1. Conference set on innovation

    "One of the big issues in economic development for any city is 'What are we doing that is transformative?'" said John D. Judge, chief development officer for the city. "We've got to embrace innovation. This was a way of branding that effort."
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    1. Judge said the city will host its third developers' conference on Oct. 27 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Another centerpiece will be the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Clean Energy Connections third annual conference and opportunity fair set for Oct. 20 at the MassMutual Center. "The city is working so hard to create programs and images and perceptions that Springfield is a city on the move, Michel said.
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