1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Springfield receives grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 8 2010)

      Springfield receives grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Springfield was one of only 20 communities nationwide to receive funds to increase energy efficiency in schools and municipal buildings. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    9. Cloud Camp coming to Western Mass

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 5 2010)

      On April 20, 2010, CloudCamp Western Massachusetts http://cloudcamp.org/westernmass  will take place at the National Science Foundation funded National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center) at Springfield Technical Community College. This event is organized by CloudCam (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    10. Springfield gives tax break to Titeflex Corp. to keep company from moving to South Carolina | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 4 2010)

      Springfield gives tax break to Titeflex Corp. to keep company from moving to South Carolina | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com The city has approved a special tax incentive agreement for Titeflex Corp. that will keep the manufacturing company and its 100 employees in East Springfield rather than accepting enticements to move to South Carolina. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Springfield

    11. Springfield businesses banding together to help city's schools

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 3 2010)

      “It’s in the business community’s interest that we have people who are well prepared to take the jobs that we all have in our communities,” said John H. Davis. “It’s an ever-changing world and the skill levels of people coming into the work force has to be ever improving.” Davis and Nicholas A. Fyntrilakis, assistant vice president for community responsibility at MassMutual Financial Group, are co-founders of Springfield Business Leaders for Education. The 35-member group also includes executives from business mainstays such as United Bank, Big Y Foods Inc. and Baystate Health. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Baystate Health

    12. Massachusetts Invests $160000 To Provide Youth Green Jobs Training

      Explore The Gov Monitor (Mar 3 2010)

      Stimulus Funds Help Prepare Unemployed for Contemporary Trade Jobs; Boston, Lowell and Springfield Organizations Receive Grants. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. '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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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