1. About Allan W. Blair

    Allan W. Blair

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

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    1. CNR will create good, family supporting jobs for our skilled trades, and stimulate a logistically convenient vendor network that will make our region even more attractive for additional rail car manufacturing and assembly.
      In Viewpoint: CNR Changchun's plan to build facility in Springfield complements bright future for region
    2. It certainly is good for Springfield to have two contenders interested in putting their facility here. But only one can win.
      In With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for
    3. We understand the political realities.
      In Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong
    4. Now the airport can be much more flexible.
      In Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong
    5. We continue to believe that for the city of Westfield, a business improvement district is an important continued asset to grow their economy.
      In Uncertain future for Westfield BID, but others on solid ground, EDC head says | masslive.com
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
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    2. Allan Blair's economic leadership served region well: Editorial

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 12 2014)

      Allan Blair's economic leadership served region well: Editorial ...pringfield, the WestMass Area Development Corporation and the Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation. Allan Blair, who retires at the end of December after 18 years as president and CEO of the business-funded Eco... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    3. Richard Sullivan's return to Western Massachusetts as head of the Economic Development Council bodes well for the region: Editorial

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 19 2014)

      Richard Sullivan's return to Western Massachusetts as head of the Economic Development Council bodes well for the region: Editorial ...a coup by “recapturing” Richard K. Sullivan Jr. as its president and CEO. Sullivan will assume the post when Allan W. Blair, who currently holds the post, retires after 44 years in the field. An energetic leader, a dyn... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   Allan W. Blair

    4. Rick Sullivan, Gov. Deval Patrick's chief of staff, poised to become president & Ceo of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 18 2014)

      Rick Sullivan, Gov. Deval Patrick's chief of staff, poised to become president & Ceo of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development ...n, of Westfield, formerly Mayor of Westfield and state Energy & Environmental Affairs secretary, will succeed Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council (EDC) since it was created in 1996. Blai... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Westfield

    5. Westover economic impact decline does not panic Chicopee officials, but they will watch for future drops

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 3 2014)

      Westover economic impact decline does not panic Chicopee officials, but they will watch for future drops ...ce, but we're glad to continue to support the economies of communities near the base significantly, he said. Allan W. Blair, president of Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation which operates several business par... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Allan W. Blair   Chicopee Chamber of Commerce

    6. Viewpoint: CNR Changchun's plan to build facility in Springfield complements bright future for region

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 21 2014)

      Viewpoint: CNR Changchun's plan to build facility in Springfield complements bright future for region ...work that will make our region even more attractive for additional rail car manufacturing and assembly,” said Allan Blair, president of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. You could develop a clus... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    7. With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 10 2014)

      With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for ... a growing tax base." There are a number of other bidders. But no others are interested in Springfield, said Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. Blair expects... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    8. Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 5 2014)

      Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong ...d lower fares," Dillon said. Springfield business leaders have long wanted a say in Bradley management, said Allan W. Blair , President and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. At first, th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Allan W. Blair

    9. Foreign Investment: is Greater Springfield ready for a surge? | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 24 2014)

      Foreign Investment: is Greater Springfield ready for a surge? | masslive ...trial uses. Those 10,320 jobs place Springfield 79th out of 100 metropolitan areas in terms of raw numbers. Allan W. Blair  CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council said the number will only grow with Germa... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Stop & Shop   Springfield   Chicopee

    10. Uncertain future for Westfield BID, but others on solid ground, EDC head says | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 28 2014)

      Uncertain future for Westfield BID, but others on solid ground, EDC head says | masslive.com ...etition to dissolve the organization. Whichever way the council votes, this problem stays in Westfield, said Allan Blair, president and CEO of The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. Blair said he do... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    11. Gov. Deval Patrick: Make Westover a freight hub

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2014)

      Gov. Deval Patrick: Make Westover a freight hub ...izing that much of this region's air freight now comes through Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. Allan W. Blair, president of the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp., said not only is Logan hemmed in, bu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Bradley International Airport   Massport

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

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