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    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. Springfield announces downtown restaurant loan fund, Stearns Square park rehab during Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visit | masslive.com

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      Springfield announces downtown restaurant loan fund, Stearns Square park rehab during Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visit | masslive.com ...J. Sarno said is an effort to 'connect the dots' and invigorate neighborhoods heading from the soon-to-reopen Springfield Union Station south to MGM Springfield. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    3. Boston Fed awards Springfield $475K grant to help low-income residents get work | masslive.com

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      Boston Fed awards Springfield $475K grant to help low-income residents get work | masslive.com ...emand training needed for jobs that often go unfilled. 'How do we as a community help low-income residents of Springfield who need good jobs?' said Ann Burke, vice president of the Economic Development Council of Western... (Read Full Article)

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    4. FutureCity 2026 Presents Economic-development Strategy

      Explore BusinessWest (May 31 2016)

      ...s. “This was a very pragmatic exercise that shows there are many more pros than cons as we continue to market Springfield,” said Mayor Domenic Sarno. “As we have done with the Urban Land Institute and our Rebuild Springf... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Rebuild Springfield

    5. United Personnel opens new offices in downtown Springfield | masslive.com

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      United Personnel opens new offices in downtown Springfield | masslive.com ...Park, once the site of the Steiger Department Store, and are across Bridge Street from the under-construction Springfield Innovation Center at 270-280 Bridge St. The office, home to about 20 employees, opened just before... (Read Full Article)

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    6. MGM, Surging Downtown Boost Prospects for Meetings, Conventions

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      MGM, Surging Downtown Boost Prospects for Meetings, Conventions ... in Springfield and Northampton recently, pushing the number of ‘room nights,’ as they’re called, to 1,125 in Springfield and 4,000 in the region— as well as the casino and recognized progress in the region. Together, th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Mary Kay Wydra

    7. Springfield's Valley Venture Mentor Accelerator awards $252K to startups | masslive.com

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      Springfield's Valley Venture Mentor Accelerator awards $252K to startups | masslive.com Valley Venture Mentors awarded $252,000 in funding to the 12 finalists in its startup accelerator competition during a ceremony at the MassMutual Center Thursday evening. Companies, ranging from app developers to manufacturers of silencers for firearms, received awards of between $6,000 and $50,000, with judges allocating the money following a months-long process of boot camps and pitching sessions. The evening's biggest winner was Celia Grace, an ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Senate approves study of Boston to Springfield high-speed rail | masslive.com

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      Senate approves study of Boston to Springfield high-speed rail | masslive.com ...unanimously in favor of an amendment to study the feasibility of high-speed passenger rail between Boston and Springfield. The vote was 39-0 on an amendment sponsored by State Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow. 'I believe t... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Robin Wozniak brings strong sense of community to job as executive director of West River Chamber of Commerce in West Springfield | masslive.com

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      Robin Wozniak brings strong sense of community to job as executive director of West River Chamber of Commerce in West Springfield | masslive.com Easthampton native Robin L. Wozniak, the new executive director of the West of the River Chamber of Commerce, says her strong sense of community is one of the biggest assets she brings to the job. 'What affects the area, affects me,' says Wozniak. 'I will work hard to help our local economy succeed.' (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Easthampton

    10. Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

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      Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program ...benefiting residents of Hampden County, with a focus on the underserved and vulnerable populations in Greater Springfield. Click here for the full RFP. Grant proposals are due before Friday, July 1. Grant award decisions... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    11. Artists attack Springfield utility boxes with paint, turn them into art (photos, video) | masslive.com

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      Artists attack Springfield utility boxes with paint, turn them into art (photos, video) | masslive.com ...rging on downtown Springfield this week to paint and beautify electrical utility boxes on street corners. The Springfield Central Cultural District created the program to encourage walking downtown and provide a source o... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Springfield College’s Julia Chevan Receives National Leadership Award

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      Springfield College’s Julia Chevan Receives National Leadership Award ...apy at the American Physical Therapy Assoc. (APTA) combined section meetings in Anaheim, Calif. SPRINGFIELDSpringfield College Department of Physical Therapy Chair Julia Chevan received the Ronnie Leavitt Award for Le... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Forty-seven Local Farmers Receive Awards Totaling $117,500

      Explore BusinessWest (May 23 2016)

      ...mprovements to their farms. Along with the support of sponsors Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and MGM Springfield, farmers have already put to use the awards for farm-improvement projects. This represents a 42% i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    14. Springfield in running for $475,000 workforce development grant | masslive.com

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      Springfield in running for $475,000 workforce development grant | masslive.com ...three years to five communities in an effort to bolster the conditions of low-income people across the state. Springfield is competing with nine other cities in its grant bid: Lowell, Lynn, Salem, Revere, Brockton, Pitts... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    15. Business leaders from Western Massachusetts, Boston pledge collaboration at Springfield forum | masslive.com

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      Business leaders from Western Massachusetts, Boston pledge collaboration at Springfield forum | masslive.com ...area and many parts of the state. Issues such as higher unemployment are of particular concern in the Greater Springfield area and continuing west into the Berkshires. A key is trying to get some of the Boston area's suc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Rick Sullivan

    16. Springfield Utility-box Beautification Begins Monday Morning

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      Springfield Utility-box Beautification Begins Monday Morning ...uthority, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Taylor Street Dental, Tower Square, and WGBY Public Television. The Springfield Central Cultural District encompasses an area of the metro center of Springfield, and is membershi... (Read Full Article)

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