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    2. Eric Nelson Takes the Helm at Westmass

      Eric Nelson Takes the Helm at Westmass
      As Eric Nelson takes the reins at Westmass Area Development Corp., the agency’s ambitious Ludlow Mills project, which features economic-development opportunities on several levels, is entering an intriguing new stage. Meanwhile, Westmass is moving aggressively to answer the question ‘what’s next?’ — meaning everything from development of new sites to creation of a development-services arm to provide technical assistance to area cities and towns.
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    3. Ludlow Mills Projects Create Added Momentum

      Ludlow Mills Projects Create Added Momentum
      Brian Mannix stood at the foot of Ludlows new riverwalk behind Ludlow Mills and talked about a future he could clearly picture. Think of what it would be like to clear away some of this greenery and have a restaurant with seats facing the river and boutique shops with benches outside, said Mannix, chair of the towns Board of Selectmen, as he spoke about Ludlow Mills, the projects underway on ...
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    4. WinnDevelopment plans $60M apartment project at Ludlow Mills

      WinnDevelopment plans $60M apartment project at Ludlow Mills
      WinnDevelopment announced Thursday that it will build 100 to 136 market-rate apartments, as well as commercial, retail and office space, in the iconic clock tower building at Ludlow Mills over the next few years. It will be a $60 million project with construction beginning in a year to 18 months, said Lawrence H. Curtis, president and managing partner of WinnDevelopment, which is currently constructing 75 active senior apartments in the ...
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    5. Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23

      Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23
      The day-long event which includes a light breakfast, lunch, municipality and resource vendors, plus an interactive map featuring priority development opportunities is being coordinated by key area organizations, including the Western Mass. Economic Development Council (EDC), Economic Development 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 ...
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    6. Town Builds on Momentum from Ludlow Mills

      Town Builds on Momentum from Ludlow Mills
      Town Planner Douglas Stefancik calls it the crown jewel of the mills. He was referring to the recently completed HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts, the first new structure to be built on the Ludlow Mills property, owned and being redeveloped by Westmass Area Development Corp. The $28.5 million, 74,000-square-foot hospital has 53 private rooms and a state-of-the-art physical therapy center, said Stefancik, adding that the project received ...
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    7. Senior housing project by WinnDevelopment to move forward at Ludlow Mills

      Senior housing project by WinnDevelopment to move forward at Ludlow Mills
      State Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow, reported that that Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday $1.4 million in state Department of Housing and Community Development funding which will allow a senior housing project to move forward at the Ludlow Mills. The $28 million senior housing project by WinnDevelopment already has received a $3 million state historical tax credit. "These funds will allow the project to move forward," Petrolati said. The ...
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    8. American River Nutrition Begins Construction in Hadley

      American River Nutrition Begins Construction in Hadley
      Westmass Area Development Corp. announced that American River Nutrition, founded by former UMass Amherst Professor of Food Science and Nutrition Barrie Tan, has begun construction of a 25,000-square-foot office and manufacturing building at the Hadley University Business Park. With the coordinated permitting efforts of the Hadley Planning Board and Conservation Commission, construction is able to commence.
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    9. Environmental cleanup of Ludlow Mills project completed

      Environmental cleanup of Ludlow Mills project completed
      The $1.45 million environmental cleanup of the 170-acre Ludlow Mills property has been completed, Kenneth Delude, president of the Westover Area Development Corp., told the Board of Selectmen. The 170-acre project is free of soil and water contaminants, Delude told the Board of Selectmen. Delude said he wished to thank State Rep. Thomas Petrolati, D-Ludlow, and State Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham, for their assistance in securing state funds for ...
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    10. Westmass Area Development Corp. seeks bids for Ludlow Mills riverwalk

      Westmass Area Development Corp. seeks bids for Ludlow Mills riverwalk
      The Westmass Area Development Corp. has announced that it is seeking bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project at Ludlow Mills. The Riverwalk is part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Master Plan. Bids will be opened on Aug. 21 with construction expected to begin in the fall, according to a news release. The Riverwalk will offer public space for foot traffic and passive recreation, opening up ...
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    11. Community Spotlight: Chicopee | BusinessWest

      Community Spotlight: Chicopee | BusinessWest
      Kenn Delude, president and CEO of Westmass Area Development Corp., cites the Chicopee River Business Park as an example of an area poised for development. The park, built on the grounds of the former Oxford Country Club and Springfield Rifle Range, is located at the intersection of I-90 and I-291, and contains plots that vary in size and could be used for office space and/or manufacturing. The park contains ...
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    12. Allan Blair, president and CEO of Western Mass Economic Development Council, to retire at end of 2014

      Allan Blair, president and CEO of Western Mass Economic Development Council, to retire at end of 2014
      Allan W. Blair is retiring as president and CEO of the Western Mass Economic Development Council at the end of 2014 after 18 years at the helm of the region's economic development entity. Blair made the announcement Thursday morning, and a search committee, headed by Peter F. Straley, chairman and chief executive of Springfield-based insurer Health New England, is already set up.
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    13. State tax credit given WinnDevelopment for independent living apartments at Ludlow mills

      State tax credit given WinnDevelopment for independent living apartments at Ludlow mills
      Kenneth Delude, president of Westmass Area Development Corp., which is overseeing redevelopment of the Ludlow Mills, said, This is the fifth round of funds from the Secretary of States office, bringing the funding so far to $1.9 million for the senior housing project. WinnDevelopment will now apply for federal historical tax credits to further fund the $24.5 million project, Delude said.
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    14. Ludlow Mills gets $500000 in federal brownfields cleanup money - MassLive.com

      Ludlow Mills gets $500000 in federal brownfields cleanup money - MassLive.com
      The $500,000 announced Monday is part of $6 million in federal and state money awarded to Westmass Development Corp. and Ludlow Mills since Westmass bought the 170-acre site from out-of-town owners in 2011 for $6 million in money borrowed from a consortium of local banks. But that $6 million, most of which went to street and utility improvements as well as other cleanups, has already leveraged $60 million in ...
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    15. Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges Springfield votes to let casino question move forward

      Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges Springfield votes to let casino question move forward
      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts is urging Springfield voters to approve the July 16 referendum on the MGM Springfield casino proposal for the citys South End.The EDC, a regional organization that looks at economic issues and fosters business growth, bases the assertion on a review of MGM Springfields proposed host community agreement with the city and a belief that the agreement could provide an economic boost to ...
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    16. Visible Progress | BusinessWest

      Visible Progress | BusinessWest
      It was painfully slow, Delude, president of Westmass Area Development Corp., recalled, looking back (although he alternated between the past and present tenses) on that time when the phone literally didnt ring for weeks and sales of industrial-park parcels were extremely few and very far between. Ive seen many downturns in the economy, but nothing as broad-based as that, nothing that severe.
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