State Street Corridor Dedicated
The EDC would like to acknowledge the dedication of the State Street Corridor project yesterday. The importance of the project was suitably represented by the participation of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Congressman Richard Neal, Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Domenic Sarno. The corridor project itself was publicly funded and managed almost exclusively by the public sector, but EDC staff played roles in the early stages of the project when our Springfield Business Development Corporation affiliate was active. We also wish to acknowledge the private development that the project is stimulating. We applaud TD Bank, American International College, MassMutual and others for investing along the corridor, which was Congressman Neal’s intent when he worked to secure funding for the project. It is significant for Springfield and the region.