1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. Springfield Visitor Information Center building fails to attract potential tenants

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 26 2009)

      The center plans to the nearby Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame building. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    19. Unemployment rate in Greater Springfield rises to 8.4% despite 3,200 new jobs

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 23 2009)

      State officials said the new jobs are likely the result of seasonal hiring. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    20. Springfield's NBA D-League team to announce name, logo

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 23 2009)

      Springfield's NBA Development League team will announce it's team name, logo and colors on June 30 in a ceremony at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield. The event is open to the public. Springfield's NBA Development League team will reveal ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Michael Savit   Springfield

    21. In Northampton, a Developing Story Is Taking Shape

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 23 2009)

      Although their presence and popularity help keep the city vibrant, there's a bountiful other menu of economic-development plans sizzling on the burner. The recipes for success, which have taken time, patience, and a lot of engineering to develop, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Smith College   West Springfield

    22. State budget to spur service, job cuts

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 22 2009)

      The speaker said it is impossible to balance the budget with tax and fee increases alone. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra

    23. Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative promise not yet fulfilled

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 22 2009)

      State investment in life sciences has been called an 'economic engine' for the commonwealth's economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    24. Jobless rate trails nation's - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2009)

      But 2008 was a record year for home foreclosures in Hampden County with 1040 completed mortgage foreclosures, up 41.7 percent compared with the 734 foreclosures in 2007. The previous record of 818 was set in 1997. Last month in Hampshire County, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

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