1. Uncertain future for Westfield BID, but others on solid ground, EDC head says | masslive.com

    Uncertain future for Westfield BID, but others on solid ground, EDC head says | masslive.com

    One economic organization may be teetering close to the edge, but its western Massachusetts siblings are on stable ground, a local business leader said.  After next week’s public hearing concerning the Westfield Business Improvement District, the BID’s future will be in the City Council’s hands. Councilors will decide whether or not to accept a petition to dissolve the organization.  Whichever way the council votes, this problem stays in Westfield, said Allan Blair, president and CEO of The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.  Blair said he doesn’t expect any potential dissolution would affect operations in other ...

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    1. In truth, I don't think that the BID is accomplishing what its objectives were.
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