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    1. 15 GROWING MASSACHUSETTS FIRMS NAMED WINNERS OF MASSECON ‘IMPACT’ AWARDS

      15 GROWING MASSACHUSETTS FIRMS NAMED WINNERS OF MASSECON ‘IMPACT’ AWARDS

      MassEcon, the state’s private sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts, today announced its Fifteenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners, recognizing 15 companies for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. The companies were selected on the basis of job growth, facility expansion, investment, and community involvement since January 1, 2017. The winners will be honored at a luncheon on November 20, 2018 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, with Citizens Bank as presenting sponsor.

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    2. Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon Elected to Major Airport Trade Association Board of Directors

      Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon Elected to Major Airport Trade Association Board of Directors

      Windsor Locks, CT - Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E. has been elected to the Board of Directors for Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA). As one of the leading trade associations representing airports in the U.S. and Canada, ACI-NA advocates for policies to strengthen all North American airports, promotes cooperation and the sharing of best practices between airports, and helps support route and capital development at all member airports.

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    3. "INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES"

      "INNOVATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES"

      Join UMass Amherst and Western Mass EDC for an event on this quickly growing sector, and how Western Mass and UMass Amherst are taking a lead in innovative developments.  Water technologies offers business and employment opportunities stemming from water innovation.  Network and make connections between UMass Amherst, other colleges, businesses and students.

      Keynote Speaker: Matthew Beaton, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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    4. Facebook Community Boost Springfield

      Facebook Community Boost Springfield

      In November of last year, Facebook announced the launch of a new program to invest in small businesses across the country. Community Boost is designed to help small businesses grow and give more people the digital skills they need to compete in today's economy. Facebook is bringing Community Boost to 30 cities this year and will be making its eighteenth stop in Springfield on September 10th and 11th.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    5. Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Common Capital, Inc.

      Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Common Capital, Inc. are excited to bring a Speed Coaching event to Holyoke! The event will kick off with a networking reception at 6:00. During the reception you will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and sign up for the consulting stations that are most relevant to your business such as: 
      Marketing and E-Commerce 
      Packaging 
      Sales and Distribution 
      Business Financing 
      Legal Advice for Your Business

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    6. Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

      Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

      The Economic Development Council Western Mass/Springfield WORKS to Host Three Half-time (18 - 20 hrs/wk) Commonwealth Corps members to serve as Community Outreach Support Specialists providing community resident, leader and employer outreach and mentor recruitment. Through their service, members will increase access to a greater number of residents who are underemployed or unemployed, and community leaders and employers who are vital to sustained employment.

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    7. Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

      Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

      Please join us for a conversation on the status of education in Western Massachusetts.  The event will put a local focus on findings from the Rennie Center's Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report.  We'll discuss the latest data on the impact of early learning in Western Massachusetts and you'll hear from local educators and leaders about promising programs in the area.

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    8. NEW REPORT FINDS USE OF COAL AND OIL DURING A TWO-WEEK PERIOD THIS WINTER HAD EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT TO ADDING 6.4 MILLION CARS ON NEW ENGLAND ROADS

      NEW REPORT FINDS USE OF COAL AND OIL DURING A TWO-WEEK PERIOD THIS WINTER HAD EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT TO ADDING 6.4 MILLION CARS ON NEW ENGLAND ROADS

      Report calls for Balanced, Multi-Faceted Energy Solutions

      BOSTON, MA (May 7, 2018) - The Massachusetts Coalition for Sustainable Energy (MCSE) today released “The Need for a Balanced Portfolio Approach to Address New England’s Fuel Security Problem” – a new report that details the significant environmental and negative economic impact that the current lack of access to reliable energy is having on Massachusetts and throughout New England. Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc. authored the report.

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    9. 2018 Inner City Capital Connections in Springfield!

      2018 Inner City Capital Connections in Springfield!

      Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, with the support of the MassMutual Foundation and Berkshire Bank, cordially invites you to a kick-off breakfast on Tuesday, May 15thto learn more about the Boston Inner City Capital Connections program (ICCC) and its mission to help small businesses throughout Western Massachusetts build capacity and access the capital needed to drive growth.

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    10. 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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    11. Baker-Polito Administration Supports Nine Community-Driven Initiatives

      Baker-Polito Administration Supports Nine Community-Driven Initiatives

      Urban Agenda Grant Program builds on community-driven initiatives to create new economic opportunities for residents

      BOSTON, MA - February 12, 2018 - Today, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $500,000 to nine projects through the Urban Agenda Grant Program. The program seeks to unlock community-driven responses to local obstacles, and promote economic development opportunities through partnership-building, problem solving, and shared accountability in urban centers. The competitive awards offer flexible funding for local efforts that bring together community stakeholders to pursue economic development initiatives. These awards will fund projects in Boston, Clinton, Framingham, Greenfield, Holyoke, Lowell, New Bedford, Revere and Springfield. Funding will support ...

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    12. Bay State Business Link - Greentown Labs Event - February 15

      Bay State Business Link - Greentown Labs Event - February 15

      Last year, I was proud to join Dr. Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs, to announce that Greentown Labs Manufacturing Initiative would be opening an office in Springfield. By opening in Springfield, Greentown Labs is exemplifying the spirit of the Bay State Business Link. To support Greentown’s efforts in expanding the circle of prosperity beyond Greater Boston, the House provided $150,000 for a clean energy economic development grant program in Springfield.

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    13. MGM Springfield Available Jobs

      MGM Springfield Available Jobs

      Thank you for your continued support as we gear up to bring a world-class destination resort to the area. Please share this information for our latest career opportunities and post in your career centers, encouraging people to apply by visiting https://mgmresorts.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/306  Job postings are subject to change daily, please visit our website for the most current job postings.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    14. Development Associates begins 3rd Northampton Office Building

      Development Associates begins 3rd Northampton Office Building

      Agawam MA based real estate firm Development Associates has begun construction of a 66,000 square foot 3-story office building at 15 Atwood Drive in Northampton, immediately south of I-91 Exit 18.  The project is being developed by Northwood Development LLC, whose owners are longtime local investors Edward J. O’Leary, and his daughters Eileen O’Leary Sullivan and Susan O’Leary Mulhern.  The project is located on the site of the former Clarion Hotel and Conference Center that was demolished in 2016 to prepare for redevelopment.  The overall site development plan was recently approved by the City of Northampton ...

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    15. The Connecticut Airport Authority Announcement

      The Connecticut Airport Authority Announcement

      The Connecticut Airport Authority is proud to announce that, after a year of major developments, Bradley International Airport has been rated as the 5th best airport in the nation in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. The highly regarded travel magazine recently completed its 30th annual reader survey, which incorporated ratings from over 300,000 travelers.

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    16. HCG Kicks off state's first Solar Thermal Challenge campaign

      HCG Kicks off state's first Solar Thermal Challenge campaign

      HCG is kicking off the first round of a solar thermal campaign via a new grant awarded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) through the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water program.  The $141,875 grant will fund three rounds of regional solar thermal outreach campaigns.  After a vigorous vetting process, HCG has been chosen to lead the pilot campaign expected to run from Fall 2017 into the first quarter of 2018, with campaigns in the Greater Boston area led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Merrimack Planning Commission following later in 2018.    

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