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University Of Massachusetts Housing Study The Economic Impact Component, Center For Economic Development Jan 1998

University Of Massachusetts Housing Study The Economic Impact Component, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The Economic Impact Component of the University of Massachusetts Housing study aims to answer two research questions:

1. What are the direct and indirect economic impacts of the housing industry in Massachusetts?

2. What is the significance of housing as a factor in business location decisions?

The first, and primary, question was addressed through a quantitative assessment using the "Local Impact of Homebuilding Model" calibrated by the National Association of Home Builders, The second research question was addressed through a qualitative assessment of area development and site selection literature and policy analyses dealing with business location criteria.


The Valley Of Innovation Springfield Biotechnology Summary Report, Center For Economic Development Jan 1998

The Valley Of Innovation Springfield Biotechnology Summary Report, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The Valley of Innovation is a new industrial region that is being formed as the result of recent technology transfers and significant growth in the biotechnology sector. The region includes part of western Massachusetts along with Central Connecticut and runs from north to south along the I-91 corridor, following the general borders of the Connecticut River Valley. The region extends from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, through Springfield, Massachusetts, and continues past Hartford, Connecticut, to New Haven, and down I-95 towards New York State.

Currently in embryonic form, the region has the potential to grow rapidly. It is nurtured ...


Berkshire County Commercial Corridor Market Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Berkshire County Commercial Corridor Market Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report focuses on the retail sector of Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The report examines the economic base and the significance of that sector to the future growth and development in the region.


Marketing The Rutland Heights State Hospital Rutland, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1995

Marketing The Rutland Heights State Hospital Rutland, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report analyzed the characteristics of the Rutland Heights State Hospital site, town of Rutland, and the urban region of Worcester, Massachusetts. An assessment of the proposed re-use options provided in the State Master Plan was conducted. Finally, site management and marketing strategies were identified.


Pelham Organizational Structure Evaluation Of Property Assessment And Tax, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1993

Pelham Organizational Structure Evaluation Of Property Assessment And Tax, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The goal of this report was to evaluate the governmental structure of the Town of Pelham, Massachusetts. The scope of the project focused on the organizational structure of Pelham’s assessing and collecting offices. A series of strategies were researched and offered as part of the report as a potential alternative to the present system.


Business Matchmaking Feasibility Study - Just Find The Right Fit: Western Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development Jan 1993

Business Matchmaking Feasibility Study - Just Find The Right Fit: Western Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study explores the feasibility of a business matchmaking program for Western Massachusetts focusing on import substitution. Business matchmaking programs currently operate throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. Their goal is to retain capital in the area and develop the area's economy by linking local businesses to each other, and with national and global markets. Twelve operating programs were investigated and assessed for their adaptability to the Western Massachusetts context. Area businesses and economic experts were interviewed to determine if a similar program would work here.

From the twelve program models examined, four were selected as being the ...


Reuse Of The Waverly Mill Potential For A Retail Outlet Center, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Reuse Of The Waverly Mill Potential For A Retail Outlet Center, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to explore the prospect of reusing the Waverly Mill to establish an outlet retail center in the town of Adams, Massachusetts. The report also examines the impacts and benefits of an outlet center in respect to jobs and local businesses.


Feasibility Assessment Study Proposed Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Feasibility Assessment Study Proposed Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study was conducted to determine the strengths and weaknesses of land use for industrial purposes in Athol, Massachusetts. The study goes on to review planning documents, consulting the Town Administrator and the site finding committee, interviewing the town officials, developers, realtors and Chamber of Commerce official and local newspaper editor.


Corridor Study Alvord Street Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Corridor Study Alvord Street Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report aims to update the Master Plan for the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The report goes on to examine Alvord Street, which is located in the south west area of town next to the Connecticut River, and has historically been used as agricultural land for the past eight years.


Site Feasibility Study Liberty Street Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Site Feasibility Study Liberty Street Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to determine the feasibility of developing the 6.5 acre industrial parcel on Liberty Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. The city of Springfield is interested in identifying parcels of land that are suitable for encouraging the sitting of industry to facilitate economic growth