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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. Chamber Program Focuses on ‘Success, Happiness, and Humor

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 30 2016)

      Chamber Program Focuses on ‘Success, Happiness, and Humor ...ast on Jan. 4, featuring a focus on success, happiness, and humor, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Steve Sobel. SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its January Business@Breakfast on Jan. 4, featuring a... (Read Full Article)

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    3. BusinessWest to Name Top Entrepreneur in January

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      ...irst presented in 1996, include Peter Rosskothen, co-creator of the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, former Springfield Technical Community College President Andrew Scibelli, the D’Amour family, founders of Big Y, Timm... (Read Full Article)

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    4. CRRC Springfield plant might do train car maintenance for MBTA, too

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      CRRC Springfield plant might do train car maintenance for MBTA, too ...uld be built in Springfield to the Los Angeles County Metro in California. CRRC also has said it will use the Springfield factory to build components for a proposed plant in Fort Edward, New York, that would make subway ... (Read Full Article)

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      ...nd civic sectors in order to benefit the Pioneer Valley region and to improve its residents’ quality of life. SPRINGFIELD — Recognizing both the abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities and natural beauty within t... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Eversource reports spending $940 million on Massachusetts power grid in 2016

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      Eversource reports spending $940 million on Massachusetts power grid in 2016 ...wer line, are expected to "improve the flow of electricity along the commonwealth's electrical superhighway." SPRINGFIELD -- Eversource Energy in 2016 invested $940 million to improve and maintain the Massachusetts power... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Commercial Construction Companies Forecast a Very Good Year

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      Commercial Construction Companies Forecast a Very Good Year ...d the MGM casino in Springfield to be complete before launching new projects. “A lot of people are looking at Springfield and hoping redevelopment will occur when the casino is finished,” he said, adding that one of O’Co... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Some Things We’d Like to See in 2017 - BusinessWest

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      ...to promote Springfield, as one consultant has recommended. We’re talking about real marketing campaigns — for Springfield and the region, whatever we decide to call it from now on. With MGM due to open in 18 months or so... (Read Full Article)

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    9. STCC Expands Options for EMT Course

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      STCC Expands Options for EMT Course ...is ill or injured, but it’s critical to stay away until it’s safe,” she said, adding that she knows an EMT in Springfield who has experienced bullets flying by his head. “EMTs go in as a team of two, and if anything happ... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Report Details STEM Employment in Massachusetts

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      ...wrence NECTA division ($112,050) were significantly higher than the national average of $102,160. Conversely, Springfield ($94,610) had wages that were significantly below the national average for this occupation. The Bo... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Recreational Offerings Spur Progress in Southwick

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      Recreational Offerings Spur Progress in Southwick ...tion 20 minutes from Bradley International Airport, in close proximity to the Mass Pike, and a short drive to Springfield and Hartford, the town is likely to continue its forward progress as officials and department head... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Crrc Ma Springfield plant has deal to build subway cars for Los Angeles

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      Crrc Ma Springfield plant has deal to build subway cars for Los Angeles ...e hub of CRRC's North American operations, and he hopes to build some components for the Fort Edward plant in Springfield. Sarno said CRRC's plans point to Springfield's strategic location with good transportation links ... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Basketball turns 125 as Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield hosts celebration

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      Basketball turns 125 as Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield hosts celebration ...ay since James Naismith fathered the game over a century ago, inventing a recreational game at the YMCA — now Springfield College — that has become a global phenomenon. Naismith's baby turned 125 on Tuesday, and Mayor Do... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Monson Planning Board unanimously approves controversial solar farm

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      Monson Planning Board unanimously approves controversial solar farm ...ion say they would consult with their lawyer, and have not ruled out future legal action to stop the project. Springfield attorney Bart Heemskerk, who represents Leo and Sandra Baily of 56 Wilbraham Road, told the planni... (Read Full Article)

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    15. West Springfield awarded state grant to help expand Mittineague Park

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      West Springfield awarded state grant to help expand Mittineague Park ...eceived the award Tuesday at a ceremony with state Energy and Environmental Secretary Matthew A. Beaton. WEST SPRINGFIELD — The town has been awarded a grant for the expansion of Mittineague Park. The $310,352 grant, adm... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit graduates third class of 2016 | masslive.com

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      Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit graduates third class of 2016 | masslive.com ...Springfield's Tech Foundry job training program graduated a class of 27 students on Dec. 15 before a standing-room crowd in the nonprofit's headquarters above Main Street. 'The class we've had this time around ... (Read Full Article)

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