1. About Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC) is a private, non-profit corporation that provides resources and information to businesses operating in or entering the region by aiding in expansion, relocation and networking. They deliver the services and business resources that will enable companies to thrive in Western Massachusetts while improving the region's economy and lifestyle through the creation of quality jobs and enhanced public and private investment.  

     

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    2. Allan Blair's economic leadership served region well: Editorial

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 12 2014)

      Allan Blair's economic leadership served region well: Editorial ... Commonwealth’s most collaborative economic development effort, much of it directly under the umbrella of the EDC. This is not easy work. It’s hand-to-hand combat, usually behind the scenes. But whenever a ribbon is cut... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    3. Richard Sullivan's return to Western Massachusetts as head of the Economic Development Council bodes well for the region: Editorial

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 19 2014)

      Richard Sullivan's return to Western Massachusetts as head of the Economic Development Council bodes well for the region: Editorial ...estern Massachusetts Economic Development Council, both in terms of those areas that Blair and members of the EDC have paved the way and in terms of his own intelligent ideas. Between his service in Westfield and his wor... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   Allan W. Blair

    4. Rick Sullivan, Gov. Deval Patrick's chief of staff, poised to become president & Ceo of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 18 2014)

      Rick Sullivan, Gov. Deval Patrick's chief of staff, poised to become president & Ceo of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development ... Patrick said. Sullivan said he's eager to start his new job. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to lead the EDC and look forward to continuing the tremendous work Allan and other members of the council have undertaken ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Westfield

    5. Letterkenny officials see bright future for Massachusetts businesses with

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2014)

      Letterkenny officials see bright future for Massachusetts businesses with ...year from Massachusetts with officials from across the state including the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council and State Senate President Therese Murray. Boston Mayor Ma... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    6. Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Moves Forward

      Explore From the EDC (Aug 4 2014)

      Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Moves Forward ...0 years and is responsible for the redevelopment of the Ludlow Mills. Westmass is a founding affiliate of the EDC of Western Massachusetts (www.westmassdevelopment.com). ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   HealthSouth   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    7. Foreign Investment: is Greater Springfield ready for a surge? | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 24 2014)

      Foreign Investment: is Greater Springfield ready for a surge? | masslive ...obs place Springfield 79th out of 100 metropolitan areas in terms of raw numbers. Allan W. Blair  CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council said the number will only grow with German custom window manufacture... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Stop & Shop   Springfield   Chicopee

    8. Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 14 2014)

      Avery Dennison to shut down Chicopee plant ...e and Dalton's Crane & Co. are still in the industry. Allan W. Blair is retiring as president and CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council said the Avery Dennison building is marketable. There are few 300,00... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke   Westfield

    9. DevelopSpringfield plans spring construction at the Ansel Phelps House on Maple Street

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 28 2014)

      DevelopSpringfield plans spring construction at the Ansel Phelps House on Maple Street ...ity on the Rise" presentation last week to the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. General contractor Historical Preservation Associates of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    10. City on the Rise: Springfield business leaders get overview of $2.48 billion in projects

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 20 2014)

      City on the Rise: Springfield business leaders get overview of $2.48 billion in projects ...Mutual Financial Group moved to its State Street headquarters. But Kennedy's presentation Tuesday before the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council and the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    11. Springfield builds confidence by presenting $2.48 billion in development to

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 18 2014)

      Springfield builds confidence by presenting $2.48 billion in development to ...tage downtown. It was a forum organized by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. "We need to start telling people about these projects," s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal   Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    12. BigVoodoo Interactive Hosts Event Touting ‘Creative Economy’ Networking Strategy in Western Massachusetts

      Explore Press Release Distribution Online (Mar 16 2014)

      ...VI hosted an event on March 6, 2014 featuring an announcement about the partnership between the state and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, according to Masslive.com (3/6/14). The collaboration was ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Ann Burke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    13. Mike Graney Departure

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2014)

      Mike Graney Departure ...ment Council of Western Massachusetts. I will start a new job in Charleston SC next month. I was hired by the EDC almost eight years ago to organize and manage its new Business Development Department. I believed strongly... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    14. Pioneer Valley creative economy gets boost from networking, regional strategy

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 7 2014)

      Pioneer Valley creative economy gets boost from networking, regional strategy ...ignated the Pioneer Valley as part of Massachusetts' Creative Economy Network and formally partnered with the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council which is in charge of the effort. The designation, by itse... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Ann Burke

    15. EDC Hosts AIM Executive Forum

      Explore From the EDC (Feb 28 2014)

      EDC Hosts AIM Executive Forum ...e EDC was pleased to host the Forum, typically held at an AIM member company. The interaction between AIM and EDC members was informative and Rick was able to take back particularly western Mass concerns on some of the i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Big Y Foods   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    16. Outlook 2014: Allan Blair, president of Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, says jobs, business and investment opportunity knocking at region's door | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2014)

      Outlook 2014: Allan Blair, president of Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, says jobs, business and investment opportunity knocking at region's door | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river ... ready for the opportunities ahead. I am looking forward to 2014! Allan W. Blair is president and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council; to learn more about the council, go online to westernmasse... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

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