1. Articles mentioning both Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts and Chicopee

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    1. Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 14 2014)

      Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant ...0 Avery Dennison built the Chicopee plant at a cost of $14 million. Avery Dennison had 350 workers at the new Chicopee plant when it opened. It's been a tough period for remnants of the region's once-prominent paper ind... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke   Westfield

    2. Allan Blair, president and CEO of Western Mass Economic Development Council, to retire at end of 2014

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2014)

      Allan Blair, president and CEO of Western Mass Economic Development Council, to retire at end of 2014 ... have winters and we have expenses other parts of the country don't have." Born in Springfield and raised in Chicopee, Blair worked in vocational education and job before taking jobs at the Springfield Chamber of Commer... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Amherst

    3. EDC Promotes Western Mass Presence at Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 20 2013)

      EDC Promotes Western Mass Presence at Paris Air Show ...ny years. So they askedthe EDC for support. Although space was officially “sold out” in the US pavilion,the EDC was able to acquire a space for three companies. We agreed tocoordinate the administration of the Massachu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   Springfield   Chicopee

    4. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is important for Massachusetts business

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2012)

      F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is important for Massachusetts business ...lso advocating very hard too keep Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield or Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee open despite the budget crunch. Efforts to protect those bases and their civilian jobs have dominated... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   Chicopee   Westfield

    5. EDC to Host Industry Sector Series

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 12 2012)

      ...North America from Chicopee) will participate in a roundtable discussion. A networking reception will follow. EDC President and CEO Allan W. Blair will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The EDC is pleased to collaborate w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    6. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 7 2011)

      Profiles in Business ... coping with all this change and evolution, Blair said he also has to deal with the high expectations for the EDC, a situation magnified by the recession and the critical need for jobs, especially in urban centers trying... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

    7. WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RECEIVES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL GRANT

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 7 2011)

      WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RECEIVES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL GRANT ...NT EOHED distributes $65,000 to Western Mass EDC in first round State Representative Joseph F. Wagner (D-Chicopee) and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development announced today that the Economic Devel... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    8. Western Massachusetts: the next life sciences hub?

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 1 2011)

      ...ng into the  area, including Seahorse Bioscience Inc., which has been expanding its biomanufacturing plant in Chicopee that it acquired from Innovative Microplate Inc. six years ago. And Nuclea Biotechnologies, a cancer ... (Read Full Article)

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

    9. Innovators hold key place in region

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 12 2011)

      Innovators hold key place in region ...The creation of ethanol from cellulosic plant materials and the "Q" microbe being commercialized by Qteros in Chicopee; • And the enhanced renewable power generation and connectivity by the Holyoke Gas & Electric Co. tha... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    10. Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield deals with defections

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 31 2011)

      Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield deals with defections ..., like Westmass Area Development Corp., have projects going on elsewhere. “You can say all they care about is Chicopee, or all they care about is Ludlow Mills,” Ciuffreda said. “But it’s one economy. You can’t be par... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Russell Denver   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    11. Defense industry jobs are critical to Western Massachusetts economy but often overlooked

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 3 2011)

      Defense industry jobs are critical to Western Massachusetts economy but often overlooked ...ALLAN BLAIR and RICHARD LORD Even in the midst of the worst economic downturn in a generation, Hoppe Tool, of Chicopee has seen its gross sales revenues increase 10 percent since early 2009. Since 2001, Berkshire Industr... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Chicopee

    12. Signs of Improvement

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 28 2010)

      Signs of Improvement ...mism Westover Road in Chicopee Lym Tech Scientific will soon be moving into this building on Westover Road in Chicopee, an acquisition that is one of many positive signs for the local economy. Kent Pecoy says he can alwa... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Russell Denver   Baystate Health   Springfield

    13. Top Women-Led Businesses

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 26 2010)

      Top Women-Led Businesses ..., President of United Personnel Services in Springfield, Anne Paradis, Chief Executive Officer of MicroTek in Chicopee and Kathryn Selvia, President of NEPM in Wilbraham for being recognized as one of Massachusetts' top ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   MicroTek

    14. Two New Projects Announced

      Explore From the EDC (Aug 25 2010)

      ...this 224 acre vestige of the Cold War to a source of employment for the people of Western Massachusetts”. The EDC wishes to acknowledge the role the WMDC staff and real estate broker Jennings Associates in concluding the... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Campanelli Companies   Coca-Cola   Northampton

    15. EDC and Regional Companies to Attend Medical Device Trade Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 7 2010)

      ...s development colleagues in the Team New England pavilion. But this year we will add a new twist. The EDC The EDC will represent the region at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) trade show in New York this week,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Chicopee

    16. Dielectrics Hosts Medical Device Briefing

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 2 2010)

      ...form bill. The EDC did not take a p Earlier this week, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown chose Dielectrics in Chicopee to host a roundtable discussion with area medical device manufacturing companies. Senator Brown's vis... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Dielectrics

    17. Massachusetts Highlights Regional Economic Summit

      Explore The Gov Monitor (Mar 22 2010)

      ... Topics: 2010, academia, Boston, business, Chicopee, City of Springfield, clean energy, economic development, Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, economic growth, economic recovery, Economy, education,... (Read Full Article)

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

    18. The EDC Welcomes French Delegation

      Explore From the EDC (Dec 2 2009)

      ...vestment. Optics companies from throughout the Commonwealth will attend this session, including Hoppe Tool of Chicopee, representing the Western Mass optics cluster. For more information on the Massachusetts Office of In... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    19. EDC Congratulates Qteros

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 15 2009)

      ...he University of Massachusetts, announced that it is building a pilot plant at Westover Air Park in Chicopee. EDC and Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation President and CEO Allan Blair joined numerous dignit The... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    20. Springfield ranks high for biotech readiness - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2009)

      ...,500 square feet of available space for a business incubator in its building, Abair said. Vacant sites in the Chicopee River Business Park and at the Smith & Wesson Industrial Park are already approved for biotechnology ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Baystate Health

    21. Massachusetts Biotechnology Council gives Springfield high rating for companies looking to set up laboratories or factories

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2009)

      Massachusetts Biotechnology Council gives Springfield high rating for companies looking to set up laboratories or factories ...,500 square feet of available space for a business incubator in its building, Abair said. Vacant sites in the Chicopee River Business Park and at the Smith & Wesson Industrial Park are already approved for biotechnology ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Baystate Health

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