1. From the EDC

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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

      Innovation and Entrepreneurship Roundtable

      The EDC wishes to acknowledge Steve Davis from Ventry
      Associates and the Davis Foundation, who recently agreed to chair the EDC’s new
      Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee. Steve attended today’s roundtable,
      along with leaders from our university, business and entrepreneurial

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    11. Bradley International - American Airlines Announcement

      Following the exciting news last week about American Airlines instituting nonstop service to Los Angeles from Bradley, I want to thank all of the members of the business community who have continuously helped our efforts to attract new air service which is critical to our region’s needs.  We are working diligently on securing additional markets and increasing capacity, and have tailored our efforts to meet your air service requests.

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    12. Report on FDI Forum

      Report on FDI Forum

      Over 75% of inbound FDI into the US comes from
      eight countries -- six in Western Europe, Canada and Japan. The EDC maintains relationships
      with our peers and government officials in all of them, and particularly strong
      relationships in all of them except Japan. They are a growing source of leads
      for our Prospect Management system.

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    13. Creating Agile, Sustainable and Purpose - Focused Organizations

      Creating Agile, Sustainable and Purpose - Focused Organizations

      Experience and explore a real-world-tested social technology for agile and purposeful organization at a “Taster Event” sponsored by Leadership Pioneer Valley, UMASS Family Business Center and Bredenberg Associates. It will be held on Friday, April 19 from 1-5 at UMASS Continuing and Professional Education classroom at 100 Venture Way, Hadley, MA.  This thorough and experiential introduction to Holacracy® by the pioneer of the method, Brian Robertson, is a fast-paced, concise “taste” in a single session.  The program is designed for business leaders, consultants, boards of directors and community organizers.

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    14. Massachusetts Get Your Business Online with Google

      Massachusetts Get Your Business Online with Google

      The EDC is partnering with Google to offer a free training for small business on how to take your business from offline to online on April 15 at the Springfield Marriott. Google will provide guidance on how to build a free website, register a domain name and create an online business listing.

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    15. EDC Promotes Western Mass Presence at Paris Air Show

      EDC Promotes Western Mass Presence at Paris Air Show

      Although space was officially “sold out” in the US pavilion,
      the EDC was able to acquire a space for three companies. We agreed to
      coordinate the administration of the Massachusetts Pavilion and Hoppe
      Technologies (Chicopee), Aimtek (Auburn) and Westfield Electroplating will join
      us representing our aerospace manufacturing cluster.

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