1. About Michael Graney

    Michael Graney

    Mike Graney is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Western Mass Economic Development Council.

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    1. So the first time around, they hit a 90-day clause, or a 90-mile clause, so maybe they don't get that show this time.
      In MGM's entertainment pitch for Springfield could bring the stars back to city
    2. If they don't do it, two, three years into their reign, I'd call them on it.
      In MGM's entertainment pitch for Springfield could bring the stars back to city
    3. As a blanket statement that manufacturing is dying, I don't buy it.
      In Make or break: Challenges to manufacturing in the Berkshires
    4. Logistics costs are rising in corporate decision making, Something that was not a factor 10 years ago is now a factor that is as important as labor and real estate considerations when it comes to sitting plants and warehouses.
      In Springfield logistics conference to focus on the cost of moving goods in a time of rising oil prices
    5. Probably more important than that were the connections between western Massachusetts companies and European officials who are willing to help our firms export into Europe or to invest in a facility there. This is where the real benefit of the conference will be felt, in the business opportunities that it afforded members of our organizations.
      In AIM | Europe Opportunity
    6. We are pleased to welcome Amarantus to Western Massachusetts, where their collaborations will add to the growing cluster of premiere life sciences research being conducted in this area.
      In Amarantus MA Announces Collaboration With Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute
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    2. Mike Graney Departure

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2014)

      Mike Graney Departure

      I was hired by the EDC almost eight years ago to organize and manage its new Business Development Department. I believed strongly in the EDC’s mission then and I believe in it equally strongly today. Our goals are to encourage private capital investment and public infrastructure investment in the region and to stimulate more and better jobs for the workers in our communities.

       

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    3. Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 2 2014)

      Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      The EDC is always appreciative of the support that we receive from the western Mass business and hospitality community when we entertain guests from outside the region and sometimes from outside the country. We expect more visits from the 20+ companies we met at Medica

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Baystate Health   Springfield

    4. Visit from County Donegal

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 13 2013)

      Visit from County Donegal ...ess
      development connections to Donegal, Ireland or other international destinations,
      please contact Mike Graney of the EDC, m.graney@westernmassedc.com or
      4... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Michael Graney

    5. Trans-Atlantic Creative Economy Discussion

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 1 2013)

      ...on about our international connections in the creative economy or
      other business sectors, please contact Mike Graney at 413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmassedc.com. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Michael Graney   Ann Burke

    6. EDC and REB Host Health IT Roundtable

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 26 2013)

      EDC and REB Host Health IT Roundtable

      Data and anecdotal evidence support the fact that Health
      IT is a growing sector in the region. Many firms are adding employees and we
      have some exciting new initiatives, highlighted by the recently funded Baystate
      Health IT Center of Excellence.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Baystate Health   Springfield

    7. Canadian – Western Mass Aerospace Roundtable

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 23 2013)

      Canadian – Western Mass Aerospace Roundtable ...">http://www.aeromontreal.ca/2013forum-en/
      -- which includes a matchmaking component. Please contact Mike Graney at the
      EDC, m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    8. Two European Trade Missions to Massachusetts

      Explore From the EDC (Sep 6 2013)

      Two European Trade Missions to Massachusetts ...es, any interested
      firm can get a terrific overview of business opportunities in Amsterdam.
      Contact Mike Graney (see above for contact details) if you would like to find
      out more about this visit.

      ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Michael Graney

    9. MGM's entertainment pitch for Springfield could bring the stars back to city

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 2 2013)

      MGM's entertainment pitch for Springfield could bring the stars back to city ...nue for a third consecutive year, they were outbid by the newly opened Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. Michael Graney, who then managed the Springfield Civic Center and Symphony Hall, said he'd been prepared to up... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   MassMutual Center   West Springfield

    10. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 31 2013)

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      On June 6, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two
      grants made by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to the University of
      Massachusetts (“UMass”) and Baystate Health that total over $100 million.

      The UMass grant will fit out a new science building with
      three research centers:

      • Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
        developing nanotechnology and large dataset management to improve health care
        through low-cost, wearable, wireless sensors that analyze patient data
        continuously in real time. Biomanufacturing firms, medical device makers, big
        data analysts and other health care industry partners will produce prototypes,
        test them and assess manufacturing feasibility.
      • Bioactive Delivery, focused on ...
      (Read Full Article)

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

    11. Report from the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 31 2013)

      Report from the Paris Air Show ...n trade missions or individual
      visitation programs including OEM – SME matchmaking. Please contact Mike Graney
      at the EDC, m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    12. Update on Shared Service Center Initiative

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 31 2013)

      Update on Shared Service Center Initiative ...e and the reasonably priced real estate (including
      plug & play) for these facilities, please contact Mike Graney at the EDC,
      413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmass... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Gregory P. Bialecki   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    13. EDC Workforce Group Interacts with Springfield Superintendent of Schools

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 29 2013)

      EDC Workforce Group Interacts with Springfield Superintendent of Schools ...ethe group, please contact Dawn Creighton of Associated Industries ofMassachusetts at dcreighton@aimnet.orgor Mike Graney of the EDC at m.graney@westernmassedc.com.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Michael Graney

    14. Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 9 2013)

      Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show ...finitely shorter term partnership or supply chain opportunities that will
      benefit regional firms.

      Michael Graney m.graney@westernmassedc.com

      ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    15. Massachusetts Companies at the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 3 2013)

      Massachusetts Companies at the Paris Air Show ...elp
      showcase our region’s firms in national and global settings. Please contact EDC
      Senior VP Mike Graney at m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      or 413-755-13... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   Westfield   Michael Graney

    16. EDC Activities at the Paris Air Show

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 13 2013)

      EDC Activities at the Paris Air Show ...potential inbound
      investors and some are looking to enhance their US supply chain.

      Please contact Mike Graney from the EDC at m.graney@westernmassedc.com or (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Knowledge Corridor

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