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    1. Baystate Health president and CEO Mark Tolosky to step down; Dr. Mark Keroack named successor

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2013)

      Baystate Health president and CEO Mark Tolosky to step down; Dr. Mark Keroack named successor

      Mark R. Tolosky, 62, is retiring from his post as president and CEO of Baystate Health and will be succeeded July 1 by Dr. Mark A. Keroack.  Keroack, a Springfield native, currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Baystate. He returned to Springfield to work at Baystate in 2011 having worked most recently at University HealthSystem Consortium in Oak Brook, Ill.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Greenfield

    2. Chicopee approves tax break for Menck Windows

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      Chicopee approves tax break for Menck Windows

      The company, which is in a joint venture with Menck Fenster a 130-year-old German company, initially plans to hire 20 to 30 employees and hopes to expand to at least 50 within five years.  Before the City Council meeting, Todd Bachelder, president and chief executive officer for Menck USA, asked for a quick approval so the company could begin installing equipment and be ready for business for the end of the 2014 construction season.  The approval enables the company to appear before the state Economic Assistance Coordinating Council this month to request economic development incentive grants or tax credits.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    3. Bradley seeks longer reach in 2014

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      Bradley seeks longer reach in 2014

      North Carolina. Ohio. California. Europe.The Connecticut Airport Authority has some lofty destination goals in 2014 for Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. All those goals might not be realized next year, but the authority will be well on the way to fulfilling them, said CAA Executive Director Kevin Dillon.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Southwest Airlines   Delta Air Lines

    4. Downtown Springfield merchants, local leaders praise plans for UMass satellite campus at Tower Square

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 26 2013)

      Downtown Springfield merchants, local leaders praise plans for UMass satellite campus at Tower Square

      “It’s a big day for Springfield,” said Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer. “It’s very important to the revitalization, the vitality of downtown, to bring college-aged students down here. It will do a world of good for the downtown. We’re very excited.

      “Springfield is on the way back and this is really a big step,” Kennedy said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    5. Patrick Administration Increases Hiring Incentives

      Explore Mass.Gov (Oct 24 2013)

      Patrick Administration Increases Hiring Incentives

      Building off record investments made by the Patrick Administration in Veterans Services, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) today announced it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans (regardless of length of unemployment). Increased grant funding is available through the state’s Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG), a program of the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund.

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    6. Gov. Deval Patrick signs bill to repeal dreaded tax on software services

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      Gov. Deval Patrick signs bill to repeal dreaded tax on software services

      Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday signed a bill to repeal the new sales tax on computer services, officially killing a levy that had caused an uproar among business and technology leaders.  The speedy bill signing was first announced on Twitter, which was used by people to generate opposition to the tax shortly before it took effect on July 31. Patrick signed the bill the morning after it arrived on his desk.  The state House of Representatives voted 156-1 on Wednesday and the Senate, 38-0, on Thursday to repeal the tax, which imposed the 6.25 percent sales tax on certain ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    7. F.W. Webb opens new Smith & Wesson Industrial Park site in Springfield

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      F.W. Webb opens new Smith & Wesson Industrial Park site in Springfield

      F.W. Webb is New England's largest plumbing and heating distributor with a 40-year history in Springfield. The company outgrew an older facility in the North End and the new building has room to expand even further. The company, which originally committed to 16 jobs, is already up to 25 employees.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

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      Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

      Big Y Foods Inc. and F.L. Roberts & Co. are joining forces to develop their own convenience store brand featuring fuel called 'Big Y Express' with the first store to open sometime this fall in Lee, off exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike.  The partnership marks the latest alliance between the two longtime Springfield-based businesses, and represents Big Y's first foray into the vehicle fueling market, following grocery competitors such as Stop & Shop and large warehouse clubs like Costco.

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    9. Massachusetts legislators urged to expand financial support of aging urban centers in gateway cities

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 10 2013)

      Massachusetts legislators urged to expand financial support of aging urban centers in gateway cities

      The Gateway Cities are: Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Westfield, Pittsfield, Attleboro, Barnstable, Lawrence, Quincy, Brockton, Leominster, Revere, Chelsea, Lowell, Salem, Lynn, Everett, Malden, Taunton, Fall River, Methuen, Fitchburg, New Bedford, Worcester, Haverhill and Peabody.  The hearing was led by state Senator Gale D. Candaras, D-Wilbraham, and Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chicopee, co-chairs of the Legislature’s joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Western New England University   Springfield

    10. More traffic coming to New England's Knowledge Corridor. - Courant.com

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      More traffic coming to New England's Knowledge Corridor. - Courant.com

      The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership is a collaboration of planning, business, tourism and educational institutions that work to advance the region's economy. Formed in 2000, the partnership has done a lot of block-building work in marketing, business development, advocacy and research. To take one innovative example, the partnership developed a web-based program called InternHere.com, which connects local college students with internships at employers in the region.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership

    11. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | BusinessWest

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      Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | BusinessWest

      Scott Foster says there are many ways to qualify and quantify the physical growth and escalating impact of Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) since it was launched more than two years ago as a unique support system for entrepreneurs looking to start a venture or take one to the next level.

