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    1. Defense industry jobs are critical to Western Massachusetts economy but often overlooked

      Defense industry jobs are critical to Western Massachusetts economy but often overlooked
      Even as the overall economy has struggled in the face of two recessions and fundamental industry shifts, defense has surged ahead. Total defense related economic activity in Massachusetts has increased 146 percent in less than a decade, from $10.6 billion in 2001 to $26 billion in 2009. During that same period, the number of employees supported by the defense sector has grown by nearly 50,000 jobs - an increase of more than 70 percent.
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    2. On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy

      On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy
      “That’s your niche,” Timothy Feemster, senior vice president and director of Dallas -based real estate company Grubb & Ellis, said last week at an event sponsored by the Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership. “If the cost of fuel goes up, it’s going to be even more important.”
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    3. Solutia Opens New Photovoltaic Laboratory

      "Demand for renewable energy is growing, and that drives the demand for innovative technologies and materials," comments Aristotelis Karagiannis, vice president of technology, Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division. "With our deep understanding of EVA and PVB technologies, a track record of rapid innovation and our new laboratory, we're in a unique position to develop and deliver high-value solutions for the solar module market."
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    4. 'A Magnet for Innovation' in Holyoke

      'A Magnet for Innovation' in Holyoke
      The new computing center, which Holyoke Mayor Elaine Pluta dubbed the “great green high-performance computing center”, is an unprecedented collaboration between the Commonwealth, the state’s top research universities—including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Harvard University—and two of the state’s top-tier technology hub firms, EMC Corp. and Cisco Systems, Inc.
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    5. Campanelli breaks ground in Chicopee

      WMDC’s president, Allan W. Blair, welcomed the Campanelli investment, saying, “We are pleased that the Campanelli Companies have joined the Westover family. Their project represents a fitting capstone to WMDC’s 35 year effort to convert this 224 acre vestige of the Cold War to a source of employment for the people of Western Massachusetts and a steady source of tax revenue to benefit the people of Chicopee.”
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    6. Prototype for Progress

      Prototype for Progress
      This is the main motivation behind the Pioneer Valley Precision Manufacturing Collaborative, or what Langevin described as an ambitious pilot program that involves four small area manufacturing outfits: Boulevard Machine & Gear and Thorn Industries, both in Springfield; Mechanical Drive Components Inc. (MDC) in Chicopee; and Creative Machining & Molding Corp. (CMMC) in Westfield.
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    7. Blu Homes, manufacturer of environmentally efficient modular homes, officially opens East Longmeadow factory

      Blu Homes, manufacturer of environmentally efficient modular homes, officially opens East Longmeadow factory
      When a Waltham-based manufacturer of environmentally efficient modular homes and room additions started to outgrow its small factory just off Interstate 495 in Littleton, it found exactly what it was looking for in a vacant former Pratt & Whitney airplane factory in East Longmeadow.
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    8. Computer center plans unveiled - MassLive.com

      Computer center plans unveiled - MassLive.com
      Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Monday announced that construction on the planned $80 million high performance computing center will begin in the fall with $25 million in state money and that it will be built at either Open Square off Lyman Street or the former Mastex Industries Inc. facility that overlooks the first-level canal.
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