1. About Springfield

    Springfield

    Springfield is the largest city on the Connecticut River, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.

    In the 2000 census, the city population was 154,082. It is the third largest city in Massachusetts and fourth largest in New England (behind Boston, Worcester, and Providence). Springfield holds two nicknames — The City of Homes and The City of Firsts.


    Historically the first Springfield in the United States, it is also the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley.

    Springfield is notable as birthplace of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, as well as the city in which James Naismith invented basketball. It is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Springfield Falcons AHL hockey team. It also holds the western world's largest collection of Chinese cloisonné at the G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum.

    The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of three counties - Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin. As of the 2000 census, the Springfield MSA had a population of 680,014 (though a July 1, 2007 estimate placed the population at 682,657).[2] It is also part of a larger metropolitan area known as the Northeast megalopolis.

    In an economic and cultural partnership with Hartford, Connecticut, the Springfield-Hartford region constitutes New England's Knowledge Corridor - the second-largest concentration of institutions of higher learning in New England, after Greater Boston.

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    2. This is something we'd very much like to see prosper in Springfield.
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    3. We believe this is a great opportunity not only for the country, but for Springfield.
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    2. 2012 European Business Development Mission

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 10 2011)

      2012 European Business Development Mission ...w in Düsseldorf. He will also represent the EDC as part of a New England’s Knowledge Corridor® (Hartford CT – Springfield MA region) sponsorship of a Dutch medical device regulatory affairs conference two days before Med... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    3. UMass President Robert Caret launches statewide bus tour to learn how to better serve Massachusetts residents, businesses

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      UMass President Robert Caret launches statewide bus tour to learn how to better serve Massachusetts residents, businesses ...aret will be joined by business, education and elected officials in a bus on loan from Peter Pan Bus Lines of Springfield. AMHERST -- Embracing a tactic more often associated with political candidates, University of Mass... (Read Full Article)

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    4. $20 million renovation of Caring Health Center building in Springfield's tornado-battered South End moves forward

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      $20 million renovation of Caring Health Center building in Springfield's tornado-battered South End moves forward ... Street, which is being redeveloped by the Caring Health Center, was the site of a press conference Thursday. SPRINGFIELD – With protective tarps still blowing from one side of a tornado-marred roof, state and city... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Michelle and Donald D'Amour Fine Arts Museum to host 'Old Masters to Monet Exhibit

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      Michelle and Donald D'Amour Fine Arts Museum to host 'Old Masters to Monet Exhibit ...'s a story behind its pending arrival. When a scheduling issue forced one museum to pass on the exhibit, Springfield was chosen as the host site The hope is that the 'Old Masters to Monet' exhibit will bring much de... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    6. Long-time Friendly's customers lament loss of their favorite restaurant locations

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      Long-time Friendly's customers lament loss of their favorite restaurant locations ...e of its announced closing. The bottom photo shows the same location hours later and stripped of all signage. SPRINGFIELD – Consuela Green stopped by her Friendly’s on Wilbraham Road Wednesday afternoon to pick up a Frib... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   The Republican

    7. MassEcon Announces GT Advanced Technologies as a Winner for the 8th A...

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      ... Jessica's Brick Oven - North Andover Bronze: GT Advanced Technologies -- Salem WEST: Gold: Smith & Wesson -- Springfield Silver: Coca-Cola -- Northampton Bronze: General Dynamics AIS -- Pittsfield SOUTHEAST: Gold: Airxc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    8. EDC Hosts French Delegation

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      EDC Hosts French Delegation ...ay in the valley. We would like to thank the Scibelli Enterprise Center, Springfield Technology Park, City of Springfield, Western Mass Electric Co, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Technology Collab... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    9. Interview: Valley Venture Mentors

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      Interview: Valley Venture Mentors ... guidance from a specialist. Why do you see so much potential for this program in Springfield? I’ve worked in Springfield for 14 years, and this city is the urban hub of western Massachusetts. We have mentors from Connec... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   The Republican

    10. Nearly $10 million for job training in our state

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      ...for our community.” “We are excited to embark on another workforce development initiative with the Hartford – Springfield Economic Partnership and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County (MA) in helping to get pe... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    11. Trubeer and Berkshire Brewing Company offer Pioneer Valley Beer Drinkers Quality Craft Beer Options

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      Trubeer and Berkshire Brewing Company offer Pioneer Valley Beer Drinkers Quality Craft Beer Options ...in South Deerfield. B-B-C has been brewing and bottling craft beer for 17 years. Gary Bowgoff, who grew up in Springfield's East Forest Park neighborhood, has seen the craft beer business grow by leaps and bounds. "When ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    12. Big Y to hire 100 employees for its new store in Lee - Berkshire Eagle Online

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      Big Y to hire 100 employees for its new store in Lee - Berkshire Eagle Online ...he $4.25 million the supermarket chain spent in September to purchase the property from F.L. Roberts & Co. of Springfield. F.L. Roberts had planned three years ago to construct a $21.5 million travel plaza that included ... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Springfield's Titeflex is growing, especially to natural gas vehicles

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      Springfield's Titeflex is growing, especially to natural gas vehicles ...essage company officials shared this week when they gave a tour to U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield. Springfield's Titeflex is growing, especially to natural gas vehicles Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 5:5... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boeing   Springfield   The Republican

    14. Big E draws more than 1.2 million people to West Springfield

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      Big E draws more than 1.2 million people to West Springfield ...d chief executive officer of the Eastern States Exposition. Big E draws more than 1.2 million people to West Springfield Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 10:55 PM Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 11:11 PM Jean... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    15. Massachusetts tornadoes bring building boom to affected communities including Wilbraham, Monson, Springfield

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      Massachusetts tornadoes bring building boom to affected communities including Wilbraham, Monson, Springfield ...al Massachusetts on June 1 damaged homes, businesses and government buildings in Westfield, West Springfield, Springfield, Wilbraham, Monson, Brimfield, Sturbridge, Southbridge and Charlton along a 39-mile stretch. Wilbr... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Peoples Bank donates $43,000 for scoreboard at proposed new West Springfield High School

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      ...lesBank will cover the estimated $43,000 cost of putting up a scoreboard on the playing field of the new West Springfield High School in exchange for having its name on the sign. The donation will help defray the cost of... (Read Full Article)

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