PVPC: Teachers are economic development experts

14 Sep 2016

Lori Tanner, Molly Goren-Watts, Pat Beaudry, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

As students across Western Massachusetts return to school, we are reminded here at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission of how central the outcomes of this school year will be to our region's future prosperity.

As the designated regional planning agency for the 43 cities and towns of Hampden and Hampshire Counties, we know that a well-educated workforce is one of the top selling points for employers seeking to relocate. The hard work of educators up and down the Valley over the next year will determine our future leaders' written and verbal communications skills, as well as their ability to problem solve and collaborate.

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