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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. UMass Landscape Design Students Bring Attention to Downtown Springfield

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 31 2015)

      UMass Landscape Design Students Bring Attention to Downtown Springfield ...herst. He was speaking of a recent project by a group of landscape architecture students, who worked with the Springfield Central Cultural District to improve the downtown pedestrian walkway known as Market Place and att... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Partners for a Healthier Community Names Collins Executive Director

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      ...ommunity (PHC) has confirmed Jessica Collins as its executive director. Collins is a nine-year veteran of the Springfield-based nonprofit, where she previously served as interim executive director and deputy director. Sh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    4. MassDevelopment Designates 3 TDI Initiative Fellows to Work in Pittsfield, New Bedford, Brockton

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 29 2015)

      MassDevelopment Designates 3 TDI Initiative Fellows to Work in Pittsfield, New Bedford, Brockton ...llows have quickly become indispensable parts of the economic-development communities in Haverhill, Lynn, and Springfield by partnering with local organizations to create redevelopment opportunities,” said MassDevelopmen... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Springfield   Holyoke

    5. Ware Aims to Revitalize Town, Promote Growth

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      Ware Aims to Revitalize Town, Promote Growth ... Ware. It’s located at the outermost corner of Hampshire County, so there is no viable transportation between Springfield or other cities aside from a car,” Braman said. Opalinski added that many working people already t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College

    6. TDI Fellow Laura Masulis Is Laser-focused on Springfield

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      TDI Fellow Laura Masulis Is Laser-focused on Springfield ...lopment Initiative (TDI) fellow working in Springfield for MassDevelopment, a “match made in heaven.” Indeed, Springfield’s long history as a manufacturing hub and current work to reinvent itself certainly resonated with... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    7. STCC ‘Fast Track’ Customer Service Certificate Classes start Feb. 16

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      ...oblem solvers and often considered the face of the companies they represent. SPRINGFIELD — Beginning Feb. 16, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will again offer a 16-week (two 8-week sessions) “Fast Track” o... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Gains made in education, health care sectors despite increase in Greater Springfield's unemployment rate last month | masslive.com

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      Gains made in education, health care sectors despite increase in Greater Springfield's unemployment rate last month | masslive.com ...ecline of 0.4 percent making November a tough month in what had been a run of job gains in 2015. On the year, Springfield and its surrounding towns and cities have gained 6,400 jobs since November 2014. That's a 2 percen... (Read Full Article)

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    9. With approvals in place, MGM Springfield plans to demolish Zanetti school in mid January | masslive.com

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      With approvals in place, MGM Springfield plans to demolish Zanetti school in mid January | masslive.com ...d speeches, the demolition crews had to wait. The building has stood standing for the last nine months as MGM Springfield continued to navigate a series of regulatory hurdles. And while site work has commenced on the cas... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Chinese CRRC USA Rail Corp. project to build MBTA cars in Springfield on schedule, Mass. officials say | masslive.com

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      Chinese CRRC USA Rail Corp. project to build MBTA cars in Springfield on schedule, Mass. officials say | masslive.com ...ansportation officials said Monday the project that will have new MBTA Orange Line and Red Line cars built in Springfield remains on schedule a year into the effort. Two transportation administrators, who were part of a ... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Dress for Success of Western Mass. Receives National Recognition

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      Dress for Success of Western Mass. Receives National Recognition ... spot in the world for donations from a single donor, and eighth in the country for total donations that day. SPRINGFIELD — Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts is receiving national recognition with the help of th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Eastfield Mall

    12. DevelopSpringfield awards 3 downtown storefront facade improvement grants | masslive.com

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      DevelopSpringfield awards 3 downtown storefront facade improvement grants | masslive.com ...0,000 per storefront for exterior improvements to first floor businesses located on State and Main Streets in Springfield. Examples include new awnings, new windows and new signs. A project can get more than $10,000 if i... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Investment in vocational education varies across Western Massachusetts | masslive.com

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      Investment in vocational education varies across Western Massachusetts | masslive.com ...otably 90 percent state reimbursement for construction of the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy in Springfield workforce training advocates say funding is still inadequate to turn out the workers the regional... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Mass. Gaming Commission signs off on MGM Springfield casino starting work | masslive.com

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      Mass. Gaming Commission signs off on MGM Springfield casino starting work | masslive.com ...tion as part of work on the proposed $950 million casino. In August, the Gaming Commission voted to allow MGM Springfield to open in September 2018, more than a year after MGM was first awarded the resort casino license.... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center opens new machine shop in West Springfield | masslive.com

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      Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center opens new machine shop in West Springfield | masslive.com The handful of Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center sophomores who signed up for the school's new machine technology program were learning Thursday how to read a blueprint and turn that knowledge into a finished part. 'It's a fun process,' said 15-year-old Justin Wolcott of Wilbraham, 'I wasn't very interested in the wood shop. I wanted to try something new and this is something new.' (Read Full Article)

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    16. DevelopSpringfield Announces Façade-improvement Grants

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      DevelopSpringfield Announces Façade-improvement Grants ...Springfield’s Corridor Storefront Improvement Program was established in 2009 with the support of the city of Springfield and other private funders, to enhance the visual appeal of State and Main streets while providing ... (Read Full Article)

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