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    1. 2011 Logistics Conference - MEDIA ADVISORY

      Springfield MA-- Associated Industries of Massachusetts (“AIM”) and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (“EDC”) are hosting a Logistics Conference on Tuesday, March 29 at the Sheraton Springfield hotel. The Conference features Keynote Speaker Curtis Spencer, President of IMS Worldwide, a site selection and supply chain management consultant to multinational firms.      
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    2. Springfield logistics conference to focus on the cost of moving goods in a time of rising oil prices

      Springfield logistics conference to focus on the cost of moving goods in a time of rising oil prices
      The EDC and Associated Industries of Massachusetts, a Boston-based business lobbying group , are hosting a Logistics Conference from 1:45 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel, in Springfield. The cost is $25 and more information is available from either Graney at m.graney@westernmassedc.com or Dawn Creighton of Associated Industries at dcreighton@aimnet.org.
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    3. Conn. governor in Washington seeking high-speed rail funds

      Conn. governor in Washington seeking high-speed rail funds
      The money would fund the planned commuter rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Mass. Connecticut has already committed $286 million to the project, which is expected to cost about $800 million. The federal government already approved $161 million and Malloy and the congressional delegation have been looking for federal funding to help cover the remainder of the cost.
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    4. Proposed Bills Could Rev Up Bradley International Airport as an Economic Engine

      Proposed Bills Could Rev Up Bradley International Airport as an Economic Engine
      Bradley is also viewed as our airport in Western New England,” Alan Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Western Massachusetts. “We regard Bradley as our portal to the rest of the world.” Blair said more autonomy would allow the airport to focus on route development which is a key to economic development. Blair said the airport currently has no route development specialist which hurts when there are companies that want to have routes to Bradley.
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    5. EDC and AIM to Host Logistics Conference

      The EDC and Associated Industries of Massachusetts (“AIM”) are hosting a Logistics Conference on Tuesday afternoon, March 29 at the Sheraton Springfield hotel. The EDC and AIM want to thank conference sponsor, U.S. Trust, and supporters GZA and the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership. Here are links to the invitation to the event -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/2011logistics/  --

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    6. West Springfield rail yard, railroads and area port sparking business growth

      West Springfield rail yard, railroads and area port sparking business growth
      CSX has wrapped up a $10 million expansion and renovation of the West Springfield facility in order to more efficiently handle containerized shipping. CSX also hopes to complete by the end of this year a $25 million project increasing the clearances on its rights of way to allow for double-stacked trains.
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    7. West Springfield Mayor Edward Gibson says extraordinary economic development in 2010 will be hard to beat ...

      West Springfield Mayor Edward Gibson says extraordinary economic development in 2010 will be hard to beat ...
      The other huge project that got started in 2010 was the mammoth expansion of CSX’s freight yard, a project which Gibson put at $10 million. “That will definitely lead to a rejuvenation of our Main Street-Union Street corridor and hopefully lead to future development in the area of the West Springfield trade center,” Gibson said.
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    8. Scuderi engine to report savings - MassLive.com

      Hoping to spark a revolution in how internal combustion engines are designed, the Scuderi Group is set to announce today that laboratory simulation tests have shown their "split cycle" engine consumes up to 36 percent less fuel than a conventional engine when running the same course in a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier. The company, which has raised nearly $65 million from investors, has received interest in its innovative engine design from Honda, Peugeot, Daimler and Fiat, according to published reports.
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    9. Nearly 4 million New Englanders expected to travel over Christmas and New Year's | masslive.com

      Nearly 4 million New Englanders expected to travel over Christmas and New Year's | masslive.com
      Peter Pan Bus Lines in Springfield has already gotten its holiday travel season off to a strong start, said Robert J. Schwarz, executive vice president of Peter Pan. Peter Pan’s popularity among college students means that the holiday travel rush started Friday, Dec. 19. “Once the kids finish their exams they are on their way home,” he said. “We are very excited. The weekend was very strong, too, and from Boston, New York and Providence.” The company plans to move more than 200,000 people from Dec. 19 through Jan. 2, more than half of those passengers will pass ...
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    10. On Logistics

      Last week I had the opportunity to listen to two site selectors who manage global logistics practices. The first was Curtis Spencer, President of IMS Worldwide, who spoke at the Consultants Forum Conference, which I attended to meet with a variety of site selectors and hear updates on topics ranging from the global climate for foreign direct investment (“FDI”) to opportunities in various industry sectors. The second was Tim Feemster who manages Grubb & Ellis’s global logistics practice, the keynote speaker at the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership. The EDC also hosted Tim for a luncheon with local business executives and economic ...
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    11. On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy

      On the right track: CSX rails and access to ports could stoke Pioneer Valley's economy
      “That’s your niche,” Timothy Feemster, senior vice president and director of Dallas -based real estate company Grubb & Ellis, said last week at an event sponsored by the Hartford Springfield Economic Partnership. “If the cost of fuel goes up, it’s going to be even more important.”
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    12. Additional federal funds awarded to Knowledge Corridor rail project

      Additional federal funds awarded to Knowledge Corridor rail project
      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said, “Having been an outspoken and longtime supporter of high speed rail, both an east-west and a north-south line, I am very pleased with this development.” Neal added, “It is another example of our delegation working together to make high speed rail in Massachusetts a reality.”
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    13. Mobility means more vigor for state’s gateway cities - The Boston Globe

      Springfield’s Union Station has been boarded up for 38 years, but a planned refurbishing of the building as a commuter rail, Amtrak, and regional bus center could dramatically increase the possibilities for that city. The $70 million project — which is still at least $20 million short in financing — would turn the city into a hub for high-speed rail service between Vermont and New York. With 28 trips through that “knowledge corridor’’ every day, under a $121 million expansion funded through President Obama’s rail initiative, Springfield would suddenly become a lower-cost alternative for office work that might otherwise be ...
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