Springfield Officials Announce City-Wide Economic Development Plans
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield has a lot of economic development projects on its plate and Tuesday night, the significance of those project were laid out to a large crowd at City Stage.
A public presentation was held on all of the development plans for the city, totaling over $1.5 billion dozens of projects completed this year. But the most excitement surrounded projects that will be completed in the next two years. These include Union Station, satellite offices for National Public Radio and UMASS in downtown Springfield, a New Hampton Inn, and school and street projects. At the event, Springfield’s major players talked about the positive impact these projects will have to the area.
“For the first time in the city’s history, when many other municipalities are being downgraded, the city of Springfield received an AA from Standard and Poors. We continue to strive to be efficient effective and compassionate,” said Mayor Domenic Sarno.
Mayor Sarno was joined by Congressman Richard Neal, along with other city and commerce leaders.