1. Business leaders from Western Massachusetts, Boston pledge collaboration at Springfield forum | masslive.com

    Business leaders from Western Massachusetts, Boston pledge collaboration at Springfield forum | masslive.com

    DeLeo said there has been uneven economic success among the Greater Boston area and many parts of the state. Issues such as higher unemployment are of particular concern in the Greater Springfield area and continuing west into the Berkshires.  A key is trying to get some of the Boston area's successful businesses to come out to western Massachusetts and see how they can grow -- and help the region grow its economy, he said, adding that Western Massachusetts has much to offer in terms of providing products and services at lower costs.  Both Jim Rooney, president and CEO of Greater ...

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