2017 was a banner year for economic growth in the Pioneer Valley. Several of Springfield’s economic development projects came to fruition in 2017, and more are on the way with an expected $5-billion in investment for the region.
The purpose of the Village Enterprise Center is to assist in the economic development of the Hilltowns, through education and partnership with businesses and organizations throughout the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts, as well as serve as a community resource for Hilltown residents.
2017 Annual Update of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Pioneer Valley region
The Hilltown Collaborative, which is comprised of the communities of Russell, Huntington, Montgomery, Blandford, Chester and Middlefield, is preparing an Economic Development Strategy that will outline recommendations to increase tourism and business development in the six towns.
Springfield Republican: Western Mass. 'overlooked and underappreciated,' economist says at Knowledge Corridor event
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — If the economy of the Knowledge Corridor of Massachusetts and Connecticut is to grow, the Hartford/Springfield-centered region is going to have to live up to its nickname.
SPRINGFIELD — What are the current economic challenges and opportunities confronting former industrial hubs such as Hartford, Chicopee, New Haven, Springfield, and New Britain?
Officially, the program was action item 7 in an update of the region’s Plan for Progress, first drafted by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) more than two decades ago and revised several times since to reflect changes and new priorities.
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.
Western Mass. officials meet to discuss new MassINC report on transformative developments in Gateway Cities
By: The Republican Business Desk July 6, 2016 SPRINGFIELD---A panel of economic development leaders representing the Pioneer Valley's urban core of Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield and Holyoke came together last week to discuss a recent report issued by MassINC's Gateway City Innovation Institute on Transformative Development.