1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Stimulus grants go to 3 cities

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 19 2009)

      BOSTON - The cities of Northampton, Springfield and Westfield will receive special one-time grants for economic development and job training through the federal stimulus law. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Northampton

    2. Region focusing on tourist dollars

      Explore telegram.com FRONTPAGE (Jul 17 2009)

      WORCESTER - Business can be fun, and fun can be serious business. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    3. 2300 more jobs lost in Mass. last month

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 16 2009)

      2300 more jobs lost in Mass. last month The Republican - MassLive.com2300 more jobs lost in Mass. last monthThe Republican - MassLive.comMassachusetts has 3.18 million jobs, according to statewide statistics released Thursday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. Western Mass. package store owners lament new state tax on alcohol

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 15 2009)

      Once the tax takes effect, there will be little incentive for Connecticut residents to buy liquor across the state line, merchants fear. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke   Westfield

    5. Sale of homes jumps 52% in Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 14 2009)

      The median price increased, too, by 2.7%. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley

    6. Green companies to seek state help - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 13 2009)

      Springfield - MassLive.com (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Westfield

    7. State has $1.5 billion in federal stimulus funds

      Explore Boston.com (Jul 12 2009)

      Gov. M. Jodi Rell's office says more than $1.5 billion in federal stimulus funds have been committed to initiatives in Connecticut. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. The Western Mass EDC Congratulates the City of Holyoke

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 10 2009)

      In the wake of yesterday’s official announcement by Governor Deval Patrick, the EDC applauds the City of Holyoke and the economic development team responsible for successfully negotiating the decision to develop a new $80-$100-million high performance computer center there. EDC President and CEO A (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Allan W. Blair

    9. Associated Industries of Massachusetts welcomes Dawn Creighton

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 10 2009)

      Dawn Creighton of Williamsburg has been named regional director of member relations for Western Massachusetts by Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), a nonpartisan, nonprofit employer association of 6,500 Bay State businesses and institutions.  In her new position, Creighton will work wi (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    10. Green companies suggest tax breaks and help finding talent as ways ...

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 9 2009)

      HOLYOKE - Giving tax breaks and helping find talent are among the ways state government can help their emerging businesses, the leaders of green companies said during a forum Friday at Holyoke Community College. The program was the fourth session of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Westfield

    11. Associated Industries of Massachusetts to offer courses in customer services at Springfield Technical Community College

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 7 2009)

      The instructors will come from the business world. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Mass. business leaders reported losing confidence in economy

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 7 2009)

      A year ago, business confidence was 48.9 on a 100-point scale. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    13. Business community sets sights on a revitalized Pittsfield

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Jul 6 2009)

      Business community sets sights on a revitalized Pittsfield Business community sets sights on a revitalized PittsfieldBerkshire Eagle"I think of Northampton, I think of people who park and walk around all the streets, see the shops," Wright said. "Pittsfield could be like that, ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Northampton

    14. Hoop City Jazz & Arts Festival in Springfield gets good review

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 5 2009)

      Hoop City Jazz & Arts Festival in Springfield gets good review Organizers said the good weather and a change of venue to Springfield Technical Community College helped the turnout. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Ira Rubenzahl

    15. Merrill Lynch pays $300,000 to settle with Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 3 2009)

      $225,000 of the sum will compensate the state for fees and investigation costs and $75,000 will be used to educate and train treasurers and other municipal finance officials on investment management practices. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    16. Mass. RMV to close 11 branches, add 5 new offices

      Explore www1.whdh.com (Jul 3 2009)

      Mass. RMV to close 11 branches, add 5 new offices BOSTON -- The state Registry of Motor Vehicles is closing 11 branches statewide and opening five new branches in a move it says will save $1.7 million annually. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Tax loophole closed for UMass campus hotel

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 1 2009)

      Beginning next month hotels on educational campuses will be subject to the state rooms tax (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski   Amherst

    18. Let's hear it for the Armor

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 1 2009)

      Springfield's NBA Development League affiliate is armed and ready to do basketball battle now that it has an official name and logo. So, let's hear it for the Springfield Armor. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Armory   Michael Savit   Springfield

    19. Merrill Lynch to pay $300K to Bay State

      Explore bizjournals (Jul 1 2009)

      Merrill Lynch will pay Massachusetts $300,000 over the sales of auction rate securities to Springfield, Mass., an investment that triggered an investigation and resulted in a $14 million repayment to the city. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. Patrick talks economy in South End

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jun 30 2009)

      Patrick talks economy in South EndWWLP 22NewsThe Governor told 22NEWS he's also fighting to keep the Western Massachusetts Governor's office in Springfield open. He's calling for some amendments to the ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Massachusetts looks for bids to bring solar power to more public buildings, including Westfield State College

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 30 2009)

      State officials have not released a total cost for the projects. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield

    22. Springfield finance board ends oversight of city

      Explore Boston.com (Jun 30 2009)

      In one of its final official acts, the Springfield Finance Control Board has approved a $528.6 million budget for the city's new fiscal year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    23. Holub: A plan for a UMass presence expected in six months

      Explore The Reminder Online (Jun 30 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD -- University of Massachusetts (UMass) Chancellor Robert C. Holub said last week that he hopes to have a plan in place within six months for a formal UMass presence in the city. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    24. University of Massachusetts researchers win grant support

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 26 2009)

      Wilson established the science awards in 2004 and the creative economy awards in 2007 as part of the university's efforts to support faculty research and promote economic development in the state, according to the release. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Amherst

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