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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. 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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    3. 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

    4. Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

      Explore BusinessWest (May 25 2016)

      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

    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Forty-seven Local Farmers Receive Awards Totaling $117,500

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      ...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

    8. 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

    9. 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)

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    10. 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)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    11. Make-It Springfield pop-up community 'makerspace' workshop coming to downtown | masslive.com

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      Make-It Springfield pop-up community 'makerspace' workshop coming to downtown | masslive.com ...n downtown Springfield. The University of Massachusetts Design Center in Springfield, MassDevelopment and the Springfield Business Improvement District plan to open Make-It Springfield in a vacant storefront at 168 Worth... (Read Full Article)

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    12. House Speaker Robert DeLeo connects Springfield businesses to Boston; 'Bay State Business Link Forum' set for Friday at STCC | masslive.com

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      House Speaker Robert DeLeo connects Springfield businesses to Boston; 'Bay State Business Link Forum' set for Friday at STCC | masslive.com ...ortunities to partner with businesses there as GE looks to grow its Massachusetts presence. Friday's event in Springfield will feature a panel discussion with officials from companies and business development groups, inc... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council introduces Cubic branding firm | masslive.com

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      Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council introduces Cubic branding firm | masslive.com ...n's firm will partner with a local advertising agency that has not yet been selected. The EDC and the Greater Springfield Convention Visitors Bureau are spending $80,000 on the effort, money collected from member busine... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Trident Alloys in Springfield has first-of-its kind robot building sand molds for metal casting | masslive.com

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      Trident Alloys in Springfield has first-of-its kind robot building sand molds for metal casting | masslive.com ...In modern-day Springfield's North End, a new robot playfully nicknamed by his new owners in Neptune's honor is carrying Trident Alloys Inc. into the future of high-tech manufacturing. Neptune is a 3-D printer. ... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce

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      Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce ...acts right now, one in Pennsylvania and one in Los Angeles, and both would be manufactured in Springfield, so Springfield is going to be a very busy location in the next five years,” he said. “We’d like to see the workfo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    16. "Global Business Symposium"

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      "Global Business Symposium" ...sium: Unlocking International Business Opportunities

      June 1, 2016 - 3:30pm - Sheraton Springfield - $25

      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC) and the Asso... (Read Full Article)

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