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    1. UMass awards $200,000 to speed move of technology from laboratory to market

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      UMass awards $200K in technology grants to speed up commercialization. The University of Massachusetts will allocate $200,000 in technology grants to eight projects on three of its campuses, designed to speed up the commercialization of their inventions.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    2. A dose of "reality", high schoolers gather at Greenfield Community College for financial literacy fair

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      A dose of "reality", high schoolers gather at Greenfield Community College for financial literacy fair

      Just twenty minutes into Thursday's Reality Fair financial literacy program at Greenfield Community College and Evan Graves was already feeling the pinch.  Graves, senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School here, had chosen a career as a graphic designer in a bustling urban center. But a $41,500-a-year salary and a choice, which he soon regretted, to buy a car had him with just $600 in his checking account and a pressing need to find a roommate.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    3. Bauza & Associates wins Best of Show at Addy awards for anti-tobacco work

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      Bauza & Associates wins Best of Show at Addy awards for anti-tobacco work

      Bauza & Associates of Hartford wasn't going to enter the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts' annual American Advertising Award, ar Addy, contest until awards chairwoman Alta J. Stark asked them.  It was good advice because Hector Bauza and his team took home Best in Show last week for their public Service announcements aimed at preventing tobacco use among Connecticut's Black and Hispanic youth.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. Mercy Medical Center nears completion on a $20-million office building

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      Mercy Medical Center nears completion on a $20-million office building

      Sisters of Providence Health System expects to have Mercy Medical Center's new $20 million medical office building completed sometime in the next few months, said Mark M. Fulco, senior vice president for strategy and marketing at the Sisters of Providence Health Systems.  The 75,000-square-foot building also helps to improve its location at the corner of Carew and Chestnut Streets.  'Instead of a parking lot you will heave a very attractive office building,' Fulco said

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System   Mercy Medical Center

    5. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. impressed with Putnam Vocational

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. impressed with Putnam Vocational

      Executives from CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. interested in using Springfield as a hub for future expansion into the American market toured Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy Friday, wrapping up a week of visits to Massachusetts for the largest maker of railroad cars in the world. "I am interested in meeting my new partners," said Lu Xiwei, general manager of the Changchun which is often also referred to by the initials CNR CRC. "I'm looking for all the resources here. For us, we are going to need 200 employees and they must be well-trained and ready for the ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Western New England University

    6. Vivint Solar expanding to Holyoke | masslive.com

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      Vivint Solar expanding to Holyoke | masslive.com

      Vivint Solar, the residential solar installer, announced today that it will be moving into the Taunton, Malborough and Holyoke service areas, and hiring as many as 240 employees in the new locations.  Of those, the Pioneer Valley Office' in Holyoke will hire 15 to 20 sales representatives and 30 to 40 in operations employees, Vivint said.

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    7. Verizon Wireless announces major hiring effort in Mass.

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      Verizon Wireless announces major hiring effort in Mass.

      Verizon Wireless is announcing 122 full-time job openings in retail and sales in Massachusetts, on March 21st. The recruitment for these 122 positions in Mass. is part of a larger hiring effort across New England to add 330 new employees throughout the six-state region. The opportunities are based throughout the State, and positions in western Mass. will be available in Springfield, West Springfield, Hadley and Holyoke. The recruitment for these 122 positions in Massachusetts is part of a larger hiring effort across New England to add 330 new employees throughout the six-state region.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. MassMutual named a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company

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      MassMutual named a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company. This is the first time that MassMutual has been honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. World’s Most Ethical Company honorees understand the correlation between ethics, reputation and daily interactions with their brand and that the award belongs as much to their associates as it does to them.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    9. City on the Rise: Springfield business leaders get overview of $2.48 billion in projects

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      City on the Rise: Springfield business leaders get overview of $2.48 billion in projects

      Tax incentives provided by state and city government have resulted in $152 million in private investment and the creation of 921 jobs in the city, according to a presentation prepared by Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy.  It's part of a presentation called 'City on the Rise,' detailing $2.48 billion in recently completed and proposed construction projects. Most, if not all the projects, have been written about before, such as the 368 jobs MassMutual Financial Group moved to its State Street headquarters.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    10. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: Berkshires economic developer says competition will be tough for MBTA work

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: Berkshires economic developer says competition will be tough for MBTA work

      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles seems set on Springfield, but expect stiff competition for the $1.5 billion MBTA transit car contract prompting the Chinese company to propose a factory here.  Everybody wants a piece of the contract, and the 150 to 300 jobs it means over 10 years, said David Curtis, economic development specialist for 1Berkshire, the economic development agency for Berkshire County.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   1Berkshire

    11. Gov. Patrick signs bond bill authorizing $177 million to be spent improving Westover, Barnes, others

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      Gov. Patrick signs bond bill authorizing $177 million to be spent improving Westover, Barnes, others

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed a first-ever bond bill that will allow the commonwealth to borrow up to $177 million to make improvements to six military installations in the state, including Barnes Air Reserve Base, in Westfield, and Wesvover Air Reserve Base, in Chicopee.  The bill comes from the recommendations of the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force which was formed through the governor’s office to fight proposals for widespread budget cuts that includes cutting the number of jets at Westover Air Reserve base by half in 2016.  It is the first time in history where the ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Chicopee   Westfield

    12. ISO New England: High natural gas prices push wholesale electric rates up 55 percent

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      ISO New England: High natural gas prices push wholesale electric rates up 55 percent

      Natural gas is more expensive and so is electricity, according to power-system operator ISO new England which has been warning of the region's increasing dependance on natural gas for electrical generation.

