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    1. FRIENDS - PARTNERS - ALLIES

      FRIENDS - PARTNERS - ALLIES

      The Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Beyond the Border (BTB) initiatives, which are aimed making cross border trade and travel secure, easier, more efficient as well as preserving and extending the benefits our close relationship has helped bring to Canadians and Americans alike. In an effort to advance these initiatives here in our region, representatives from Canada’s Privy Council Office and the United States’ Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (White House) and Customs and Border Protection, as well as representatives from several companies including General Electric, Philips Healthcare and Deringer, will be in Boston, on Tuesday, October ...

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    2. Canadian – Western Mass Aerospace Roundtable

      Canadian – Western Mass Aerospace Roundtable

      Promoting our regional aerospace cluster is a high priority
      for the EDC this year. Enhancing Western Mass – Canada trade is a significant
      tactic in our initiative. US – Canada trade tends to be north-south. Canada’s
      aerospace firms predominate in Quebec, so our region is well positioned to pick
      up future business opportunities.

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    3. Bay Path to Host Cybersecurity Summit October 11, 2013

      Bay Path to Host Cybersecurity Summit October 11, 2013

      Bay Path College, which is launching a new Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management in October, the first of its kind in New England, will be hosting a Cybersecurity Summit: The Human Side of Cybersecurity Management on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Blake Student Commons on the College’s Longmeadow Campus. Robert Milton, retired commander of the London Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard; Managing Director, Milton Tezelin Ltd. that provides international antiterrorism security training, will offer the keynote address at the conference.

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    4. Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Energy Activists Are “Harvesting Hope” With Biochar

      Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Energy Activists  Are “Harvesting Hope” With Biochar

      Farmers, foresters, researchers, Biochar producers, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists will convene in Amherst, Mass. on October 13-16, 2013 to learn more about Biochar and share the latest research and application techniques with their peers. The 2013 USBI North American Biochar Symposium, titled “Harvesting Hope: The Science and Synergies of Biochar,” will take place on the UMass Amherst campus and include farm tours and a “carbon negative” banquet of delicious foods grown with the help of Biochar.  The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Biochar initiative (USBI).

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    5. Two European Trade Missions to Massachusetts

      Two European Trade Missions to Massachusetts

      The first is the
      visit of “Systematic”, the Parisian IT cluster composed of several hundred
      companies, one of the premier clusters in France. Systematic organizes a
      mission to Massachusetts every year. This year’s visit is focused on Big Data,
      but the cluster encompasses many areas of IT, including Health IT where we have
      already established connections to the Springfield Health IT sector.

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    6. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      On June 6, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two
      grants made by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to the University of
      Massachusetts (“UMass”) and Baystate Health that total over $100 million.

      The UMass grant will fit out a new science building with
      three research centers:

      • Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
        developing nanotechnology and large dataset management to improve health care
        through low-cost, wearable, wireless sensors that analyze patient data
        continuously in real time. Biomanufacturing firms, medical device makers, big
        data analysts and other health care industry partners will produce prototypes,
        test them and assess manufacturing feasibility.
      • Bioactive Delivery, focused on ...
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    7. Report from the Paris Air Show

      Report from the Paris Air Show

      The EDC made a conscious decision to prioritize our region’s
      aerospace cluster during 2013. Western Massachusetts is a key link along the
      aerospace supply chain that follows I-91 from Connecticut through Massachusetts
      and Vermont and continues north to Montreal. We call the Hartford CT –
      Springfield MA section of that corridor New England’s Knowledge Corridor©, but
      the entire corridor is legitimately Aerospace Corridor.

      One of our tactics was to organize a presence for
      Massachusetts companies at the Paris Air Show. The EDC organized meetings with
      global OEM’s and B2B opportunities with international aerospace clusters for
      the three Western ...

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    8. Update on Shared Service Center Initiative

      Update on Shared Service Center Initiative

      The EDC hosted a roundtable discussion in June featuring
      Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki. We
      invited several New York site selectors as well as other state and regional economic
      development officials to join us for an engaging conversation about shared
      service center opportunities in our region for companies in the financial and
      professional services and IT sectors. We had hosted a similar roundtable in Boston
      in March. Secretary Bialecki has set an ambitious goal to speak to 50 companies
      who might be interested in opening a facility about the advantages of western
      Massachusetts during 2013. Based ...

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    9. EDC Workforce Group Interacts with Springfield Superintendent of Schools

      EDC Workforce Group Interacts with Springfield Superintendent of Schools

      The Workforce Group had many questions for Dan, particularly
      about the schools’ interaction with the business community. Many members offered
      support and Dan’s team shared this list of ways that business people could help
      our kids – http://www.westernmassedc.com/springfieldpublicschools/

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    10. Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show

      Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show

      But we also joined with the Hartford-Springfield Economic
      Partnership and the State of Connecticut in a lead generation initiative for
      New England’s Knowledge Corridor©. We met with over 20 international companies (from
      France, Germany, Austria, Norway, Israel, Italy, even Liechtenstein) that have
      an interest in the US market.

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    11. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Funds Two Grants for Western Mass

      Yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick and other luminaries announced that the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (“MLSC”) will fund a $95 Million project at UMass and a $5.5 Million project at Baystate Health. Although ten speakers weighed in on this yesterday at the press conference, none told the beginning of the story.

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    12. 12th Annual State of the Region Conference Slated for June 7

      The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership’s 2013 State of the Region Conference will be held on
      Friday, June 7, from 7:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Windsor, Conn.  

      This year’s speakers include a nationally recognized authority on how
      to thrive in the New Economy, public officials from both states and economic development leaders from UConn and UMass. The EDC encourages you to sign up
      to attend this lively, informative and FREE event.

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    13. Promoting the Western Mass Aerospace Industry

      We hope that we receive a robust response as we want to be
      able to showcase how robust our cluster is when we meet with numerous
      international aerospace companies and officials in Paris. We will use the booklet
      to point out our firms’ specific capabilities, the overall capacity of our
      cluster and to attract companies who want a US supply chain.

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