1. About Allan W. Blair

    Allan W. Blair

    Allan W. Blair is the President and CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council.

  2. Quotes

    1. The fear was we were going to lose all the economic spin-off that came from the 8,000 people who had lived there.
      In Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary
    2. It was creating a big vacancy when all the people went away. It was scary.
      In Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary
    3. He knew everything about the base and he was the logical person to take it over.
      In Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary
    4. All this area is flat there is sandy soil so there is good drainage and good access to highways.
      In Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary
    5. It came together with a combination of business and leisure travel and showed it could work but the company went bankrupt.
      In Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary
    6. Thirty-two years after we opened we still haven't found our niche.
      In Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary
    7. One of the advantages of this property is potential businesses could be seen from the Mass Turnpike.
      In Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary
    8. Manufacturing generally has been pretty stable in Western Massachusetts, especially in the precision aspect of manufacturing .
      In Western Mass. manufacturing firms innovate and diversify to keep
    9. As the job market changes they are even more invaluable to us because of the complexity of the workplace and the need to prepare people for these new and complex jobs.
      In Outlook 2014: Western Massachusetts colleges and universities address market
    10. You have to have a fertile network of angel investors to become commercial enterprises.
      In Outlook 2014: Western Massachusetts colleges and universities address market
  1. Allan W. Blair

    0 Comments Leave a Comment

    1-15 of 93 // 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 »
    1. Mentioned In 93 Articles

    2. Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 14 2014)

      Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant ...rth Paper in Turners Falls, Onyx Speciality Paper in Lee and Dalton's Crane & Co. are still in the industry. Allan W. Blair is retiring as president and CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council said the Aver... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke   Westfield

    3. Outlook 2014: Allan Blair, president of Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, says jobs, business and investment opportunity knocking at region's door | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2014)

      Outlook 2014: Allan Blair, president of Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, says jobs, business and investment opportunity knocking at region's door | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river ...ients for success in place. We are, indeed, ready for the opportunities ahead. I am looking forward to 2014! Allan W. Blair is president and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council; to learn more a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    4. Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 10 2014)

      Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. in Chicopee celebrates 40th anniversary ...as we were going to lose all the economic spin-off that came from the 8,000 people who had lived there,” said Allan W. Blair, president of Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation. In 1973 the military decided to c... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Allan W. Blair

    5. Western Mass. manufacturing firms innovate and diversify to keep

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 8 2014)

      Western Mass. manufacturing firms innovate and diversify to keep ... has been pretty stable in Western Massachusetts, especially in the precision aspect of manufacturing ," said Allan W. Blair, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachus... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory

    6. Outlook 2014: Western Massachusetts colleges and universities address market

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 3 2014)

      Outlook 2014: Western Massachusetts colleges and universities address market ...cause of the complexity of the workplace and the need to prepare people for these new and complex jobs,” said Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Springfield-based Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation. He ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University

    7. 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 ...hairman and chief executive of Springfield-based insurer Health New England, is already set up. SPRINGFIELD - Allan W. Blair is retiring as president and CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council at the end of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Population in Lower Pioneer Valley expected to fall as people age, according

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 4 2013)

      Population in Lower Pioneer Valley expected to fall as people age, according ...ger workers. "There is no way that this is a good news story if these projections turn out to be true," said Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. An aging popu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. Bay Path to Host Cybersecurity Summit October 11, 2013

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 19 2013)

      Bay Path to Host Cybersecurity Summit October 11, 2013 ...ng hosted in collaboration with the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC). According to Allan Blair, President and CEO of the EDC, “Cybersecurity is an emerging business imperative. Businesses... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Allan W. Blair   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Bay Path College

    10. Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges Springfield votes to let casino question move forward

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 30 2013)

      Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges Springfield votes to let casino question move forward ...ty agreement with the city and a belief that the agreement could provide an economic boost to the region. But Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council said the MGM proposal, including the hos... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    11. Western Massachusetts small businesses looking for their piece of casino ... - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 24 2013)

      Western Massachusetts small businesses looking for their piece of casino ... - MassLive.com ...End casino comes to pass. "Whether those business are capable of meeting that demand is another matter," said Allan W. Blair , president and CEO of The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. The $50 milli... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Palmer

    12. EDC, Springfield and Commonwealth Take Pitch to New York

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 12 2013)

      EDC, Springfield and Commonwealth Take Pitch to New York ... Develop Springfield, Nick Fyntrilakis from MassMutual (MassMutual subsidiaryOppenheimer Funds hosted us) and Allan Blair and Mike Graney from the EDC. This was the second pitch delivered by Secretary Bialeckifollowing... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   MassMutual

    13. J. William Ward stepping down from the Regional Employment Board of ... - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2013)

      J. William Ward stepping down from the Regional Employment Board of ... - MassLive.com ...Ward really understands that. Bill’s talents will be missed and he leaves very big shoes to fill at the REB.” Allan W. Blair is president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Council of Western Massach... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Baystate Health   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    14. Donahue Institute study: Pioneer Valley business stable during recession, paths to growth now sought

      Explore masslive.com (May 13 2013)

      Donahue Institute study: Pioneer Valley business stable during recession, paths to growth now sought ...employment growth was a theme in the survey and a sign that businesses are getting more lean to survive, said Allan W. Blair, chairman and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. Blair hopes to ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   MassMutual

    15. For Western Massachusetts to grow, investment must be made in skills of our work force

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 13 2013)

      For Western Massachusetts to grow, investment must be made in skills of our work force ...air is president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. By ALLAN BLAIR Much is being said lately about the so-called "skills gap." A symptom is the seemingly anomalous s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Allan W. Blair

    16. Pioneer Valley colleges, universities growing, adapting to economic climate

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 12 2013)

      Pioneer Valley colleges, universities growing, adapting to economic climate ...o the Pioneer Valley. “Higher education institutions are immensely important to the underlying economy,” says Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council. As enterprises unto themse... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Allan W. Blair   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    17. 1-15 of 93 // 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 »