Time running out for region's business leaders to chime in on New England Knowledge Corridor survey

29 Aug 2017

By Angelica J. Core

Time is almost up for Massachusetts and Connecticut business leaders to chime in on this year's business survey by the New England Knowledge Corridor partnership.

NEKC, an interstate partnership of regional development, planning, business, tourism and educational institutions working together to advance the region's economic progress, wants to hear from the business community about their upcoming plans to recruit and retain talent, as well as their thoughts on how to address the region's most pressing transportation issues.

"Many of the transportation problems and opportunities that characterize the New England Knowledge Corridor (NEKC) region are shared across the MA/CT border." said NEKC Steering Committee Chairman and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Executive Director Tim Brennan. An example on the problem side would encompass poor and decaying transportation infrastructure such as the I-91 Viaduct in Springfield, which Is currently being fully reconstructed or the Route I-84 Viaduct in Hartford which likewise is slated for major rehabilitation in the next several years."

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