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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. West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business

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      West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business ...randing identity -- West Mass -- Tuesday night at an event at Open Square in Holyoke. The EDC and the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau spent $80,000 on the effort, money collected from member businesses. ... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Preschool initiative successful in Springfield, Holyoke, Boston, Lawrence, Lowell,...

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      Preschool initiative successful in Springfield, Holyoke, Boston, Lawrence, Lowell,... ...there are 11 preschool classes through a partnership with the Springfield Public Schools, the YMCA of Greater Springfield, the Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield Head Start and Square One. "Having been able to increase the n... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Balise buys Springfield office building, vacant lots from HAP Housing, adding to holdings in South End

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      Balise buys Springfield office building, vacant lots from HAP Housing, adding to holdings in South End .... "We take great pride in being a fourth-generation Springfield business. We are committed to being a part of Springfield's renaissance and our investments are to ensure that the South End of Springfield is a part of it,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    5. Planet Fitness to open in former Circuit City location in Springfield

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      Planet Fitness to open in former Circuit City location in Springfield ...on the Springfield location, however. Rondeau said to expect a grand opening ceremony for Plant Fitness in March. Planet Fitness has one other Springfield location at 1387 Liberty St. in the Springfield Plaza. ... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Merriam-Webster, Springfield's 190-year-old dictionary company, is trending on Twitter

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      Merriam-Webster, Springfield's 190-year-old dictionary company, is trending on Twitter ...ster, has 297,000 followers, an increase from around 80,000 a year ago. . SPRINGFIELD -- Merriam-Webster, the Springfield-based dictionary company, has been around for nearly 200 years and in that time has been lauded in... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Greentown Labs Springfield office acts as 'matchmaker' between tech and manufacturers

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      Greentown Labs Springfield office acts as 'matchmaker' between tech and manufacturers ... is in the technology park on Federal St. Adam Rodrigues, manufacturing fellow for the Greentown Springfield Manufacturing Initiative, comes in. He started the new job Jan. 3. It's part of a one-year pilot p... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    8. Education reform leader touts Springfield Empowerment Zone as model program for struggling...

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      Education reform leader touts Springfield Empowerment Zone as model program for struggling... ... take time to assess, but its chances are enhanced by its embrace from school officials, teachers and others. SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Charlie Baker's recent praise of the Springfield Empowerment Zone, in which he called it a ... (Read Full Article)

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    9. SRC Breakfast on March 1 to Present ‘8 Languages of Money’

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      SRC Breakfast on March 1 to Present ‘8 Languages of Money’ ... co-creator of the 8 Languages of Money, will present “Speak Your Value with the 8 Languages of Money” at the Springfield Regional Chamber’s March Business@Breakfast. The breakfast will be held Wednesday, March 1 from 7:... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Holyoke

    10. Women’s Fund Announces Innovative Public-private Partnership

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      Women’s Fund Announces Innovative Public-private Partnership ...nnouncing a groundbreaking public-private partnership aimed at driving economic prosperity for young women in Springfield. MassMutual Foundation Inc. — a dedicated corporate foundation established by MassMutual, and a re... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrates third anniversary in Springfield

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      Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrates third anniversary in Springfield ...c Development Greg Bialecki and Baystate Health Services IT Director Patrick Streck also spoke at the event. Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrated its third anniversary Tuesday evening, as the pro... (Read Full Article)

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    12. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt projecting $4M in energy savings over next 20 years

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      West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt projecting $4M in energy savings over next 20 years ...implementation of energy-saving measures that didn't impact the city's bottom line are projected to save West Springfield around $4 million over the next 20 years, according to Mayor Will Reichelt. This fiscal year alone... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Valley Venture Mentors Graduates Manufacturing Cohort

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      Valley Venture Mentors Graduates Manufacturing Cohort ...ver four months to help them identify new revenue streams and connect them with new industries and customers. SPRINGFIELD — This week, Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) celebrated the graduation of participants in its Massach... (Read Full Article)

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    14. BHN Awarded $100K Mutual Impact Grant from MassMutual

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      BHN Awarded $100K Mutual Impact Grant from MassMutual ...stment program. BHN will use this grant to bring the Elizabeth Freeman Center’s Money School program model to Springfield. These Mutual Impact funds will offer Money School to survivors of domestic or sexual violence who... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Colleges Respond to Growing Demand for Healthcare Professionals

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      Colleges Respond to Growing Demand for Healthcare Professionals ...onal team of providers and prepare them to collaborate with peers after they enter the workforce. Chevan said Springfield College works hard to makes changes to programs that reflect what the nation, community, and local... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield College   Springfield Technical Community College

    16. MassDevelopment announces $12.3 million in loans for E. Henry Twiggs Estates in Springfield

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      MassDevelopment announces $12.3 million in loans for E. Henry Twiggs Estates in Springfield ...about 4,200 residential units. "The E. Henry Twiggs development represents a significant investment in one of Springfield's oldest neighborhoods and the people who live there," said Tom Kegelman, executive director of Ho... (Read Full Article)

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