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    12. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 31 2013)

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      On June 6, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two
      grants made by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to the University of
      Massachusetts (“UMass”) and Baystate Health that total over $100 million.

      The UMass grant will fit out a new science building with
      three research centers:

      • Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
        developing nanotechnology and large dataset management to improve health care
        through low-cost, wearable, wireless sensors that analyze patient data
        continuously in real time. Biomanufacturing firms, medical device makers, big
        data analysts and other health care industry partners will produce prototypes,
        test them and assess manufacturing feasibility.
      • Bioactive Delivery, focused on ...
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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    13. Massachusetts Companies at the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 3 2013)

      Massachusetts Companies at the Paris Air Show

      The EDC organized a stand for three Massachusetts companies –
      Hoppe Technologies, Westfield Electroplating and Aimtek -- in the United States
      Pavilion at the recent Paris Air Show. The company executives who attended experienced
      first-hand the world’s biggest air show.

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      Mentions:   Boeing   Westfield   Michael Graney

    14. Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges Springfield votes to let casino question move forward

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      Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges Springfield votes to let casino question move forward

      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts is urging Springfield voters to approve the July 16 referendum on the MGM Springfield casino proposal for the city’s South End.The EDC, a regional organization that looks at economic issues and fosters business growth, bases the assertion on a review of MGM Springfield’s proposed host community agreement with the city and a belief that the agreement could provide an economic boost to the region.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    15. Springfield School Superintendent Daniel Warwick unveils 5-year education plan

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      Springfield School Superintendent Daniel Warwick unveils 5-year education plan

      School officials have unveiled a five-year initiative designed to boost student performance and close the achievement gap at city schools.  Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick presented the plan to the School Committee Thursday as the work of hundreds of teachers, administrators, early childhood providers and members of the business community over the past year.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    16. Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts

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      Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick plans to announce more than $100 million in grants for life-sciences-related capital projects in the Pioneer Valley at a press conference at the University of Massachusetts Thursday. Through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences industry, his office announced in a prepared statement.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    17. Governor Deval Patrick & AMP it UP!

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 26 2013)

      Governor Deval Patrick & AMP it UP!

      Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, MA is offering a popular high tech training program for students interested in a career in manufacturing.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer

    18. CT's Bradley lands LA nonstop flights

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      CT's Bradley lands LA nonstop flights

      American Airlines is adding a nonstop flight from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks to Los Angeles, the first West Coast nonstop from the Connecticut airfield.  American will start flying the Connecticut-California nonstop on Aug. 27, although customers can book the flight starting on Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    19. MassMutual gets Massachusetts tax incentive to move jobs to Springfield; Crane gets tax incentive to add jobs in North Adams

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      MassMutual gets Massachusetts tax incentive to move jobs to Springfield; Crane gets tax incentive to add jobs in North Adams

      MassMutual Financial Group received a $3.75 million state tax credit to relocate 250 jobs to its State Street headquarters, supporting a $59.4 million investment by MassMutual. The workers are moving as a result of MassMutual’s purchase in September of The Hartford’s Retirement Plans business for $400 million. That deal became official on Jan. 1

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    20. The EDC and the Commonwealth Host Financial Services Roundtable

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 13 2013)

      The EDC worked with the Mass Office of Business Development
      to hone the value proposition for our region and Secretary Bialecki made a
      cogent presentation to the consultants yesterday. Boston and New York are our
      top target markets because we add the advantage of management proximity to our
      core upside of a productive workforce at substantial cost savings compared to
      those markets

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Springfield   Michael Graney

    21. Gov. Deval Patrick announces life sciences funding at Holyoke Community College

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      Gov. Deval Patrick announces life sciences funding at Holyoke Community College

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced Thursday during a visit to Holyoke Community College more than $9 million in grants for life sciences-related capital projects in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College

    22. Polymer Corporation Opens New Injection Molding Facility In Palmer, Mass.

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      Polymer Corporation Opens New Injection Molding Facility In Palmer, Mass.

      “Polymer is rapidly growing and committed to manufacturing in the United States,” said Jim Ryan, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our new Palmer plant provides needed additional capacity, supports our commitment to innovation through the use of state-of-the-art technology, and allows us to run highly efficient operations. Further, Palmer is convenient to our customers and our workforce.”

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      Mentions:   Palmer

    23. For Western Massachusetts to grow, investment must be made in skills of our work force

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 13 2013)

      For Western Massachusetts to grow, investment must be made in skills of our work force

      Many of the businesses in our region are doing well. They have managed through the difficult years of the great recession by reducing costs, penetrating new markets and investing in new technology. This is true of many segments of our regional economy, but particularly so of our precision manufacturing sector. Despite volatility in their traditional sales channels of defense and aerospace, these businesses have remained competitive, largely through investments in technologically advanced machine tools and equipment.

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      Mentions:   Allan W. Blair

    24. Bradley International Airport looks to add airlines, routes and flights

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      Bradley International Airport looks to add airlines, routes and flights

      Graney said the Economic Development Council’s research also finds that West Coast and international routes are needed at Bradley.

      “All the other stuff helps, but the game changers are the West Coast and Europe,” Graney said. “To the extent that they can pursue and land airlines to make those flight connections, it opens up longer-range business prospects.”

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Michael Graney

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