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    1. Western Massachusetts: the next life sciences hub?

      Windham-Bannister was a speaker at the forum along with Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of western Massachusetts, and Abigail Barrow, founding director of Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center. The forum also included local businesspeople and Smith faculty.
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    2. Do You Have What Raytheon Wants?

      Associated Industries of Massachusetts (“AIM”) manages the Buy Mass program and website for the Commonwealth. AIM and the EDC have been working on a new program for Buy Mass, which will connect small and medium-sized local firms with large OEM’s in the state. The first OEM to participate will be Raytheon, which will send a team of Purchasing executives to Springfield on May 5. The EDC is tasked with identifying and inviting firms from western Mass to apply for inclusion in the program. Any interested firm should review the invitation -- http://www.aimnet.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home_Page ...
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    3. Proposed Bills Could Rev Up Bradley International Airport as an Economic Engine

      Proposed Bills Could Rev Up Bradley International Airport as an Economic Engine
      Bradley is also viewed as our airport in Western New England,” Alan Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Western Massachusetts. “We regard Bradley as our portal to the rest of the world.” Blair said more autonomy would allow the airport to focus on route development which is a key to economic development. Blair said the airport currently has no route development specialist which hurts when there are companies that want to have routes to Bradley.
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    4. Innovators hold key place in region

      Innovators hold key place in region
      The Economic Development Council and its partners will continue to work hard this year to identify the innovators in our region and help them find the resources they need to succeed. There is never a better or worse time to encourage new ideas. Very often, it is during the slower economic times that innovators choose to strike out on their own to prove the validity of a new idea or process or product.
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    5. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. plans solar facility in Springfield

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. plans solar facility in Springfield
      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. plans to build New England’s largest array of solar panels on a former landfill at 282 Cottage St. Construction on the $22 million project is expected to begin sometime after March and be completed by the end of 2011, WMECo spokeswoman Sandra Ahearn said Monday.
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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. '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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    10. 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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    11. 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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