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    2. Development of vacant Chicopee industrial parks could get a boost with state grants

      Development of vacant Chicopee industrial parks could get a boost with state grants
      The Chicopee River Business Park always seemed to be the perfect spot for new industry since it is situated just off the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate-291 and has anumber of "shovel ready" parcels complete with roads and water and sewer connections. But for nearly three decades and through good and bad economic times few businesses have ever shown interest in moving there. Now it seems the fortunes of the industrial ...
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    3. 2 mostly-vacant Chicopee industrial parks receive state grants for development, marketing

      2 mostly-vacant Chicopee industrial parks receive state grants for development, marketing
      State Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chicopee, chairman of the economic development committee, announced the awards of two Site Readiness Program grants. A total of $255,200 will go to Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation to develop the relatively new Air Park South and $70,000 will go to Westmass Area Development to help in master planning and marketing for Chicopee River Business Park. "The Site Readiness Program is designed to facilitate ...
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    4. Chicopee Council approves $425,000 to create industrial park off Mass Turnpike

      Chicopee Council approves $425,000 to create industrial park off Mass Turnpike
      The City Council has agreed to spend $425,000 to turn vacant land near the Massachusetts Turnpike into a shovel-ready industrial park, despite misgivings of a number of councilors who said they were uncomfortable about investing money into private property. The council voted 8-5 Tuesday to withdraw the $425,000 from the city's stabilization account and give it to the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. so it can go through ...
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    5. Gov. Deval Patrick: Make Westover a freight hub

      Gov. Deval Patrick: Make Westover a freight hub
      Allan W. Blair, president of the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp., said not only is Logan hemmed in, but planners at MassPort, which runs Logan, are under tremendous pressure to provide more facilities for passenger traffic. "Something's got to give," Blair said. Blair said the $177 million capital bill includes $160,000 for a market study on freight at Westover. The study, which could begin soon and take four months ...
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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Profiles in Business

      Profiles in Business
      “I’ve given my definition of economic development to different groups over the years, and the more experienced I get, the more that definition morphs a little bit,” he explained. “Economic development, as I see it, is creating increasing investment in our region — and, ultimately, a city or town — that generates increased tax revenue to the municipality and the state and creates jobs; that’s my simple definition.
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    9. Just Ask: What is purpose of the poles being stockpiled at Westover Industrial Park?

      That lot, owned by the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp., is being leased by Northeast Utilities to be used as a lay down or storage area for supplies for the Springfield Reliability Project, that began this spring. The project will upgrade 39 miles of high voltage transmission lines in Greater Springfield that are considered a weak link in the Northeast Utilities system. The project will run from Ludlow to Bloomfield, Conn ...
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    10. Chicopee cautiously optimistic about increased commercial development in 2011 if economy picks up

      Chicopee cautiously optimistic about increased commercial development in 2011 if economy picks up
      This year the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. is also expected to begin creating a new 100-acre industrial park of about 100 acres after having purchased property from the city and private owners between Westover Air Reserve Base and the Massachusetts Turnpike.
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