1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. WMECO Annual Review Released

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 3 2010)

      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 (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Peter Clarke

    2. School officials pleased by reduction in drop-out rate in many Western Mass. districts | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 2 2010)

      Many Western Massachusetts high schools saw a decline in the number of students who quit school last year, delighting educators who said efforts to keep teens in school are finally working. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    3. UMass statement & timeline: Jack M. Wilson to conclude presidency in 2011 | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 1 2010)

      UMass statement & timeline: Jack M. Wilson to conclude presidency in 2011 | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson today announced that he will conclude his presidency when his current term ends on June 30, 2011. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson

    4. Westfield State, UMass-Amherst, Amherst and Williams rank as top cost-effective colleges | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2010)

      Westfield State, UMass-Amherst, Amherst and Williams rank as top cost-effective colleges | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com When it comes to graduating students in four years economically, Harvard University may have to start billing itself the Westfield State College of the east. Westfield State bested 23 other Massachusetts public and private institutions in a recent MassInc. study that – among other measures of college cost-effectiveness – ranked colleges by graduation rate per what an average student pays for tuition, costs, room, board, books and supplies. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield College   Westfield State University

    5. 14 CEOs unite to make business heard

      Explore Boston.com (Feb 27 2010)

      The executives, 14 in all, have formed the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership. They include Raytheon Co. CEO William Swanson, Liberty Mutual’s Edmund Kelly, and Staples Inc. boss Ronald L. Sargent. The group has hired Dan O’Connell, the former state secretary of housing and economic development under Governor Deval Patrick, as its president. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Robert DeLeo   Liberty Mutual

    6. UMass will be part of expanded Tip-Off Classic men's basketball tournament in fall 2010 | Sports - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 26 2010)

      UMass will be part of expanded Tip-Off Classic men's basketball tournament in fall 2010 | Sports - MassLive.com The Tip-Off Classic is back, in a new and expanded format. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame president John L. Doleva said Friday an eight-team Division I tournament will be headquartered in Springfield in the fall of 2010, giving teams four games each and including the University of Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    7. Mass. consumers gaining confidence in economic rebound, quarterly survey reveals

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 25 2010)

      Mass. consumers gaining confidence in economic rebound, quarterly survey reveals Massachusetts consumers are gaining confidence in the economy while remaining worried about high unemployment, according to quarterly survey results released Thursday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    8. Regional forum targets riverfront - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 24 2010)

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said the event "will highlight best practices in riverfront development that will be useful both here in Springfield and to other communities with riverfront amenities." The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is sponsoring the event. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

    9. 'Green' trades jobs await training - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 24 2010)

      Classes in a "green" building trades program run by UMass, area labor unions and contractors, won't begin for months, but organizers already have jobs or slots in more advanced apprenticeship programs lined up for 19 graduates. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Springfield

    10. Westfield State College, city join forces to rejuvenate downtown | Business - MassLive.com - - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 17 2010)

      Westfield State College, city join forces to rejuvenate downtown | Business - MassLive.com - - MassLive.com While 2009 was a year of planning and strategy, the year ahead will be one of producing, says Gerald W. Hayes, vice president of administration and finance at Westfield State College. “We have a lot on our plate for the new year and expect an announcement shortly,” Hayes said as 2009 came to close. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    11. Last parcel of former Gold Club property in Chicopee sold to abutter Richard Zelinski | Breaking News - MassLive.com -

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 16 2010)

      Last parcel of former Gold Club property in Chicopee sold to abutter Richard Zelinski | Breaking News - MassLive.com - Get Western Massachusetts breaking news, comment on the news, see photos and videos, and join the forum discussions at MassLive.com. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    12. Hospital, colleges show faith in Springfield with construction projects | Business - MassLive.com - - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 15 2010)

      The year 2009 was a busy one in Springfield for new construction by our business community and the federal and local governments. The construction has created hundreds of employment opportunities for Greater Springfield residents. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield College   Western New England University

    13. New commercial, industrial growth planned in Westfield this year | Business - MassLive.com - - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2010)

      New commercial, industrial growth planned in Westfield this year | Business - MassLive.com - - MassLive.com Knapik cites the scheduled completion of the $60 million Great River Bridge project, start up of the new $25 million Home Depot Rapid Distribution Center and $400 million Pioneer Valley Energy Center as well as $15 million in traffic and infrastructure improvements along Main, Elm and Broad streets, as “some exciting things that will happen this year.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Palmer   Westfield

    14. 'Hamp railroad plans on track

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2010)

      Amherst's loss is Northampton's gain, and officials here see a long list of advantages for the city when the high-speed passenger line from Connecticut to Vermont moves to the west side of the Connecticut River. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amtrak   Springfield

    15. Baystate Health system addressing costs of health care

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 13 2010)

      Baystate Health system addressing costs of health care Construction continues on time and on budget on Baystate Medical Center’s $250 million building project, scheduled for a 2012 opening to meet the growing needs of our communities. This is the largest economic development initiative in Western Massachusetts, currently supporting more than 300 construction jobs, with an additional 550 permanent jobs at Baystate with an estimated payroll of $25 million, when completed. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Greenfield

    16. Editorial: Western Massachusetts economy shows signs of life

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 12 2010)

      The road to recovery demands creativity and innovation. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   The Republican

    17. Holyoke high performance computing center project partners' enthusiasm cited by Massachusetts official

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 11 2010)

      Eric Nakajima said plans are on track for the cutting-edge research facility. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    18. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick praises $31 million campus renovation at Greenfield Community College

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 11 2010)

      College officials said the renovations will benefit both GCC and the community. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Greenfield Community College

    19. Cisco Systems announces plans for "spin-off" of high-performance computing center in Holyoke

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 10 2010)

      The plan is to use Cisco’s technology to improve health care, education, public safety and economic opportunities in downtown Holyoke. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    20. Holyoke awaits news on computer center

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 9 2010)

      Holyoke awaits news on computer centerMassLive.comEric Nakajima, a senior policy adviser with the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development who is quarterbacking the computing center ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    21. Beacon Hill bids to boost business

      Explore Boston.com (Feb 8 2010)

      Governor Deval Patrick and Senate President Therese Murray plan to propose this week several ways to improve the Bay State’s business climate, saying they need to be more aggressive in steering the region out of its economic malaise. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Office of Travel

    22. Massachusetts Business Development Officials Set Up Outpost at Cambridge Innovation Center

      Explore xconomy.com (Feb 5 2010)

      I stopped by the Cambridge Innovation Center this afternoon to welcome a special newcomer to the neighborhood (Xconomy’s headquarters is just three blocks away). It was Jason Schupbach, the creative economy director for the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. Schupbach—who is already a familiar face around the local innovation community, of course—is in the vanguard of [...] (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

    23. Deal inked for Patterson land, the would-be economic engine for town

      Explore Amherst Bulletin (Feb 4 2010)

      Deal inked for Patterson land, the would-be economic engine for townAmherst BulletinShaffer said he has already had conversations with Allan Blair, president of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Commission, on how to bring a ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Allan W. Blair

    24. Holyoke Community College trustees want to make sure diversity of faculty and staff keeps pace with student body

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 2 2010)

      Holyoke Community College trustees want to make sure diversity of faculty and staff keeps pace with student body The number of Latino students attending the college has increased from 700 four years ago to 1,500 now. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   William F. Messner

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