acres off Page Boulevard in Springfield for a possible $500 million casino resort. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   Holyoke

    18. Norwest Equity Partners Invests in Leading Sporting Firearms Manufacturer ...

      Explore businesswire.com (Jan 25 2012)

      Coburn stated, “This new investment partnership with NEP marks an exciting time for Savage. On behalf of our management team and employees, we look forward to working with the NEP team, exploring new business opportunities and advancing our business potential together.” Savage is headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts, and has over 600 dedicated employees. Manufacturing facilities are located in Westfield; Lakefield, Ontario; and Eugene, Oregon. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   Bank of America

    19. Gov. Deval Patrick's budget proposal to include $10 million for education in 24 cities

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 25 2012)

      Gov. Deval Patrick's budget proposal to include $10 million for education in 24 cities The five initiatives include plans to improve access to quality pre-school, offer summer and after-school programs to help children learn English, create better career awareness earlier so students are prepared when they graduate, and develop an innovative center to make it easier for educators to try new teaching methods, he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Chicopee

    20. Big Y executes sale-lease agreement in Lee

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Jan 24 2012)

      Big Y had bought the Pleasant Street property for $4.25 million in September 2010 from the F.L. Roberts Co. of Springfield. F.L. Roberts formerly operated Diesel Dan’s truck stop plaza on the lot, which is located off Route 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike. The company planned to convert the space into a $21.5 million travel plaza, but sold the property to Big Y when the economic downturn caused those plans to fall through. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Holyoke

    21. Technology plan is a top priority at Holyoke school

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 24 2012)

      Technology plan is a top priority at Holyoke school “Use of technology for classroom instruction makes a significant difference in improving student outcomes,“ according to the 2010 report, “Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills“ by Walden University and public research firm Grunwald Associates. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    22. 2 Opa-Opa Steakhouse founders in Southampton seek to open restaurant, distillery in Agawam

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 23 2012)

      2 Opa-Opa Steakhouse founders in Southampton seek to open restaurant, distillery in Agawam Two brothers, who were among the founders of the Opa-Opa Steakhouse & Brewery in Southampton, are involved in a plan to open a restaurant-micro-distillery on the site of the former Pananos Restaurant on Suffield Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    23. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick calls for new laws to reduce crime, boost job training, overhaul health care

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 23 2012)

      In education, Patrick called for unifying the state's 15 community colleges under a statewide governing board. Patrick said this would better connect job training with the needs of employers, vocational-technical schools and workforce investment boards in the regions where they are located. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    24. Forum: Human service workers make economic impact on Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 23 2012)

      About 300 human service workers learned about their economic impact on the Pioneer Valley when the Human Service Forum held its annual legislative forum at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee on Friday morning. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Amherst

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