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    1. EDC Emphasizes Cooperation with Regional Partners

      There are two stories in today’s EDC Business News that have at their core the notion that cooperation is the key to economic development in today’s global economy. One story focuses on New England-wide collaboration, which recently led to the announced Northeast Utilities-N Star merger. Another describes how New England’s Knowledge Corridor received the largest (per capita) federal planning grant to assess opportunities in the Hartford-Springfield area, the new “Twin Cities”, according to Tim Brennan of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.   The EDC has been a champion of this approach for over a decade. We are a ...
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    2. Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership gets $4.2 million to boost Knowledge Corridor | masslive.com

      Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership gets $4.2 million to boost Knowledge Corridor | masslive.com
      “It’s transportation connected to housing and housing connected to environmental quality,” said Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. “What we’re trying to do is take Springfield and Hartford and make them the twin cities of the Knowledge Corridor much like Minneapolis and St. Paul are in Minnesota.”
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    3. Asnuntuck Manufacturing Technology Center A Boon To Aerospace Industry

      “It’s literally booming in our area,” said Frank Gulluni, director of the Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. “Jobs are plentiful at this time for people with this skill set. The people in the aerospace industry will tell you, if the talent pool is there, we have jobs for them.”
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    4. UMass celebrates new $156.5 million laboratory science building; gets word of state aid for new classroom building

      UMass celebrates new $156.5 million laboratory science building; gets word of state aid for new classroom building
      Michael F. Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, said earlier this week said that the Integrated Sciences Building is focused on teaching and the new building will provide research space for graduate students and faculty. The building “will be heavily focused on life science. It’s a good growth area for us,” Malone said. The state, he added, “has a set a priority for the life sciences. We want to be part of that.”
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    5. Springfield Technical Community College opens new lounge designed for the 250 veterans studying on campus

      Springfield Technical Community College opens new lounge designed for the 250 veterans studying on campus
      So when Springfield Technical Community College opens a new student center next week, it will not just be expanding services for the 250 veterans and service members enrolled on the Armory Square campus. It will be setting a new standard for student lounges everywhere. “The location is like a dream come true,” said Carol M. Mathison, a counselor involved in the five-year search for funding and a space for the project.
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    6. Springfield College president Richard Flynn calls decision to retire, 'one of the toughest decisions of my professional life'

      Springfield College president Richard Flynn calls decision to retire, 'one of the toughest decisions of my professional life'
      Flynn called his decision to retire “one of the toughest decisions of my professional life.” “For me, serving as president of Springfield College has been a true labor of love. To the students,faculty, staff, members of the leadership team, alumni, trustees and others who have shared this wonderful journey with me, I’m deeply grateful for your support, commitment, and dedication,” he said in a prepared statement. .
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    7. University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert Holub forecasts severe cuts in federal aid

      University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert Holub forecasts severe cuts in federal aid
      University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub told the Faculty Senate Thursday that the Amherst campus has weathered the current fiscal year with a combination of budget cuts and revenue increases, but he warned that it faces severe cuts in federal aid in coming years.
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    8. Knowledge Corridor Campaign Marks Tenth Anniversary

      This month marks the tenth anniversary of the formation of the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership (“HSEP”) and our “New England’s Knowledge Corridor” business development campaign. Two members of the HSEP Steering Committee, one each from Connecticut and Massachusetts, have been making presentations to the Boards of Directors of our collaborating partners to mark the occasion, highlight the accomplishments of our first decade and talk about priorities for our second decade. For instance, Doug Fisher of Northeast Utilities and Tim Brennan of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission presented to the EDC Board this morning. EDC President and CEO Allan Blair and ...
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    9. Business Monday Debuts With Feature About AMICCON

      The EDC would like to congratulate Springfield Republican Publisher George Arwady and his team for the successful launch of Business Monday, a new tabloid that will appear weekly. MassLive, the online home of the Republican, has spruced up its business section, too. The EDC will continue to drive content from MassLive via our daily News Briefing. An example is the feature story in the inaugural issue about AMICCON, a new organization that is planning a manufacturers trade show at the MassMutual Center in November. Many manufacturers are enthusiastic about the opportunities that AMICCON represents.
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