1. About Knowledge Corridor

    Knowledge Corridor

    The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership constitutes an economic and cultural partnership between the Connecticut River cities of Springfield Massachusetts, Hartford, Connecticut, and surrounding towns. Formalized by business and education leaders in 2000, the partnership seeks to engender economic and cultural opportunities for New England's second most populous region, of 1.7 million residents and 110,000 college students. The Hartford-Springfield area hosts over 26 colleges and universities, and thus received the moniker Knowledge Corridor from regional boosters.

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    1. The Knowledge Corridor is a rail asset that will play a key role in the region's transportation system, both by delivering improved customer service in the form of faster travel times, as well as by being built to a standard that can accommodate more freight.
      In Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line
    2. If you were truly going to include the Knowledge Corridor, then certainly Amherst would not be slated for the elimination of its rail stop.
      In Mass. towns challenge new rail plans
    3. The year prior to that required the business communities on both sides of the line to demonstrate that there would be a market for this. We did our homework, we did surveys, we pitched it as the Knowledge Corridor, and Northwest ultimately made a decision to do it because there was a sense of cohesiveness.
      Allan W. Blair in A Tale of Two Cities and One Region
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    2. Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 20 2014)

      Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line ... Vega, D-Holyoke, Peter V. Kocot D-Northampton, Stephen Kulik D-Worthington and Ellen Story, D-Amherst. "The Knowledge Corridor is a rail asset that will play a key role in the region's transportation system, both by de... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Palmer

    3. Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 11 2014)

      Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am ... The crew was replacing the old freight rails with welded rails more suitable for passenger trains along the "Knowledge Corridor," the stretch of track between Springfield and Greenfield that is part of the Amtrak route.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Amherst

    4. Annual State of the Region Conference Slated for June 13

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 10 2014)

      ...erpiece will be an action agenda for sustaining the interstate regions economic competitiveness. New Englands Knowledge Corridor extends along the I-91 corridor from New Haven, Conn., through Hartford and Springfield, to... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Knowledge Corridor

    5. Q&A with Transportation Secretary Richard Davey: Davey responds to your questions on the I-91 viaduct, a commuter rail in the Pioneer Valley and more

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2014)

      Q&A with Transportation Secretary Richard Davey: Davey responds to your questions on the I-91 viaduct, a commuter rail in the Pioneer Valley and more ... Vermonter service by the end of the calendar year. With the upgrades and relocating passenger service to the Knowledge Corridor, we expect trip times to be reduced by approximately 25 minutes. Bobby Richardson of East ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Palmer   Amtrak

    6. Pioneer Valley focuses on filling skills gap says Tim Brennan

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 8 2014)

      Pioneer Valley focuses on filling skills gap says Tim Brennan .... These are but a handful of the solutions that the Pioneer Valley, along with the more expansive interstate Knowledge Corridor, will need to implement to ensure that, going forward, we’re able to provide an ample suppl... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield Technical Community College

    7. Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up; meeting next

      Explore GazetteNET (Jan 13 2014)

      Talk of high-speed rail between Springfield and Boston heats up; meeting next ...ar, is necessary to compete for future rounds of federal funding. Meantime, $73 million worth of work on the Knowledge Corridor is much further along and officials now estimate that Amtrak’s high-speed rail service will... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    8. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission paints positive, yet fragile, picture of the local economy

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 14 2013)

      Pioneer Valley Planning Commission paints positive, yet fragile, picture of the local economy ... the area," he said. Employers need a trained work force. It's one reason the report picks up on the ongoing Knowledge Corridor theme, an effort to leverage the colleges and universities. The report also calls for cross... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   MassMutual   Springfield

    9. Report from the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 31 2013)

      Report from the Paris Air Show .../>Israeli aerospace and defense firms about investment, partnering and supply
      chain opportunities in the Knowledge Corridor. We expect follow-up visits from
      approximately ten of the firms over the next few quar... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    10. Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 9 2013)

      Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show ...nology for the US market. And some are
      looking to augment their US supply chain.

      We presented the Knowledge Corridor value proposition for
      the aerospace industry, which is particularly strong given the s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    11. EDC Activities at the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 13 2013)

      EDC Activities at the Paris Air Show ...al companies that have been prequalified for (at minimum)
      interest in the US market and awareness of the Knowledge Corridor aerospace
      cluster.  Some are potential inbound
      investors and some are lookin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Knowledge Corridor

    12. EDC Promotes Western Mass Presence at Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 20 2013)

      EDC Promotes Western Mass Presence at Paris Air Show ...enerationexercise with the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership to recruit internationalcompanies to the Knowledge Corridor aerospace cluster. We find that these twoactivities reinforce each other at trade shows. Th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   Springfield   Chicopee

    13. EDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Collaborate on Shared Service Center Initiative

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2013)

      EDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Collaborate on Shared Service Center Initiative

      The EDC and state officials including Secretary of Housing
      and Economic Development Greg Bialecki, supported by Governor Deval Patrick,
      are touting western Mass advantages for Shared Service Centers, Call Centers
      and other back office space. The EDC organized a roundtable in Boston on March
      12 when Secretary Bialecki made his pitch to regional site selectors and
      brokers. We can present a general pitch or one tailored to a firm’s specific
      needs at your request. Senior public and private sector officials will be
      available to host any prospect.

      Our primary corporate targets are Financial Services firms,
      but our assets are ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor

    14. Passenger rail service returns to Palmer for a day

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 4 2012)

      Passenger rail service returns to Palmer for a day ...ir thousands of students. Lamothe, and other officials, said the Central Corridor project will complement the Knowledge Corridor project. Lamothe said there are 90,000 students along the Central Corridor, and that there ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Mohegan Sun

    15. International Business Symposium Slated for Thursday

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 1 2012)

      International Business Symposium Slated for Thursday ...cause theyrealize it is also a rare opportunity for them to meet companies from western Massand New England’s Knowledge Corridor. Anyone interested in exporting,importing, investing, lead generation and international tra... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   TD Bank   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Knowledge Corridor

    16. Mass. Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki to address Sustainable Knowledge Corridor Consortium in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 5 2012)

      Mass. Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki to address Sustainable Knowledge Corridor Consortium in Springfield ...oup's website. "What we’re trying to do is take Springfield and Hartford and make them the twin cities of the Knowledge Corridor, much like Minneapolis and St. Paul are in Minnesota," Timothy W. Brennan, executive direct... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor

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