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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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    3. Springfield unemployment falls to 4.8%; region gains 5,900 jobs on the year

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    4. SuperBrush, a Springfield manufacturer, expands by expanding market

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    5. Training, networking among challenges facing WMass manufacturers

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    6. Boston-area clean tech startup Greentown Labs to open Springfield office

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    7. STCC to Offer ‘Green’ Major

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    9. HCC Offers Free Culinary-hospitality Training to the Unemployed

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    10. Springfield eyes $9M library branch in East Forest Park

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    12. Springfield announces new $21 million, state-of-the-art food service center for public schools | masslive.com

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      Springfield announces new $21 million, state-of-the-art food service center for public schools | masslive.com ...City officials Tuesday announced plans for a new, $21 million culinary and nutrition center in East Springfield that promises to 'change the face' of the breakfast-lunch program in the public schools by providi... (Read Full Article)

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    13. American International College Awarded Multi-Year Grant from the Davis Educational Foundation

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      American International College Awarded Multi-Year Grant from the Davis Educational Foundation ...ecognized for teaching excellence, be supported in scholarship, and grow through collaboration and community. SPRINGFIELD -- American International College has been awarded $186,400 over three years in support of the Cen... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Springfield City Council approves Indian Orchard automotive business, longer hours at Outer Belt car wash

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      Springfield City Council approves Indian Orchard automotive business, longer hours at Outer Belt car wash ...he agreement that the hours will be reviewed in 90 days between the owner and neighborhood civic association. SPRINGFIELD -- The City Council granted a special permit Monday night for a used car lot and body shop at 91 P... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Accelerator Helps Job Shops Find New Ways to Thrive

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    16. Here is what the new Red Line cars being built in Springfield will look like

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