1. Springfield in running for $475,000 workforce development grant | masslive.com

    Springfield in running for $475,000 workforce development grant | masslive.com

    Staff with the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, Springfield Technical Community College and the city's economic development team met with Mayor Domenic Sarno Friday afternoon to discuss the group's bid for a six-figure grant that would allow the development of a city-wide workforce development portal.  The Boston Federal Reserve's Working Cities Challenge will award $475,000 over three years to five communities in an effort to bolster the conditions of low-income people across the state. Springfield is competing with nine other cities in its grant bid: Lowell, Lynn, Salem, Revere, Brockton, Pittsfield, Haverhill, Worcester and New Bedford.

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