1. About Amherst

    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.
      In Conference set on innovation
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    2. Investments for the Future

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 27 2015)

      Investments for the Future ....” Sikes said Wohl is typical of many donors to the fund in that he’s a professional from the Northampton-Amherst area (the northern portion of the region seems to be embracing this concept more than the Springfield ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Common Capital   Springfield

    3. Downtown Springfield: UMass Amherst students employ 'tactical urbanism' lessons to create temporary art (photos)

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      Downtown Springfield: UMass Amherst students employ 'tactical urbanism' lessons to create temporary art (photos) ...ink of new ways to take advantage of them. SPRINGFIELD — Graduate students of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Landscape Architectural and Regional Planning brought their ideas from their urban desig... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    4. Hitchcock Center to break ground on new $5.9 million center at Hampshire College

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      Hitchcock Center to break ground on new $5.9 million center at Hampshire College ...dvanced measure of sustainability. Fewer than 10 buildings have been certified, according to a press release. AMHERST – Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Rep. Ellen Story, acting state Department of Energy Resources Co... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    5. Students' innovative ideas wow judges at Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative in Holyoke | masslive

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      Students' innovative ideas wow judges at Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative in Holyoke | masslive ... Dream." Wednesday night also was a dream come true for other student entrepreneurs. Peter Levin from UMass Amherst took second in the elevator pitch contest. He was promoting Safe Siren, a crime prevention and rapid-r... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Smith College

    6. Amherst on hunt for 1st economic director; officials hope to hire for July | masslive

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      Amherst on hunt for 1st economic director; officials hope to hire for July | masslive ...husetts committee also recommended that the work of the steering committee continue with a University-Town of Amherst Collaborative. The director would provide "strategic focus and key role on (UTAC), to oversee and faci... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. Amherst drops plans for solar array on closed landfill

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2015)

      Amherst drops plans for solar array on closed landfill ...ould save the town about $25 million over the next 25 to 30 years. But the project as it was created is dead. AMHERST – Four years ago, town officials began negotiating with the Boston-based Blue Wave Capital to build a ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Amherst   Westfield

    8. Downtown Springfield features urban designs created by UMass students

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      Downtown Springfield features urban designs created by UMass students ..., according to Frank Sleegers and Michael Di Pasquale, urban design professors at University of Massachusetts Amherst. This Friday a public tour will be held for those interested in seeing the installations and speaking... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. “No Space Left Behind:”

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 21 2015)

      “No Space Left Behind:” ...;Co-written by Frank Sleegers and Michael Di Pasquale, urban design professors at University of Massachusetts Amherst

       Springfield, MA on Friday April 24th in downtown Spri... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Chicopee's Westover Air base could diversify mission add jobs with new refueling tanker planes

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 14 2015)

      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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

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