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. Energy costs factor into business development, expansion decisions

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2017)

      Energy costs factor into business development, expansion decisions ...ess, and it goes directly to a company's bottom line," says Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, who served as the state's secretary of energy and environm... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Chicopee

    3. Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did

      Explore From the EDC (Feb 14 2017)

      Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did ...hires,” la Cour said. “I think that’s helpful to us in the Connecticut River Valley.” EDC Executive Director Rick Sullivan said the focus of the new promotion is that the region is a great place t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

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

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 8 2017)

      West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business ... of the EDC. "It's time we stand up and say it." The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts unveiled their new branding identity -- West Mass -- Tue... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    5. Some Things We’d Like to See in 2017 - BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 28 2016)

      ...rship. We’ve managed to create quite a bit of it over the past few years, through Valley Venture Mentors, the EDC, other agencies, and the region’s colleges and universities, but the region as a whole needs to keep the p... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   MGM

    6. Training, networking among challenges facing WMass manufacturers

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2016)

      Training, networking among challenges facing WMass manufacturers ...the state workforce. It generates approximately $45 billion annually. Rick Sullivan, president and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, said manufacturing is particularly important to Western Ma... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Robert DeLeo

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

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2016)

      Boston-area clean tech startup Greentown Labs to open Springfield office ... cultural, educational and religious organizations in Hampden County. Rick Sullivan, president and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, said the new office will provide opportunities for Western... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Robert DeLeo   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    8. Bay State Business Link

      Explore From the EDC (Dec 6 2016)

      Bay State Business Link ...anufacturing in the innovation economy,” will include participants: Rick Sullivan, President and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council Emily Reichert, Founder and CEO of Greentown Labs Phil Giud... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Rick Sullivan

    9. Bay State Business Link - State House - December 16, 2016 Event

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 19 2016)

      Bay State Business Link - State House - December 16, 2016 Event ...n the intersection of innovation, manufacturing and clean-tech industries. We will be joined by BSBL partners Western Mass Economic Development Council, MassChallenge and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partner... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    10. At 'topping off' ceremony for $95 million Springfield factory, CRRC says it will start hiring workers in October

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 25 2016)

      At 'topping off' ceremony for $95 million Springfield factory, CRRC says it will start hiring workers in October ...staff, Rick Sullivan, for the project. Sullivan, a former mayor of Westfield, is now president and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. Springfield was once a center for rail car manufacturing b... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College

    11. Rebranding the Pioneer Valley; Online survey asks you to help forge new image

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 3 2016)

      Rebranding the Pioneer Valley; Online survey asks you to help forge new image ...t Council are rethinking the image of the Pioneer Valley -- and they want the public's help. Since March, the EDC and the Visitors Bureau have been planning a rebranding initiative targeted at drawing tourists, companies... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    12. 'Team Springfield' honored by Boston Fed for Working Cities Challenge

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 20 2016)

      'Team Springfield' honored by Boston Fed for Working Cities Challenge ...ng housing, child care needs and a lack of transportation. Springfield Works Initiative partners include: the EDC, Springfield Planning and Economic Development, the School Department Regional Employment Board of Hampden... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Boston Fed

    13. At WMass Developers Conference, Gov. Charlie Baker says $918M economic development bill would uplift Mass. outside of I-495

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 23 2016)

      At WMass Developers Conference, Gov. Charlie Baker says $918M economic development bill would uplift Mass. outside of I-495 ...r Domenic J. Sarno said $2.7 billion of the economic development is within city limits. "Very appreciative of EDC Executive Director Rick Sullivan's efforts to convene this Developers Conference to not only highlight the... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassDevelopment   MassMutual Center

    14. Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,...

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 15 2016)

      Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,... ..., said Richard K. Sullivan Jr. president and CEO of the Council. This is the second Developers Conference the EDC has hosted. The most recent was held two years ago. Sullivan said Baker is expected to detail his administ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   MassMutual   Springfield

    15. Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 10 2016)

      Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23 ... Partners, MassDevelopment, and MassEcon. We are thrilled to be a part organizing this event, said Ann Burke, EDC vice president. This is an incredibly exciting time for the region, with many investment opportunities, pl... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

    16. Springfield in running for $475,000 workforce development grant | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 23 2016)

      Springfield in running for $475,000 workforce development grant | masslive.com ...Staff with the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, Springfield Technical Community College and the city's economic development team met with Mayor Domenic Sarno Friday afternoon to discuss the g... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

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