Articles in category: Springfield, Mass.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary each committed to take part actively in a Tri-State Alliance being formed by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to remain competitive in a global economy. citiwire.net reports similar regional alliances are "modeling smart approaches" similar to this Tri-State Alliance, including the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership's (HSEP) Knowledge Corridor. The article uses the New Haven-Hartford-Sprigfield Rail project as an example of these smart approaches because it will link the Knowledge Corridor's business, educational and cultural opportunities as far south as New York and ...(Read Full Article)
Students who are suspended or expelled from Massachusetts schools will soon have more educational options, under a new state law signed by Gov. Deval Patrick.(Read Full Article)
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has given final approval to a $1.5 billion bond bill that will allocate state and federal funds to assist road, bridge and rail projects in the state.(Read Full Article)
The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Massachusetts with a 5.5 percent growth for jobs in computer systems design and related services from the previous year starting in August, or just behind Maryland’s 5.9 percent growth rate, which is driven by the government-centered tech industry in Washington. Massachusetts was a full percentage point ahead of Texas (4.4 percent), where Austin is a high-tech hub, and New York (4.3 percent) when it came to tech employment growth.(Read Full Article)
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says nearly $600,000 in grant funding is available to "Innovation" public schools working on new programs to close the state's educational achievement gap.(Read Full Article)
Employers across Massachusetts gained confidence last month, but the hiring picture still looks lukewarm at best, according to survey results released Tuesday by Associated Industries of Massachusetts, a Boston-based business lobbying group. Associated Industries’ Business Confidence Index rose 3.9 points in July, from 48.3 points to 52.2 points on a scale of 1 to 100 where 50 is considered neutral. In June, business confidence Business confidence was slightly lower, 50.5 points, a(Read Full Article)
Every state has natural trading partners. Texas sends a lot of stuff to neighboring Mexico. Michigan favors Canada.
The Atlantic economy features a lot of trade in high-tech gadgets: computers and electronics, aviation equipment and pharmaceutical devices.
But New England doesn't just trade across the Atlantic. Europe has also heavily invested in New England companies: major banks in New England are European-owned, the largest supermarket, Stop and Shop, is Dutch-owned. European companies have also started buying up Boston-area biotechs.(Read Full Article)
- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno announced Tuesday morning that they have selected a Holyoke firm to be the Construction Manager at Risk for the Union Station Transportation Project. (Read Full Article)
An index designed to measure business confidence in Massachusetts posted 52.2 reading in July, an increase of 3.9 points from June’s reading. Recent fluctuations in the index’s monthly readings suggest uncertainty in the state’s employer community. The monthly index is maintained by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, or AIM, an employer association of Bay State businesses and ...(Read Full Article)
- Massachusetts officials are announcing that the state will be offering competitive grants to support early career education and intensive English language instruction for students in the state's most financially strapped cities. (Read Full Article)
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has pledged $16.9 million to develop a health information exchange designed to support secure sharing of patients' electronic medical records (EMR).(Read Full Article)
Five Colleges, Incorporated is a nonprofit educational consortium established in 1965 to promote the broad educational and cultural objectives of its member institutions, which include four private, liberal arts colleges and the Amherst campus of the state university. The consortium is an outgrowth of a highly successful collaboration in the 1950s among Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which resulted in the founding of a fifth institution, Hampshire College, in 1970. Their proximity to one another in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts favors Five College collaboration, as does their commitment to ...(Read Full Article)
Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce executive director Suzanna Beck said the economic development post is important to her organization.(Read Full Article)
- Some 328 buildings across New England are among more than 3,200 structures competing in the 2012 competition Battle of the Buildings. (Read Full Article)