Comcast Secure Backup & Share will be powered by Mozy, a subsidiary of EMC Corp., the giant data storage company headquartered in Hopkinton. It will allow Comcast’s 16 million broadband customers to store their most precious data automatically on remote servers, as a defense against computer breakdowns or theft.
State officials said CSX will be moving freight operations from its Beacon Park yards in the Allston section of Boston to existing rail yards in Central and Western Massachusetts. That would mean more freight activity at the company’s rail yards along Franklin Street in Worcester, as well as smaller sites the company owns in Westboro, East Brookfield and West Springfield.
Greenfield is on the move! More than $100 million worth of projects and renovation is under way or will be in the coming year. This includes restoration of eight downtown buildings into commercial and residential spaces, a large addition to Greenfield Community College, a multimodal transportation center, courthouse expansion and a performing arts center.
Several new businesses have opened up or are due to open in key locations from North Amherst to downtown, and more than $20 million in building projects have been approved this fall and are due to begin in the spring, including a scaled-down, but significant, Lord Jeffery Inn and a five-story, mixed-use building in downtown Amherst.
While 2009 was a year of planning and strategy, the year ahead will be one of producing, says Gerald W. Hayes, vice president of administration and finance at Westfield State College.
“We have a lot on our plate for the new year and expect an announcement shortly,” Hayes said as 2009 came to close.
Sarno, in his inaugural address in January, set the goal of reaching $1 billion in new development – $500 million in his past two-year term, and a new target of $500 million more over the next two years.
For the third year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked Health New England among the top commercial health plans in the nation.
This year, Health New England ranked eighth – one of a half dozen plans in the six-state region that made the top 10.
The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute announces that Marcia Dougan Woods, MPH has joined the Institute as its business development manager. In that capacity she will work closely with the senior leadership team to advance relationships and implement innovative programs with industry. Ms. Woods has 20 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, including as a consultant to small biotechnology companies and with Bristol-Myers Squibb as director, Oncology/Pharmacogenomics External Science Technology and Licensing. She holds a MPH from Yale University and a BS in biological sciences from Bates College.
The year 2009 was a busy one in Springfield for new construction by our business community and the federal and local governments. The construction has created hundreds of employment opportunities for Greater Springfield residents.