1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. New economic study ranks Springfield near middle of 100 largest metropolitan areas in U.S.

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 17 2009)

      New economic study ranks Springfield near middle of 100 largest metropolitan areas in U.S. Worcester joined Springfield in the middle 20 cities ranked from 40 to 60. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    2. Massachusetts Collaborative Announces Intention to Build a World-Class Green High-Performance Computer Center and Statewide Research Program in Holyoke

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 17 2009)

      Unprecedented collaboration will position the Commonwealth as leader in next generation of computing technologies and support the state's innovation economy (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Holyoke

    3. EDC posts 'It's Your Move' promotional video for Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 17 2009)

      Check out a new video promoting the benefits of Western Massachusetts for young professionals. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Historic downtown looks to bright future

      Explore recorder.com (Jun 16 2009)

      GREENFIELD -- Greenfield's downtown could take its place as the retail and performing arts hub of Franklin County within the next two to three years, according to the man who has helped building owners acquire almost $2 million in state historic tax ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   William Martin   Greenfield Redevelopment Authority   Northampton

    5. Founder of job-search Web site, Monster.com, tells Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield employment picture will improve

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 11 2009)

      Jeffrey Taylor encouraged businesses to embrace the new. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    6. State says fewer teens in Mass. finding jobs this year than in recent ...

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 11 2009)

      State says fewer teens in Mass. finding jobs this year than in recent ... HOLYOKE - Fewer Massachusetts teens have jobs than in years past, and that means they are missing out on more than just pocket money. Andrew M. Sum, a professor of economics and director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Holyoke

    7. Massachusetts Collaborative Announces Intention to Build a World ...

      Explore web.mit.edu (Jun 11 2009)

      "The potential for breakthrough technologies and research is enormous, and both the center and this collaboration will undoubtedly serve to lift up the City of Holyoke and regional economies throughout Western Massachusetts." High-performance computing ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    8. Holyoke poised for a new identity

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 11 2009)

      The Paper City could one day be known as "Computer City." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    9. John Ratzenberger, 'Cliff' on TV sitcom 'Cheers,' comes to Springfield to talk about need for skilled laborers

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2009)

      John Ratzenberger, 'Cliff' on TV sitcom 'Cheers,' comes to Springfield to talk about need for skilled laborers He is scheduled to speak Thursday night at the Onyx Fusion Bar and Restaurant. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    10. Holyoke eyed for computer complex - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2009)

      "The potential for breakthrough technologies and research is enormous and both the center and collaboration will undoubtedly serve to lift up the City of Holyoke and regional economies throughout Western Massachusetts." EMC vice president for global ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. Harvard, MIT, Cisco Systems, EMC to be part of computer research ...

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 9 2009)

      HOLYOKE - A high-tech computer research center that Mayor Michael J. Sullivan said will "produce thousands of jobs" in the city will bring the talent of world-class companies like EMC and Cisco Systems and renowned universities such as the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    12. Greenfield Takes a Proactive Approach to Economic Development

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 9 2009)

      Greenfield Takes a Proactive Approach to Economic Development A Northampton developer is readying three of these buildings for re-use, specifically a mix of retail, residential, and office space, while the Franklin County Community Development Corp. is revitalizing a fourth, the former First National Bank ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Northampton   Greenfield

    13. Hospitality industry protests liquor tax

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jun 8 2009)

      The Massachusetts State Legislature is considering extending the sales tax to alcohol sales. It's a move that distributors, hotels, and restaurant owners say will hurt their business during a time when their customers are already cutting back. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    14. Video pitches valley - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 5 2009)

      The EDC introduces new marketing video for the region's talent recruitment efforts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Six Flags New England   Springfield

    15. Pioneer Valley businesses seeking new ways to attract young professionals

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 4 2009)

      Pioneer Valley businesses seeking new ways to attract young professionals Springfield Young Professionals have about 400 members and meet twice a month. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Six Flags New England   Springfield

    16. UMass, UConn natural partners

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 3 2009)

      If, as the old saying goes, "two heads are better than one" the combined brain power concentrated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Connecticut at Storrs could become a formidable partnership for regional economic growth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Springfield

    17. Region poised for recovering economy

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 2 2009)

      The Boston Fed president sees recovery starting at the end of this year, but unemployment might not improve until the middle of 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    18. West Springfield passes $77.12 million operating budget for fiscal 2010

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 2 2009)

      Councilor Kathleen Bourque said she was troubled by the $175,000 for unemployment insurance. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    19. NSF grants UMass $250K for online library

      Explore masshightech.com (Jun 1 2009)

      NSF grants UMass $250K for online library The University of Massachusetts Amherst reports it has landed $250,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop an online library of material about conducting research ethically and responsibly. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    20. Boosters of Springfield's arts scene looking at Pittsfield as model they might want to follow

      Explore masslive.com (May 30 2009)

      Boosters of Springfield's arts scene looking at Pittsfield as model they might want to follow A Springfield City Councilor lead a group to see how Pittsfield has reshaped its downtown. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Samuel D. Plotkin and Associates

    21. UMass, UConn getting closer

      Explore masslive.com (May 30 2009)

      EAST WINDSOR, Conn. - Scientists at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University of Connecticut in Storrs work together, and the collaboration is getting more important as the region looks to emerging technologies to spur economic growth, leaders from the universities said on Friday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Baystate Health

    22. Hampden County to get $5.1 million in federal stimulus funds to provide job training, support for laid-off workers

      Explore masslive.com (May 27 2009)

      Hampden County to get $5.1 million in federal stimulus funds to provide job training, support for laid-off workers Hampden County received the largest allocation of the 16 workforce investment boards in the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    23. Seasonal hiring drives Springfield's unemployment rate down

      Explore masslive.com (May 26 2009)

      Seasonal hiring drives Springfield's unemployment rate down An official with the state Division of Unemployment Assistance said about 1,000 more people were employed in April than in March. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Greenfield

    24. State puts wind in new generating plans' sails

      Explore Boston Business Journal (May 26 2009)

      State puts wind in new generating plans' sails State puts wind in new generating plans' sailsBoston Business Journal,  USAThe state's image has been tarnished by lengthy fights to site developments, mainly in western Massachusetts. For example, the Hoosac Wind project, a 30 MW development proposed by Iberdrola SA, has been in the permitting process for nearly eight years, ... (Read Full Article)

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