1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. Holyoke computer center chosen for hydropower and proximity to water

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 18 2009)

      A thirst for power and a thirst for water define high-end computing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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