Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) – a Launch Party for New Products

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6p.m., The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA; a data center dedicated to supporting the growing research computing needs of five of the most research-intensive universities in Massachusetts will host the 2nd Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) through the generous sponsorship of the City of Holyoke.

PINS, a quarterly product launch party designed to showcase a wide range of new and innovative products within the Pioneer Valley. The platform ...

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Developing Holyoke’s Creative Side

In the 2012 CreativeNEXT Listen Tour Summary Report, Massachusetts Creative Economy Director, Helena Fuscio, identified business development as a top need among creative enterprises.  Starting in February of 2013, Fuscio began holding Creative Resource Panels and Open Office Hours for professionals working in creative industry sectors across the State.    Sessions, open to any Western Mass Artists and/or Creative Businesses, are being held in Holyoke  at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) on Appleton Street – and Fuscio ...

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Holyoke: POV draws crowds downtown

It’s been happening for decades – but now boiling over – Holyoke has seen in influx of artists; designers and producers of creative, cultural and intellectual products that are being exported around the globe. Once a city with the most millionaires per capita, Holyoke is again asserting itself on the world stage.

Holyoke: Points of View was a series of art and cultural events in April 2013 that drew thousands to Holyoke’s redeveloping downtown center. Made possible by the ...

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DHCD Approves Economic Development Initiatives in Center City

At a press conference at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, Deputy Undersecretary, Arthur Jemison of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Mayor Alex B. Morse announced the launch of the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority’s (HRA) urban renewal plan entitled, “Connect. Construct. Create. – A Plan for the Revitalization of Center City Holyoke” and Holyoke’s Center City Housing Development Incentive Program (CCHIP). These initiatives recently received approval from the State, officially enabling the programs. Mr. Jemison, ...

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Life Science grants awarded to projects in Holyoke

At a press conference at Holyoke Community College, Mayor Alex B. Morse and Governor Patrick announced the award of $9 million in capital grant funds for Western Massachusetts life science projects through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s (MLSC) first round of state-wide grants. These grants are part of a $1 billion investment by Commonwealth over the next 10 years in Massachusetts life sciences. The MLSC awarded grants in Holyoke to the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), Holyoke Community ...

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Dean Technical High School to receive new science laboratories

In an effort to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculum in the City, Dean Technical High School looks to make upgrades to their science laboratories. The State School Building Authority has approved the reimbursement of approximately 80% of the project or $6.3 million. The next step is to seek local approval from the City Council to bond for the remaining funding of the project.

Preparing the future workforce for job opportunities in the growing STEM fields is key to ...

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Computing Center to Open This Year

Just over 2 years from the announcement of its conception, the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is on track for completion by the end of the year. The Center’s construction was featured in the latest issue of BusinessWest and in a recent Boston Globe article for its use of technology that will allow it to operate with great efficiency. The $95 million investment is a collaboration between Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of ...

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