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    1. Amherst Chamber group looks to promote stronger downtown, while retaining ...

      A vision for a more vibrant and stronger downtown Amherst, with innovative growth in its village centers, is being promoted by a newly organized group. More than 40 people, including representatives from the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College, convened "Amherst Future: A New Way Forward" Thursday night, which aims to protect the town's rural character and, at the same time, support sustainable building projects to enhance the tax base.
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    2. Westover Air Reserve Base added record $266 million into local economy in FY10

      Westover Air Reserve Base added record $266 million into local economy in FY10
      With a total of 3,836 employees, Westover is the largest employer in Chicopee and one of the largest in the region. Included in the figures are 2,008 part-time reservists, 747 full-time federal employees and 110 others who work in areas such as the base exchange. Another 127 contract civilians worked at the base this year.
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    3. Profiles in Business

      Profiles in Business
      In addition to her more-than-full-time duties with the Small Business Development Center, she’s also involved with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission’s Plan for Progress, sits on the task force for the high-performance computing center planned for Holyoke, and volunteers her time for Digital Divide Data, a social enterprise that provides jobs and training to youths in Laos and Cambodia, among other activities.
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    4. AIM | DefensetoMedicalDevices

      AIM | DefensetoMedicalDevices
      Precision manufacturing and plastics companies in the Pioneer Valley built a formidable reputation during the late 20th century as suppliers to the aerospace and defense industries. But the companies that have successfully weathered the current economic downturn have reoriented themselves toward a new industry - medical devices.
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    5. State of the Region Conference

      The EDC would like to invite you to join our Knowledge Corridor colleagues as we wrap up 10 years of collaboration at the 2010 State of the Region Conference of the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in East Windsor, Conn. Top national and regional speakers will be joined by successful entrepreneurs to showcase the exciting ways our interstate region is positioning itself to compete and thrive, capitalizing on its logistic advantages, cultural assets and young talent.  A celebratory reception will follow the program -- all at no charge!  Register today using ...
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    6. Bradley Airport transport to be among Connecticut's alternative-fuel efforts

      Bradley Airport transport to be among Connecticut's alternative-fuel efforts
      Come next spring, Yellow cabs and shuttle buses running on compressed natural gas will be driving to and from Bradley International Airport after fueling up at the Shell station on Route 75, one of 10 statewide alternative fueling stations funded by $29 million in matching federal and private monies.
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    7. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to host hearing on water infrastructure

      Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to host hearing on water infrastructure
      This commission is looking at fair and equitable means of financing water infrastructure investments, including the role of fees, rates, taxes, loans, grants and other financial vehicles; conservation and efficiency programs and the potential for savings through consolidation, coordination, reorganization, or regionalization.
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    8. Owner of Samuel Adams Brewing Co., Jim Koch, urges Western Massachusetts restaurant owners to take advantage of loan program

      Owner of Samuel Adams Brewing Co., Jim Koch, urges Western Massachusetts restaurant owners to take advantage of loan program
      Koch, at the invitation of U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, was in Northampton Friday to try to solve that problem. In the city known for its restaurants, his presence was applauded. “I think it’s a great fit,” Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Suzanne Beck said. “It’s hard to get funding in the food business. I hope some small restaurants take advantage of this.”
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