Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Congratulations MassChallenge Class of 2014

The 5th annual MassChallenge Awards at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston’s Seaport District this week was an inspiring event from start to finish. Guest speakers included renowned entrepreneurs and innovators Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber Technologies and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, as well […]

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Economic Growth in Western Massachusetts

The Western Mass Business Expo, the largest business-to-business trade show in the region, took place this week at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The Expo featured over 150 exhibitors, free educational seminars and networking events that attracted over 4,000 participants, many of them business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. Governor Deval […]

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Massachusetts Ranked First in Nation for Energy Efficiency Polices and Programs

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has ranked Massachusetts first in the nation for energy efficiency policies and programs in its annual state-by-state scorecard. This is the fourth straight year Massachusetts has led the nation in this coveted category. “We have treated efficiency as our first fuel because […]

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EF Education First Opens North American Headquarters in Cambridge

(Photo Courtesy of Wilson Architects) It’s not every day that political leaders, economic development officials, tourism experts, parks advocates,and educational proponents gather to celebrate a shared enthusiasm, but such was the case this week when EF Education First officially opened its expanded North American headquarters in Cambridge. The Swedish company […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates Global Diaspora Week, October 12-17

How can immigrant communities in the United States work closely with their respective homelands to create entrepreneurial opportunities that benefit both places? That was the poignant theme of Global Diaspora Week (October 12-17), a national conversation organized by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) […]

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Economic Impact Award Finalists Call A “Gateway City” Home

 (Caption:Massachusetts Gateway Cities. Top l-r: Lowell, Brockton, Lawrence; Bottom L-r: Leominster, Chicopee, Fall River.) (Information for this blog was submitted by MassEcon) Gateway Cities may have been overshadowed in the past by the well-known economic hubs of Boston and Cambridge, but recently, Gateway Cities have been getting more well-deserved attention […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15

(Photograph: Courtesy of IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion) Massachusetts is celebrating the 26th annual Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15, 2014, with events taking place that recognize the contributions and experiences of Latino constituencies around the Commonwealth. Governor Deval Patrick issued an official proclamation for Hispanic Heritage Month which he […]

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