1. MGM Springfield's vendor fair draws over 200 companies looking to land a contract

    MGM Springfield's vendor fair draws over 200 companies looking to land a contract

    MGM Resorts International drew more than 200 potential vendors -- companies eager to provide everything from industrial warehousing to artisan furniture -- to a vendor fair Wednesday at the MassMutual Center downtown. At stake is tens of millions of dollars worth of contracts to outfit and equip the $950 million MGM Springfield resort and casino now under construction on a 14.5-acre site downtown, said Seth Stratton, vice president and general counsel for MGM Springfield. Wednesday's fair focused only on the things MGM will need in the lead up to the casino's opening. That opening is expected in the fall ...

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