1. From the EDC

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    1. EDC Partnering with International Trade and Investment Agency

      The EDC has generated relationships with several international trade and investment agencies to facilitate economic development and business opportunities in western Massachusetts.  One of the agencies that has a particular interest in working with Western Mass companies is Flanders Investment & Tr
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    2. COMMUNITY MATTERS! BAY PATH COLLEGE’S 15TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

      Bay Path College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, April 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. Celebrating its 15th year as one of the premiere, regional events attended by over 1,000 women and men, this year’s conference captures the spirit of participation and action with the theme Community Matters!
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    3. A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

      A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
      The concept of legalized gaming in Massachusetts has been discussed and debated for years. The most recent chapter of this ongoing story began on April 1, 2010, when Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert A. DeLeo introduced a detailed bill calling for two casino resorts, along with slot machines at existing race tracks.
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    4. Innovation Presentation to Inspire Precision Manufacturers at EASTEC 2010

      Innovation will be a key theme at EASTEC 2010, the largest annual precision manufacturing event on the East Coast. The three-day event will kick off on May 25th with an executive breakfast where Chris Trimble, the author of 10 Rules for Strategic Innovators, will present “The Innovation Imperative and Revitalizing the U.S. Economy."
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    5. SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE NEWS

      Springfield College will honor Dr. James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball in 1891 while an instructor at the college, with special on-campus events April 7 through 17, 2010. “Celebrating the Birthplace of Basketball® -- James Naismith and His Legacy,” which is part of the college’s 125th anniversary commemoration, is open to the public free of charge.                    
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    6. Dielectrics Hosts Medical Device Briefing

      Earlier this week, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown chose Dielectrics in Chicopee to host a roundtable discussion with area medical device manufacturing companies. Senator Brown's visit focused on the medical device tax in the recently passed U.S. health care reform bill. The EDC did not take a p
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    7. EDC Begins Second Round of Industry Sector Roundtables

      Yesterday, Ann Burke and Mike Graney from the EDC attended the second roundtable of regional Information Technology executives. We wish to thank Bill Bither of Atalasoft for hosting the meeting at his office in Easthampton. The session focused on issues facing the companies and how the EDC can provi
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    8. The EDC Facilitates Collaboration Between Western Mass and International Firms

      The EDC has established relationships with companies that assist international firms that want to enter the U.S. market. Two of them are involved in an upcoming trade mission of ten companies from a French IT cluster, which arrives in Boston next month. The EDC is one of the partners that
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    9. Canadian-American Aerospace and Defense Industry Conference

      The Consulate General of Canada invites interested parties to "Aerospace and Defense -- Cross Border Partnerships and Innovation Forum", to be held March 25 in Hartford. Here is a link to an invitation with more information about the event -- http://view.exacttarget.com/?j=fe5b157071610d75751d&m=fef
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    10. Opportunity for Western Mass Companies at Farnborough Air Show

      The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology ("CCAT") hosts a pavilion annually at the world's premier aerospace trade shows, held in alternate years in Farnborough UK (even) and Paris (odd). CCAT has space available for the June 2010 show in Farnborough. If you are interested in exhibiting at th
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    11. WMECO Annual Review Released

      Western Massachusetts Electric Company has issued Western Massachusetts Economic Review 2009, its annual report on the regional economy. Here is a link to the review on the Team New England website -- http://teamnewengland.com/TNE/media/docs/Misc.%20Reports/WMECO-Rev_09.pdf WMECO is a supporter of t
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    12. PeoplesBank Receives Springfield's First GreenSeal Designation

      PeoplesBank Receives Springfield's First GreenSeal Designation
      The new PeoplesBank office in East Springfield is the first building to receive the city of Springfield’s GreenSeal. The new office was built on the site of a former restaurant, which was deconstructed, and will operate in an environmentally friendly manner. The City and GreenSpringfield created the GreenSeal initiative to foster a greener, sustainable, and livable city.      
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    13. AIM and EDC host Social Media event

      This morning, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the Economic Development Council presented "Social Media for HR Executives" an event that explored and addressed social media from a human resources perspective. Presenters at the event included Jackie Fallon of FIT Solutions (a member of
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