Pioneer Valley Plan for Progress: Small Business Strategy

The Pioneer Valley’s Plan for Progress Small Business Strategy Team, co-led by private industry and UMass Amherst, is working to establish a business ecosystem to support the establishment and growth of businesses in the Pioneer Valley. It is an effort to bring together service providers to small businesses—public and private—to help the businesses grow and contribute in a more prosperous way to the regional economy. A grant proposal has been written to support this work and efforts are underway to create a regional web portal and summit of all the providers.

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Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

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July 1, 2000


Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
60 Congress Street
Springfield, MA 01104
United States

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Marla Michel

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Marla Michel

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University Relations/Communications and Marketing

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