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. UMass Generates Record $6.2B in Economic Impact

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 9 2016)

      UMass Generates Record $6.2B in Economic Impact ...es generated a substantial economic impact for its region and the state. By campus or unit, the figures were: Amherst, $2.069 billion; Boston, $1.085 billion; Dartmouth, $466.1 million; Lowell, $921.9 million; Medical Sc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    3. Study says Massachusetts economy may soon run out of college grads

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 8 2016)

      Study says Massachusetts economy may soon run out of college grads ...ty colleges including Holyoke Community College are key. UMass aligns programs at community colleges with its Amherst campus. Many students are talented enough to succeed at a four-year school, but need a little more pol... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield

    4. Hadley Farms Meeting House Aims to Create Memorable Events

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 8 2016)

      Hadley Farms Meeting House Aims to Create Memorable Events ...and meeting spot by thinking outside the box. Take, for example, Margarita Madness in March, sponsored by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, which drew close to 500 people to sample local companies’ margarita creation... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Amherst

    5. Father, Son Innovators Put the Pedal to the Mettle

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 1 2016)

      Father, Son Innovators Put the Pedal to the Mettle ... they believe it can be a vehicle for business success, figuratively and quite literally. The senior class at Amherst Regional High School recently voted on a number of the usual honors presented at this time of year — t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Amherst   Greenfield

    6. Development Associates Broadens Its Portfolio

      Explore BusinessWest (May 27 2016)

      Development Associates Broadens Its Portfolio ...members of both the O’Leary and Shumway families (the latter has owned or developed a number of hotels in the Amherst/Northampton area), has a variety of possible uses, and a tentative plan has emerged. It calls for a sm... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Amherst   Northampton

    7. Springfield's Valley Venture Mentor Accelerator awards $252K to startups | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 27 2016)

      Springfield's Valley Venture Mentor Accelerator awards $252K to startups | masslive.com ...g a months-long process of boot camps and pitching sessions. The evening's biggest winner was Celia Grace, an Amherst-based fair trade wedding dress retailer and designer that took in $50,000. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Knowledge Corridor Partnership Hosts State of the Region Conference

      Explore BusinessWest (May 26 2016)

      Knowledge Corridor Partnership Hosts State of the Region Conference ...lyoke College; Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin; Michael Malone, vice chancellor for Research and Engagement, UMass Amherst; Rhona Free, president, University of Saint Joseph; Wilfredo Nieves, president, Capital Community Coll... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Bradley International Airport   Mount Holyoke College

    9. UMass and Eversource create a safer Campus with energy efficient lighting | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 23 2016)

      UMass and Eversource create a safer Campus with energy efficient lighting | masslive.com ...ED street and parking lot lights. The effort is part of a three-year partnership between Eversource and UMass Amherst which began in 2014, Eversource said in a news release. The combined electricity savings from the part... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    10. Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce

      Explore BusinessWest (May 18 2016)

      Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce ...alent for the design and research operations at the new plant, and examining similar opportunities with UMass Amherst and Springfield Technical Community College. Meanwhile, FutureWorks, the one-stop career center locate... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    11. "Global Business Symposium"

      Explore From the EDC (May 17 2016)

      "Global Business Symposium" ...M) present this symposium featuring Elizabeth Chilton, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, as the keynote speaker.  The event features two panels: "Easier Trading with the EU" featuring f... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    12. "GLOBAL BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM"

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 28 2016)

      "GLOBAL BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM" ...M) present this symposium featuring Elizabeth Chilton, Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, as the keynote speaker.  The event features two panels: "Easier Trading with the EU" featuring four C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    13. New bus service links Northampton, Amherst and North Quabbin communities to Boston | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2016)

      New bus service links Northampton, Amherst and North Quabbin communities to Boston | masslive.com ...Pioneer Valley commuters can now hop on the bus at designated locations in downtown Northampton, Florence and Amherst at around 5 a.m. and get to Boston by 8:50 a.m. through a train connection in Leominster. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    14. W.D. Cowls, Beacon Communities to Partner on Third Phase of Mill District

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 18 2016)

      W.D. Cowls, Beacon Communities to Partner on Third Phase of Mill District ...’ve worked with the impressive principals of Beacon Communities in the past,” said Lockwood, “and the Town of Amherst has admired this Massachusetts company for stepping forward to protect the town’s affordable housing i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    15. Amherst Economic Development Director Geoffrey Kravitz says Amherst is business friendly | masslive.com

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      Amherst Economic Development Director Geoffrey Kravitz says Amherst is business friendly | masslive.com ...opment director he's been welcomed everywhere he goes. Growing up in town, he said he was a little surprised. Amherst has had a reputation of not being the most-pro business communities around. His job in part is 'to cha... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    16. Young Professional Groups Continue to Hone Missions, Programming

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 6 2016)

      Young Professional Groups Continue to Hone Missions, Programming ...in 2013, and I never thought about staying here until someone asked me,” she went on, noting that she came to Amherst from the eastern part of the state for her education. “I said, ‘oh, wow, there are opportunities here?... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield College   TD Bank

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