1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Sale pending for state school land A price of $80,000

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 11 2010)

      The town's Economic Development Industrial Corp. is moving close to selling a piece of former Belchertown State School property to be used for a proposed restaurant. (Read Full Article)

    2. Senate passes overhaul of economic development agencies

      Explore Wicked Local Blog (Apr 10 2010)

      The legislation creates a ‘one-stop shop’ for businesses seeking to expand or locate in Massachusetts by requiring the existing Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) to contract with regionally-based economic development organizations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    3. Hydro-Quebec to Decide on US Power Link This Year, CEO Says

      Explore BusinessWeek (Apr 9 2010)

      The proposed line, a partnership with Northeast Utilities and Boston-based NSTAR, would link hydroelectric dams in Quebec to transmission lines in southern New Hampshire. The line would deliver up to 1,200 megawatts, enough for about 960,000 typical U.S. homes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. $4,000 grant enables students to attend technology camp at Springfield Technical Community College

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 7 2010)

      “You not just doing a camp that’s nice for kids, but you are giving them a thought process to use it in their daily life,” said Heather M. Van Sickle, executive director of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    5. Springfield Symphony Orchestra lunchtime concerts return on Friday | Entertainment - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 1 2010)

      Springfield Symphony Orchestra lunchtime concerts return on Friday | Entertainment - MassLive.com On Friday at 12:30 p.m., Maestro Kevin Rhodes and the Springfield Symphony will present an hour-long preview of Saturday night’ concert program, including excerpts from Rossini’s “Semiramide” overture, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with soloist Jeffrey Biegel, and Franck’s Symphony in D minor. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Springfield Symphony Orchestra

    6. Plan could help small businesses

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Apr 1 2010)

      Plan could help small businesses Michael Hunter, the undersecretary for business development at the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, said the Senate is expected to release its own version of a state jobs bill today, while a House version should follow by the end of June. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    7. Springfield's unemployment rate dips from 15.2% tp 12.4%

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 30 2010)

      As a region, Greater Springfield gained 600 jobs last month, the labor market’s first monthly gain since October, said Rena Kottcamp, research director for the state Division of Unemployment Assistance. A year ago, Greater Springfield gained 400 jobs from January to February. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    8. Belchertown selectmen want the town and MassDevelopment to help develop former Belchertown State School land

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 29 2010)

      The Board of Selectmen is supporting plans to link the town with its Economic Development Industrial Corp. and the quasi-public agency MassDevelopment in working jointly on demolition and decontamination at the former Belchertown State School campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    9. Delegation from Pskov, Russia, gets firsthand look at how Springfield officials handle challenges

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 29 2010)

      Delegation from Pskov, Russia, gets firsthand look at how Springfield officials handle challenges A delegation from Pskov, Russia, was welcomed to the city on Monday, taking in sights ranging from City Hall to Baystate Medical Center and learning how officials here tackle some of the same challenges they face in their homeland. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    10. Regional Employment Board urges Hampden County businesses to provide funding for summer youth employment

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2010)

      Regional Employment Board urges Hampden County businesses to provide funding for summer youth employment The Regional Employment Board helped to employ 2,000 youths in the Pioneer Valley last summer, using all or parts $2.7 million in federal and state funding. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    11. Westfield State College accepting students for new 4-year nursing degree program | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2010)

      Westfield State College is adding a four-year nursing degree program and expects to enroll its first students for the semester that begins in September. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University

    12. Elite Eight basketball tournament seen as big winner for downtown Springfield merchants

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 25 2010)

      Elite Eight basketball tournament seen as big winner for downtown Springfield merchants William Hess, chairman of the tournament’s organizing committee, said the tournament is expected to pump $1.2 million to $1.5 million into the city's economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    13. Tour bus industry leaders to meet in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 25 2010)

      Tour bus industry leaders to meet in Springfield Pantuso, who spoke at a news conference this morning at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, said other communities where the American Bus Association has hosted this meeting have noticed uptics in bus travel. The American Bus Association conducted the meeting on Cape Cod in 2008 and in Utah last year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Six Flags New England   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    14. Freight by rail, water studied

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 24 2010)

      Freight by rail, water studied The first of four hearings on a state plan to decrease truck traffic by increasing shipping by rail and water was held Tuesday afternoon at Holyoke Community College. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    15. Holyoke: W. Mass. Life Sciences Forum today

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Mar 23 2010)

      The Western Massachusetts Life Sciences Forum will take place today at the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development at Holyoke Community College. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the event begins at 2 p.m ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    16. Massachusetts Highlights Regional Economic Summit

      Explore The Gov Monitor (Mar 22 2010)

      The half day-long summit focused on ways to promote long-term economic recovery and job growth throughout the region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    17. Holyoke Chamber of Commerce to learn details of high-speed computing center on March 29

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 19 2010)

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Friday afternoon cited the planned high-speed computing center in Holyoke as an example of the state’s economic recovery. Patrick, who spoke at a regional economic summit held at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, had few details to share on the project’s progress. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

    18. Revenue stream: UMass hedges its bets, hoping research can be its cash cow

      Explore GazetteNET (Mar 18 2010)

      Revenue stream: UMass hedges its bets, hoping research can be its cash cow UMass is aiming to increase its research output, grants received and related spin-off businesses and research development to bolster the university's esteem nationally and internationally (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    19. Home Source Warehouse to open new store in Agawam Shoppes

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 18 2010)

      Mayor Richard A. Cohen announced Thursday that a local discount department store will open soon at the former Steve & Barry’s location in the Agawam Shoppes on Springfield Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   The Republican

    20. Jobs drop by 4.9 % in valley

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 18 2010)

      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts has been working just to help companies survive, Blair said. It's resulted in saving one or two jobs here and there, not in wholesale gains of hundreds of jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Kevin E. Lynn

    21. Realizing Springfield's Energy Potential

      Explore BusinessWest (Mar 16 2010)

      In Springfield, ‘green’ is far more than just a color or buzzword — it has become the crux of development efforts in the city and is the guiding principle for the Springfield renaissance. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Western New England University   Springfield

    22. Springfield unemployment rate hits 15.3%; highest rate on record

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 11 2010)

      The economic recovery, which has shown up in some statistical measures, just has not fully taken hold yet, said Robert A. Nakosteen, a professor of economics and statistics at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    23. UMass notches record research spending year

      Explore masshightech.com (Mar 11 2010)

      The University of Massachusetts has hit a record high in spending $489.1 million on research endeavors in Fiscal Year 2009. The amount represents a single-year increase of 12.4 percent — higher than the national average of 5.2 percent. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson   Amherst

    24. Cost of health care, not a lack of competition, driving up costs of coverage, Mass. insurers maintain | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 8 2010)

      Local health insurers said the cost of care, not a lack of competition among insurers or a thirst for profits, is driving up the cost of health care coverage. “It’s higher than last year because medical costs have gone up since last year,” said Peter F. Straley, president and CEO of Springfield-based Health New England. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

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