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. U.S. Rep. James McGovern tours fairgrounds on 4th Northampton visit

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 30 2012)

      U.S. Rep. James McGovern tours fairgrounds on 4th Northampton visit ...cials, Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce executive director Suzanne Beck, Allan W. Blair, head of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, and others at the fair office as part of a two-stop visit ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   Allan W. Blair   The Republican

    3. Final Rebuild Springfield Meeting Slated for January 31

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 25 2012)

      Final Rebuild Springfield Meeting Slated for January 31 ... more information, please visit the Rebuild Springfield website -- http://rebuildspringfield.com/     The EDC would like to encourage everyone to attend the final meeting of Rebuild Springfield, scheduled for Tuesday... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Develop Springfield

    4. Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle: education equals jobs

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 13 2012)

      Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle: education equals jobs ...ountry. But Konig said the impact is obvious. Allan W. Blair, president and chief development officer of the, Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, said he doesn’t know of of one grand-total estimate for th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Springfield College

    5. EDC to Host Industry Sector Series

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 12 2012)

      ...working reception will follow. EDC President and CEO Allan W. Blair will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The EDC is pleased to collaborate with the New England Fiberoptic Council and the Connecticut Optics and Photonics... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    6. European Business Prospects

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 8 2012)

      ...its from several other firms during the first half of 2012.   I want to thank a number of executives from EDC-member companies and colleges, as well as smaller company executives, who are giving their time this week ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Knowledge Corridor   Allan W. Blair

    7. Municipal Economic Development Announcements

      Explore From the EDC (Dec 20 2011)

      ...0’s in Springfield to collaborating on federally funded development projects during my tenure at SBDC and the EDC.  I told Mayor Sarno yesterday that he made a great hire and I wish Kevin nothing but success in his new p... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Common Capital   Springfield   Northampton

    8. The Casino Era Begins

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 6 2011)

      The Casino Era Begins ...ead of becoming merely competition for a host of sectors. This is a difficult assignment, said Blair, but the EDC will be diligent about minimizing the potentially negative aspects of a casino — wherever it is located. “... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Mohegan Sun

    9. “Partnering and R&D with Department of Defense Laboratories”

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 19 2011)

      ... the numerous DOD agencies that provide funding.  For more information or to register to attend,  contact the EDC.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    10. EDC Assesses Regional Competitiveness

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 14 2011)

      ...per Cluster”. The complete study can be downloaded here – http://www.westernmassedc.com/cwsreport/     The EDC commissioned CWS Consulting Group to assess ten regional industry sectors for growth and investment potent... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Homefield Advantage

    11. Do You Have What Mestek Wants?

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 14 2011)

      Do You Have What Mestek Wants? ... the Massachusetts Office of Business Development to promote our second Buy Mass Day in western Mass.   The EDC is pleased to join with Associated Industries of Massachusetts (“AIM”) and the Massachusetts Office of Bus... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Westfield

    12. 2012 European Business Development Mission

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 10 2011)

      2012 European Business Development Mission ...ld MA region) sponsorship of a Dutch medical device regulatory affairs conference two days before Medica. The EDC’s goal is to identify and talk to corporate executives from firms that are interested in U.S. investment, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    13. EDC Hosts French Delegation

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 5 2011)

      EDC Hosts French Delegation ...Paris with a U.S. office in Cambridge that assists European companies that want to enter the U.S. market. The EDC works with Hubtech 21 and similar organizations to identify international regions and clusters (which are ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    14. EDC HOSTED LOGISTIC CONFERENCE

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 12 2011)

      ...ributors, economic developers and planners for Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and upstate New York.  The EDC believes that our region is well positioned to capture new business due to our historic logistics advantag... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    15. OUTLOOK 2011 SPEAKERS CONGRESSMAN RICHARD NEAL AND GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 8 2011)

      ...line what that budget means for us in the region and the state as a whole.  Mary Ellen Scott, a member of the EDC and the Chamber, president and owner of United Personnel Services, will present the Chamber’s Legislative ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    16. In tight economy, Pioneer Valley experts look to fire up regional job engines

      Explore GazetteNET (Aug 17 2011)

      In tight economy, Pioneer Valley experts look to fire up regional job engines ...the Valley from Greenfield to Springfield and beyond. In addition to a focus on recruiting and retention, the EDC also plays a key role in advocating for legislation to aid in economic and workforce development while ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Coca-Cola   Springfield

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