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. Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50 Holyoke residents

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 6 2016)

      Partnership between MGM Springfield and Holyoke Community College paves way for free tuition for 50 Holyoke residents ...to programs at the Cubit and then transition to bachelor's degree programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Casey said. "We're really excited," Casey said. MGM Springfield, which needs 750 to 900 trained hospi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    3. Western Mass. officials meet to discuss new MassINC report on transformative developments in Gateway Cities

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      Western Mass. officials meet to discuss new MassINC report on transformative developments in Gateway Cities ...ld. The former vacant storefront recently converted into a pop-up makerspace by MassDevelopment and the UMASS Amherst Extension School proved a very relevant venue for the event as it is in part a result of MassDevelopme... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    4. AIC, New England Public Radio Announce Partnership

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 5 2016)

      ...s will now join students from New England Public Radio’s other academic partners, including UMass Amherst and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Berkshire Community colleges in participating in NEPR’s paid int... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    5. $115,000 'green' grant honors Holyoke efforts to see light

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      $115,000 'green' grant honors Holyoke efforts to see light ...ss release from the mayor's office said. The installations will save taxpayers money, Morse said. Holyoke and Amherst were the only two communities in Western Massachusetts to receive shares in this round of "Green Commu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Holyoke   Westfield

    6. Amherst developers scaling back One East Pleasant mixed-use project

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      Amherst developers scaling back One East Pleasant mixed-use project ...tudios, which were not part of the original plan, as well as 67 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom apartments. AMHERST — Developers of One East Pleasant Street are coming back to the Planning Board with modified plans tha... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Amherst gets $175,971 in green money to help pay for electric car purchase

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 29 2016)

      Amherst gets $175,971 in green money to help pay for electric car purchase ... the grant will also help pay for the installation of a another Level II EV charging station to be built near Amherst Regional Middle School. This would be the second electric vehicle for the town. Other projects funded ... (Read Full Article)

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    8. PVPC Releases Economic Development Strategy

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      PVPC Releases Economic Development Strategy ...Subway Car Manufacturing Plant, and the Aviation Research and Training Center – a collaboration between UMass Amherst and Westover Air Reserve Base. A full digital copy of the 2016 CEDS is available on the PVPC website: ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    9. Amherst receives $825,000 mini-entitlement grant to pay for accessibility improvements,...

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      Amherst receives $825,000 mini-entitlement grant to pay for accessibility improvements,... ...ing during after-school hours to at-risk, low-income youth ages 9 to 18. Also, $48,550 will be awarded to the Amherst Survival Center emergency pantry program, $32,950 for Family Outreach of Amherst, $32,950 for Big Brot... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    10. People In Business: Eric Nelson of Westmass

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      People In Business: Eric Nelson of Westmass ...AP Certification. He earned his Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    11. Paragus IT founder Delcie Bean gives 40% of computer company to employees

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      Paragus IT founder Delcie Bean gives 40% of computer company to employees ... which frees Bean up to focus on growth. Bean started Paragus in 1999 as a project when he was a sophomore at Amherst Regional High School. Back then, if you wanted to hire him you had to promise to come pick him up. At ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    12. 1930 bank gets new life with transformation into coworking space

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      1930 bank gets new life with transformation into coworking space ...twork, said Jerry Guidera., a developer andacting executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. AMHERST — The building at Amity and North Pleasant streets had been a bank since 1930 until TD Bank left last ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   TD Bank   Amherst

    13. Valley Venture Mentors tries to level startup playing field with early-stage investments

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      Valley Venture Mentors tries to level startup playing field with early-stage investments ...cipate, in sectors ranging from health care technology to social networking to food delivery. Celia Grace, an Amherst-based wedding dress company whose $50,000 award made it the biggest winner from last month's VVM Accel... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Valley Venture Mentors

    14. Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,...

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      Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,... ...re East ski resort, Dave Williams of Archipelago Investments -- the firm behind the Kendrick Place project in Amherst -- and Lucas Walsh of Weld Management, the company behind a renovation that transformed the former Hol... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   MassMutual   Springfield

    15. MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 10 2016)

      MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield ...l Foundation. The announcement follows MassMutual's establishment last year of its big-data analytics unit in Amherst, designed to improve collaboration with UMass. MassMutual also donated $2 million in 2015 to Smith Col... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   MassMutual

    16. Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23

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      Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23 ...utual Financial Group, WinnDevelopment, Westfield Bank, CRRC, Comcast, Westmass Area Development Corp., UMass Amherst, and MassDevelopment, among others. The event is free for attendees, but space is limited, and registr... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

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