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    13. New Pioneer Valley data website launched

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      New Pioneer Valley data website launched

      The website was a collaborative effort by ROADS, short for Regional Organizations Advanced Data Sharing. The four organizations involved in putting the site together include the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, the Economic Development Council of Western Mass., the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno

    14. Springfield builds confidence by presenting $2.48 billion in development to

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      Springfield builds confidence by presenting $2.48 billion in development to

      The city answered back its critics Tuesday night with a detailed presentation outlining $2.48 billion in construction and economic development projects either recently completed or soon to start. Kevin Kennedy, the city's chief development officer, presented the list entitled "On the Rise" in front of about 250 business leaders at City Stage downtown. It was a forum organized by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal   Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    15. Gov. Patrick signs multi-million dollar military bond bill

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      Gov. Patrick signs multi-million dollar military bond bill

      Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing the state to borrow up to $177 million for improvements to the state’s military bases. The measure approved by lawmakers earlier this month would include $9 million in immediate funding for military and civilian runway upgrades at the Barnes Air National Guard Base and adjacent Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. The bill also authorizes nearly $3 million for energy and communications upgrades at Hanscom Air Force Base. An additional $100,000 would allow for the relocation of the National Guard’s Military Museum from Worcester to Concord.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield

    16. Springfield business leaders to learn of $2.48 billion in building projects | masslive.com

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      Springfield business leaders to learn of $2.48 billion in building projects | masslive.com

      Kennedy will brief city leaders with the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at City Stage, One Columbus Center, downtown.  The event will also feature Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield. Kennedy is a former aide to Neal.  All of the projects have been spoken of and written about before, Kennedy said. His goal is just to collect all the data and present it as a sort of mosaic so the public has a fuller picture of investment and ...

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    17. Massachusetts House and Senate approve 5-year, $177 million spending plan to aid state's military installations

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      Massachusetts House and Senate approve 5-year, $177 million spending plan to aid state's military installations

      The Massachusetts Senate and House passed final legislation authorizing $177 million in capital spending over the next five years to make improvements at and expand the state’s military installations. The bill includes spending to make repairs to the runway at the Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield. The bill now goes to Gov. Deval Patrick for his signature to become law.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Westfield

    18. Springfield could become site for Chinese manufacture of MBTA cars

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      Springfield could become site for Chinese manufacture of MBTA cars

      A Chinese railroad car manufacturer wants to assemble MBTA transit cars at the 40-acre former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard and make Springfield the hub for its North American manufacturing operations.  Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has been the largest transit car maker in the world three years running. A century ago, Springfield's Wason Manufacturing was the largest manufacturer of railroad cars and locomotives in the country.  Changchun has an option to buy the property, once put forth as the site for the Ameristar Casino, and will meet with potential contractors and local suppliers from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    19. Community Spotlight: Pittsfield | BusinessWest

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      Community Spotlight: Pittsfield | BusinessWest

      The Innovation Center holds real promise, and $6.5 million has already been earmarked for the project as part of the Commonwealth’s Life Sciences Bond Bill. It will be built in William Stanley Business Park, which encompasses 52 acres on the grounds of the former General Electric Pittsfield Works. The park opened in the summer of 2012 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first tenant, Mountain One Financial Center, but since that time, plans for the Innovation Center have taken center stage.  Clark said the original plan called for a ‘life science center,’ but the name was changed to ...

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    20. Health New England's Peter Straley stepping down at pivotal point

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      Health New England's Peter Straley stepping down at pivotal point

      Peter Straley, CEO of Springfield health insurer Health New England has often referenced his mother's health care plan: eat fruits and vegetables, play outside every day and do common-sense things like wearing a seat belt and brushing your teeth.  But now, heading into his retirement from Health New England April 4, he references camping advice from his father: you have to leave the campsite better than you found it.  'Gather more firewood than you need in case it's raining when the next people come and they need a fire right away,' Straley, who is turning 60, said this ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    21. Owners of Amherst Carriage Shops condominiums meeting today in Hadley to discuss selling shops to Archipelago Investments

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      Owners of Amherst Carriage Shops condominiums meeting today in Hadley to discuss selling shops to Archipelago Investments

      HADLEY — Owners of the Amherst Carriage Shops condominiums are meeting today at the Holiday Inn here to consider a letter of intent from Archipelago Investments to purchase the complex. To sell, at lease 75 percent of the unit owners...

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    22. BigVoodoo Interactive Hosts Event Touting ‘Creative Economy’ Networking Strategy in Western Massachusetts

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      BigVoodoo Interactive, a growing company that develops cutting-edge websites for law firms nationwide, is proud to be part of the State of Massachusetts-designated Creative Economy Network, said BVI founder and director of web development James Fitzgerald. BVI hosted an event on March 6, 2014 featuring an announcement about the partnership between the state and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, according to Masslive.com (3/6/14). The collaboration was created to help creative businesses in Western Massachusetts boost their visibility, recruit talent, find appropriate space, borrow capital and experience new growth, Masslive.com reported. Fitzgerald said he believes Western ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Ann Burke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    23. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, of Springfield, reacts to additional Union Station funding provided by state

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      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, of Springfield, reacts to additional Union Station funding provided by state

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, commented Thursday after the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Board of Directors designated another $16.5 million for the renovation of Springfield's Union Station.  Neal is a longtime champion of the project going back to his days as a City Council member. He had the city take ownership of the property when he served as mayor.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    24. Mike Graney Departure

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2014)

      Mike Graney Departure

      I was hired by the EDC almost eight years ago to organize and manage its new Business Development Department. I believed strongly in the EDC’s mission then and I believe in it equally strongly today. Our goals are to encourage private capital investment and public infrastructure investment in the region and to stimulate more and better jobs for the workers in our communities.

       

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      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

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