1. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission paints positive, yet fragile, picture of the local economy

    Pioneer Valley Planning Commission paints positive, yet fragile, picture of the local economy

    It's not on the list, but Brennan pointed to the May grand opening of   Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s 125,000-square-foot , $23-million maintenance hangar at Westfield Barnes Regional Airport. That facility, designed to service the next generation of larger corporate jets, meant about 100 added jobs in Westfield.

    "People don't realize there are private companies making investments and adding jobs," Brennan said. "It's going on all over the valley. People just don't always see it."

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    1. We constantly compare ourselves to Boston, and that means every bit of growth we have looks lukewarm instead of red hot.
    2. We see it every day. We seek federal grants for transportation, recreation, water, soil and air quality.
    3. People don't realize there are private companies making investments and adding jobs.
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