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    Amherst

    Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2000 census, the population was 34,874. The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, three of the Five Colleges. The name of the town is correctly pronounced without the h ("AM-erst"), unlike some other towns of the same name.

    The communities of Amherst Center, North Amherst, and South Amherst are census-designated places.

    Amherst is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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    1. This fits in perfectly with the mission of UMass Amherst.
      In Pilot Qteros biofuels plant in Springfield may have future creating ethanol microbes - MassLive.com
    2. We've really grown with Springfield, and we have the branch offices in Westfield and in Northampton and Amherst now.
      In STCC honors 6 businesses with induction into Western Massachusetts Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
    3. Judge said the city will host its third developers' conference on Oct. 27 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Another centerpiece will be the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Clean Energy Connections third annual conference and opportunity fair set for Oct. 20 at the MassMutual Center. "The city is working so hard to create programs and images and perceptions that Springfield is a city on the move, Michel said.
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    2. Chicopee's Westover Air base could diversify mission add jobs with new refueling tanker planes

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      Chicopee's Westover Air base could diversify mission add jobs with new refueling tanker planes ... Aeronautics Research, Development and Training Center in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Some of the money will also create a solar farm on former housing land just outside the base. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Boeing   Springfield

    3. Innovative startups show off to business leaders at Springfield's Valley Venture Mentors

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      Innovative startups show off to business leaders at Springfield's Valley Venture Mentors ...y, for their unparalleled support," said Lauren. The Pip is an invention of Petsimpl, a past winner of UMass Amherst's Innovation Challenge. Founder Dave Waymouth said it attaches to a pet's collars, monitors the animal... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    4. BRICK workshop in Holyoke gets artists to collaborate and create | masslive

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      BRICK workshop in Holyoke gets artists to collaborate and create | masslive ...pshade. As part of the tour, business and civic leaders from the EDC visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst as well as a variety of co-working locations: TechSpring innovation center in Springfield and CoWorkSp... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    5. Entrepreneurship Tour: UMass uses business startups as a teaching tool | masslive

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      Entrepreneurship Tour: UMass uses business startups as a teaching tool | masslive ...o a job they might not have thought of," Wooldridge said. He was one of about 20 University of Massachusetts Amherst speakers Friday during a day-long entrepreneurship tour of the Pioneer Valley organized by the Economi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    6. UMass Amherst establishes Center for Data Science to harness power of statistics | masslive

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      UMass Amherst establishes Center for Data Science to harness power of statistics | masslive ...event. Springfield's MassMutual Financial Group announced that it will locate its computer analytics team in Amherst. UMass plans to spend $100 million in the next decade, money drawn from the state and federal governm... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Baystate Health

    7. How UMass Amherst students' FogKicker invention could change your car's windshield | masslive

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      How UMass Amherst students' FogKicker invention could change your car's windshield | masslive ... FogKicker, a coating technology with potential applications for millions of people. After winning the UMass Amherst Innovation Challenge and its $25,000 top prize last month, the FogKicker team is looking to keep movin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    8. Western Mass EDC to host tour highlighting role of co-working spaces in innovation economy | masslive

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      Western Mass EDC to host tour highlighting role of co-working spaces in innovation economy | masslive ... Holyoke before returning to TechSpring and Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield Friday afternoon. While at Amherst, the group will hear from the scientists behind GeckSkin, a substance so powerful that that an index-c... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Baystate Health

    9. Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation elevator pitch competition offers cash awards | masslive

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      Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation elevator pitch competition offers cash awards | masslive ...ature a student representative from each of the participating local colleges: American International College, Amherst College, Bay Path University, Elms College, Greenfield Community College, Hampshire College, Holyoke C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    10. Western Mass Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tour

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      Western Mass Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tour ...ation is required for both tours.  Agenda: 8AM – Bus leaves from Tower Square 9:00AM – 11:30AM - UMass Amherst Noon – Lunch, Hosted by UMass 12:45PM - BRICK Workspace, Holyoke – Tour of new collaborative workspace... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    11. UMass Amherst Data Science Center Launch Event

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      UMass Amherst Data Science Center Launch Event ...m - 04:00 pm Bringing together leaders in academia, industry and government, the launch event for the UMass Amherst Center for Data Science will include a keynote presentation by the head of the Computer Information Sc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Amherst

    12. UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring

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      UMass professor Sandra Petersen to receive Presidential Award for STEM mentoring ...se ceremony later this year. Petersen, a professor in the veterinary and animal sciences department at UMass Amherst, since 2003 has served as executive director and a mentor for the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Educ... (Read Full Article)

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    13. MakerBot Innovation Center opens 3D printer in Umass Amherst library

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      MakerBot Innovation Center opens 3D printer in Umass Amherst library ...The MakerBot Innovation Center opened today in the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Dubois Library. Featuring over 50 3D printers, the first MakerBot lab in a university library will focus on project-... (Read Full Article)

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    14. UMass Amherst hosts conference encouraging minority teenagers to consider career in nursing

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      UMass Amherst hosts conference encouraging minority teenagers to consider career in nursing ...ative. "Increasing Workforce Diversity in Nursing is a project sponsored by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College of Nursing. The principal investigator Dr. Jean Swinney wrote the grant and secured approximat... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    15. Holyoke Community College HCC awarded $625,540 grant to support students in STEM majors | masslive

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      Holyoke Community College HCC awarded $625,540 grant to support students in STEM majors | masslive ...clude Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Mass. College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Smith College, Western New England University, along with "industry partners" Massachusetts Green Hig... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Smith College

    16. Berkshire Gas imposes Hampshire County hookup moratorium blocking projects in Amherst, Hadley while calling for Kinder Morgan pipeline | masslive

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      Berkshire Gas imposes Hampshire County hookup moratorium blocking projects in Amherst, Hadley while calling for Kinder Morgan pipeline | masslive ... Natural gas is a necessity for businesses in downtown Amherst, said Sarah La Cour, executive director of the Amherst Business Improvement District. For one thing, most developers assumed it would be available. Secondly,... (Read Full Article)

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