1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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