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Mayor Sarno, CDO Sheehan and Representative Gonzalez joined with Governor Baker for special Roundtable discussion with Western Mass Economic Development Council, Valley Venture Mentors and the Western Mass Founders Network

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan and state Representative Carlos Gonzalez joined with Governor Charlie Baker for a special roundtable discussion with Western Mass Economic Development Council (EDC) President and CEO Rick Sullivan, Valley Venture Mentors, the Western Mass Founders Network and other small businesses. The discussion included information and updates on the EDC Western Mass Anchor Collaborative, the Anchor-Ready Accelerator and various other economic development opportunities and initiatives that continue entrepreneurial spirit of the city.

Mayor Sarno states, “Going back to our roots of ‘The City of Firsts’, back to the future with my administration’s continued support of the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ to continue to create a good four letter word, JOBS!  I want to thank Governor Baker and his administration for their continued belief, support and investment in our city of Springfield, especially taking the time to sit down and hear from our local small businesses that are part of our EDC Anchor Collaborative.”

CDO Sheehan stated, “This key roundtable discussion with key stakeholders provided an update and shared information about these successful initiatives from the Western Mass Founders Network, Valley Venture Mentors, and the EDC anchor initiative that focus on helping small businesses, providing employment opportunities, and other assistance programs in CDBG eligible neighborhoods.”

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