1. Community Spotlight: Chicopee | BusinessWest

    Community Spotlight: Chicopee | BusinessWest

    Kenn Delude, president and CEO of Westmass Area Development Corp., cites the Chicopee River Business Park as an example of an area poised for development. The park, built on the grounds of the former Oxford Country Club and Springfield Rifle Range, is located at the intersection of I-90 and I-291, and contains plots that vary in size and could be used for office space and/or manufacturing.  “The park contains 147 acres and has fully permitted sites for sale that are complete with utilities,” Delude said, adding that 826,000 square feet of space has been pre-permitted, and incentives are ...

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    1. The park contains 147 acres and has fully permitted sites for sale that are complete with utilities.
    2. The public/private investment will enhance Westover and mitigate its costs.
    3. They chose to locate here because of the workforce and the city's ability to train students at Chicopee Comprehensive High School for high-level precision-manufacturing jobs.
    4. We'll finally see a project that was started in the '80s brought to completion.
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