Innovation District Task Force annual meeting held

An annual meeting of the Innovation District Task Force was held on October 17 at Gateway City Arts. Deemed as “the best example of cooperative project implementation happening in the state” by EOHED Secretary Greg Bialecki, the Task Force meeting featured an update on the progress of the Innovation-Based Economic Development Strategy for Holyoke and the Pioneer Valley, which was released one year ago in 2011. The strategy was developed to maximize the economic benefits of the Continue Reading →

W.I.N. Column: Package Machinery

With an investment of $455,000 for acquisition and renovation of an abandoned building at 80 Commercial Street and to expand their capacity, Package Machinery Company, Inc is set to move its operations from a Tornado-damaged building in West Springfield into Downtown Holyoke by this fall.  Led by its President, Kate Putnam, Package Machinery designs and produces custom wrapping machinery for consumer products made by Fortune 50 clients such as 3M and others. ...

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