1. New Developments Light the Way in Chicopee

    New Developments Light the Way in Chicopee

    Mayor Richard Kos is fond of pointing out that Chicopee is alone among Western Mass. communities in having two exits off the Mass Pike — and now it has a third ‘beacon’ of sorts, as he calls it, with the new Mercedes-Benz dealership lighting the night as it overlooks the Pike at exit 6. “One of the benefits of Chicopee is its convenience, as well as being a great place to do business,” Kos told BusinessWest. “That’s why Mercedes chose to build in that location. Having two exits on the turnpike is unique in Western Mass., let alone being close ...

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    1. One of the benefits of Chicopee is its convenience, as well as being a great place to do business.
    2. For people coming to Western Mass. from the eastern part of the state, these projects send a nice message.
    3. Callaway not only chose to remain here and expand here, but with their Chrome Soft ball and all their other high-end balls, they're running a 24-hour, seven-day operation to keep up with demand.
    4. We're trying to be responsive to business needs and timing.
    5. So we're providing opportunities for Millennials to live and work in lofts on one end of the city.
    6. Those properties were deteriorating and vagrant.
    7. Both chiefs agree that facility will last multiple generations in terms of the improvements made there.
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