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    1. Curation is the new creation

      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC), a nonprofit group that supports businesses in several Massachusetts counties, has posted more than 1,600 headlines and summaries of articles from regional publications and blogs to its news page over the last year. It has reaped the benefits of word-of-mouth marketing and better performance on search engines, which favor relevancy and frequency. Visits to WesternMassEDC.com are up 40% in a year, with nearly all the growth coming from the news page, which is now the site's second most popular entry point, said Mike Graney, senior VP-business development.
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    2. Technology park 'hidden gem'

      Technology park 'hidden gem'
      Tenants at the Technology Park account for about 900 jobs, according to an economic impact study released this week by the STCC Assistance Corp., which oversees the park, and the Appleton Corp., which serves as the on-site management company. The study, completed by the Center for Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, also said that the park tenants have an estimated payroll of $37 million, and $1.4 million is spent in the local economy to buy goods and services.
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    3. Awareness Community - Curating For Dollars: How Aggregation Can Trump Creation#204

      The EC has posted more than 1,600 headlines and links on its website during the last year and made the news feed an anchor element of its home page. Visits to the website have grown more than 40% during that time, with most of the increase coming from visitors seeking news. In fact, the news feed now generates more traffic than the council’s principal website.
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    4. Experts weigh in on potential economic impact of Holyoke high performance computing center

      Experts weigh in on potential economic impact of Holyoke high performance computing center
      Allan W. Blair, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, said attracting those spin-offs will be challenging because its power can be accessed from afar. But that can be overcome by selling the same assets that lured the center to Holyoke in the first place, especially the city’s abundance of hydroelectric power.
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    5. Robust Massachusetts 2nd quarter economic growth not likely to be sustained, UMass economics professor says

      Robust Massachusetts 2nd quarter economic growth not likely to be sustained, UMass economics professor says
      Nakosteen said Massachusetts did well because of its mix of industries. Large numbers of high-technology companies, institutions of higher education and health-care facilities did well in April, May and June. The computer and information technology segments of the economy have recovered faster than expected, he said.
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    6. Atalasoft Announces Record Revenues for First Half of 2010 -- EASTHAMPTON, Mass., July 27 /PRNewswire/ --

      Atalasoft, Inc., provider of .NET Imaging SDKs and a universal viewer for SharePoint, today announced record revenues and strong growth across all product lines in the first half of 2010. Atalasoft's second quarter 2010 sales figures were the best in the company's 8-year history, up over 56% from 2009 with first half of 2010 year-to-date sales 36% higher than 2009.
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    7. WiredWest works on 'last mile' for broadband access to Hilltowns, WMass

      WiredWest works on 'last mile' for broadband access to Hilltowns, WMass
      Massachusetts received $45.5 million in federal stimulus funds to expand broadband access across the western part of the state. Using that money, the MassBroadband 123 Initiative will build a high-capacity, fiber-optic network in the center of each of the 123 unconnected and underconnected communities
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    8. Federal officials announce expansion of broadband access at Greenfield Community College Thursday

      U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke joined Gov. Deval L. Patrick and three members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation to herald the plan that will bring high speed Internet access to one million households and 50,000 businesses in central and Western Massachusetts. “This is a big funding deal,” said U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, in a polite paraphrase of a remark made by Vice President Joseph Biden earlier this year.
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    9. Obama announces $1 billion in broadband projects

      Obama announces $1 billion in broadband projects
      The most expensive project for a specific area will be for western Massachusetts. A $74.3 million effort will lay down more than 1,300 miles of new fiber optic cable. More than 1 million people stand to benefit from the new high speed network, the White House said. The quasi-public Massachusetts Technology Cooperative, which said in its latest annual report that it had been "aggressively pursuing" federal funds, will put up $26.2 million and the government will provide $45.4 million in grants and loans.
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