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    1. Western Mass Economic Development Council and Valley Venture Mentors’ Commitment to the Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

      Western Mass Economic Development Council and Valley Venture Mentors’ Commitment to the Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

      The Western Mass Economic Development Council (EDC) is proud to announce the welcoming of Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) into the EDC ranks as a regional leader in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. With a shared vision in stimulating and facilitating a vigorous regional economy, the EDC is committed to supporting local entrepreneurship which ultimately leads to the acceleration of economic development and community vitalization.

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    2. Western Mass Economic Development Council announces new “Anchor Collaborative” focused on local, diverse sourcing and employment

      Western Mass Economic Development Council announces  new “Anchor Collaborative” focused on local, diverse sourcing and employment

      Over the last several months some of the region’s largest businesses have met to discuss how they can leverage their own institutional and operational resources to address problems caused by historic segregation and disinvestment in low-income communities and to grow the regional economy.  As a result, Baystate Health, Big Y, The City of Springfield, The City of Holyoke, United Personnel, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Springfield College, Holyoke Community College, Comcast, and Bay Path University have formed the Western Massachusetts Anchor Collaborative through the leadership of the EDC. An “anchor” strategy is one where institutions commit to serving as place-based ...

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    3. State of COVID-19 with Baystate Heath, Inc. and Mercy Medical Center

      State of COVID-19 with Baystate Heath, Inc. and Mercy Medical Center

      On Thursday morning, September 9, 2021, over 60 executives and others gathered via zoom to hear from medical experts – Dr. Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health, Inc. and Dr. Robert Roose, Chief Medical Officer from Mercy Medical Center on the state of COVID-19 in Western Mass. They issued a collective call to action on taking pertinent measures to combat the rising trend of COVID-19 cases. Legal expert Mary Jo Kennedy, Esq. with Bulkley, Richardson, and Gelinas, LLP, also joined the conversation and shared legal steps that executives should consider when issuing a vaccine mandate or other health protocols ...

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    4. Western Mass Job Trail

      Western Mass Job Trail

      The EDC has partnered with the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board, to launch a regional in-person job fair called the Western Mass Job Trails.  The Western Mass Job Trail will be held on September 8th and September 15th with the goal to support hiring needs through a seamless hiring process.  The initiative comes at no cost to you - we ask for active participation to meet with potential candidates during designated time blocks on both dates.  (10am - 1pm and/or 2pm - 5pm). 

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