1. ‘Western Massachusetts is a good place to do business’: Officials react to plans for Amazon distribution center in Holyoke

    ‘Western Massachusetts is a good place to do business’: Officials react to plans for Amazon distribution center in Holyoke

    An Amazon distribution center slated to open on Lower Westfield Road this fall is a sign that the Pioneer Valley has strong appeal for big business, officials said Thursday. “It’s an acknowledgment from a national and international company that Western Massachusetts is a good place to do business," said Rick Sullivan, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.

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    1. It's an acknowledgment from a national and international company that Western Massachusetts is a good place to do business.
    2. Many of the things Amazon is recognizing as important to the success of their operation here are components of what other companies are looking to expand and grow can find in Western Massachusetts.
    3. As Mayor, I am encouraged by Amazon's commitment to hire locally, provide hundreds of living-wage jobs, and strengthen our tax base.
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