1. Seeing is believing: Springfield prepares for MGM casino, rail car factory opening in 2018

    Seeing is believing: Springfield prepares for MGM casino, rail car factory opening in 2018

    Seeing is believing. That is the message from Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the city's development officer, Kevin Kennedy, as they describe the outlook for economic development in Springfield in 2018. One just needs to look around the city. Among dozens of projects citywide, construction plows ahead on the new $960 million MGM Springfield casino project set to open in September, the Union Station transportation center is open and growing and the CRRC USA Rail Corp. will be producing its first subway cars for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority this year.

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