1. About Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC) is a private, non-profit corporation that provides resources and information to businesses operating in or entering the region by aiding in expansion, relocation and networking. They deliver the services and business resources that will enable companies to thrive in Western Massachusetts while improving the region's economy and lifestyle through the creation of quality jobs and enhanced public and private investment.  

     

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    2. EDC Supports Massachusetts Activities at BIO Convention

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 1 2011)

      ...O Allan W. Blair and our staff believe that forging personal and business connections between the LSC and the EDC (representing our companies and institutions) at events like BIO makes sense. Simply put, the Commonwealth... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Allan W. Blair

    3. Western Mass Companies Exhibit at Medical Device Conference

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 13 2011)

      Western Mass Companies Exhibit at Medical Device Conference ...eir new medical device pipeline, that is just as good, if not better, than attracting inbound investment. The EDC will continue this initiative, so anyone interested in future participation or with a show to recommend sh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Michael Graney

    4. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 7 2011)

      Profiles in Business ... coping with all this change and evolution, Blair said he also has to deal with the high expectations for the EDC, a situation magnified by the recession and the critical need for jobs, especially in urban centers trying... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

    5. Governor Patrick Recommending Western Massachusetts

      Explore From the EDC (May 17 2011)

      ...nies. The companies were chosen by Raytheon to participate in response to an invitation issued by AIM and the EDC, which included Raytheon’s “wish list” for new technologies. Raytheon vetted the applications and ended up... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Raytheon   Liberty Mutual

    6. EDC Legislative Update

      Explore From the EDC (May 12 2011)

      .... But similar funding was not contained in the House Ways and Means budget for FY 2012. At the request of the EDC, several of our area legislators included an amendment to the budget to add another $ 800,000 for this pur... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    7. Raytheon Meets Potential Suppliers at BuyMass Event in Springfield

      Explore AIM Business Insider (May 6 2011)

      ...atchmaking event was conducted in partnership with the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC). “The matchmaking event gives Raytheon the opportunity to find innovative and world-class suppliers in we... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Raytheon   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    8. WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RECEIVES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL GRANT

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 7 2011)

      WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RECEIVES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL GRANT ... F. Wagner (D-Chicopee) and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development announced today that the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts has received $65,000 through a competitive grant program... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    9. Western Massachusetts: the next life sciences hub?

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 1 2011)

      ...” she added. Windham-Bannister was a speaker at the forum along with Allan W. Blair, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of western Massachusetts, and Abigail Barrow, founding director of Massachusetts ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    10. 2011 Logistics Conference - MEDIA ADVISORY

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 25 2011)

      ...informative and provide opportunities for cost savings.” EDC President and CEO Allan W. Blair added that “The EDC has noted an increased importance placed on transportation costs by companies considering expansions and n... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Allan W. Blair

    11. Do You Have What Raytheon Wants?

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 24 2011)

      ...aytheon. Please contact Mike Graney from the EDC at 413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmassedc.com with any questions. Neither the EDC, AIM, nor Raytheon can guarantee that your firm will be chosen to participate.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Raytheon   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    12. Springfield logistics conference to focus on the cost of moving goods in a time of rising oil prices

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 20 2011)

      Springfield logistics conference to focus on the cost of moving goods in a time of rising oil prices ...ng to oceangoing ships and long-haul rail instead of aircraft and over-the-road trucks whenever possible. The EDC and Associated Industries of Massachusetts, a Boston-based business lobbying group , are hosting a Logisti... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    13. EDC and AIM to Host Logistics Conference

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 9 2011)

      ...AIM) are hosting a Logistics Conference on Tuesday afternoon, March 29 at the Sheraton Springfield hotel. The EDC and AIM want to thank conference sponsor, U.S. Trust, and supporters GZA and the Hartford-Springfield Econ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Michael Graney

    14. Unemployment Insurance Position

      Explore From the EDC (Feb 22 2011)

      ...ve delegation.  On Friday, February 11, 2011 Mary Ellen Scott, President of United Personnel Services and an EDC and ACCGS Board member, presented the Legislative agenda at the Chambers Outlook program in front of 650 b... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Congressman Richard E. Neal   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    15. Connecticut technology center could help Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 22 2011)

      Connecticut technology center could help Massachusetts ...ing with Peerless. “It just makes sense to talk with them,” said Allan W. Blair, the president and CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council. “They are well established and they have some particularly on-point... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Allan W. Blair

    16. Innovators hold key place in region

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 12 2011)

      Innovators hold key place in region The Economic Development Council and its partners will continue to work hard this year to identify the innovators in our region and help them find the resources they need to succeed. There is never a better or worse time to encourage new ideas. Very often, it is during the slower economic times that innovators choose to strike out on their own to prove the validity of a new idea or process or product. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

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