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    1. VVM and Western MA help with Kauffman Foundation Springfield Survey

      We have been working for two years to get VVM and Western MA on Kauffman Foundation's radar.  We now have the potential to be part of nationwide investigation regarding startup community growth with Startup Genome and seeking a select group of metropolitan areas to join this effort and participate in data collection and analysis. Most cities pay for this diagnostic, but Kauffman is footing the bill for 10 smaller cities to have the same opportunity & Springfield has been selected to receive a free report.  

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