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- COMMUNITY FORUM
- HOLYOKE INNOVATION DISTRICT
- EDC of Western MA & GSCVB Release RFP to Develop New Brand
- The Holyoke Innovation District presents
- REGIONAL MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Western Massachusetts
- TDI Meeting on December 17, 2015
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MGM Resorts bids $3.2 million to buy former Zanetti School, State Armory building for casino project
Kevin E. Kennedy, the city's chief development officer, will appoint a review committee to consider the bids, and the committee will file its recommendation to Mayor Domenic J. Sarno. Sarno will file his recommendation to the City Council which has the power to approve the sale.(Read Full Article)
Michael J. Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, noted that the national economy grew at half the rate expected at the end of last year. Andre Mayer, senior vice president for research at Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the state’s largest employers’ group, noted the economic crisis in Europe and a slowdown in China’s booming economy.(Read Full Article)
Massachusetts exports to Europe during first nine months of 2011 fell by $1.1 billion, or 13.5 percent, compared with the same period a year ago, while exports to China dropped by 11 percent, or $177 million. “Those problems do have ...
The U.S. and Massachusetts economies should enjoy favorable winds once it navigates the impending fiscal negotiations.(Read Full Article)
One major initiative is MBI’s MassBroadband 123, a 1,200-mile fiber-optic, open-access(Read Full Article)
network, which will extend connectivity to more than 120 communities in both
western and north central Massachusetts. In western Massachusetts there are 45
municipalities categorized as underserved, meaning less than 50 percent of the
city or town has broadband. Construction of the MassBroadband 123 network is
slated for completion in the summer of 2013.
According to Schippers, “That's going to create a new model for newspaper publishing, a village square type model. There’s also going to be a relocation of the printing presses which will go to another part of downtown.”
Schippers told 22News they're considering property near Smith and Wesson to relocate the Republican's printing presses.(Read Full Article)
Springfield city councilors recommend $3.7 million investment to aid Court Square redevelopment project
The City Council’s Planning and Economic Development Committee voted Thursday to recommend the city contribute $3.7 million toward a multi-million dollar historic preservation project at Court Square that includes restoration of the Elm Street block and construction of a new parking garage.(Read Full Article)
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno suggests Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse's planned regional meeting on casinos may be premature
“Without the submission of traffic studies, engineering reports or other expert analysis, discussions at the proposed meeting may lack the substance required to address any of the relevant criteria on any objective basis,” Sarno said.(Read Full Article)
Sarno has forwarded the Holyoke meeting information to Springfield’s chief development officer, Kevin E. Kennedy, to consider “how best for Springfield to interact with the planned event,” Sarno said.
It's easy to put someone up for a "Howdy," Chambers says. All that's necessary is a quick trip to the Bureau's website, valleyvisitor.com; a click on the "Howdy" logo on the homepage; and a few moments to fill out an online form that describes why a particular nominee deserves a "Howdy."(Read Full Article)
Friendly's Ice Cream LLC has hired Boston-based Regan Communications to handle the struggling restaurant chain's public relations moving forward, the agency said on Wednesday.(Read Full Article)
Headquartered in Springfield, Mass., Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 64 locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with more than 10,000 employees.(Read Full Article)
Several prominent figures, including Square One executive director Joan Kagan and John Davis of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, also urged approval for the Springfield Collegiate proposal.(Read Full Article)
Big Y's D'Amour family, retired UConn coach Jim Calhoun to be honored for service by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Rotary Club
The D'Amour family has championed southern New England's only family-owned supermarket chain, Big Y, to service the community for more than 75 years. "In addition to running great supermarkets, education has played a very important role for them," the hall of fame and the Rotary Club said in a joint press release announcing the award recipients.(Read Full Article)
Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez addressed the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield about the subject Wednesday afternoon.(Read Full Article)
- Bacon, business and basketball: The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield hosted their monthly business breakfast on Wednesday morning at the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Read Full Article)
We’ve got to wait until 2014 before employment in the Bay State returns to pre-recession levels. And after we get there, we’ll be staring at a dramatically different economy than the one we left behind in early 2008.(Read Full Article)
“Michael is one of the most even-tempered people I’ve ever known, and that consistency and reliability has often served as a rock in the storm ... so to speak,” Rhodes said. “We have never approached any of the challenges facing the orchestra as two people staking out their own ground, but rather as two team members looking to find the best solution for any problem.”(Read Full Article)
“The arrival of a large-scale gaming project to any of our communities will have a tangible effect on all of us, so I am hoping we can all come together to discuss one of the most important decisions to face our region,” Morse wrote in the letter dated Monday.(Read Full Article)
Paul Kozub says that, since the day he started his ambitious business venture, people haven’t been shy about asking him for a job. “It’s understandable — this is the vodka business, and people think it’s sexy,” said Kozub, who took his brand, V-One, to the marketplace through Valley Vodka Inc. in 2005. “And what’s better than going into bars and buying people drinks and being out all the time?”(Read Full Article)
Kenn W. Delude, president of Westmass, said the Ludlow Mills redevelopment project is the largest brownfield mill redevelopment project in New England.(Read Full Article)
He said the remediation funds helped attract HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts which broke ground last summer on a new $27 million rehabilitation hospital at the site.